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Mayor Paterson Issues Fall 2023 Updates

October 4, 2023 — Kingston Community Update Fall 2023 Edition Fall is in the air! There is so much to look forward to at this time of year, but life has certainly become busier with the return to school. That's why I am happy to provide you with the highlights of what has been going on in Kingston over the past couple of months...

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Thanksgiving: municipal closures and service changes

October 4, 2023 — Learn how the Monday, Oct. 9 Thanksgiving holiday impacts services, programs and facility hours for the City of Kingston, Utilities Kingston and other community organizations:  Garbage, green bin and recycling: There is no collection on Oct. 9. Collection occurs the day after your regular collection day. Sign-up to receive collection reminders by phone, push notification, or email – or get the FREE...

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Overdose prevention site inside Collins Bay Institution presents 'moral dilemma'

October 3, 2023 — After battling clandestine drug use for decades inside Canada’s prison system, it might seem counterintuitive to learn that a site where inmates can use illegal drugs under medical supervision will be open soon inside Collins Bay Instituion.  Planning and consultations are underway to implement an Overdose Prevention Service (OPS) at Collins Bay Institution --- the third of its kind in...

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Napanee to consider Municipal Accommodation Tax to boost tourism revenue

October 3, 2023 — The Council of the Town of Greater Napanee will hear a staff report on a municipal accommodation tax for short-term accommodations at its regular meeting on Tuesday, Sep 26, 2023. According to the report by Town Clerk Jessica Walters, in 2017, the Municipal Act was amended to allow municipalities to levy a Transient/Municipal Accommodation Tax (MAT) as a direct tax on...

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Unearth the flavours of fall with KFPL’s Foraging for the Seasons program

October 3, 2023 — Discover the magic of foraging in Kingston with Foraging for the Seasons, a captivating program led by Sheila Nemcsok that promises to unveil the culinary treasures of the changing seasons. Nemcsok will guide participants through a captivating journey that combines interactive, indoor classroom learning with hands-on exploration outside the Isabel Turner Branch. Attendees will leave each session with a deeper...

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United Way Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington delivers $593,000 to 13 community service organizations through the Government of Canada’s Community Services Recovery Fund

October 3, 2023 — October 3, 2023 - United Way Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington is pleased to announce $593,033 in funding to support 13 projects in KFL&A through the Government of Canada’s Community Services Recovery Fund. The Community Services Recovery Fund is a one-time investment of $400 million by the Government of Canada to help Community Service Organizations (charities, non-profits, Indigenous governing bodies)...

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Kingston to host sold-out Murdoch Mysteries behind-the-scenes group tour

October 3, 2023 — Kingston to host sold-out Murdoch Mysteries behind-the-scenes group tour  October 3, 2023 Presented by U.K.-based Transcendent Travel and Shaftesbury, the producer of Murdoch Mysteries, tour visits Kingston twice in October (Kingston, Ontario, Canada) – Kingston is a featured location on a behind-the-scenes Murdoch Mysteries tour. The tour takes guests to four locations in Ontario for guided tours and group experiences, including an...

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City event aims to help local food processors scale up and grow their business

October 3, 2023 — The City of Kingston is thrilled to announce an upcoming event on Friday, Nov. 10, designed to empower food processors and entrepreneurs looking to grow their business.“Scaling Up: Getting Your Food Products to Market” is a full-day session hosted by the City of Kingston and the Township of South Frontenac. Event participants will gain essential knowledge and practical skills, including...

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Weekly Traffic Report: Sept. 29 to Oct. 5

October 2, 2023 — Motorists, cyclists and pedestrians: review the listing of streets and related messages below for travel information of interest to you.  Road Closures   King Street – Place D’Armes to The Tragically Hip Way – closed Oct. 2 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. for a crane to work on the cooling tower at the Leon’s Centre.  King Street – Place...

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Utilities Kingston to call electricity customers, seeks input

October 2, 2023 — Over the next ten days, Utilities Kingston will call some of its electricity customers to conduct a satisfaction survey. The phone calls, from Innovative Research Group, will start this week and Utilities Kingston wants people to know these phone calls and questions are legitimate and authorized."We've been serving Kingston for more than 150 years and know that what is important...

