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Kingston City Council defers conversion therapy bylaw for revisions

On Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021, former Kingston resident, Ben Rodgers, appeared before Kingston City Council as a delegate, speaking to a report before Council regarding new programming and a bylaw seeking to ban conversion therapy. Specifically, Rodgers spoke to Report #79 of the CAO, referring to a proposed Kingston bylaw

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Over 50 Kingston businesses say they won’t comply with COVID mandates

A number of small and prominent businesses in the Kingston area have come together via a private Facebook group to discuss how they won’t be cooperating with government mandates pertaining to COVID-19. The group, Kingston and Surrounding Area Businesses Supporting Freedom of Choice, encompasses over 50 businesses, over 750 total

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Queen’s University updates mandatory COVID-19 vaccination requirement

Queen’s University is joining other universities and colleges in Ontario in implementing mandatory COVID-19 vaccination requirements for all individuals (students, staff, faculty, contractors, and visitors) participating in university activities in person, either on Queen’s campus or other Queen’s property. The updated Mandatory Vaccination Policy indicates that Queen’s is implementing mandatory

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Student petition to end vaccine mandate presented to Queen’s principal

Update (Thursday, Aug. 26, 2021) The claim made by the interviewee, Daniel, that 98 per cent of Queen’s students are vaccinated is inaccurate at the current time. A Queen’s University Residence Update Aug. 12, 2021, indicates that “Students living in residence are subject to a vaccination status mandatory disclosure process.

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Refuge Canada exhibit on loan to PumpHouse Museum

This summer and fall, the PumpHouse Steam Museum will proudly host  ‘Refuge Canada,’ an exhibition on loan from the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21. Opening Tuesday, Jul. 20, 2021, the fully-bilingual exhibit dives into Canada’s place within the current global refugee crisis, while bringing to light the challenges

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Letter in response to the futility of Kingston’s Housing Committee

The following is a submitted letter to the editor. The views and opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of The Kingstonist. Dear Kingstonist, I’ve been digging into Kingston’s housing situation for a few years. Admittedly, I’ve been more of a digital support member, but I did take part in

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Eviction, empathy, and engagement: The complex case of Belle Park

A new encampment with many needs I received my first tip about the Belle Park encampment approximately three weeks ago from a resident of Kingston’s Inner Harbour. I had not driven past the outer Montreal Street park for many months, at least since the start of the pandemic in early

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