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Your candidates for Kingston and the Islands: Shelley Sayle-Udall, PPC

Raised here in Kingston, Shelley Sayle-Udall (People’s Party of Canada – PPC) is a mental health therapist, currently working with Maltby Centre. As a mother and mental health care professional, her concerns regarding mental health challenges, particularly in children, brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic inspired her involvement in federal

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Your candidates for Kingston and the Islands: Vic Sahai, NDP

Vic Sahai (NDP) studied at Queen’s University in the 1980s and returned to Kingston with his wife and children in 2007 to work in public health as a Queen’s professor and research director at Hotel Dieu. He has 30 years of senior management experience, focusing on strategic planning, policy development,

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Your candidates for Kingston and the Islands: Mark Gerretsen, Liberal

Born and raised in Kingston, Mark Gerretsen (Liberal) earned a degree in Economics from Queen’s University. He lives in Kingston’s east end with his family and says, “I have the most loving and supportive wife, Vanessa. My children are Mason, who is 17 years old in grade 12 at Regi,

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All candidates meeting spotlights party hopefuls in H-L&A

Constituents of the federal riding of Hastings-Lennox & Addington (H-L&A) got their first overall glimpse of the candidates courting their votes when the elections subcommittee of the Napanee District Chamber of Commerce (NDCC) hosted a hybrid Federal Election Event on Tuesday, Sep. 7th, 2021 at the Napanee Lions Hall. All

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Local campaign signs stolen and defaced

Vandals have been actively destroying campaign signs across the region since the federal election was called on Sunday, Aug. 15, 2021, according to those with local campaigns. Paul Proderick, a campaign volunteer for Liberal Candidate and former Member of Parliament, Mike Bossio, is in charge of Bassio’s signs for the

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Jennifer Sloan to run in husband’s incumbent riding

Stirling Resident Jennifer Sloan declared her Independent Run for Federal Office in Hastings-Lennox and Addington today.   Sloan is the wife of controversial MP Derek Sloan, the incumbent MP for the riding who was ousted from the Conservative caucus in Jan. 2021. On Aug. 23, 2021, Derek Sloan officially announced he

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Greater Napanee announces new CAO, Manager of Legislative Services/Municipal Clerk

After months of multiple senior positions within the Town of Greater Napanee sitting vacant, the municipality has announced the hiring of a new Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) and a new Manager of Legislative Services/Municipal Clerk. Former CAO, Ray Callery, announced his departure from the position in April 2021, which came

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PC ‘Invoice’ fundraising campaign causes confusion and anger

Update (Thursday, Aug. 19, 2021) Vincent O’Connell, of Belleville, emailed his Conservative MPP Todd Smith, Bay of Quinte, at his address [email protected] expressing concern over the invoice mail out. However, the response he received was not what he expected and was not from Smith, O’Connell said. “Our office is not

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Climate crisis, health care hot discussion points as PM endorses Bossio in Napanee

On the first day of campaigning, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made a surprise visit to Napanee’s waterfront on Monday, Aug. 16, 2021, in support of Liberal Candidate Mike Bossio’s campaign to return to Parliament. Bossio, who was ousted as MP in the last election by controversial, then-Conservative now-independent MP Derek

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Kingston and area federal election 2021: Have your say

On Sunday, Aug. 15, 2021, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that Canadians will be going to the polls in September for a federal election. Only two parties have nominated a candidate in Kingston and the Islands so far. The deadline to nominate candidates is Monday, Aug. 30 at 2 p.m.,

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Indigenous water walk protests poor water

Ten people, Indigenous and their allies, walked from Kingston to Parliament Hill with a copper pail in hand as part of an annual water walk. “Mr. Trudeau said he’d give all of our people fresh water, clean water on our territories,” said Kingston resident, Lisa Cadue, who organized the walk.

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Algonquin Negotiation Representative election process begins

Ballots are being mailed out today for the election of Algonquin Negotiation Representative (ANR) in three communities in Ontario. The ANRs include the Chief and Council of the Algonquins of Pikwakanagan First Nation and one representative from each of the nine other Algonquin communities. Six candidates have been acclaimed by

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