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The plans and people behind the Kingston Economic Recovery Team

Mayor Bryan Paterson has now shared the details of the new ‘Kingston Economic Recovery Team’ (KERT) he announced on April 28, 2020 including the participants, mandate and structure. The team, which will be chaired by Mayor Paterson and have eight additional representatives from a variety workforce sectors across the city,

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Hall Monitor: Response recovery

Kingston City Council sat virtually for meeting 15-2020 (Agenda) on Tuesday, May 6, 2020. Though this was another meeting with a light agenda, council did get a briefing on local business response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and got a few procedural issues taken care of to enable more community involvement

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Hall Monitor: Economic Enforcement

Kingston City Council sat for another virtual meeting, holding meeting 13-2020 (agenda) on Tuesday, Apr. 8, 2020. Council kept a fairly light agenda, but still worked through topics around emergency orders enforcement, the Kingston Economic Development Corporation’s strategic plan, and a funding transfer in tourism. Key Topics Council’s first major

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Queen’s program hopes to solve the work-experience paradox for grads

It has long been a paradox — employers want experience in a candidate before they’ll hire, but how does a new arts or humanities graduate earn that experience before they get a job? A program at Queen’s University, preparing for its third year, seems to have found the the answer.

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Hall Monitor: Climate Camp

On Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019 Kingston City Council sat for meeting number 25-2019 (Agenda) during which they, among other items, asked staff to look into bringing some select camping back to Lake Ontario Park next year, received and supported the work of their Climate Action Working Group, and created a

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KEDCO completes Freedom of Information Request from ‘Friends of Kingston’

The Kingston Economic Development Corporation (KEDCO) confirmed today that it has fulfilled a Freedom of Information request filed by local citizen group ‘Friends of Kingston.’, with findings that have led to significant changes to the way that the organization does business. At a press conference on Thursday, Jul. 25, 2019

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Kingston City Council sets four-year strategic priorities

On Tuesday, May 7, 2019 Kingston City Council met in Committee of the Whole and approved their five strategic priorities through 2022. These priorities and projects, which were first established over a series of three meetings in March and prioritized using the help of public consultation and an external facilitator,

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