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City Council approves sleeping cabins concept for Kingston’s homeless

Kingston City Council convened on Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021, with Report #89 of the CAO being one of the primary topics of focus in meeting’s agenda. Specifically, several delegates spoke to address the city’s ‘Winter Response Plan’ for homelessness and the lack of available temporary housing for Kingston’s vulnerable population.

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Kingston City Council to vote on sleeping cabin program to address homelessness

After over two years of housing and homelessness being a top priority for City of Kingston and many of those living in the area, City Council will be faced with a decision regarding the implementation of a “relatively new approach” to provide “an alternative option to temporary house people.” On

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City Council to discuss allocation of $7mill+ in ‘Rapid Housing Funding’

Just two weeks ago, the City of Kingston was awarded $7,418,328 through the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation’s Rapid Housing Initiative (RHI). By the end of this month, the City must have all project applications for the use of that funding submitted to the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHA).

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City hosts district meeting on rural broadband

On Wednesday, May 12, 2021 at 6 p.m., Councillor Gary Oosterhof chaired a virtual meeting to provide information on rural broadband initiatives in Kingston. The City of Kingston has been working to provide rural residents with improved access to broadband since 2020, with the current issue exacerbated by an increased

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Over 400 City of Kingston-paid employees named to annual ‘Sunshine List’

A dozen people employed through the City of Kingston brought home over $170,000 in salary for the 2020 year, according to the provincial government. On Friday, Mar. 19, 2021, the Government of Ontario published its annual public sector salary disclosure – the so-called Sunshine List of those public sector employees

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New EDI Manager, Love Kingston Marketplace 2021 discussed at Kingston City Council

City Council met virtually on Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021. After a closed session, in which they discussed labour relations, potential litigation over the collapse of 223 Princess St. on Christmas day 2020, and activity around Clyde Industrial Park, Council proceeded with a public meeting broadcast to YouTube starting at 7

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City adds extra $1M to the budget for small business, non-profit and artist relief

Kingston City Council wrapped up their 2021 budget deliberations on Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021 after three nights of meetings with staff and agency representatives. Council approved a General Municipal Operating budget of $384,133,729, with a Municipal Capital budget of $58,750,013. Additionally, Council voted to approve a $229,570 operating budget for

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City Council sits for first night of municipal budget deliberations

Kingston City Council held their first of three nights of budget deliberations on Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021. The evening began with a presentation from CAO Lanie Hurdle, in which she explained how City of Kingston staff have taken the impacts of COVID-19 into account in their proposed 2021 budget. “The

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Lionhearts meal service, nightly drop-in program moving into Stages Night Club

City Council has voted unanimously to award $39,000 to local Christian charity Lionhearts Inc. The funds will help them move their community meal program into Stages Night Club for the next six months. “From the start of the pandemic, Lionhearts Inc. has been providing free meal packages every day to

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Special City Council meeting focuses on rural economic development

City Council voted on strategies to guide Kingston’s continued rural economic development at a special meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020. The discussions centred around the topic of the City’s “urban boundary,” which contains the built-up, generally fully serviced area of Kingston, and how to effectively manage service provision within

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Care Hub move from Artillery Park delayed, new location proposed

City of Kingston staff are recommending the city delay relocating the Integrated Care Hub (ICH) for 30 days, until the end of October 2020. The change comes after their plans to lease a building on Patrick Street fell through. “City staff worked to secure the Patrick Street site, but a

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MAKK calls for resistance during anticipated Belle Park eviction

Belle Park’s remaining occupants and their community supporters are on high-alert. An early-morning visit from a City of Kingston clean-up crew on Thursday, Aug. 13 left them anticipating an imminent eviction. Mutual Aid Katarokwi-Kingston (MAKK), a volunteer-run community support network, posted a call-to-action on their Facebook page on Sunday, Aug

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