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Kingston City Council passes ban on ‘conversion therapy’

Kingston City Council has passed a motion to ban the practice of conversion therapy within the municipality. “I think in June, when we see the pedestrian crossing [outside City Hall] painted the colours of the rainbow, I think we can with pride know that we’ve really earned that privilege,” said

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Kingston City Council to discuss motion to denounce conversion therapy

At their meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021, City Council will discuss a motion to denounce the practice of conversion therapy throughout the City of Kingston. The new motion, brought forward by Councillor Bridget Doherty, seeks to support the federal bill to criminalize the practice, Bill C-6, An Act to

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Council approves Unity Farm Inn & Spa development

City Council has approved a zoning bylaw and Official Plan amendment for the development of Unity Farm Inn & Spa after a lengthy, impassioned debate. Gary Oosterhof, the councillor for Countryside District where the development will be located, implored his colleagues once again to reject the project. “This development as

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St. Lawrence College set to host Depaving event

Playing on the iconic words of Joni Mitchell, a local organization is looking to ‘Depave Paradise’ and ‘get rid of the parking lot.’ Red Squirrel Conservation Services is partnering with St. Lawrence College (SLC) to host a Depave Paradise Kingston event that aims to transform 180m2 of unused parking lot

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Kingstonians take to the streets as part of international climate strike

Kingstonians take to the streets as part of international climate strike Anywhere from 300 to 800 people gathered in the streets of Kingston throughout the day, joining those in over 95 countries internationally taking part in the global ‘Climate Strike’ on Friday, Mar. 15, 2019. Here in Kingston, the rally

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Council votes to support supervised consumption services, moving forward with ranked ballots

Council votes to support supervised consumption services, moving forward with ranked ballots During their first official meeting, the 2018 to 2022 Kingston City Council had a few large items on the agenda, two of which drew members of the public to the gallery. The only delegation before council at the

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Get to know your 2018 to 2022 council: Councillor Bridget Doherty

  Editor’s note: With the new Kingston City Council beginning its term of office on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018, we thought it would be a great time to catch up with the new and newly-re-elected members of council so that we could share a bit more about the 13 people

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Who’s who around the horseshoe

Kingstonians have spoken, and our new city council has been formed – despite some technical issues and an overall low voter turnout. The 34,529 people that did cast ballots voted overwhelmingly to have Bryan Paterson donning the mayoral collar once again. Paterson took just over 69 per cent of the

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Portsmouth candidates agree to no signs during campaign

Carrying on a tradition nearly a decade old, the candidates running to represent Portsmouth District in the upcoming municipal election have agreed they will not use election signs during their campaigns. The last time election signs were used by candidates in Portsmouth District was during the 2006 municipal election, said

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