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Utilities Kingston announces updated COVID-19 relief criteria

Utilities Kingston has announced changes to the COVID-19 Energy Assistance Program eligibility criteria for residents, small businesses and charitable organizations. They say the changes could mean that more natural gas and electricity users may be eligible for assistance. The COVID-19 Energy Assistance Program (CEAP) and COVID-19 Energy Assistance Program for

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The Year That Was

With just over two weeks remaining until the arrival of 2014, it’s time for a quick look at the headlines and news stories that shaped the past year for Kingstonians. The city dove headfirst into 2013 with a debate regarding electoral boundaries and student voters that was eventually settled by

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Defend Our Climate, Defend Our Communities Rally

The reversal of Enbridge‘s Line 9 has been a point of contention since it was originally termed the “Trail Breaker” project in 2011.  The aging oil pipeline runs through some of the most densely populated parts of Canada, shipping conventional oil across Ontario and Québec.  Originally flowing eastward, Line 9

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Supporters Rally Against Line 9 Reversal

Canada’s economic viability has long been premised on the extraction and exportation of raw natural resources. Beginning with the fur trade and expanding to the diverse mineral resources that exist across the country, their ability to be a sustainable economic venture has long been a point of contentious debate. Despite

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Enbridge Confirms There is No Oil Pipeline Break in Kingston

Enbridge has confirmed that there has been no oil spill in the city of Kingston. Fake notices referencing an oil spill and clean-up effort, and marked with the Enbridge logo, were delivered to a number of residential mailboxes this morning. “These notices appear to be delivered by the perpetrators of

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Hall Monitor: Split Pot

Our dutifully elected council and city staff once again took to Council Chambers for our regular council meeting last night, and they introduced the electronic voting component. Like usual, the agenda and addeds are available on the city website. While we heard a lot off the top of the meeting on

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Crude Awakening for Line 9

Kingston’s City Council Meetings are no stranger to corporate suitors and special interest groups looking to gain support for noble and lucrative causes alike. The conga line of aspiring something or others that have graced council with their presence include prospective managers of the K-Rock Centre, both pro- and anti-casino

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Hall Monitor: Big Things Coming Down the Pipe

Last night, city council, staff and members of the public trekked back over the bridge – this time to Currie Hall at RMC – for what should be our last in the series of off-site meetings. As one might expect, the agenda and addeds are available on the city website.

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