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Amherst Islander II - Jan 31 Update

Posted on Tuesday, January 31, 2023 12:11 PM

On January 31, 2023, the Amherst Islander II made the voyage from the Picton Terminals to the Stella Docks. While the Amherst Islander II isn’t expected to begin service until spring 2023, residents can expect to see the new vessel in the water around Amherst Island or at the ferry docks over the next several weeks while staff are completing necessary training in accordance with Transport Canada regulations.

A temporary staffing agency has been retained to support Amherst Island Ferry operations...

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Amherst Island Ferry Update

Posted on Friday, January 27, 2023 04:00 PM

Loyalist Township, in partnership with The Ministry of Transportation (MTO) is excited to share an update which outlines the current plan that will allow the new state-of-the-art Amherst Islander II to begin service in spring 2023.

In the coming weeks you may notice the new vessel in the water around Amherst Island or at the ferry docks as staff begin training in accordance with Transport Canada regulations. Testing will also be conducted to ensure the vessel is ready to be put into service.

To maintain...

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Rural Commuter Transit Study

Posted on Thursday, January 26, 2023 11:05 AM

Loyalist Township is working with partners, The City of Kingston, the Town of Gananoque, and the Township of South Frontenac, to undertake a Rural Commuter Transit Study to examine possible public transit solutions for residents, workers, students, and visitors.

The study's objective is to review existing services, identify local travel needs, and develop a plan to address the needs identified.

Complete the Rural Transit Survey

A short survey has been prepared to gather feedback on our communities'...

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Public Notice - Conditions Re Use of Back Beach

Posted on Tuesday, January 03, 2023 12:17 PM

Loyalist Township advises that effective January 1 to September 3, 2023, Back Beach is available for public use under the following conditions:
1. All terrain vehicles, dirt bikes, dune buggies and other motorized vehicles and bicycles are prohibited. All vehicles must be parked in the designated parking area.
2. No persons shall be allowed to camp, light fires, hunt or discharge firearms on the Beach.
3. Use of the Beach is permitted only during the period from January 1to Labour Day and at no other...

Road Closure - Emerald Forty-Foot

Posted on Friday, December 23, 2022 08:45 AM

Due to flooding, Emerald Forty-Foot Road on Amherst Island has been temporarily closed as of December 23, 2022 until further notice between Second Concession and Third Concession Roads. Signage is in place to indicate the closure.