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Integrity Commissioner to report on Napanee Mayor’s threats to residents

Mayor Marg Isbester will be in the hot seat again on Tuesday, Sept. 28, as a second report of the Integrity Commissioner will be presented to council regarding two complaints made about the Greater Napanee Mayor’s conduct. Integrity Commissioner Laura Dean will be back for Tuesday’s regular council meeting to

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KPMG Report goes public, declares no conflict of interest by the Town

The final KPMG Forensic Inc. report, reviewing the process of three property sales in Greater Napanee (one of which was between a former Napanee Mayor and the Town), has been released to the public. According to the report, KPMG “did not find evidence to suggest any conflict of interest or

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Greater Napanee to release KPMG report to the public ‘soon’

Report discussed by Greater Napanee Council at a closed session meeting on Monday, Jul. 26, 2021 The much anticipated and thoroughly debated KPMG report will be released by Greater Napanee staff and uploaded to the website as early as today, according to the Town of Greater Napanee Council. During a

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Kingston Rotary Centennial Projects make long lasting community changes

Rotary in Kingston wraps up its Centennial celebrations this week with some pretty extraordinary projects and changes, including donating over $500,000 back to the community through 16 new initiatives. Rotary began in Kingston in March of 1921. Today, six clubs operate throughout the Kingston region, with nearly 200 Rotarians building

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Heavy rains keeping a local business’ doors closed beyond lockdown

After nearly a year and a half of business owners opening and closing their doors, and adjusting businesses strategies to adapt to all the curveballs the pandemic threw at them, the last thing a small town business owner needs is to close its doors for repairs. However, that’s just what

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Greater Napanee Council agenda preview – July 20 meeting

Closed Session meetings, staff vacancies, tax sales among items on the agenda The agenda for the Greater Napanee Council meeting taking place on Tuesday, Jul. 20, 2021 is now available, which includes zoning meetings, staff vacancies, and a number of lengthy staff reports — but the topic that many residents

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Community takes a stand against anti-masker rally

An anti-mask/anti-lockdown group is making its way across western Canada but did not hold an event at Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory as originally planned. The Cross Canada Motorcade left Toronto on Saturday, Jul, 17, 2021, for northern Ontario after being asked by Tyendinaga officials and community members not to host its

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Update: Indigenous leaders at University respond after Indigenous scholars call on Queen’s to ‘retract’ statement supporting staff

UPDATE (Thursday, Jun. 17, 2021): Following the series of events outlined below, which began with an anonymous document alleging that six faculty at Queen’s University have wrongly been identified as Indigenous, Queen’s University has released a joint statement from its Provost and its Associate Vice-Principal (Indigenous Initiatives and Reconciliation). The

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Greater Napanee Council asks Premier to better support nurses

Premier Doug Ford will be receiving a letter from Greater Napanee Council pleading for the province to better support nurses and other frontline staff. Councillor John McCormack wrote a letter to council asking for support in writing the Premier of Ontario to amend Bill 124 for better treatment of nurses.

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Request for ‘visible and accessible placement’ for Napanee Pride flag not supported for 2021

A deputation to Greater Napanee council was made opposing the ‘inaccessible’ and non-inclusive location of the Pride flag flown ten minutes from Town Hall. For three years now, Chris Beauchesne has requested council fly the Pride flag in a prominent, well-travelled part of town – and for three years the

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