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MAKK calls for resistance during anticipated Belle Park eviction

Belle Park’s remaining occupants and their community supporters are on high-alert. An early-morning visit from a City of Kingston clean-up crew on Thursday, Aug. 13 left them anticipating an imminent eviction. Mutual Aid Katarokwi-Kingston (MAKK), a volunteer-run community support network, posted a call-to-action on their Facebook page on Sunday, Aug

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Home Base Housing announces changes in approach to housing services

Home Base Housing has announced some changes that are currently taking place, as well as a shift in how their services will be carried out in the future. The local not-for-profit supportive housing organization announced on Thursday, Jul. 6, 2020 that it will be “moving towards a new emergency housing

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City of Kingston addresses cleaning costs for former Fairfield Manor sites

At their meeting held Tuesday, Jun. 23, 2020, Kingston City Council received a report for information that outlined the cleaning costs associated with the former Fairfield Manor sites. The two sites – formerly Fairfield Manor West on Ridley Court, and Fairfield Manor East on McLean Court – are currently being

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Belle Park becomes ‘hub’ For Kingston’s outdoor homeless community

The City of Kingston has approved the entrance to Belle Park on Montreal Street as a temporary camping location in response to the growing number of homeless people choosing to live outdoors across Kingston. According to Nathan Rosevear, who has been living at the camp at Belle Park for three

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Homeless campers told to vacate Springer Market Square

Only days after Kingston Police and City officials said they would be allowed to remain at Springer Market Square, homeless campers have been instructed to vacate the site. Kingston Police Sergeant Steve Koopman confirmed that City officials visited the site on Friday morning to speak with the campers, advise them

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City, Kingston Police address homeless camp at City Hall

Right now, many of Kingston’s residents are staying home as much as possible, but for some in the city that don’t have a place to call home, Springer Market Square behind City Hall has been acting as home base since the start of April. There, tarps have been erected into

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