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Local school bus operators run drive-by protest

Local school bus operators in Kingston held a drive-by demonstration outside Limestone District School Board (LDSB) headquarters on Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020. They were protesting a provincially mandated Request for Proposal (RFP) process initiated the night before by Tri-Board Transportation Services, who award school bus contracts in the area. Approximately

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‘Freedom March’ draws crowd to Kingston City Hall

Approximately 40 people gathered outside Kingston City Hall on Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020, for a demonstration against COVID-19 lockdown measures. Described by organizers as a “Freedom March,” the event featured speakers from the non-profit organization Stand Up Canada. “These COVID measures are violating our rights,” said Stand Up Canada spokesperson

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National Student Walkout for Wet’suwet’en at Queen’s University

A few hundred people amassed on Queen’s University campus on Wednesday, Mar. 4, 2020 as part of the National Student Walkout for Wet’suwet’en. The event was host by approximately 10 local organizations, including Queen’s Native Students’ Association, Queen’s Coalition Against Racial and Ethnic Discrimination, Ollin.ca, and OPRIG Kingston. The large

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Wet’suwet’en solidarity demonstrations take place in Kingston

Demonstrators set up a blockade at the CN overpass at Gardiners Road on the morning of Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020. The blockade was one of several demonstrations organized to take place throughout Kingston in solidarity with Wet’suwet’en and the Tyendinaga Mohawks, however, all other activities were cancelled later in the

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VIA advises travellers to use other modes of transportation in coming days

As day six of the demonstration in solidarity with Wet’suwet’en territory continues just outside of Shannonville, VIA Rail has cancelled another day of train activity in the area. “Due to the blockade near Belleville (Ontario), VIA Rail wants to inform its passengers that all departures today, February 11 are cancelled

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Slow Down for Wet’suwet’en demonstrations continue

Sunday, February 9th marked the fourth day of protests and rallies in the Kingston area, with local Indigenous and non-Indigenous people publicly demonstrating solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en people in British Columbia. Despite a court-ordered injunction, train delays and cancellations continued along the Toronto-Ottawa routes, with protests near Belleville preventing trains

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Via Rail halts trains due to Wet’suwet’en demonstration near Shannonville

As demonstrations in solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en territory continue for a second day near Shannonville, Via Rail has announced the stoppage of trains along both the Montreal-Toronto and Ottawa-Toronto corridor. “Due to the protesters currently blocking tracks near Belleville, Ontario, train service between Montreal and Toronto and between Ottawa and

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Trains stopped locally due to demonstration in solidarity with Wet’suwet’en

Trains along the Belleville-Kingston corridor came to a standstill as a demonstration is being staged on the CN Rail in the late afternoon of Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020. Via Rail confirmed that trains stopped moving in both Kingston and Belleville due to the demonstration, and posts on social media state

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Students walk out in protest of cuts and changes to education

Hundreds of students could be seen throughout the city and county today as they walked out of school and voiced their concerns about the changes and cuts to education at the provincial level. Approximately 650 secondary school students walked out of school and either walked, drove, or took public transit

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