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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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Kingston City Council votes to move forward on inclusion, compensation of unhoused population in policy making

In a Kingston City Council meeting on Tuesday, Jun. 22, 2021, which was held virtually, Councillor Jeff McLaren moved a motion regarding the inclusion of insights from people with lived experiences of homelessness into policy decisions. Councillor Robert Kiley seconded the motion.  The motion also sheds light on the structural

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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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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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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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Local Family and Children’s Services: 215 children will not be forgotten

The following is a message from Family and Children’s Services of Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (FACSFLA) in regards to the remains of 215 children found at the former Kamloops Residential School: We must do better.  We are committed to learning and improving in everything we do. The discovery of the

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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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