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    Controlled gas release at Lower University Avenue and Stuart Street

    Utilities Kingston and Kingston Fire & Rescue are advising residents that a planned release of natural gas is scheduled to take place at Lower University Avenue and Stuart Street during the morning of Thursday, Aug. 13.

    While the public may notice a venting flame and/or a gas odour in the air for about an hour during the mid-morning operation, there is no need to be alarmed, a media release from the City of Kingston explained, adding that it is a controlled operation to depressurize a section of pipe to enable Utilities Kingston to make necessary repairs.

    The gas release will not affect Kingston General Hospital or Queen's University.