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Strange odour in Kingston’s west end due to ‘equipment malfunctions’ at Canada Royal Milk plant

On Monday, Mar. 8, 2021, residents in Kingston’s west end – particularly in the Cataraqui Woods area – awoke to a strange smell that both worried and alarmed them. Described by area residents as “gag-inducing,” the smell was not something they’d experienced before, and prompted a number of residents to

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Collins Bay Institution farm officially opens

The long-awaited return of Kingston prison farms was celebrated at Collins Bay Institution this morning. Karen McCrimmon, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, officially launched the Correction Service of Canada’s (CSC) farm employment program on Thursday, August 15, 2019 at Collins Bay Institution. The six

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Vigils for ethical prison farms to be held outside Collins Bay Institution

  The introduction of beef and dairy cows at the new Joyceville and Collins Bay prison farms has drawn the concern of Evolve Our Prison Farms, a campaign for “plant-based prison farms in Canada enhanced by farmed animal sanctuary.” The group will begin holding weekly vigils in front of Collins

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Sheet metal workers enter fourth week of strike

  Members of the Sheet Metal Workers International Association locals 47, 235, 269, 397, 473, 504, 537, and 562 representing workers in Ottawa, Windsor, Kingston, Thunder Bay, London, Sudbury, and Kitchener are entering their fourth week of striking. The Sheet Metal Workers’ International Association (SMWIA) advocates for the rights of

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