Weekly Traffic Report – March 5 to 12

March 5, 2021 Motorists, cyclists and pedestrians: review the listing of streets and related messages below for travel information of interest to you. Check www.CityofKingston.ca/RoadClosures for traffic. Significant City or Utilities Kingston-related traffic disruptions will also be sent out on the City’s Twitter feed @CityofKingston. Continue reading

Community enforcement partners remind residents of COVID-19 regulations in effect for St. Patrick’s Day

March 5, 2021  The City of Kingston, KFL&A Public Health and Kingston Police are asking residents to continue to avoid gatherings to prevent the spread of COVID-19 as St. Patrick’s Day approaches. Residents hosting or attending an gathering could receive a charge under the Reopening Ontario Act, 2020, Health Protection and Promotion Act, 1990 or relevant municipal bylaws. KFL&A Public Health also issued a Section 22 Order on March 4 to limit gathering sizes. Continue reading

Groundbreaking research looks into the role of summer rainfall in the Canadian High Arctic

A team of researchers, including Queen’s University’s Scott Lamoureux and Melissa Lafrenière, Professors in the Department of Geography and Planning, have published a study in Nature Communications  that examines the importance of summer rainfall in High Arctic settings.  The study, "Emerging Dominance of Summer Rainfall Driving High Arctic Terrestrial-Aquatic Connectivity," presents a new analysis of a long-term hydrological, meteorological, and water quality data set from the Queen’s-led Cape Bounty Arctic Watershed Observatory in Nunavut. Continue reading

Vogue Charity Fashion Show supports Almost Home with virtual event

For the past 24 years, the Queen’s and Kingston communities have come together to produce the Vogue Charity Fashion Show (VCFS). The annual show, combining music, design and dance in support of a charity in the KFL&A region, is streaming online this year, due to pandemic restrictions. Continue reading

Limited pilot experience and low visibility factors in Kingston plane crash

The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) has found the combination of a pilot with limited experience, and deteriorating weather conditions, were the cause of an airplane crash in November 2019 that claimed the lives of seven people. Continue reading

COVID News: Section 22 Order is effective from 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, March 13

March 4 2020- Dr. Kieran Moore, Medical Officer of Health at KFL&A Public Health issued a Class Order pursuant to Section 22 of the Ontario Health Protection and Promotion Act, 1990 to proactively protect our community, keep our schools and economy safe and open, and prevent an impact on our emergency medical services and hospital resources within the City of Kingston during St. Patrick’s Day celebrations. Continue reading

Federal Government invests millions in Queen’s University research

March 4th 2021- Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced more than $518 million in research infrastructure funding through the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI). Continue reading

KFL&A Public Health Asks for Patience as Vaccine Strategy is Rolled Out

March 3, 2021  Kingston – As KFL&A Public Health continues efforts to make the COVID-19 vaccine available to people who the province has identified as our first priority groups for vaccination, The City of Kingston and KFL&A Public Health ask that everyone in our community continues to be patient to help ensure local COVID-19 vaccine clinics operate as efficiently and effectively as possible. Continue reading

Rotary Club volunteers support INVISTA center immunization clinic

The Rotary Clubs of Kingston and area are providing a volunteer schedule for the local COVID-19 immunization clinic at the INVISTA centre. There are four Rotary clubs and two Rotaract clubs in Kingston, and members from all six clubs are assisting this effort. Continue reading

Become a homeowner or improve your home: apply to City programs

Residents of Kingston and Frontenac County are invited to take advantage of two programs aimed at helping make home ownership more affordable: Become a homeowner with down payment assistance from the Home Ownership program. Improve the accessibility of your home or complete urgent repairs with support from the Kingston-Frontenac Renovates program. Continue reading