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Government investment sees $2.2M for Kingston infrastructure

More than $22.2 million is being invested by the federal and provincial governments aimed at protecting the health, and well-being of residents in 130 municipalities throughout eastern Ontario. The Government of Canada is investing over $17.7 million in municipalities through the COVID-19 Resilience Infrastructure Stream of the Investing in Canada

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Indigenous community members call for removal of Sir John A. Macdonald statue at ceremony

Members of Kingston’s Indigenous and non-Indigenous community held a sacred fire and land-based ceremony at City Park on Thursday, Jun. 10, 2021, covering the statue of Sir John A. Macdonald with red fabric and demanding its removal and replacement with a monument to residential school survivors. The ceremony began at

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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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City of Kingston releases statement on Sir John A Macdonald and the Indigenous Community

The following is a statement from the City of Kingston, regarding the legacy of Sir John A. Macdonald and engagement with the Indigenous community: The City of Kingston wishes to inform the public of ongoing discussions and engagement with multiple community members and organizations, including members of the Indigenous community,

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Breakwater Park to reopen to the public

One of Kingston’s most loved and used public parks will be open to the public again, after over two weeks of being closed by the City of Kingston. According to Mayor Bryan Paterson and Dr. Kieran Moore, Medical Officer of Health for KFL&A Public Health, the park will re-open on

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Update: Closure extended – City of Kingston temporarily closes Breakwater Park

Update (Monday, Apr. 19, 2021)Breakwater park will remain closed for another week, according to Mayor Bryan Paterson. Initially closed for 10 days on Friday, Apr. 9, 2021, in response to a COVID-19 outbreak in the University District and large gatherings that were taking place in the park. “Breakwater Park will

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Environmental concerns prompt Council to defer proposal for Kingston Inner Harbour

The most discussed and contentious item on the agenda for Kingston City Council, the federal proposal to “remediate environmental risks to the river environment and human health of Kingston’s Inner Harbour,” has been deferred. Ironically, the deferral was proposed for the exact same reasons the federal government stated were behind

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Martha’s Table goes green through wave of community support

Martha’s Table Community Kitchen has recently announced their intention to improve and expand their service by purchasing an electric vehicle to make deliveries to recipient’s homes, and are asking the Kingston community for donations. In a video posted to their Facebook Page, the Executive Director of the Martha’s Table community

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IN8, Frontenac Heritage Foundation finally agree on Capitol Condos

The Frontenac Heritage Foundation and Building Kingston’s Future Inc. have finally given their blessings to The Capitol condo project. The appellants along with IN8 Developments out of Kitchener-Waterloo, the group responsible for The Capitol, have agreed on the matter after a long-standing dispute. The dispute was centred around the height

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Breakwater Park beach and Gord Downie Pier again closed to public

After reports of large gatherings at Gord Downie Pier and the beach at Breakwater Park over the weekend, the area will again be closed to the public. In a press release dated today, Monday, Mar. 22, 2021, the City of Kingston said, based on the recommendation of KFL&A Medical Officer

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First COVID-19 mass immunization clinic opens in Kingston

On Monday, Mar. 1, 2021, members of the media toured the recently set up COVID-19 mass immunization clinic at the INVISTA Centre just hours before the clinic opened to the public for the first time. Mayor Bryan Paterson and Dr. Kieran Moore, Medical Officer of Health for Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox

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Indigenous communities to consult on Third Crossing naming campaign

The City of Kingston launched the naming campaign for the Third Crossing at a press conference earlier today, Monday, Feb. 22, 2021. Through consultation with Indigenous communities and nations, a short list of names are expected to be presented for public feedback by the end of May 2021. “This is

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