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Gerretsen: Local church has gone down ‘very wrong and concerning path’

After more coverage of the questionable practices at Third Day Worship Centre come to light, MP Mark Gerretsen has decided to take a public stance on the autonomous church and its sole leader, Pastor “Apostle” Francis Armstrong. On Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020, the federal representative for Kingston and the Islands

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Locals stage sunrise demonstration against Trans Mountain Pipeline

A group of activists gathered early on Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020 to stage a demonstration against the Trans Mountain Pipeline. About 15 people met at the Pollution statue along the King Street West waterfront at 6:30 a.m. to hang banners, distribute flyers and hold a small vigil. Their demonstration coincided

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Community responds to Third Day Worship Centre service videos

Over the past month, members of the Kingston community have taken to social media, attempting to raise awareness of the subject matter being discussed at a local church during their services. Third Day Worship Centre is a non-denominational church, the “flagship church of Third Day Fellowship of Canada and… also

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Ceremony honours local police officer, Hero of the Year Award recipient

A crowd gathered Monday afternoon at the outdoor ampitheatre behind City Hall to celebrate the bravery of Kingston Police Constable Fil Wisniak. Const. Wisniak received a Police Association Of Ontario’s (PAO) 2020 Police Services Hero of the Year Award for his life-saving actions during a fatal stabbing incident in Kingston

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Over $47 million invested in Kingston’s public and active transportation

Donning facemasks and asking those in attendance to physically distance and use hand sanitizers provided, a number of local, provincial, and federal dignitaries gathered for an announcement on Monday, Aug. 10, 2020. Despite the light rainfall, Mayor Bryan Paterson, MP Mark Gerretsen, MPP Ian Arthur, and Catherine McKenna, Minister of

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KFL&A Public Health Board pushes to keep Canadian-US border closed

Kingston Frontenac Lennox & Addington (KFL&A) Public Health’s Board of Health passed a motion on Wednesday, Jun. 24 2020 to encourage a continuation of the border closure between Canada and the United States.  The motion was presented and will be addressed to Canada’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Theresa Tam, Kingston

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Former MPP John Gerretsen tests positive for COVID-19

Former Kingston mayor and MPP John Gerretsen has now tested positive for COVID-19, according to his son, MP Mark Gerretsen. This comes just days after Assunta Gerretsen – John’s wife and Mark’s mother – tested positive for the virus on Monday, Mar, 16. The couple are currently in quarantine at

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Gerretsen responds to allegations of paying for ads to quash Alberta jobs

When asked about the motivation behind a recent sponsored post on MP Mark Gerretsen’s Facebook account, Gerretsen was quick to dismiss the idea he was trying to end employment opportunities for those in Alberta. “Of course not. And I think it is an extremely misleading thing to say,” Gerretsen said,

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United Way boosts new Youth Hub with $435,000 in funding

Just days after the announcement of its new Youth Services Hub, Home Base Housing is welcoming in the United Way of Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) as its first partner with a contribution totaling $435,000.00 to help relocate One Roof Youth Services Hub. “One Roof already does some phenomenal

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Queen’s University appoints Dr. Jane Philpott as Dean of Health Sciences

Queen’s University has shared the announcement of the appointment of their new Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences, and Director of the School of Medicine. The Honourable Jane Philpott, whose career has included time in politics and education, as well as 30 years in family medicine and global health,

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Mayor, MP: Construction of third crossing is now ‘full steam ahead’

In-water construction of the third crossing will begin “in just days,” Mayor Bryan Paterson said after the City received approval on the Detailed Impact Assessment (DIA) for the project. The City of Kingston received that approval from Parks Canada on Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019, after working with departments and agencies

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