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Councillor calls for bylaw review after Belle Park evictions

City Councillor Mary Rita Holland is calling for more transparency around the outcomes for individuals experiencing homelessness in Kingston after they interact with City bylaw enforcement officers. At the council meeting on Tuesday, Sep. 15, 2020, Holland will table a motion for a review of the City bylaw number 2009-76,

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‘Integrated Care Hub’ opening at Artillery Park

An Integrated Care Hub to serve Kingston’s most vulnerable population is set to open at Artillery Park on Monday, July. 20, 2020. HIV/AIDS Regional Services (HARS) and Street Health Centre announced the establishment of the new 24/7 drop-in centre on Wednesday, Jul. 15, 2020. The location will provide a centre

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Over 1,600 meals provided through Tommy’s Sharing the Caring program

A Kingston restaurant owner and his community partners have provided over 1,600 meals to Kingston’s most vulnerable since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic through a program he calls ‘Sharing the Caring.’ Tommy Hunter, owner of Tommy’s Diner and Smoke ‘N’ Barrel, said he started preparing take-out meals for Kingston’s

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Help community during state of emergency by supporting food providers

As the community continues to deal with the current COVID-19 pandemic and state of emergency, it has led many to ask, ‘what can I do to help?’ In response to the groundswell of those looking to do what they can to help the community get through this difficult time of

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Local United Way launches fund to help those at risk respond to COVID-19

The United Way of Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) has announced a new fund aimed at helping the most vulnerable members of the local community during the current COVID-19 pandemic. On Friday, Mar. 20, 2020, the local United Way announced that the Anna and Edward C. Churchill Foundation has

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City remedies unwelcoming benches following online citizen complaint

During her lunch hour, Kingstonian Kathryn Vilela was walking along the beautifully redesigned waterfront at Breakwater Park when something caught her attention. It was Tuesday, Jul. 30, 2019, and Vilela, an employee with Queen’s University Alumni Relations, suddenly found her lunchtime walk interrupted by a realization – one that prompted

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