City Matters: Weekly COVID-19 Bulletin April 1st

April 1 The Government of Ontario is implementing a provincewide shutdown, which will take-effect on April 3, 2021 at 12:01 a.m. Continue reading

Queen's Reminds Students, Staff & Faculty of Heightened Restrictions Commencing April 3rd

April 1 2021- Queen's University Provost Mark Green issued a statement to all university students, faculty and staff outlining restrictions that will be in effect from April 3rd to align with provincial regulations in the fight against COVID-19.   Continue reading

Queen’s University researchers collaborate with Utilities Kingston on WasteWater Surveillance Initiative

April 1st 2020-Queen’s University researchers from the Beaty Water Research Centre (BWRC) are collaborating with universities and utility companies across Ontario to launch the Wastewater Surveillance Initiative (WSI). The project, which is coordinated and funded by the Ontario Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks, will determine how wastewater surveillance for SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19) can be used in combination with clinical data to help proactively inform public health decision making and protect our communities. Continue reading

Weekly Traffic Report – April 1 to 9

April 1, 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

Kingston Remains under Class Order while KFL&A goes to Yellow

April 1 2021.  Accompanying the report that Covid cases in Ontaro have risen from 1676 to 2,316 in the last week, the Provincial Government is implementing a new lockdown of the province for the third time starting on April 3,  an 'emergency brake' that will force some non-essential services to close, including in-person dining, personal care services and gyms. Continue reading

April is Dig Safe Month: Call before you dig to locate underground lines

April 1, 2021 To mark Dig Safe Month, Utilities Kingston reminds residents who might be planning to dig anywhere on their property: contact Ontario One Call at least a week before you dig. It’s the law. Continue reading

Give 30 fights hunger with the spirit of Ramadan

Food banks across Canada, the United States and Australia are taking part in Give 30, a unique grassroots volunteer-run initiative combatting hunger in Ramadan. Continue reading

Second annual Tampon Tuesday Drive more than doubles donations

The second annual Tampon Tuesday Donation Drive collected over 120,000 menstrual hygiene products during the United Way's two week donation drive. Continue reading

How medical students at Queen’s University are revamping their curriculum to include diverse skin tones

Throughout their first two years of medical school, a group of students at Queen’s University noticed that class after class, slide after slide, most of the images their instructors added were of white people.  Continue reading

Call for applications: City launches new Local Arts Residency at the Grand Theatre

March 30, 2021 The City of Kingston is seeking applications from local artists and collectives working in varying performing arts disciplines for its new Grand Theatre Local Arts Residency program. Through the residency, participants are encouraged to explore new ideas, create, self-direct their research and time, and nurture new directions in their work. The deadline to apply is Friday, April 23. Continue reading