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Amazon Ranks Kingston Most Romantic City in Canada

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, Amazon.ca announced its third annual ranking of the Top 20 Most Romantic Cities in Canada where Kingston came in first place. The city’s rank leaped from last year’s list, where Kingston came in at #7 and Victoria BC was deemed the most romantic city for 2011. This year,… Keep Reading

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Government of Canada Recognizes Historical Significance of Cataraqui Cemetery

The Honourable Peter Kent, Environment Minister and Minister responsible for Parks Canada, announced the designation of national historically significance to four communities in Canada. These new designations include recognition of the Cataraqui Cemetery in Kingston as the final resting place of many prominent political, economic and social leaders, including Canada’s first prime minister, Sir John… Keep Reading

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CMHC: Kingston Housing Starts Increased in Fourth Quarter 2011

According to preliminary data from the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), 376 total housing starts were recorded for Kingston in the fourth quarter of 2011, a significant increase from the 181 started within the same period in 2010. Single-detached housing starts were down 6% in the fourth quarter of 2011 compared with a year… Keep Reading

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McAdoo Landfill Site Reclamation Project Could Exceed $100 Million

Blue Gold Beverages, Inc. announced that it is in negotiations to acquire the rights to the largest polymer reclamation project in North America, through its continued partnership with California Chemical Fiber Material Company. The company is in the process of negotiating for the rights to the McAdoo landfill site near Kingston, where commercial grade polymer… Keep Reading

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M.P. Ted Hsu Joins Protestors Outside Japanese Embassy

Kingston & the Islands M.P. Ted Hsu joined demonstrators outside the Japanese embassy yesterday, calling for Japan to formally recognize and apologize for its use of “comfort women” during the military expansion by Japan during the 1930s and 1940s. Over 200 people demonstrated at the Sussex Drive embassy in Ottawa on Wednesday Afternoon, demanding that… Keep Reading

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Kingston Rental Market Vacancy Rates Stable for 2011

Results from the Fall 2011 Rental Market Survey for the Kingston Census Metropolitan Area (CMA) by the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), indicate that vacancy rates average remained about the same level as last year. Strong demand in the rental market this year was absorbed by an large number of rental units becoming available.… Keep Reading

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Time to Renew Dog and Cat Licences in Kingston

The City is reminding Kingston pet owners to ensure they renew their dog and cat licences before the January 1, 2011 deadline. Licenses include a collar tag that will make it easier for strangers and animal control officers to contact you in the event your pet becomes lost. According to a City of Kingston Release,”… Keep Reading

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Mayor Gerretsen Creates Kingston Task Force on Development

A “Mayor’s Task Force on Development” has been established by Kingston Mayor Mark Gerretsen. The Task Force is scheduled to go before Kingston City Council for budget approval during its Tuesday, December 6 meeting. The six person task force is comprised of two members of Kingston City Council and four members of the public. The… Keep Reading

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