KINGSTON NEWS

Doggie Dip returns to Tomlinson Aqua Park

Unleash your dog for a play date at Tomlinson Aqua Park. The City is holding its second-annual Summer’s End Doggie Dip on Tuesday, Sept. 18.

Candidates list for the 2018 municipal election certified

Nominations for the Oct. 22 municipal and school board elections closed at 2 p.m. on Friday, July 27 and the City clerk has made the list of candidates official.

City now installing public EV charging stations

The City is now installing 48 public electric vehicle (EV) charging stations at 21 locations, making it easier than ever to be an EV driver in Kingston.

CITY BLOGS

Mediations and Settlements on Land Use Matters - Why and How Cities Participate

Over the last four years since I’ve been the City’s Chief Planner, I’ve been asked multiple questions on the Local Planning Appeals Tribunal (LPAT) appeals process, the various statuses of land...

North Block revised building proposal

I’m pleased to share that City staff are providing council with an update on the land-use planning appeals launched by Homestead Land Holdings for two of the North Block properties (51-57 Queen...

Next steps: Proposed Residential Rental Licensing Program

A proposed program to license residences with one to three rental units would require these rental properties to meet standards to ensure the health and safety of renters. The City of...

EVENTS CALENDAR

Staff Contact: Ryan Leary, Senior Heritage Planner Phone: 613-546-4291 ext. 3233 Email: rleary@cityofkingston.ca
Start Date:
Tue, September 25, 2018 1:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Lake View Room, City Hall
Description:

Staff Contact: Ryan Leary, Senior Heritage Planner
Phone: 613-546-4291 ext. 3233
Email: rleary@cityofkingston.ca

221 Portsmouth Avenue
Start Date:
Wed, September 26, 2018 1:00 PM
Duration:
1 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Description:

221 Portsmouth Avenue

Start Date:
Wed, September 26, 2018 6:30 PM
Duration:
1 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
CRCA Administration Office Boardroom
Description:
Start Date:
Wed, September 26, 2018 4:30 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Meeting Rooms A & B, Isabel Turner Branch
Description:
Join Kingston Frontenac Public Library and Georgina Riel for a community talking circle where participants will discuss the past, present and future of Indigenous communities in the Kingston-Frontenac region. This event is part of the City of Kingston's Engage for Change initiative that aims to strengthen the relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous populations. Please email questions you may want to discuss at the event to jmiller@kfpl.ca. Register for free online.
Start Date:
Fri, September 28, 2018 9:00 AM
Duration:
7 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Rideau Heights Community Centre, 85 MacCauley Street, Large Hall Room
Description:

Join Kingston Frontenac Public Library and Georgina Riel for a community talking circle where participants will discuss the past, present and future of Indigenous communities in the Kingston-Frontenac region. This event is part of the City of Kingston's Engage for Change initiative that aims to strengthen the relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous populations. Please email questions you may want to discuss at the event to jmiller@kfpl.ca.

Register for free online.

City Hall and Springer Market Square will be lit up pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Find out more about lighting up City Hall.
Start Date:
Mon, October 01, 2018 4:00 AM
Duration:
All Day Event
Location:
City Hall and Springer Market Square
Description:

City Hall and Springer Market Square will be lit up pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

 

   Find out more about lighting up City Hall.

Start Date:
Tue, October 02, 2018 7:30 PM
Duration:
5 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Council Chamber
Description:
City Hall and Springer Market Squarel will be lit up in green for Islamic History Month. Find out more about lighting up City Hall.
Start Date:
Tue, October 02, 2018 12:00 AM
Duration:
All Day Event
Location:
City Hall and Springer Market Square
Description:

City Hall and Springer Market Squarel will be lit up in green for Islamic History Month.

Find out more about lighting up City Hall.

