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City hosts district meeting on rural broadband

On Wednesday, May 12, 2021 at 6 p.m., Councillor Gary Oosterhof chaired a virtual meeting to provide information on rural broadband initiatives in Kingston. The City of Kingston has been working to provide rural residents with improved access to broadband since 2020, with the current issue exacerbated by an increased

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Queen’s cleanout: the good, the bad, and the creative

What do 300 computer chairs, 500 bags of non-perishable food items, and a brand new Canada Goose jacket have in common? You might be shocked to learn they are all things thrown out last week by students departing Kingston for the summer. “The last couple of weeks it’s been crazy,”

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Kingston City Council votes unanimously to condemn actions of MPP Hillier

Kingston City Council unanimously passed an amended motion yesterday decrying the actions of Randy Hillier, joining the Town of Perth, the Township of South Frontenac, and Loyalist Township, who have also issued statements against the independent MPP.  The motion was brought before council last night by Councillor Bridget Doherty, and

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City of Kingston defers final tax bill due to continuing pandemic

In light of the province-wide Stay-at-Home Order, and the continuing challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Kingston is deferring the 2021 final property tax billing. Following the same format as last year, the payment normally due on the last day of June is again deferred to July 30,

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Taxpayer’s compensation request for reduced services considered ‘an unfortunate perspective’

After little to no discussion, Greater Napanee council moved not to compensate a taxpayer seeking rebates for lessened services over the past year. An email from a Greater Napanee resident appeared in section 7.2 of the regular council meeting agenda on Tuesday, Apr. 27, 2021. It was also brought up

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Breakwater Park to reopen to the public

One of Kingston’s most loved and used public parks will be open to the public again, after over two weeks of being closed by the City of Kingston. According to Mayor Bryan Paterson and Dr. Kieran Moore, Medical Officer of Health for KFL&A Public Health, the park will re-open on

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Opinion: Encampment protocol or eviction protocol? Kingston must adopt a human rights approach to tent cities

The following is a submitted Op-Ed. The views and opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of The Kingstonist. Nearly one year ago, Belle Park became the epicenter of the homelessness crisis in Kingston. With rising COVID-19 case numbers, declines in shelter capacity to accommodate social distancing, and stringent isolation

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Local love, local concerns as Tourism Kingston lights up downtown core

Chilly pedestrians walking along the streets of the downtown core over the past months have been warmed by the glow of neon hearts hanging in the windows of local businesses, but the initiative that brought these signs to the community has raised some questions even as it raises spirits. The

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Selby, ON and Selby, UK – Not so far apart

Greater Napanee Council received a rather unique deputation on Tuesday, from over 5,300 kilometres away, with a request to bring the faraway places a little closer. Tim FitzHigham joined Council’s virtual meeting from the UK, along with Canadian-born John Hastings, to speak to council regarding an idea to bring Selby,

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