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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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Hall Monitor: Late to the Party

Last night, city council, staff and the public gathered in City Hall for Kingston City Council meeting number 01-2014. The city has published the agenda and addeds online. Our meeting last night was, for the most part, a quick one – clocking in at just about an hour and a

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Hit the Deck: A Kingston Gaming Facility Recap

As some of my regular readers know, I work a full time job with an overnight shift. Working nights has its perks for sure, but one of the downfalls is an awkward sleep schedule. This schedule bit me this week, and when I laid down for my usual afternoon nap

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Hall Monitor: Waterfront Poster Maps

Last night, city council, staff and the public gathered in City Hall for Kingston City Council meeting number 21-2013. The city has published the agenda and addeds online. With a delayed start, short agenda and early adjournment, I’m almost willing to bet that last night’s meeting was one of the

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Hall Monitor: Quick Fare

Last night, city council, staff and the public gathered in City Hall for Kingston City Council meeting number 20-2013. The city has published the agenda and addeds online. While not our quickest adjournment, it certainly was the earliest in recent memory, letting out in a brisk 2 short hours. Council used the time efficiently

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Hall Monitor: Pet School District

Last night, city council, staff and the public gathered in City Hall for Kingston City Council meeting number 19-2013. The city has published the agenda and addeds online. The agenda, admittedly, seemed fairly quick – until we got there, any way, and a number of un-published additions were added. As

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Hall Monitor: Schooled

Last night, city council, staff and the public gathered in City Hall for Kingston City Council meeting number 15-2013. The city has published the agenda and addeds online. The bulk of last night’s agenda were smaller items, though as it’s been said to me in the past, those are the

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