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Kingston Wins Sustainable Communities Award for Belle Park Project

This week, the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) announced that the City of Kingston has won a 2013 Sustainable Communities Awards for its Belle Park Specialty Tree Planting and Associated Landscaping Project. The announcement was made at a ceremony taking place during the FCM Sustainable Communities Conference and Trade Show in Windsor, Ontario. “It is… Keep Reading


Queen’s Enters RecycleMania Competition, Develops Online Recycling Tool

Queen’s University is once again participate in Recyclemania, an international competition that promotes waste reduction on university campuses. The university’s Sustainability Office is helping to make recycling even easier this year by developing an online tool that helps students, staff and faculty dispose of a variety of materials more responsibly. “We’re always looking for ways… Keep Reading


Snow Storm in Kingston: List of Online Resources

As a snow storm event moves through Kingston, a number of online resources are available for monitoring closures and traffic conditions in the city. On Twitter, you can view or follow (from your own account) the following feeds: YGK Traffic | The City of Kingston | The Limestone District School Board FM96 Radio | KRock… Keep Reading


Queen’s University Alumni Awarded Order of Ontario

Two Queen’s University alumni have been awarded the Order of Ontario, the province’s highest honour. According to a media release by the University, Michael Davies (Arts’60) and Ronald Deibert (MA’90) are set to receive the award today at Queen’s Park. It is to be presented by the Honourable David C. Onley, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario.… Keep Reading


Kingston Charity Teaches Haitian Gangs to Heal in Cite Soleil

Gangsters giving first aid to fellow residents of  Cite Soleil – the notoriously impoverished district of Port-au-Prince in Haiti – might sound unlikely, but it’s now a reality due to an innovative project developed by the “Help Tammy Help Haiti” charity founded by Kingston resident, Tammy Babcock. During her many trips to Haiti, Babcock had puzzled… Keep Reading


Mayor Gerretsen Congratulates New Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne

In a statement released this week, Kingston Mayor Mark Gerretsen offered his congratulations to Kathleen Wynne, the new Premier Designate of Ontario. Wynne, who was elected to lead the Liberal party on Saturday, became the first female and first openly gay premier of Ontario. The Mayor’s message to Wynne, who earned a Bachelor of Arts degree at… Keep Reading


Kingston Police Post Evidence from Sir John A. Vandalism Incidents

Kingston Police detectives from the General Crime Unit have released photo evidence for separate incidents of vandalism directed towards the statue and plaques related to Sir John A MacDonald earlier this month. Details of each act of vandalism and evidence collected were outlined in the department’s release below (Click photos for more information): Statue – City… Keep Reading


Kingston Police Seek Suspects in Violent Robbery

Police reported today that an 81-year-old business owner sustained non-life-threatening injuries sustained in a west-end Kingston robbery that occurred in the city’s west-end. According to the report, two male individuals entered “The Butcher Block” – an establishment located in a strip mall near Princess St. and Bayridge Drive (map) – at about 7:25 pm. on… Keep Reading

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