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City to store City Park pedestal to prevent further vandalism

The City of Kingston will temporarily store the City-owned pedestal which previously held the Sir John A. Macdonald statue, and is still located in City Park, to prevent further vandalism. Following the relocation of the statue to a City storage facility on June 18, the pedestal underneath the statue was

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Statue of Sir John A. Macdonald taken down from City Park, moved to Cataraqui Cemetery

Workers from the City of Kingston removed the statue of Sir John A. Macdonald from its place at City Park at 6 a.m. today to begin its relocation to Cataraqui Cemetery. The removal follows a decision made during a Special Meeting of Kingston City Council on Wednesday, Jun. 16, 2021,

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École Sir John A. Macdonald Public School to be temporarily renamed Kingston East Elementary School

In the final hour of Limestone District School Board’s regular Board meeting on Wed. Jun. 16, 2021, a motion was passed to initiate a renaming process for École Sir John A. Macdonald Public School. A complementary motion was passed to call the school by its original name, Kingston East Elementary

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Opinion: Tell the whole story about Sir John

The following is a submitted Op-Ed article. The views and opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of The Kingstonist. What to do with Sir John A’s towering presence in City Park? Is it right to look up to him? That’s the question Kingston City Council will tackle head on

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Legacy Working Group to recommend removal, storage of Kingston’s Sir John A. Macdonald statue

The Sir John A. History and Legacy Working Group held a meeting Monday, Jun. 14, 2021 in preparation for the Special Council Meeting to be held by the City of Kingston on Wednesday, Jun 16, 2021 to debate the fate of the Sir John A. Macdonald statue in City Park.

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Indigenous community members call for removal of Sir John A. Macdonald statue at ceremony

Members of Kingston’s Indigenous and non-Indigenous community held a sacred fire and land-based ceremony at City Park on Thursday, Jun. 10, 2021, covering the statue of Sir John A. Macdonald with red fabric and demanding its removal and replacement with a monument to residential school survivors. The ceremony began at

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Letter: Requesting removal of Sir John A statue in Kingston City Park

The following is a submitted open letter to Kingston City Council. The views and opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of The Kingstonist. Mayor Bryan Paterson and Kingston City Council, We are all aware of the recent discovery at Kamloops Indian Residential School. Since then, we have seen memorials

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City installs cameras at Sir John A. Macdonald statue

It’s been doused in red paint, egged countless times, the target of tomatoes, and threatened to be toppled, but now something else is taking aim at the statue of Sir John A. in City Park. As of Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, the City of Kingston has installed CCTV cameras aimed

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Police probe hate crime at Four Directions Indigenous Student Centre

Kingston Police police say a potential hate crime has been perpetrated against the Four Directions Indigenous Student Centre at 144-146 Barrie St on Queen’s University campus. Between Monday, Jun. 29 and Tuesday, Jun. 30, police say five flags hanging on the property were purposely cut in an act of vandalism.

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Mayor responds to petition to remove Macdonald statue

Mayor Bryan Paterson says he is aware of an online petition launched this Thursday, Jun. 10, 2020, calling for the removal of a statue of Canada’s first Prime Minister, Sir John A. Macdonald from Kingston’s City Park. “My view is that I have seen the petition, but I am also

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City of Kingston announces plans for parking changes at City Park

The City of Kingston is planning changes to parking around City Park, some of which the public is being asked to provide feedback on. The City announced an end to parking on the ring road within City Park in November of 2019, and also explained that municipal staff would be

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Hall Monitor: Green Partnerships

Kingston City Council held meeting number 27-2019 (Agenda) on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2019. During the meeting, they endorsed a new housing benefit program, heard remarks from the new Queen’s University principal, and began work into new climate project funding ideas. The evening opened with a presentation from Jan MacDonald of

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