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Queen’s researchers work to make Resilient Kingston, helping economic and social recovery post COVID-19

A group of researchers from Queen’s University worked with the City of Kingston, discovering resilience in community members and proposing more ways to reach better social and economic recovery post-pandemic. The project is a part of the 2020-21 Ph.D. Community Initiative (PhD-CI), which is facilitated by Queen’s University School of

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Ontario Small Business Support Grants lack support for local businesses

Businesses in the Kingston area are experiencing difficulties and delays when applying for the Ontario Small Business Support Grant. When they need help or have questions about the grant, many say they are left floundering after calling the so-called helpline. Launched in January, the Ontario Small Business Support Grant provides

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Opening for business when everything is closed

It is no secret that Kingston, Ontario, Canada and the rest of the world have taken a huge economic hit because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The stock market has crashed and the unemployment rates have spiked to historical highs. Businesses that have been established for multiple decades are struggling to

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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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Campaign aims to show love to local businesses during pandemic

Without doubt, the COVID-19 pandemic has affected every person in our community, leaving many with feelings of uncertainty. But as we look to adapt to whatever the new normal is, one thing is very clear: the local economy will depend on all of us as a community to come together

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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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Mayor Paterson announces Kingston Economic Recovery Team

Mayor Bryan Paterson has announced that he will start and lead the Kingston Economic Recovery Team in an effort to plan and coordinate proactive strategies to respond to the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. “The health and well-being of our residents is our top priority. We built local capacity

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