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Open letter: City residents opposed to intensification plans for Johnson Street Corridor at Portsmouth Avenue

The following is a submitted open letter to the City of Kingston Planning Committee from a group of residents concerned about the proposed plans for the Johnson Street Corridor at Portsmouth Avenue. The views and opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of Kingstonist. Dear Planning Committee, The intent of

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Letter to Board of Directors at L&A Interval House from Unifor Local 414

The following is a submitted open letter addressed to Chris Jackson, Chairperson of the Board of Directors for Lennox and Addington (L&A) Interval House. The views and opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of Kingstonist. Mr. Jackson, My name is Gord Currie, President of Unifor Local 414, who are

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OFSAA Football Bowls cancelled due to ‘varied COVID guidelines’

The following is a letter from OFSAA Football Kingston announcing the withdrawal of their bid to host OFSAA Football Bowls in Kingston this year: We are sad to announce that we have had to withdraw our bid to host OFSAA Football Bowls in Kingston for 2021. We were originally scheduled

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Robert Kiley: I will not run in the 2022 municipal election

The following is a statement from Councillor Robert Kiley. The views and opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of Kingstonist. Kingstonians will go to the polls to vote for Mayor and Council in approximately one year. Elected office and public policy have been a passion, pursuit, and pleasure of

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Open letter to Queen’s Principal on ‘illegal and dangerous’ behaviour

The following is a submitted open letter to Queen’s University Principal and Vice-Chancellor, Patrick Deane. The views and opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of Kingstonist. Dear Queen’s Principal Patrick Deane I agree with MP Mark Gerretsen and Mayor Bryan Paterson that only suspension or expulsion from Queen’s will

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Opinion: How big Internet Service Providers are increasing the digital divide

Editorial note: The following is a submitted op-ed. The views and opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of The Kingstonist. According to the Government of Canada’s figures, Canada has the second highest internet rates per gigabyte in the world. Our big Internet Service Providers (ISPs) – Bell, Rogers, Telus,

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Give 30 Campaign thanks Kingston for overwhelming support of Partners in Mission Food Bank

To the Members of the Kingston community,   We have come to the end of another Give 30 Campaign in Kingston. August 31 marked our final day of this year’s campaign, which launched with the beginning of Ramadan in April and extended through the summer. For the past 18 months,

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Letter: Shining the light on community-minded students

Editorial note: The following is a submitted letter to the editor. The views and opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of Kingstonist. Queen’s students have taken some flack this year about their group activities during the pandemic, their lack of social distancing, and their contribution to local outbreaks. As

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Letter: My volunteer experience at a KFL&A COVID-19 assessment centre

Editorial note: The following is a letter to the editor from a reader expressing her personal experiences through the COVID-19 pandemic. The views and opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of The Kingstonist. In April 2020, I began by delivering meals for VON. I also accepted a position as

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Letter: 12-year-old urges preservation of Amazon rainforest

The following is a submitted letter to the editor from a 12-year-old reader who asked to remain anonymous. The views and opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of The Kingstonist. Dear Editor, I am interested in saving the Amazon Rainforest from destruction and pollution, and I have made this

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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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