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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


City Seeks Public Input for Proposed “Tragically Hip Way”

The City of Kingston is seeking the public’s input on a proposal to rename the foot of Barrack Street, or another public asset in the North Block, to show recognition and appreciation for the Tragically Hip and their place in our community. On Wednesday January 18 at 7:00 pm, a public meeting will be held… Keep Reading


Kingstonians Invited To Mayor’s Annual New Year’s Levee

All citizens are invited to come out and meet Mayor Mark Gerretsen; City Councillors; John Gerretsen, Member of Provincial Parliament, and Ted Hsu, Member of Federal Parliament, at the Mayor’s Annual New Year’s Levee. The levee will be held Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., in Memorial Hall, City Hall, 216… Keep Reading


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


Provincial Grant Creates Jobs for Kingston’s Transformix Engineering Inc.

The Ontario government is helping create 20 new full-time jobs and retain 80 highly-skilled positions at Kingston’s Transformix Engineering Inc. The company is being supported with a $177,678 grant from the Eastern Ontario Development Fund. This grant will allow Transformix to purchase and install new machines to construct larger, more complex equipment for multinational manufacturing… Keep Reading


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

Cataraqui Woods Students raise money for families in developing countries

Cataraqui Woods Students Donate to Families in Developing Countries

Donations by students at Cataraqui Woods Elementary School will make a real difference for families and children in developing countries. With $350 collected through their fundraiser, the students will be supplying clean water for a family, clothing for 25 children, 5 fruit trees, 2 hens and a rooster, 2 mosquito nets, school supplies for one… Keep Reading


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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