PumpHouse Museum Pilots Winter Hours

With winter’s end nowhere in sight, the PumpHouse museum will be open on Thursdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. effective immediately. Now Kingstonians and visitors can experience the museum’s popular pump and train rooms plus the temporary exhibition, “On The Move: 400 Years of Transportation in Kingston.”  Continue reading

KHSC announces closure of COVID-19 Assessment Centre

As a result of declining COVID-19 PCR testing volumes, with other testing options available in the community, the COVID-19 Assessment Centre located at the Beechgrove Complex will close its doors for the final time on Feb. 24. Continue reading

KFPL celebrates Black History Month with programs for all ages

The Kingston Frontenac Public Library celebrates Black History Month in February, inspired by andpartnering with Black creators to offer valuable education, discussion and creative opportunities. Fromcelebrating Black joy to learning about the legacy of the Black Lives Matter movement, there are eventsand resources for people of all ages. Continue reading

Protect your plumbing from freezing during extreme cold

This Thursday night and Friday, temperatures are forecasted to be extremely cold, reaching -29 degrees Celsius. Exposed plumbing pipes in exterior walls of your home, unheated basements and crawlspaces could be at risk of freezing. To protect your plumbing, review these tips, offered by Utilities Kingston. “Knowing what steps to take to protect your pipes from freezing can help you prevent the inconvenience and expense of plumbing problems,” says Heather Roberts, Director of Water and Wastewater Operations. “When in doubt about the integrity of your internal plumbing pipes, consider calling a plumber as the problem could worsen.”Internal plumbing pipes are the responsibility of the property owner. Continue reading

Protect your collector: Follow these winter waste set-out guidelines

Snowbanks and winter weather make collecting household waste more challenging for collectors.   This winter, help protect your collector from injury by placing your garbage, recycling boxes and green bins where they can be clearly seen and safely collected. Follow the guidelines below for setting out your waste and take two minutes to watch the City’s Winter Waste Placement video..  Continue reading

KHSC ranked in the top 40 research hospitals in Canada

Kingston, ON – Jan. 31, 2023 – For the eleventh consecutive year, Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) has been named one of the Top 40 research hospitals in Canada by Research Infosource. As the research arm of KHSC, the Kingston General Health Research Institute (KGHRI) is committed to cultivating patient-oriented research, building innovative partnerships and pursuing excellence in research through collaboration, including with its partner, Queen’s University. Continue reading

Student led charity bag drive returns this weekend

A Queen's student led initiative is holding its third bag drive this Saturday, with donations going to the Kingston Interval House. Bags of Promise (BOP) has been at work in the Kingston area since spring 2021, with the focus being on filling backpacks with essential items like hygiene products and grocery gift cards for partners in the community to distribute to their clients. Continue reading

Unravel the science of the brain with KFPL and Queen’s Centre for Neuroscience Studies

Ever wonder how the brain works or how the mind affects the body? Get the answer to these questions and more with the Brain Storm Series! The Kingston Frontenac Public Library will deliver this nine-session series in collaboration with the Centre for Neuroscience Studies at Queen’s University. Continue reading

Weekly Traffic Report: Jan 27 to Feb 2

Motorists, cyclists and pedestrians: review the listing of streets and related messages below for travel information of interest to you.  Continue reading

Cezanne's Closet 2023: Tickets now on sale!

Cézanne’s Closet is Union Gallery’s ever popular annual fundraiser and has been a beloved local arts event in Katarokwi-Kingston since 1995. Continue reading

KHSC’s KidsInclusive becomes lead agency for three early child development programs

On May 1, 2023, with the approval of the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services (MCCSS), the operations of three early child development programs at KFL&A Public Health will transfer to KidsInclusive at Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC). Continue reading

Explore and discuss Indigenous histories and contemporary perspectives with KFPL

Education for reconciliation is part of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's Calls to Action and is something with which every Canadian can engage. Join the Kingston Frontenac Public Library’s online discussion sessions based on the University of Alberta's free online Indigenous Canada course and learn more about Indigenous cultures, worldviews, issues and movements. Continue reading

Awareness of Wildlife in the Workplace

Napanee, ON (January 24, 2023) - Sandy Pines Wildlife Centre in Napanee, Ontario has launched a new online course to equip members of the public with the skills needed to identify a wild animal in distress, and to safely secure and transport the animal to the centre for treatment. Continue reading

Learn how to create the life you want with Financial Empowerment for Canadian Women

A certified financial planner passionate about raising the community’s financial literacy, Laura Southall is offering her expertise to Kingston Frontenac and beyond with a new book. Financial Empowerment for Canadian Women explores the emotional side of money before diving into financial literacy for each stage of life. Continue reading

New Clerk for South Frontenac Township

James Thompson, former Deputy Clerk is the new Clerk for the Township of South Frontenac. Mr. Thompson has 15 years of municipal experience in public administration and public policy, parliamentary procedures, legislative and regulatory matters, and bylaw enforcement.    Continue reading

Kingston by the Numbers like you’ve never seen it before

Queen’s University Faculty of Arts and Science researchers Carolyn DeLoyde and Betsy Donald have led the creation of the Kingston IN Focus dashboard website. Continue reading

Fort Henry improvements among Parks Canada site investments

The Government of Canada is investing $12 million into preserving Parks Canada sites, including Kingston's Fort Henry. At Fort Henry's Great Hall on Monday morning, Kingston and the Islands MP Mark Gerretsen announced $12 million over three years for infrastructure improvement projects at Fort Henry, Ottawa's Laurier House, Fort Wellington in Prescott, and Sir John Johnson House in Williamstown. Continue reading

Lawyers for former OPSEU president dismiss allegations

Legal counsel for Warren "Smokey" Thomas, a Kingston native and the former president of Ontario's Public Service Employees' Union (OPSEU), says allegations from the union of financial improprieties are untrue. Thomas, along with former first vice-president and treasurer Eduardo Almeida and former financial services administrator Maurice Gabay, was named in a suit from the OPSEU seeking repayment along with damages of over $6 million. Continue reading

Teddy Bear Hospital Event Returns for Family Day

Rediscover one of the Museum of Health Care’s most beloved programs this Family Day! On Monday, February 20th from 10am-4pm children and their families can bring their teddy bear or other special stuffed animal to the Museum of Health Care where trained “teddy doctors and nurses” will be on hand to examine and treat any bumps, lumps, and bruises. Continue reading

Take control of your future care with Advance Care Planning information

In one’s later life and at the end of life, caregivers are often left to make decisions. Advance careplanning gives people time to consider and reflect on the kind of health and medical care they wouldconsent to or refuse in the future and reduces loved ones’ decision-making burden. Continue reading