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Update: Kingston chosen for $1 million grant to support tourism sector

Kingston has been chosen as one of three communities across Southern Ontario to receive a federal grant from FedDev Ontario. The grant totals $2 million, with the Kingston area receiving half of that total. According to a release from FedDev Ontario, dated Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, millions of travellers visit

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Campaign aims to show love to local businesses during pandemic

Without doubt, the COVID-19 pandemic has affected every person in our community, leaving many with feelings of uncertainty. But as we look to adapt to whatever the new normal is, one thing is very clear: the local economy will depend on all of us as a community to come together

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Hall Monitor: Response recovery

Kingston City Council sat virtually for meeting 15-2020 (Agenda) on Tuesday, May 6, 2020. Though this was another meeting with a light agenda, council did get a briefing on local business response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and got a few procedural issues taken care of to enable more community involvement

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Queen’s program hopes to solve the work-experience paradox for grads

It has long been a paradox — employers want experience in a candidate before they’ll hire, but how does a new arts or humanities graduate earn that experience before they get a job? A program at Queen’s University, preparing for its third year, seems to have found the the answer.

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Mayor Paterson ‘appalled’ by KEDCO’s misuse of taxpayer dollars

On the heels of the announcement today that the Kingston Economic Development Corporation (KEDCO) had completed a review of its financial transactions from 2010 to 2015, the current mayor of the City of Kingston has voiced concerns about the review’s findings. Amongst the expenditures found in that review process, which

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KEDCO completes Freedom of Information Request from ‘Friends of Kingston’

The Kingston Economic Development Corporation (KEDCO) confirmed today that it has fulfilled a Freedom of Information request filed by local citizen group ‘Friends of Kingston.’, with findings that have led to significant changes to the way that the organization does business. At a press conference on Thursday, Jul. 25, 2019

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Apprenticeship program offers jump start to recent grads, local businesses

It’s arguably one of the most challenging times in a person’s life, and a time that can crucial to the trajectory of their career: those first few years following post-secondary education. It’s a time when many recent graduates find themselves in limbo, floating in that place where potential employers are

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