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Impact of Tannery Development

Open houses will be held on the proposed development of the former Davis Tannery Property situated along the Cataraqui River at Rideau and River streets. They are: Thurs, Dec 5, 4:30 – 6:30, Memorial Hall, City Hall Tues, Dec 10, 6:30 – 8:30, Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 560 on Montreal St. opp the entry to … Read more

Chance for Input on Third Crossing Environmental Impact

The City of Kingston and project partners on the Third Crossing project have released their Detailed Impact Assessment (DIA) that will be submitted to Parks Canada for project approval. The public is encouraged to offer input on this important document that outlines construction details and the impact on wildlife, culture, water quality and more. The … Read more

Environmental Impact of Third Crossing

The City has been informed that KFN members are concerned about the environmental impact of the work on the Third Crossing. In response to concerns about the impact on bats of tree removal, and that mitigating bat houses were not going to be installed until the Fall, the City has responded that: As part of … Read more

Belle Park Master Plan

New Information on Belle Park Master Plan OPEN HOUSE, 3-7:30pm Wednesday February 27th at the Rideau Heights Community Centre & Library 85 MacCauley St.

Review of Endangered Species Act

The Ontario Government is reviewing the Endangered Species Act, and there is cause for concern. Please see information from Ontario Nature below and consider signing petition.

Bill 66

CHANGES TO PLANNING LEGISLATION In December the Ontario Government introduced Bill 66 – Restoring Ontario’s Competitiveness Act – in the Legislature. Among the many proposals in the Bill, are changes to the Province’s planning legislation that could negate some of the environmental protections that naturalist organizations and individuals have fought for in the past. Municipalities … Read more

Belle Park Master Plan

The City of Kingston is undergoing a major  planning exercise to determine the future of Belle Park.  Another public survey is available online until December 27.  We encourage you to read about the project and fill out the survey.  KFN believes this is an excellent opportunity to protect and expand some wild space in the … Read more


There is a proposal to allow an open season on cormorants.  The KFN thinks this is a bad idea for several reasons.  We have submitted a response to the government’s EBR registry to voice our concern.  We encourage you to do the same.  This is a test to see how a post appears!

Industrial Wind Power Project on Amherst Island Approval Response

Wind Power on Amherst Island Industrial Wind Despite objections from many organizations, in August 2015 the Ontario Government approved an industrial wind project on Amherst Island. The KFN supports the need to find clean, renewable sources of energy but is opposed to this project and others which are sited in areas where they will have … Read more

Wind Farm Development and the KFN

This page is intended to inform the public and our club members of our thoughts, concerns, research and policy with regard to wind power development.  While the KFN realizes the need for alternate sources of energy other than carbon based fuels, it is clear that wind farms can also do great harm to the environment, … Read more