Amherstview Foodland’s Pumpkinfest raises thousands to feed the needy

Amherstview Foodland has raised nearly $5000 for the Lions Club of Amherstview during their month-long Pumpkinfest initiative. Continue reading

CFRC Launches Funding Drive and Shortwave Theatre Festival

Nov. 2nd 2020-CFRC 101.9 FM has launched both the CFRC Annual Funding Drive and The Shortwave Theatre Festival as of November 1st 2020. Continue reading

City contributes to local toy drive

November 2, 2020 Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and in an effort to limit contact, the City will not be collecting toys this year for November parking tickets, but will instead make a one-time contribution of $6,850 to a local toy drive. The contribution represents the amount in parking fines that would have typically been waived during the Toys for Tickets program.  Continue reading

Weekly Traffic Report – Nov 2-6

November 1st, 2020 Motorists, cyclists and pedestrians: review the listing of streets and related messages below for travel information of interest to you.   Please note that a “Parking Disruptions” section has been added this week. Continue reading

Special City Council meeting focuses on rural economic development

City Council voted on strategies to guide Kingston’s continued rural economic development at a special meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020. Continue reading

Leaf collection begins next week in YGK

October 29, 2020 The City of Kingston will begin collecting leaves the week of Nov. 2.  Go to and enter your address to find your collection week. Continue reading

City seeks input on new Community Safety and Well-being Plan

October 27, 2020 The City of Kingston is seeking resident input as it develops a Community Safety and Well-being Plan (CSWB).  The plan will focus on a collaborative model that will leverage the strengths of all community partners involved in delivering services to people in need.  Continue reading

Joint NSERC Alliance Project ‘puts Kingston at the forefront’ in distributed computing

Kingston-October 27th 2020 The Queen’s School of Computing (QSC) and local technology startup Kings Distributed Systems (KDS) are collaborating on a cutting-edge research project that they say is unique in the country, and the world. Leveraging a grant awarded to KDS from the Natural Sciences and Engineering esearch Council of Canada (NSERC), they’re working to commercialize an advanced scheduling framework for edge computing. Continue reading

Statement from KFL&A Public Health’s Medical Officer of Health regarding Halloween

October 23, 2020 This news release is shared on behalf of KFL&A Public Health. The Ministry of Health announced on Monday, October 19 that all Ontarians should take extra precautions to stay safe this Halloween and discouraged traditional door-to-door trick or treating in regions that are currently in modified stage 2 in Ontario (i.e., Ottawa, Peel, Toronto, and York). For all individuals outside of these regions, the province recommended that you follow the guidance from your local public health agency. Continue reading

City's COVID Energy Assistance Program to help more people, businesses & charitable organizations

October 22, 2020 Changes are in place to COVID-19 Energy Assistance Program eligibility criteria for residents, small businesses and charitable organizations. The changes could mean that more natural gas and electricity users may now be eligible for assistance. Continue reading