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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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City will not ask Belle Park camp occupants to move on Friday

City of Kingston CAO Lanie Hurdle has decided to cancel further bylaw enforcement at Belle Park on Friday Jul. 31, following confusion over erroneous eviction notices issued Tuesday morning. “I have decided not to provide any reminder this week due to the fact that people at Belle Park are already

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Council votes to extend bylaw exemptions at Belle Park

The meeting of Kingston City Council on Tuesday, Jul. 7, 2020 immediately got down to business, first tackling the deadline for the bylaw exemption allowing for the homeless encampment at Belle Park to remain. In fact, that’s almost all Council was able to accomplish of the full agenda that lay

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City CAO Lanie Hurdle explains changes to Love Kingston Marketplace

The City of Kingston has responded swiftly to negative feedback on the Love Kingston Marketplace, says their Chief Administrative Officer, Lanie Hurdle. In a statement released on Tuesday, the City of Kingston announced significant changes to the newly opened pedestrian streetscape, including reopening Princess and Brock Streets to two lanes

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City looking to open Artillery Park as a drop-in day-service centre

In sharing some information on the Belle Park encampment updates in advance of the special City Council meeting scheduled for Tuesday, Jun. 23, 2020, the City of Kingston has announced it is looking to open Artillery Park as a drop-in centre. The City had previously indicated the allowing the encampment

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