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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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Tyendinaga language and cultural centre launch new animated series

Tsi Tyónnheht Onkwawén:na (TTO), Tyendinaga’s language and cultural centre, has announced the launch of a new website, video series and character designed to educate children in the Mohawk language. With the support of the Ontario Trillium Foundation, TTO says they created the Learning With Tsitha (LWT) project to strengthen and

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Trees go missing from ceremonial community garden

Eighteen trees appear to have been stolen from a community garden and ceremonial space on Highway 15 in Kingston. “We are deeply distressed by this sad and apparently malicious act that is frankly beyond our comprehension,” said Rev. Nan Hudson. She said the apparent theft was discovered on Sunday, Dec.

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Mayor responds to petition to remove Macdonald statue

Mayor Bryan Paterson says he is aware of an online petition launched this Thursday, Jun. 10, 2020, calling for the removal of a statue of Canada’s first Prime Minister, Sir John A. Macdonald from Kingston’s City Park. “My view is that I have seen the petition, but I am also

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City receives $633,000 to support diversified work places

The City of Kingston has received $633,000 from the Future Skills Centre, a research consortium funded by the Government of Canada, to expand the scope of the Workplace Inclusion Charter project first launched last August. Local businesses that commit to the Charter are provided with assessment tools and guidance to

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Community Soapbox: Racism and policing in Kingston’s recent past

Editorial note: The following is a submitted op/ed piece by Steven Maynard and does not necessarily reflect the views and beliefs of Kingstonist. This past Tuesday, I joined hundreds of other Kingstonians in McBurney Park for a Black Lives Matter demonstration. The vigil was part of the global outrage over

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