Community Partners work together to address more illegal gatherings on Oct. 23 weekend

For the second weekend in a row, Kingston Police and Bylaw Enforcement, alongside community partners, worked together to address and mitigate disruptive gatherings in the University District area. While this past weekend showed a small decrease in disruptive behavior, Bylaw Enforcement issued 64 Administrative Monetary Penalties (AMPs), totaling $68,700 in fines. Kingston police issued 83 provincial offences fines and 57 AMPs. Fourteen individuals were arrested.   Continue reading

City releases shortlist of names for the Third Crossing

The City is asking for input from residents on the shortlist of possible Indigenous language names for what is now called “the Third Crossing.” The name chosen for the bridge is intended to recognize and honour Indigenous culture and history in Kingston and area. Continue reading

Providence Care enacting a mandatory COVID-19 visitor vaccination policy for some sites

n a continued effort to protect the people we serve and our staff, Providence Care is enacting a mandatory visitor vaccination policy for its hospital and transitional care sites. Effective Oct. 27, anyone visiting a patient at Providence Care Hospital and/or Providence Transitional Care Centre must show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination to enter the buildings. Continue reading

Family and friends honour fallen Queen's student with tree planting ceremony

A small crowd gathered in front of a Queen's residence building on Saturday afternoon for a short ceremony celebrating the life of Kamilla Lebel-Farrell. Lebel-Farrell passed suddenly in June at the age of 19. Continue reading

City holds first public engagement session at City Park for former Sir John A. site

The city has begun their attempts to gather input on the former site of the statue of Sir John. A Macdonald. On Saturday the city of Kingston set up a tent with information available to those who may not have seen the same spread online. Continue reading

CFRC 2021 Funding Drive Events!

CFRC 101.9 FM's Annual Funding Drive runs November 1st through December 31st and we're so excited to offer some fun in-person activities once again! Sign up now as space is limited for some of these amazing, fun, interactive opportunities! Continue reading

Ontario Releases Plan to Safely Reopen Ontario and Manage COVID-19 for the Long-Term

TORONTO — The Ontario government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, has released A Plan to Safely Reopen Ontario and Manage COVID-19 for the Long-Term, which outlines the province’s gradual approach to lifting remaining public health and workplace safety measures by March 2022. The plan will be guided by the ongoing assessment of key public health and health care indicators and supported by local or regional tailored responses to COVID-19. Continue reading

Emergency exercise: testing preparedness and collaboration at Kingston Airport

October 22, 2021 Earlier today, City staff, partners, and first responders gathered in-person and virtually to participate in an emergency training exercise at Kingston Airport. Continue reading

Weekly Traffic Report – Oct. 22 to 29

October 22, 2021  Road Closures Gardiners Road – Princess to Fortune (south) – expect nighttime closures 7 p.m. to 6 a.m.    Johnson Street – Gibson (west corner) to Sir John A. Macdonald – closed Oct. 4 to 30 to accommodate road reconstruction work by Utilities Kingston.     King St. West – Front to Auld – closed until June 29, 2022 for the construction of Utilities Kingston’s Portsmouth Pumping Station flow direction project and Front Road trunk watermain Phase 2 project.   Lower Brewers Swing Bridge – closed until further notice. Parks Canada is continuing its efforts to replace the bridge over the winter.    Market Street – Ontario to King – closed until Oct. 31 to accommodate Love Kingston Marketplace.   Continue reading

Expected nuisance gatherings demand time and effort once again from many community organizations

Safety of residents continues to be top priorityOctober 22, 2021For the second time this month, the City of Kingston, Kingston Police and multiple other community partners are mobilizing to diffuse unwanted street parties and other nuisance gatherings expected this weekend.  Continue reading