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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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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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Legacy Working Group to recommend removal, storage of Kingston’s Sir John A. Macdonald statue

The Sir John A. History and Legacy Working Group held a meeting Monday, Jun. 14, 2021 in preparation for the Special Council Meeting to be held by the City of Kingston on Wednesday, Jun 16, 2021 to debate the fate of the Sir John A. Macdonald statue in City Park.

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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 approves restorations to City Hall steps, heritage buildings

Kingston City Council approved applications from Heritage Kingston to alter and restore several heritage buildings, including City Hall, during their meeting Tuesday, Jun. 1, 2021. Heritage Kingston’s application was approved by a unanimous vote to alter three buildings on the City of Kingston’s heritage register: Kingston City Hall, and the

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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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Eighty local artists receive funding from the City of Kingston Arts Fund’s Resiliency Grant

The Kingston Arts Council (KAC) has announced that $80,000 will be awarded to 80 local, professional artists through the first intake period of the City of Kingston Arts Fund’s Resiliency Grant. Total funding for the Resiliency Grant is $100,000 and the remaining $20,000 will be administered through a second intake

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Kingston Youth Shelter moves to city’s west end

The Kingston Youth Shelter, formerly located at 113 Lower Union Street, has moved to the former Fairfield Manor West site at 805 Ridley Drive — albeit only temporarily. The City of Kingston acquired the former Fairfield Manor West site after Council voted to do so in October 2020. Prior to

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Kingston Youth Services Hub aiming to solve youth homelessness

Last year, City Council approved Princess Street United Church’s conversion into a new youth centre, Kingston Youth Services Hub, to cater to the needs of at-risk homeless youth in the community.  The leading organization for the project, Home Base Housing (HBH), responsible for planning and managing the youth hub, is

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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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