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Government investment sees $2.2M for Kingston infrastructure

More than $22.2 million is being invested by the federal and provincial governments aimed at protecting the health, and well-being of residents in 130 municipalities throughout eastern Ontario. The Government of Canada is investing over $17.7 million in municipalities through the COVID-19 Resilience Infrastructure Stream of the Investing in Canada

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Environmental concerns prompt Council to defer proposal for Kingston Inner Harbour

The most discussed and contentious item on the agenda for Kingston City Council, the federal proposal to “remediate environmental risks to the river environment and human health of Kingston’s Inner Harbour,” has been deferred. Ironically, the deferral was proposed for the exact same reasons the federal government stated were behind

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Adverse vaccine side effects expected to be ‘one in a million’

Kingston’s Medical Officer of Health Dr. Kieran Moore says he wants the federal government to make it easier for people to get compensation if they experience adverse side effects from vaccination. “At present in most of Canada except for Quebec, if you have an adverse event associated with immunization…. you

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Locals stage sunrise demonstration against Trans Mountain Pipeline

A group of activists gathered early on Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020 to stage a demonstration against the Trans Mountain Pipeline. About 15 people met at the Pollution statue along the King Street West waterfront at 6:30 a.m. to hang banners, distribute flyers and hold a small vigil. Their demonstration coincided

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Over $47 million invested in Kingston’s public and active transportation

Donning facemasks and asking those in attendance to physically distance and use hand sanitizers provided, a number of local, provincial, and federal dignitaries gathered for an announcement on Monday, Aug. 10, 2020. Despite the light rainfall, Mayor Bryan Paterson, MP Mark Gerretsen, MPP Ian Arthur, and Catherine McKenna, Minister of

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Soapbox: Loyalist Councillor speaks out about MP Sloan

Editorial note: The following is a submitted op/ed piece by Councillor Nathan Townend and does not necessarily reflect the views and beliefs of Kingstonist. I feel compelled as a municipal councillor, for the second time in less than 3 months, to speak out against recent comments made by the Member

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Letter: Public consultation needed on multi-year use of KP

The following is a letter to the editor regarding the new multi-year lease of Kingston Penitentiary. The views and opinions expressed in this letter do not necessarily reflect those of Kingstonist. Since 1835, Kingston Penitentiary (KP) has generated economic and regional growth. Even as KP ceased its social control functions

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Bellevue House receives $1.1M investment from Government of Canada

Mark Gerretsen, MP for Kingston and the Islands, on behalf of Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, announced a federal investment of $1.1 million to fund a major renovation of Bellevue House, the former home of Canada’s first Prime Minister, Sir John A. Macdonald. This investment brings a

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MP Gerretsen confirms arrival of dairy cows at Collins Bay Institution

  On Tuesday, June 4, 2019, Mark Gerretsen, Member of Parliament for Kingston and the Islands, provided the following statement:   “I am pleased to confirm that six dairy cows, with heritage lineage, were successfully transported to Collins Bay Institution’s penitentiary farm this morning. Our Liberal government kept our promise

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