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An open letter to Queen’s students from Kingston moms

The following is a submitted open letter, written on Friday, Apr. 9, 2021. The views and opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of The Kingstonist. Dear Queen’s students, Hi, it’s nice to meet you. We’re the moms of Kingston. Or, at least, we’re speaking on behalf of a bunch

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Open letter to MPP Randy Hillier from local physicians

The following is an open letter from local physician Jeanette Dietrich, MD, CCFP, to Lanark-Frontenac-Kingston MPP Randy Hillier. The letter, dated Dec. 18, 2020, was originally co-signed by 41 local physicians. As of the date of this publication, an additional 52 physicians, both local and from across the country, have

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An open letter to Dr. Kieran Moore

The following is a submitted open letter. The views and opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of The Kingstonist. Dr. Kieran Moore, Medical Officer of Health, Kingston-Frontenac-Lennox-Addington, The Kingston Faith and Justice Coalition want to add our thanks to that of Kingston City Council for your Tuesday, Dec. 1,

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Open Letter To Minister Steve Clark re: Ranked Ballots (Bill 218)

The following open letter was penned by Kingston City Councillor Robert Kiley on the evening of Monday, Nov. 2, 2020 — the night before Kingston City Council will, once again, vote on the matter of ranked ballots. Dear Minister Clark; Thank you for your ongoing leadership and ever-listening ear. You

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Bryan Paterson ‘stepping away’ from Third Day Worship Centre

On Wednesday, Sep. 9, 2020, Kingston’s Mayor Bryan Paterson posted an open letter on his blog announcing his departure from the congregation at Third Day Worship Centre. The letter comes two weeks after a video of the church’s preacher appeared on YouTube in which he denounced homosexuality, associated Islamic mosques

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Queen’s Prof calls for action after dozens of weekend parties downtown

A Queen’s University professor has published an open letter calling for more action to prevent student parties during the COVID-19 pandemic. Jeff Masuda, an Associate Professor in the School of Kinesiology and Health Studies, published his letter on Sunday, Sep. 6, 2020. He said he witnessed dozens of students partying

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New OHC report reveals worsening situation in Long Term Care

The Ontario Health Coalition (OHC) released a sobering report on Wednesday, Jul. 22 revealing systemic staffing shortages in Long Term Care (LTC) homes. The survey took place during the week of Jul. 10 to 17, 2020 in every region in Ontario. Ninety-five percent of respondents indicated their LTC homes were

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