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Two Kingston Museums Get Spooky for Hallowe'en Season

October 2, 2023 — Kingston, ON— The Museum of Health Care and the Murney Tower Museum, two of thespookiest local museums, are opening their doors to those who dare to visit on Saturday,October 21st between 3 pm-8 pm for a joint Halloween event. You’ve heard the stories about Halloween and Kingston museums, right? Legend says that is thetime they truly “come to life”! Designed...

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KHSC returns to masking across all areas of hospital sites

September 28, 2023 —   Kingston, ON – Sept. 28, 2023 – In response to rising COVID-19 prevalence in southeastern Ontario, Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) has re-introduced mandatory masking for patients, staff and visitors across all public facing areas of Kingston General Hospital site and Hotel Dieu Hospital site, effective immediately. Mandatory masking is also required in non-public facing departments where physical distancing between...

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Third annual National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

September 27, 2023 — Sept. 30, 2023, marks the third annual National Day for Truth and Reconciliation in Canada, and there are a number of community-led events taking place in Kingston to honour it.The day responds to Call 80 of the 94 Calls to Action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada. Sept. 30 is a day to honour Survivors of residential schools, their families...

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Kingston healthcare employees join anti-privatization rally at Queen's Park

September 26, 2023 — Members of the Kingston Health Coalition and several hospital unions were part of a large protest at Queen's Park on Monday afternoon. Three full busses left Kingston on Monday morning to gather outside of Ontario Legislature as it made its return from summer break.  In total, close to 80 busses travelled from around Ontario bringing thousands of hospital employees to...

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Brush and leaf collection season gets underway in Kingston

September 26, 2023 — Plan your fall yardwork around the City’s brush and leaf collection! This year, brush collection will begin on Oct. 2, and leaf collection begins on Nov. 6.   View the map and collection schedule at www.CityofKingston.ca/YardWaste. This year’s collection map has changed, so be sure to review and know when your collection week is. You can also visit www.CityofKingston.ca/Collection to view your collection schedule or...

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Culture Days, Truth and Reconciliation among Gananoque events

September 25, 2023 — It’s a busy weekend in Gananoque. Not only will Gananoque and the Thousand Islands play host to Culture Days for the next couple of weeks, but the waterfront community will also hold the Pump-Gan-Fest, a service to mark Truth and Reconciliation, and a market on Saturday. There’s also the 1000 Islands Waterfront Festival, being held at Joel Stone Heritage Park....

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Gill sisters, mother face fraud charges

September 22, 2023 — Criminal charges against three Ontario women accused of defrauding two Inuit organizations came as welcome news to an Iqaluit man whose family was drawn into the controversy. Twin sisters Amira Gill and Nadya Gill, 25, and their mother Karima Manji, are each charged with two counts of fraud over $5,000, the RCMP said in news release issued Thursday. Police said...

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Kingston Fire & Rescue challenges you to be Saved by the Beep

September 22, 2023 — Kingston Fire & Rescue Chief Monique Belair is calling on all residents of Kingston to test their smoke alarms on Thursday, Sept. 28, as part of Ontario’s first Test Your Smoke Alarm Day. Be prepared to be Saved by the Beep with a working smoke alarm – it’s your best chance to keep you and your family safe in the...

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Anti-trans protest meets pro-LGBTQ+ counter protest

September 20, 2023 — the "1 Million March 4 Children" took to the streets of various cities in Canada. In Kingston, despite protesters driving into the city to join, the "Million March" crowd was dwarfed nearly 2 to 1 by the pro-2SLGBTQIA+ crowd across the street who assembled for a counter protest. Police were present on both sides of the street to ensure protests...

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Accelerated warming driving ecological change in Great Slave Lake

September 20, 2023 — New research shows impact of climate change on northern lakes KINGSTON –  Researchers from Queen’s University and Environment and Climate Change Canada have discovered that accelerated 21st -century warming has triggered a striking shift in algae composition in Great Slave Lake, North America’s deepest lake. The findings were published today in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, and suggests that declining...

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