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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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Letter: Noise bylaws and live music

The following is a letter to the editor, and does not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of The Kingstonist. On Aug. 11, 2020, Kingston City Council attached new administrative monetary penalties to two existing bylaws, the ‘nuisance party’ bylaw and the ‘noise’ bylaw.  These fines were intended as a

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Council delays spa decision to consult climate change specialists

Kingston City Council has voted to defer by one month their decision on zoning bylaw and Official Plan amendments for 2285 and 2311 Battersea Rd. The site is the location of a proposed hospitality venue, Unity Farm Inn & Spa, by BPE development. At a council meeting on Tuesday, Aug.

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Low-cost mobile spay/neuter clinic coming to Kingston

Well over 50 per cent of the dogs brought into the Kingston Humane Society as strays are claimed. Conversely, only five per cent of stray cats brought into the shelter are claimed. And it’s part of a bigger issue, according to Gord Hunter, Executive Director of the Kingston Human Society.

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Council votes to support supervised consumption services, moving forward with ranked ballots

Council votes to support supervised consumption services, moving forward with ranked ballots During their first official meeting, the 2018 to 2022 Kingston City Council had a few large items on the agenda, two of which drew members of the public to the gallery. The only delegation before council at the

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Get to know your 2018 to 2022 council: Councillor Lisa Osanic

  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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Who’s who around the horseshoe

Kingstonians have spoken, and our new city council has been formed – despite some technical issues and an overall low voter turnout. The 34,529 people that did cast ballots voted overwhelmingly to have Bryan Paterson donning the mayoral collar once again. Paterson took just over 69 per cent of the

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Who was Kingston’s best member of council (2014-2018)?

With the municipal election less than three months away and the campaign about to hit full stride, it’s a great time to evaluate the current council’s performance. In the last four years, councillors have debated, voted, and voiced their opinions on a variety of hot local topics: the third crossing,

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2014 Municipal Election Results

The 2014 Municipal Election did not disappoint local political junkies and those with a keen interest on the goings on at City Hall!  When the polls around Kingston officially closed yesterday evening, it was still anyone’s guess as to who would emerge victorious as our new Mayor and members of City Council. While other

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Referendum to Decide Fate of Casino

When Kingstonians head to the polls during next Fall’s municipal election, the seats occupied by Councillors and the Mayor may not be the only things decided by voters. Last week, council unanimously voted in favour of conducting a referendum to decide, once and for all, what position the City of

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Hall Monitor: Integrity Versus Reality

Last night, city council, staff and the public gathered in City Hall for Kingston City Council meeting number 03-2014. The city has published the agenda online… but there were no addeds, oddly. For the most part, last night’s meeting came down to one topic. Yes, a few other things happened –

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Best of 2013: Hall Monitor: Late to the Party

Twice a month our loyal followers tune in to Twitter to catch #ygkc, a play-by-play (tweet-by-tweet) of the proceedings inside City Hall’s council chambers. This past year, City Council meetings went on a mini-road trip, as they were hosted at various venues around the Limestone City, while Council Chambers were

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