Utilities Kingston offer $100 credit on smart thermostats

November 11, 2020 Utilities Kingston is offering a $100 bill credit on the purchase of smart thermostats to its natural gas and electricity customers, and they must apply by Dec. 31, 2020 due to funding requirements. This Save on Energy program is offered by Utilities Kingston and Kingston Hydro in collaboration with the Independent Electricity System Operator. Continue reading

City to Hold Remembrance Day Civic Ceremony

Nov. 7th 2020.  The City of Kingston's 2020 Remembrance Day Civic Ceremony will be live-streamed with closed-captions from Memorial Hall in City Hall beginning at approximately 10:45 a.m. Due to COVID-19 limitations on gatherings, the ceremony is by invitation-only and closed to the public.  Show your support for those who made the ultimate sacrifice: For those who wish to purchase a wreath or a poppy, they can do so at the Royal Canadian Legion The Ceremony will be live-streamed on the City's YouTube page In lieu of the community and Military and Veterans groups wreath-laying ceremonies, all wreaths will be pre-placed and on display in Memorial Hall for the Civic Service of Remembrance. For those wish to order a wreath, they are advised to contact Merrill Gooderham, Poppy Chair, Royal Canadian Legion at 613-544-5522. Continue reading

Weekly Traffic Report – Nov. 7 to 13

November 6, 2020 Motorists, cyclists and pedestrians: review the listing of streets and related messages below for travel information of interest to you.  Continue reading

Whole Foods bans employees from wearing poppies

November 6th 2020.  US national grocery store chain Whole foods has implemented a ban on its employees from wearing the poppy,  a traditional symbol of wartime remembrance, while on the job.  U.S.-based Whole Foods Market says poppies aren't allowed under its recently updated uniform policy, which affects employees at its 14 locations across Canada.  Continue reading

Queen’s University Researcher dives into the connection between access to water and COVID-19

November 6th 2020 A group of researchers from more than 20 countries, including David McDonald, Professor of Global Studies at Queen’s University, have written a new e-book on the significance of safe, accessible and affordable water for all during COVID-19.  Public Water and Covid-19: Dark Clouds and Silver Linings explores why public water matters during a pandemic and presents the latest research on the impact of COVID-19 on public water operators.  Continue reading

New research shows minimizing delays to cancer treatment could improve survival rates

Nov. 6 2020 Even a four-week delay of cancer treatment can increase mortality by about 10% in many cases, researchers found in a new study published online in The BMJ. The mortality risk rises as delay increases, say researchers. Continue reading

Artillery Park to reopen for recreational use in mid-November

November 5, 2020 The Artillery Park Aquatic Centre, located at 382 Bagot St., will re-open for recreational use in mid-November under the province’s re-opening framework and guidance from KFL&A Public Health. Continue reading

RSVP now to learn more about the City’s budgets from the Chief Financial Officer

November 5, 2020 Have you RSVP’d? On Nov. 10 and 12, the City Treasurer and Deputy Treasurer will host an online session to provide an overview of the City’s operating and capital budgets, recent fiscal challenges, and plans for an ongoing budget engagement process. The presentation will be followed by a Q&A where the team will take relevant questions from residents.  “We hope you will join us to learn more about the City’s budgets and how you can participate and influence the allocation of financial resources,” says Desiree Kennedy, Chief Financial Officer and City Treasurer. Continue reading

RQU Board President's Appeal and Radiophile 2020 Released

RQU Board President Daniel Beals has released the annual Board appeal to our supporters.  CFRC has also released this year's edition of Radiophile, our newsletter for volunteers, Alumni, and community supporters.  Learn more from Mr. Beals below and catch up with all of the exciting things happening at your campus-community radio station over the last year! Read Radiophile 2020 Here! Continue reading

Lionhearts drop in meal program moving to Stages Night Club

November 4th 2020. City Council also voted unanimously on November 3rd to award $39,000 to local Christian charity Lionhearts Inc. The funds will help them move their community meal program into Stages Night Club for the next six months. Continue reading