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City of Kingston approves restorations to City Hall steps, heritage buildings

Kingston City Council approved applications from Heritage Kingston to alter and restore several heritage buildings, including City Hall, during their meeting Tuesday, Jun. 1, 2021. Heritage Kingston’s application was approved by a unanimous vote to alter three buildings on the City of Kingston’s heritage register: Kingston City Hall, and the

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COVID-19 vaccines for children 12 to 17: decried by Sloan, advised by Public Health

While both federal and provincial health authorities pursue a rigorous vaccine offensive against the spread of COVID-19, there are still those who question the efficacy and safety of the vaccination program.   “Please sign my e-petition to suspend these injections for children under the age of 18 until adequate, peer-reviewed, published

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Napanee grassroots initiatives ramp up to show more pride during Pride Month

It’s about accepting people for who they are.” — Chris Beauchesne June is Pride month and while many communities have quickly stepped up to celebrate in big, elaborate ways, Greater Napanee has arguably taken a slower, backseat approach to Pride celebrations, according to some in the community. During a Greater

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Kingston ferry terminal to Wolfe Island slated for demolition in Fall 2023

A recent announcement has slated the Kingston Ferry Terminal demolition and construction to be completed by 2023. The Ministry of Transportation of Ontario (MTO) has planned for a new passenger terminal to be built closer to the water, and a small administrative office and ferry staff parking lot near the

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Ontario Liberals promise billions to universal childcare if elected

The Ontario Liberal Party held an online press conference today to introduce their ‘Care For Every Child’ plan, which includes $10-a-day childcare, increased childcare spaces, an increased number of Early Childhood Educators, and an enhanced parental leave program for the province. Over Zoom, Ontario Liberal Leader Stephen Del Duca was

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Letter: Homes for Heroes – Learning more about Kingston’s first tiny homes project

Editorial note: The following is a submitted letter to the editor. The views and opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of The Kingstonist. On Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020, the Ontario Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing announced the provincial government was providing $200,000 and transferring one acre of land

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Letter: Action against Hillier ‘censorship’

Editorial note: The following is a submitted letter to the Editor in reference to a recent motion before Kingston City Council seeking to inform the provincial government of its condemnation of MPP Randy Hillier’s recent actions. The views and opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of The Kingstonist. Dear

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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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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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Sloan and Hillier face breach of Re-Opening Act charges

Independent MP Derek Sloan and Independent MPP Randy Hillier attended an Aylmer, Ontario church service on Sunday, Apr. 25, 2021, where police have now laid charges for failure to comply under the Reopenining Ontario Act. According to Aylmer Police on Facebook, “Church of God Restoration has been charged under the

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Province extending stay-at-home orders, tightening restrictions

The current emergency declaration and stay-at-home orders will be extend by two weeks, for a total of six weeks under the restrictions, which will now continue into May 2021. The announcement was made by Premier Doug Ford at a delayed press conference on Friday, Apr. 16, 2021. No press release

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Long-term care homes in Napanee, Bancroft to receive over $1 million

The John M. Parrott Centre in Greater Napanee will receive nearly $50,000 in funding through the government to upgrade the long-term care home. The funding was announced by Daryl Kramp, MPP for Hastings – Lennox and Addington, on Friday, Apr. 16, 2021, and was part of a larger investment in

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