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‘Unforeseen challenges’ mark the transition to new Integrated Care Hub on Montreal Street

Though the doors are open, work remains to be completed at the City’s new Integrated Care Hub (ICH) at 661 Montreal St. The facility moved from Artillery Park to its new location on Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020, and several interior and exterior projects are still on the go. According to

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Protest against housing shortage and homelessness held outside City Hall

A demonstration in solidarity with Kingston’s homeless took place outside City Hall Tuesday evening. Starting at 6:30 p.m. The Kingston District Labour Council (KDLC), the Katarokwi (Kingston) Union of Tenants and other concerned citizens said they were protesting the eviction of people living in Belle Park, as well as the

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CAO Lanie Hurdle addresses Belle Park bylaw enforcement

The City of Kingston’s senior manager, CAO Lanie Hurdle, said she wants to directly address the public’s questions following the removal of a settlement in Belle Park on Tuesday. “There have been a number of questions brought up in news reports and onsocial media about the end of the Belle

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Council passes bylaw to allow enforcement of emergency orders

On Tuesday, Apr. 7, 2020, Kingston City Council voted 11-2 to pass a bylaw allowing enforcement of any emergency orders passed by the City under the Emergency Management and Civil Protections Act. Although no local orders have been issued at this time, the bylaw will allow for Municipal Enforcement Officers

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Local family sets up self-isolation trailer for ER nurse during pandemic

The family of a local front line ER nurse is working with the City of Kingston after a resident reported a bylaw infraction when they set up a trailer to allow the nurse to self-isolate after work. The nurse, who will not be named to protect her privacy, became concerned

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How easy is it to find an Airbnb address?

With the upcoming by-law to license short-term stays, there’s been a lot of chatter about the topic online. Recently, the city even released a statement addressing some of the speculation about address-finding and explaining some of the rational behind the choice of a contract with a data-finding company. With both

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By-Law to Outlaw Brewfing

Another St. Patrick’s Day is behind us and, according to Kingston Police, things went relatively well. Despite the hundreds of green-clad, beer-drinking students who filled Aberdeen Street Friday afternoon, the day went off without any unexpected mishaps. Some fines were given out for drinking in public but no one was

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Best of 2016: A Double Standard?

We kicked off 2016 with a poll asking whether or not the city’s outdated Official Plan should continue to project a future iteration of Wellington Street through greenspace at Doug Flurer Park. An overwhelming number of respondents voiced their opposition, which as evidenced by the OpEd submission below, grew more

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Calls for City to Investigate Conflict of Interest

At last week’s meeting, Kingston City Council voted 7-6 in favour of the Capitol Condos, a 16-storey high-rise project above the former Empire Theatre on Princess Street in downtown Kingston. The discussion surrounding the high-rise proposal has been met with both support and objection from Kingstonians. While there is a

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Council Support for 16-Storey Downtown Tower Saddens Citizens’ Group

Vision for Kingston and its hundreds of supporters are disappointed and very concerned about City Council’s vote in favour of the 16-storey high-rise project above the former Empire Theatre on Princess Street in downtown Kingston. The 7 to 6 vote shows a divided Council with those councillors voting against the

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Concern About Conflict of Interest in Vote on Capitol Project

A number of people have raised the question as to whether Councillor Adam Candon has a conflict of interest in the case of the Capitol project proposal, which would mean he should recuse himself from both the discussion and vote at next week’s City Council meeting. Until this week, one

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