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Province supports area infrastructure projects with $6.9 million

MPP Daryl Kramp made an announcement on Monday, Jan, 25, 2021, saying Hastings – Lennox and Addington (H-L&A) municipalities will receive more than $6.9 million across 21 municipalities to build local community infrastructure. One-third of Belleville is in H-L&A; south of Hwy 401 is in Bay of Quinte riding of

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Mayor, Chamber of Commerce, react to Provincial Budget

The Greater Kingston Chamber of Commerce has released a statement expressing their approval of the Ontario 2020 budget, specifically highlighting some small business tax changes. “The [Chamber] is pleased with the budget and its timely supports and reliefs for small businesses,” said Chamber CEO, Karen Cross. “In particular, the programs

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MPP Kramp announces COVID-19 funding for H-L&A communities

The Ontario government is investing over $2.5 million in Hastings and Lennox and Addington County infrastructure projects to assist in local COVID-19 recovery. Through the COVID Stream, Ontario will support municipalities as they build and repair roads, bridges, water and wastewater infrastructure, according to a release from MPP Daryl Kramp,

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A Letter to the Premier (in response to #AMOConf19)

Dear Doug, I must admit, it was an odd experience hearing you speak at the Association of Ontario Municipalities Conference in Ottawa on Monday, Aug. 19, 2019 (#AMOConf19). I was there, gathered with thousands of other councillors and mayors from across the province, front row/centre as I always am, ready

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Six questions with Mark Gerretsen of the Liberal Party of Canada

Mark Gerretsen is the current MP and Liberal Party of Canada candidate for Kingston and the Islands for the 2019 federal election. Born at Kingston General Hospital, Gerretsen has been “fortunate enough to live here” his entire life. Gerretsen attended his first Liberal convention when his father, John Gerretsen, ran

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Kingston to receive $20.2 million for shoreline, sewer projects

On August 28, 2019, MP Mark Gerretsen alongside Mayor Bryan Patterson announced $20.2 million in funding for flooding and shoreline projects in the city of Kingston. Funding, being provided through the federal Gas Tax Fund, is being allocated to two projects in the city. Over half of the funding, $10.4

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What growth is good?

Growth. A six letter word you hear a lot these days at City Hall. It’s held up by many as something we need in and of itself. We are told that more development in Kingston, for example, will increase revenue (via the assessment base/taxation and development charges) to help the

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Statement from the City of Kingston as Council decides on municipal budget

The following is a press release from the City of Kingston: Council chambers have been active these past few nights, as budget presentations from City departments, Utilities Kingston and City-funded external agencies and boards have been underway. Activity culminated last night, with city council reviewing and recommending a 2019 tax-supported

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Get to know your 2018 to 2022 council: Councillor Gary Oosterhof

  Editor’s note: With the new Kingston City Council beginning its term of office on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018, we thought it would be a great time to catch up with the new and newly-re-elected members of council so that we could share a bit more about the 13 people

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Get to know your 2018 to 2022 council: Councillor Wayne Hill

Editor’s note: With the new Kingston City Council beginning its term of office on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018, we thought it would be a great time to catch up with the new and newly-re-elected members of council so that we could share a bit more about the 13 people who’ll

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City installing public charging stations for electric vehicles

The City of Kingston is currently installing charging stations for electric vehicles in an attempt to make it easier to be an electric vehicle owner in the city. The City began installing the charging stations on Wednesday, July 25, 2018, and will install a whopping 48 charging stations at 21

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