 

The first October talk in the KFPL Live monthly speakers’ series is titled The Beaverton Presents and will be given by Alex Huntley, editor and senior writer with The Beaverton and co-author (with Luke Field) of 2017’s The Beaverton Presents: Glorious and/or Free: The True History of Canada Not to be confused with the real-life community east of Toronto, The Beaverton began life online as a news satire and parody publication with a special emphasis on Canadian news. It also published print editions which staffers would hand out on the street (occasionally dressed as beaver mascot Castro). In 2016 it expanded to a weekly TV version on the Comedy Network. The 2017 book The Beaverton Presents expanded the coverage of Canadian history, revealing little-known events like the time Anne of Green Gables started a bar fight. Alex Huntley, who earned a BA in politics and history at Queen’s, as well as a Master’s in Public Administration, has been with The Beaverton since 2012. In this presentation Alex will talk about his work, about writing satire, and about how to identify the difference between fake news, real news and satirical news. This presentation will take place at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 3, at the Isabel Turner branch. There is no admission charge. It is open to all adults and teens, but seating is limited. To avoid disappointment, please register in advance. Register at events.kfpl.ca (or by phone at 613-549-8888) as of 9 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 22. The next installment in this series will take place on Tuesday, October 30, at 7 p.m. at Calvin Park, when Kingston Symphony music director Evan Mitchell will give a behind-the-scenes look at the symphonic experience. For more information, visit www.kfpl.ca.
Start Date:
Wed, October 03, 2018 7:00 PM
Duration:
1 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Isabel Turner Branch Kingston Frontenac Public Library 935 Gardiners Rd.
Description:

The first October talk in the KFPL Live monthly speakers’ series is titled The Beaverton Presents and will be given by Alex Huntley, editor and senior writer with The Beaverton and co-author (with Luke Field) of 2017’s The Beaverton Presents: Glorious and/or Free:  The True History of Canada

Not to be confused with the real-life community east of Toronto, The Beaverton began life online as a news satire and parody publication with a special emphasis on Canadian news.  It also published print editions which staffers would hand out on the street (occasionally dressed as beaver mascot Castro).  In 2016 it expanded to a weekly TV version on the Comedy Network.  The 2017 book The Beaverton Presents expanded the coverage of Canadian history, revealing little-known events like the time Anne of Green Gables started a bar fight.

Alex Huntley, who earned a BA in politics and history at Queen’s, as well as a Master’s in Public Administration, has been with The Beaverton since 2012.  In this presentation Alex will talk about his work, about writing satire, and about how to identify the difference between fake news, real news and satirical news.

This presentation will take place at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 3, at the Isabel Turner branch.  There is no admission charge.  It is open to all adults and teens, but seating is limited. To avoid disappointment, please register in advance. 

Register at events.kfpl.ca (or by phone at 613-549-8888) as of 9 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 22.

The next installment in this series will take place on Tuesday, October 30, at 7 p.m. at Calvin Park, when Kingston Symphony music director Evan Mitchell will give a behind-the-scenes look at the symphonic experience.

 

                                       For more information, visit www.kfpl.ca.

Start Date:
Thu, October 04, 2018 6:30 PM
Duration:
3 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Council Chamber
Description:
Start Date:
Thu, October 04, 2018 1:00 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Press Lounge - Portsmouth Olympic Harbour
Description:
Start Date:
Mon, October 08, 2018 4:00 AM
Duration:
All Day Event
Location:
Description:
Start Date:
Wed, October 10, 2018 4:30 PM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Community Room, Sydenham Branch
Description:
City Hall and Springer Market Square will be lit up in purple for Light Up Purple for World Mental Health Day. Find out more about lighting up City Hall.
Start Date:
Wed, October 10, 2018 4:00 AM
Duration:
All Day Event
Location:
City Hall and Springer Market Square
Description:

City Hall and Springer Market Square will be lit up in purple for Light Up Purple for World Mental Health Day.

   Find out more about lighting up City Hall.

Start Date:
Thu, October 11, 2018 9:00 AM
Duration:
2 hours, 0 minutes
Location:
Councillor's Lounge - City Hall
Description: