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Hall Monitor: Re-opening and re-location

Kingston City Council added a meeting to their calendar, sitting for meeting number 20-2020 (agenda) on Tuesday, Jun. 23, 2020 in its electronic format. Called a “special” meeting only because it falls outside of regular scheduling, council only received updates for the Stage 2 reopening plan and an update surrounding

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City to resume metered parking fees June 29

The City of Kingston, which is continuing to re-introduce normal functions after suspending many in March in response to COVID-19, will be resuming parking fees at metered spaces on Monday, Jun. 29, 2020. This return to parking fees will apply to all on-street metered parking spaces, all metered parking lots,

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Kingston Health Sciences Centre ready to increase outpatient clinic visits

The Hotel Dieu Hospital (HDH) site of the Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KCHC) is increasing its in-person outpatient clinic visits starting today, Tuesday, Jun. 23, 2020. Though HDH has been maintaining 80 per cent of their volume through the pandemic, only 40 per cent of those appointments were being conducted

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Hall Monitor: Quiet streets

On Tuesday, Jun. 16, 2020, Kingston City Council held meeting 19-2020 (agenda) in its electronic format again, where they moved towards the implementation of a ‘quiet streets’ project and removed emergency powers granted to staff during the early weeks of the COVID-19 pandemic. Key Topics Council discussed the removal of

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Hall Monitor: Carrying camp

Kingston City Council sat for meeting 18-2020 (agenda) on Tuesday, June 2, 2020, sitting in its virtual format. Though council had a variety of topics on the agenda, the focus of the meeting clearly circled around the ongoing homeless camp at Belle Park. The meeting opened with a delegation, who

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Kingston Fire and Rescue issues zero-tolerance warning for illegal burning

Following a recent spike in calls, Kingston Fire and Rescue (KFR) has instituted a zero-tolerance policy for open-air burning conducted outside of permitted guidelines. “Keeping residents safe is our number one priority,” said Ted Posadowski, Chief Fire Prevention Officer with KFR on the illegal burning. KFR lifted the open-air burn

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Hall Monitor: The cost of COVID

It was a busier than usual week for Kingston City Council, as they sat for four meetings this week. On May 19, 2020, Council held a meeting as the membership of Town Homes Kingston (agenda) first, followed by sitting as the shareholder of the Kingston & Frontenac Housing Corporation (agenda)

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The plans and people behind the Kingston Economic Recovery Team

Mayor Bryan Paterson has now shared the details of the new ‘Kingston Economic Recovery Team’ (KERT) he announced on April 28, 2020 including the participants, mandate and structure. The team, which will be chaired by Mayor Paterson and have eight additional representatives from a variety workforce sectors across the city,

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Hall Monitor: Response recovery

Kingston City Council sat virtually for meeting 15-2020 (Agenda) on Tuesday, May 6, 2020. Though this was another meeting with a light agenda, council did get a briefing on local business response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and got a few procedural issues taken care of to enable more community involvement

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Hall Monitor: Response Reservations

Kingston City Council held meeting 14-2020 (agenda) on Tuesday, Apr. 21, 2020, hosting its third meeting in its virtual format. While the agenda was light on staff reports, some key issues were discussed, including COVID-19 responses and an update from the KFL&A Public Health. Public Health Update The evening presented

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