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Public Health announces INVISTA Centre as Kingston’s mass vaccination site

Kingston Frontenac Lennox & Addington Public Health has confirmed the INVISTA Centre’s MNP Rink as a venue for mass COVID-19 immunization clinics when adequate vaccine supply arrives in the region. “The INVISTA Centre has been an integral part of keeping Kingston and area residents healthy and connected for over 10

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$3 million to establish an ‘ecosystem’ for healthcare business in Kingston

The federal government has announced new funding for a group of organizations in the health and sciences sector of Kingston. On Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021, Kate Young, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages (FedDev Ontario), announced a FedDev Ontario investment of $3 million. The funding

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City seeks committee members for Sir John A. Macdonald legacy project

The City of Kingston says they are seeking “a diverse group of representatives” to sit on a working group addressing the history and legacy of Sir John A. Macdonald in Kingston. Specifically, the working group will focus on developing the wording that describes Macdonald on municipal property. “The working group

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Attendees, organizers address mask-less audience at Chamber of Commerce event

On Friday, Oct. 16, 2020, the Greater Kingston Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual State of the City event, hosting Kingston’s three political leaders who briefed those in attendance about the current state of the city, particularly through a COVID-19 lens. But it wasn’t long before those online pointed out

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Bryan Paterson ‘stepping away’ from Third Day Worship Centre

On Wednesday, Sep. 9, 2020, Kingston’s Mayor Bryan Paterson posted an open letter on his blog announcing his departure from the congregation at Third Day Worship Centre. The letter comes two weeks after a video of the church’s preacher appeared on YouTube in which he denounced homosexuality, associated Islamic mosques

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Masks now mandatory in indoor public settings in KFL&A

Kingston’s Chief Medical Officer Dr. Kieran Moore has issued a public health order making masks mandatory inside any indoor public setting. Mayor Bryan Paterson issued the announcement on YouTube on Friday, Jun 26, 2020.  “That means masks will be required for going into grocery stores, retail stores, restaurants, hair and

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Kingston celebrates National Indigenous People’s Day

  The Kingston National Indigenous Peoples Day annual celebration took place Friday, June 21, 2019 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Community booths, vendors, and local drummers, singers, and dancers gathered in Confederation park for a day of free activities celebrating the culture of Canadian Indigneous peoples. The event began

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Mayor rebukes city councillor for ‘lack of trust in staff’

Kingston Mayor Bryan Paterson took a moment to rebuke Councillor Jeff McLaren for his apparent lack of trust in city staff at the most recent meeting of Kingston City Council. The incident occurred about halfway through the city council meeting on the evening of Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019. Council had

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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: Mayor Bryan Paterson

  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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Mayor responds to Tribunal decision on Capitol Condos project

Just hours after the Local Planning Appeals Tribunal ordered the City of Kingston to repeal the by-law supporting the Capitol Condos project, Mayor Bryan Paterson is considering the decision a chance for learning and moving forward, he said. “I think the first thing I would say is that I think,

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Paterson: The electorate has spoken very clearly… but ultimately it will be up to the councillors

On Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2018, the majority of Kingstonians voted in favour of moving to a ranked ballot in the next municipal election – but there is just one issue with that. Despite the fact that 62.93 per cent of the voters in Kingston voted ‘yes’ on the referendum question

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