Artillery Park set to reopen for recreational use Nov.17

November 16, 2020 Starting on Tuesday, Nov. 17, the Artillery Park Aquatic Centre, 382 Bagot St., will reopen for recreational use under the province’s re-opening framework and through guidance from KFL&A Public Health in two stages: Fitness Centre and gymnasium – will be available for drop-in use starting Tuesday Nov. 17. Pools – will be available for drop-in use starting Monday, Nov. 23. Continue reading

Two New Faculty Societies and 39 New & Returning Clubs Ratified at AMS Assembly

November 12 2020-AMS Assembly at Queen's University ratified 39 new and returning AMS clubs and approved the existence of two new Faculty Societies at their November 12th virtual meeting. Continue reading

John Counter Boulevard overpass complete, road to reopen Nov. 13

November 12, 2020 Construction of the rail overpass on John Counter Boulevard is complete and the stretch between Princess St. and Sir John A. Macdonald Boulevard will reopen tomorrow. This marks a major milestone for the John Counter Boulevard Expansion Project, which will fully conclude in early 2021after more than a decade of engineering work and five phases of construction. Continue reading

KFPL ANNOUNCES FREE ONLINE TUTORING PROGRAM FOR TWEENS AND TEENS

November 12 2020 In It to Win It is a virtual tutoring and homework drop-in facilitated for Kingston and Frontenac teens by Kingston and Frontenac teens. Continue reading

Friends of the Cataraqui Trail Rudolph Run/Walk Fundraiser Nov. 21

November 12 – In celebration of the upcoming holiday season, and as a way to generate awareness and funds for the popular Cataraqui Trail, the Friends of the Cataraqui Trail is organizing and hosting its first-ever Rudolph Run/Walk. Continue reading

YMCA and City of Kingston Partner to Offer Y Memberships for Artillery Park Members

November 12 2020 – The YMCA of Eastern Ontario and the City of Kingston have partnered to offer YMCA access to membership holders of Artillery Park Aquatic Centre to the end of 2020. Continue reading

Make a Will Month at KFPL

KFPL Live: Make a Will Month Online November is Make a Will Month.  Have you been putting off writing your will?  Are you considering drawing up a Power of Attorney — for yourself or for a parent?  Does the thought of estate planning make you anxious?  Then plan to attend one of our three free online KFPL Live talks, offered with the help of the Ontario Bar Association. Continue reading

Kingston Mayor, Chamber of Commerce, react to Provincial Budget

November 11th 2020. The Greater Kingston Chamber of Commerce has released a statement expressing their approval of the Ontario 2020 budget, specifically highlighting some small business tax changes. “The [Chamber] is pleased with the budget and its timely supports and reliefs for small businesses,” said Chamber CEO, Karen Cross. “In particular, the programs designed to reduce taxes and utility bills are greatly appreciated.” The budget, released by Finance Minister Rod Phillips on Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020 offers “municipalities the flexibility to target property tax relief to small businesses." But Kingston’s Mayor Bryan Paterson said that more details are needed to determine how much flexibility is truly there. Continue reading

City seeks input for regular review of Animal Control Bylaw

November 9, 2020 The City of Kingston is seeking input on a number of proposed new provisions to the Animal Control Bylaw. Continue reading

New draft Open Air Fires bylaw makes permit free

November 10, 2020 Kingston Fire & Rescue (KFR) is seeking resident input on a draft bylaw that will regulate open air fires in Kingston. This draft proposes that the permits for open air fires be issued free-of-charge. Continue reading