City Council Closed Door Review

Kingston City council is set to review how they handle closed door meetings in the new year.

Council approved a plan this week that would see councillors and city staff educated about when an issue must be dealt with in front of a camera.

A closed meeting investigator released a report last month showing the city violated the Municipal act in 2015 and 2017, voting to buy a parcel of land behind closed doors

After council came out of the closed session, councillors were asked to again vote on the deal.

That vote was defeated in a 6-6 tie but the deal went ahead anyway.


Rain Totals

Although we have a chance of showers this afternoon, it’s unlikely we will see the volume of rain that Kingston had yesterday.

Environment Canada is reporting the city received 32.4 mm of rain throughout the day, most of which fell between 4 and 5pm.

This resulted in flooding throughout the city, including under the Gardiner’s Rd Underpass, and parts of the 401.


Sewer Overflow Reminder

Due to the rain, Utilities Kingston is reminding you that bacteria levels in lakes and rivers are higher up to 48 hours after heavy rainfall, and swimming is NOT recommended.

They encourage residents to check the sewer overflow map on their site before you swim, fish, or boat in Lake Ontario.

Overflow locations affecting the Great Cataraqui River, Little Cataraqui Creek, and other surrounding bodies of water are also shown.


Leon’s Centre Signs

A reminder that there is work being done around the LEON’S Centre today, as they complete the installation of the new signs on the building.

Expect delays and sidewalk closures at the intersections of Place d’Armes and Ontario, The Tragically Hip way and Ontario street, and the Tragically Hip Way and King Street East.