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Kingston welcomes Theodore TOO with poignant-yet-celebratory ceremony

The arrival and mooring of Theodore TOO, the country’s most beloved tugboat, coincided with a number of momentous events for those in Kingston. Arriving on Monday, Jul. 12, 2021, the ‘Theodore Tugboat’ star docked in Kingston as part of a partnership with Swim Drink Fish, where the boat has taken

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Statue of Sir John A. Macdonald taken down from City Park, moved to Cataraqui Cemetery

Workers from the City of Kingston removed the statue of Sir John A. Macdonald from its place at City Park at 6 a.m. today to begin its relocation to Cataraqui Cemetery. The removal follows a decision made during a Special Meeting of Kingston City Council on Wednesday, Jun. 16, 2021,

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École Sir John A. Macdonald Public School to be temporarily renamed Kingston East Elementary School

In the final hour of Limestone District School Board’s regular Board meeting on Wed. Jun. 16, 2021, a motion was passed to initiate a renaming process for École Sir John A. Macdonald Public School. A complementary motion was passed to call the school by its original name, Kingston East Elementary

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Opinion: Tell the whole story about Sir John

The following is a submitted Op-Ed article. The views and opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of The Kingstonist. What to do with Sir John A’s towering presence in City Park? Is it right to look up to him? That’s the question Kingston City Council will tackle head on

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Truth and reconciliation attempt by Sharbot Lake women nearly spoiled by misleading posts

A Facebook post can take on a life of its own, and sometimes that can be counter productive to what was intended. This was one of the lessons learned in Sharbot Lake this past week by community members who just wanted to make a positive gesture. Pamela Giroux says that

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Indigenous community members call for removal of Sir John A. Macdonald statue at ceremony

Members of Kingston’s Indigenous and non-Indigenous community held a sacred fire and land-based ceremony at City Park on Thursday, Jun. 10, 2021, covering the statue of Sir John A. Macdonald with red fabric and demanding its removal and replacement with a monument to residential school survivors. The ceremony began at

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Letter: Requesting removal of Sir John A statue in Kingston City Park

The following is a submitted open letter to Kingston City Council. The views and opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of The Kingstonist. Mayor Bryan Paterson and Kingston City Council, We are all aware of the recent discovery at Kamloops Indian Residential School. Since then, we have seen memorials

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City of Kingston releases statement on Sir John A Macdonald and the Indigenous Community

The following is a statement from the City of Kingston, regarding the legacy of Sir John A. Macdonald and engagement with the Indigenous community: The City of Kingston wishes to inform the public of ongoing discussions and engagement with multiple community members and organizations, including members of the Indigenous community,

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Tipi Moza Indigenous supportive housing program approved by Kingston City Council

At their regular meeting on Tuesday, June 1, 2021, Kingston City Council unanimously approved the establishment of an Indigenous housing service centre at 113 Lower Union Street. The centre, which will house up to 19 individuals by late 2021 and provide the community with much-needed cultural support, will be operated

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Indigenous communities to consult on Third Crossing naming campaign

The City of Kingston launched the naming campaign for the Third Crossing at a press conference earlier today, Monday, Feb. 22, 2021. Through consultation with Indigenous communities and nations, a short list of names are expected to be presented for public feedback by the end of May 2021. “This is

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Indigenous community takes issue with Kingston Pride

  Kingston Pride kicks off this weekend, and while many are eagerly excited for the opportunity to celebrate inclusion, some members of the community have expressed that they don’t feel welcome. Pride events such as the Pride is the Future: Drag Show and Dance and the Big Gay Brunch will

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