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Halifax, Nova Scotia
Approval of a Badge
June 1, 1995
Vol. III, p. 362
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Gules a griffin Or armed and langued Azure issuant from a crown vallary Argent holding in its claws an anchor Argent;
The crown vallary represents the various fortifications built since Kingston’s foundation. The griffin is one of the supporters of the arms of the City of Kingston, a reference to the griffin's claws found in the arms of the Comte de Frontenac, who established a fort on the site of Kingston in 1673. The anchor alludes to the City’s rich naval affiliations.