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Letter: Action against Hillier ‘censorship’

Editorial note: The following is a submitted letter to the Editor in reference to a recent motion before Kingston City Council seeking to inform the provincial government of its condemnation of MPP Randy Hillier’s recent actions. The views and opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of The Kingstonist. Dear

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Kingston City Council votes unanimously to condemn actions of MPP Hillier

Kingston City Council unanimously passed an amended motion yesterday decrying the actions of Randy Hillier, joining the Town of Perth, the Township of South Frontenac, and Loyalist Township, who have also issued statements against the independent MPP.  The motion was brought before council last night by Councillor Bridget Doherty, and

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Kingston City Council looks to condemn actions of Randy Hillier

It appears as though Kingston City Council will join the Town of Perth, the Township of South Frontenac, and Loyalist Township in condemning the actions of Independent MPP Randy Hillier.  In a motion slated for council on Tuesday, May 4, 2021, it will be requested that the Ford Government refer

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Kingston City Council gives go ahead for Capitol Condos project

Kingston City Council unanimously passed a motion on Tuesday, Apr. 6, 2021 to endorse the settlement on the proposed Capitol Condos project at 223 Princess Street. The Capitol Condos project will see a nine-storey condominium building at the former Capitol Movie Theatre in downtown Kingston. Plans, revisions, and conversations have

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County of Frontenac 2021 budget requisition to appear on City tax bills

The City of Kingston recently received notice from the County of Frontenac confirming its 2021 budget requisition for Fairmount Home and Frontenac Paramedic Services in the amount of $12,751,183. According to a release from the City, dated Wednesday, Feb 24, 2021, the amount – requisitioned for the City’s share of

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City Council confirms members of Macdonald History & Legacy working group

Kingston City Council has approved a list of appointments to the ‘Sir John A Macdonald History and Legacy Kingston Working Group’ from the City’s Nominations Advisory Committee. The appointees include Kingston residents Mary Farrar, Tanya Grodzinski and Ann Stevens. Three self-identified Indigenous community members Laurel Clause Johnson, Candace Lloyd and

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Kingston City Council urges province to phase out gas-powered electric plants

Kingston City Council unanimously passed a motion at their meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021, moving that the City of Kingston write to the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing and the Minister of Environment, Conservation, Energy, and Parks to request that the Government of Ontario develop and implement a

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Kingston police chief responds to calls to ‘defund’ at City Council Meeting

Kingston Police Chief Antje McNeely spoke to City Council on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021, invited, she said, to explain how the force uses their capital and operating budget. Specifically, McNeely said she was asked to talk about “how the police budget has been constructed to deal with the concerns raised

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Kingston City Council passes ban on ‘conversion therapy’

Kingston City Council has passed a motion to ban the practice of conversion therapy within the municipality. “I think in June, when we see the pedestrian crossing [outside City Hall] painted the colours of the rainbow, I think we can with pride know that we’ve really earned that privilege,” said

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Kingston City Council to discuss motion to denounce conversion therapy

At their meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021, City Council will discuss a motion to denounce the practice of conversion therapy throughout the City of Kingston. The new motion, brought forward by Councillor Bridget Doherty, seeks to support the federal bill to criminalize the practice, Bill C-6, An Act to

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KCHC partners with Spectra Plasmonics for street ‘drug-checking’ pilot project

Kingston City Council has approved a contribution of $269,000 to a new drug-checking pilot project from Kingston Community Health Centres (KCHC) The pilot project will see KCHC partner with local technology firm Spectra Plasmonics over 15 months, and submit a final report to Health Canada on their findings. The City

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An open letter to Dr. Kieran Moore

The following is a submitted open letter. The views and opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of The Kingstonist. Dr. Kieran Moore, Medical Officer of Health, Kingston-Frontenac-Lennox-Addington, The Kingston Faith and Justice Coalition want to add our thanks to that of Kingston City Council for your Tuesday, Dec. 1,

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