City Matters: Weekly COVID-19 Bulletin January 8 2020

City Matters: Weekly COVID-19 Bulletin The KFL&A Region is now in the Grey-Lockdown level. The shutdown will be in effect until Jan. 23, 2021. Find out about the changes. Continue reading

Weekly Traffic Report – Jan. 8 to 15

January 8, 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

85 emergency childcare spots now being used by essential workers

January 8, 2021  Thanks to established partnerships with the Boys and Girls Club and the Kingston YMCA, the City of Kingston was able to quickly organize, offer and fill emergency childcare spots for 85 children of essential workers within a week. Continue reading

Ontario Students will not return to in-person classes on Monday as planned says Province

January 7th 2021 Provincial health officials Drs. David Williams and Dirk Huyer spoke from Queen's Park today.  They have announced that schools will not reopen on January 11th 2020 as planned prior to the December 26th province-wide lockdown. The province will defer reopening in person classes for an additional two weeks in Southern Ontario.  Virtual classes will remain in effect.  Williams noted during question period that in spite of the lockdown, cases across the provinces are still on the rise.   Listen to Audio report and full speech from Queen's Park here. Continue reading

Kingston's Poet Laureate marks start of 2021 with new poem

January 7, 2021  Kingston’s Poet Laureate, Jason Heroux, has written a poem to mark the beginning of the 2021 new year. Heroux’s poem, Civil Twilight, is inspired by the question “where do we go from here?” and aims to reflect the current collective experience and offer hope for the future.   Continue reading

Hub Project moves forward with new public art installations

January 7, 2021  Kingston residents will notice a new billboard with public artwork at the intersection of Princess and Division streets. The billboard is part of The Hub Project and will feature poetry-based artworks from January to September 2021. Continue reading

2020 Mayor’s Arts Awards Event goes virtual

January 6, 2021  Recipients of the 2020 Mayor’s Arts Awards will be announced and recognized at a virtual event on Jan. 18, 2021 at 7 p.m. This event is open to all members of the public and will be streamed on the City’s YouTube channel. Continue reading

City Matters: Weekly update December 31st 2020

City Matters: Weekly COVID-19 Bulletin Dec. 31 The KFL&A Region is now in the Grey-Lockdown level. The shutdown will be in effect from 12:01 a.m. Dec. 26 to Jan. 23, 2021. Find out about the changes. Continue reading

Residents can apply for sewage system permits through DASH, effective Jan. 1, 2020

December 31, 2020  Tomorrow, the City’s Department of Building Services will officially take over the process for accepting applications and issuing permits for the review and inspection of sewage systems. This service has been provided by KFL&A Public Health since 1998 but is now the responsibility of the City. Continue reading

MPP Hillier taken to task over COVID post

Earlier this week, Randy Hillier, the independent MPP for Lanark-Frontenac-Kingston, posted a picture of himself presiding over a Christmas celebration with 14 other people, not socially distanced and not wearing masks. Continue reading