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City Residents Invited to Discuss John Machin Park Upgrades

The City of Kingston is currently considering improvements to John Machin Sports Fields Park that include: an artificial turf soccer field with sports lighting, a permanent park washroom building, and provisions for a potential future seasonal air-supported dome for indoor sports. 13.5 hectares in size, John Machin Sports Fields Park is located at Innovation Drive… Keep Reading


Kingston General Hospital Reports C. Difficile Outbreak

In a news release this week, Kingston General Hospital reported it is dealing with an outbreak of Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) within the hospital. KGH is taking all necessary precautions to manage the outbreak while following Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MoHLTC) guidelines and best practices. The outbreak is being contained through the use… Keep Reading


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


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

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