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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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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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$3 million to establish an ‘ecosystem’ for healthcare business in Kingston

The federal government has announced new funding for a group of organizations in the health and sciences sector of Kingston. On Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021, Kate Young, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages (FedDev Ontario), announced a FedDev Ontario investment of $3 million. The funding

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City receives $633,000 to support diversified work places

The City of Kingston has received $633,000 from the Future Skills Centre, a research consortium funded by the Government of Canada, to expand the scope of the Workplace Inclusion Charter project first launched last August. Local businesses that commit to the Charter are provided with assessment tools and guidance to

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COVID-19 causing ‘very different kind of downturn’ in Ontario

The City’s Director of the Office of Strategy, Innovation and Partnerships, Craig Desjardins, says the COVID-19 pandemic has presented the Ontario economy with “a very different kind of downturn.” “In the past, governments usually went to infrastructure as a solution to restart the economy,” he said, as manufacturing and construction

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City looking for innovators for ‘Smart Kingston’ working groups

The City of Kingston is putting out an appeal for forward-thinking, innovative residents to help leverage technology to solve local problems. The appeal, which follows the Smart Kingston Symposium held in the fall, is hoping to create working groups that will feed information and ideas back into a larger conversation.

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