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

RQU 2020 AGM November 30th

NOTICE: The CFRC Radio Queen's University Board of Directors invites all members to participate in the 2020 Virtual Annual General Meeting. Continue reading

Kingston Symphony commemorates Remembrance Day in new digital performance!

Monday, November 9, 2020The Kingston Symphony has once again come together, digitally, to perform a brand new piece called Tracing Colville by award-winning Canadian composer and Kingston resident, Dean Burry. Commissioned by the Kingston Symphony to perform live at a concert that was originally scheduled to take place on October 25, 2020, the second movement of Tracing Colville was recorded remotely and individually by over 40 musicians in the Kingston Symphony and four musicians in the Sinfonia Rotterdam while in isolation in their homes, in honour of Remembrance Day and to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the end of WWII.To view the premiere, please visit https://youtu.be/BLZXp0QU61w. Continue reading

Ontario Announces nearly $2.3 million of Infrastructure Funding for the City of Kingston

November 9, 2020  KINGSTON – The Ontario government announced nearly $2.3 million in combined federal provincial infrastructure funding for the City of Kingston. This funding is through the Local  Government sub-stream of the COVID-19 Resilience infrastructure stream to help build and repair a  wide range of infrastructure projects that respond to the impacts of the pandemic, including retrofits  and repairs, COVID-19 response infrastructure, active transportation and disaster mitigation.  Continue reading

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