Hall Monitor: Park The Vote


Our elected officials and city staff filled a very busy council chambers again last night for our regular council meeting and as usual, the agenda and addeds are available on the city website. The meeting paused at 8:51 pm to observe a minute of silence in memory of the tragedy that struck Boston last week. The bulk of […]

Hall Monitor: Representative Cartography


While April’s meetings are a little off from our regular schedule, our council and city staff took to Council Chambers last night for our regular meeting, sort  of; and as usual, the agenda and addeds are available on the city website. I suppose I’ll get the easy part over with first. Our meeting began with a […]

Best of 2012: Hall Monitor: Check


City Council’s decisions have widespread implications for Kingston, and this past year our elected officials have ruled on everything from support for a casino to one-bag per household garbage limits and re-awarding management of the K-Rock Centre to SMG.  The meetings are epic marathons even for devoted political observers. Keeping up with the goings-on at […]

KEDCO Appoints New Board of Directors


The Kingston Economic Development Corporation (KEDCO) appointed new Directors to the Board during a Members Meeting held on Monday, December 10, at the Cataraqui Golf and Country Club. New Directors appointed are Peter Kraus, retired INVISTA Canada Site Manager; Dave MacLeod, former CFB Base Commander; Adam Koven, CEO of Rosen Energy Group Inc.; and, Sandra […]

Weekly Poll: The Year That Was


With less than two weeks remaining until the arrival of 2013, it’s time for our annual review of the headlines and news stories that shaped the past year for Kingstonians. Last December, a majority of our readers voted that the Shafia Family murder trial was the top story of 2011, while just over a month […]

Hall Monitor: Time Sensitive


Last night, our city council met off-site again, for the second meeting of the two… uh, make that five… of our meetings on the road and met in the Kingston Room at the Vimy Officer’s Mess at CFB Kingston. We had no Councillor George for this meeting due to a death in the family. As […]

Hall Monitor: Bumpy Road


Last night, council members, city staff and members of the media and the public packed our bags and went on a field trip – back to school for meeting number 28-2012. Due to some construction taking place at city hall, council is embarking on a form of “road show” (as the Mayor put it), and […]

Hall Monitor: Check


In the past, I’ve shared a number of lessons about council-watching with you: Never predict the length of a meeting. Never count on a sure vote. Never expect council whose swaying one way to vote that way. Last night, we learned another, though it’s one we’ve learned a few times over now: Never expect the […]

New Empire Design Build Breaks Ground for New Development


The Kingston Economic Development Corporation (KEDCO) is pleased to announce that New Empire Design Build Contractors Ltd. are expanding their developments in the City’s west end. New Empire Contractors broke ground today for Empire Court, a 128,750 square foot office, restaurant, service, light industrial and showroom space at the corner of Gardiners Road and Fortune […]

Hall Monitor: Waterfront Respite


Last night, our city council got together for a bit of a different kind of meeting – one where the jackets came off, and the shorts and tees were the order of the day. They met as committee of the whole, meaning some of the rules were a little more lax than normal – in […]