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Queen’s University student workers express distress at #ValueOurWork rally

On Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021, at 12:30 PM, Queen’s graduate student workers and their supporters gathered outside Stauffer Library for a #ValueOurWork rally, demanding a meaningful response to the concerns of the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) Local 901 at Queen’s University.  Teaching assistants, research assistants, and teaching fellows

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Gananoque Council votes to sell local theatres to Thousand Islands Playhouse

With a whopping price tag of $10, the Town of Gananoque is selling two of its most beloved locations, the Springer Theatre and the Firehall Theatre, to the organization which has occupied them both for the past 40 years. During its meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021, Gananoque Town Council

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Mayor requests input ahead of Council decision on KGH redevelopment funding

With Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) preparing for the second phase of the redevelopment of Kingston General Hospital (KGH), Kingston City Council will discuss the what, why, when, how, and how much the City will contribute to the approximately $1 billion project. At their meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021,

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Broad topics discussed and debated at Napanee Town Council meeting

Telecommunications, Santa Claus, traffic, and transit were all topics of interest as the Town of Greater Napanee Town Council held its regular meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021. Warming centre funding secured Brandt Zatterberg, General Manager of Community and Corporate Services, presented an update on the warming center, stating that

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Minimum wage increase over $2 less than Kingston’s living wage

Earlier this week, the provincial government announced that minimum wage is to be increased from $14.35 to $15, starting January 2022 — a pay rate which doesn’t even amount to a living wage in the majority of Ontario cities, according to Ontario Living Wage Network.  The COVID-19 pandemic has made

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Opinion: The truth about CBC’s ‘Prison Farm’

The following is a submitted Op/Ed article written by Calvin Neufeld and Kevin Belanger. The views and opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of Kingstonist. Recently, CBC aired a so-called “documentary” about the prison farms in Kingston. The Kingston Whig-Standard followed with an article praising the film. Both the

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Opinion: Kingston needs a Green New Deal

The following is a submitted Op/Ed article written by Doctors Jeremy Milloy and Kyla Tienhaara. The views and opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of Kingstonist. On Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021, the people of Boston will elect a new mayor. Why are we, two Canadians living in Kingston, excited

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Misconduct followup, Santa Parade, short-term rentals top Napanee Council agenda

Napanee Town Council held their regular meeting Tuesday night, Oct. 26, 2021. Updates from Town staff, and lively discussion took place on a myriad of issues. Mayor’s coaching As a follow-up to the misconduct of Mayor Marg Isbester, it was previously recommended by the integrity commissioner that Ms. Isbestor go

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South Frontenac seeking applicants for Councillor position

After the passing of Councillor Pat Barr, the Council of the Corporation of the Township of South Frontenac is seeking applicants interested in filling the office vacancy. Council declared the office vacant at their meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021, as required under the Municipal Act, 2001. As such, Council

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Robert Kiley: I will not run in the 2022 municipal election

The following is a statement from Councillor Robert Kiley. The views and opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of Kingstonist. Kingstonians will go to the polls to vote for Mayor and Council in approximately one year. Elected office and public policy have been a passion, pursuit, and pleasure of

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MPP Randy Hillier’s lies enrage grieving families

“Disgusting.” “Despicable.” “Dangerous.” These are just some of the adjectives used by commenters regarding independent MPP Randy Hillier in the 48 hours since he posted a meme to social media depicting recently deceased and ill Ontarians, implying that they had been injured or killed by COVID-19 vaccinations. A number of

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