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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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Letter: Why I left Kingston’s Housing and Homelessness Committee

The following is a submitted letter to the editor. The views and opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of The Kingstonist. I left the City’s Housing and Homelessness Committee recently completely disheartened by the experience, and I’d like to share that experience with fellow Kingstonians. It may be time

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City of Kingston announces staffing reductions due to COVID-19 pandemic

Approximately 55 full-time City of Kingston employees will be impacted by a “shortage of work” beginning Tuesday, May 19, 2020, according to a press release from the City. The City said this temporary shortage of work is due to the extended closures and reduction of non-essential City services brought about

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Have your say: Yay or nay? – Dedicated bus lanes in Kingston

At their meeting held Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2019, Kingston City Council discussed a motion to direct City Staff to look into the creation of a “Kingston Transitway” through dedicated bus lanes. Moved by Deputy Mayor Peter Stroud and seconded by Councillor Bridget Doherty, the motion spoke to the “permanent greenhouse

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The value of local representation

Vol. 1: To live or not to live in your district? “He doesn’t live in the district, you know?” That was a common refrain my opponents used against me in last fall’s municipal election, as I was told by a number of people as I went door-to-door. And it was

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City remedies unwelcoming benches following online citizen complaint

During her lunch hour, Kingstonian Kathryn Vilela was walking along the beautifully redesigned waterfront at Breakwater Park when something caught her attention. It was Tuesday, Jul. 30, 2019, and Vilela, an employee with Queen’s University Alumni Relations, suddenly found her lunchtime walk interrupted by a realization – one that prompted

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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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