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Kingston City Council passes ban on ‘conversion therapy’

Kingston City Council has passed a motion to ban the practice of conversion therapy within the municipality. “I think in June, when we see the pedestrian crossing [outside City Hall] painted the colours of the rainbow, I think we can with pride know that we’ve really earned that privilege,” said

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Council approves next steps in Reconciliation, Macdonald legacy projects

City councillors have agreed to move ahead in pursuit of a sole source contract with First People’s Group, an Indigenous advisory firm in Ottawa that specialize in management consulting and reconciliation. The City is embarking on the third phase of its Indigenous reconciliation initiative, “Engage for Change: #YGK Reconciliation Journey,”

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Council approves Unity Farm Inn & Spa development

City Council has approved a zoning bylaw and Official Plan amendment for the development of Unity Farm Inn & Spa after a lengthy, impassioned debate. Gary Oosterhof, the councillor for Countryside District where the development will be located, implored his colleagues once again to reject the project. “This development as

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Council delays spa decision to consult climate change specialists

Kingston City Council has voted to defer by one month their decision on zoning bylaw and Official Plan amendments for 2285 and 2311 Battersea Rd. The site is the location of a proposed hospitality venue, Unity Farm Inn & Spa, by BPE development. At a council meeting on Tuesday, Aug.

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Witness commends bus driver following incident with Councillor Stroud

Following the news of City Councillor Peter Stroud causing delays in transit, a member of the public who witnessed the altercation has come forward to express gratitude to the bus driver involved in the situation. The incident, which occurred on Sunday, Jun. 23, 2019, caused a commotion for those on

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Councillor Stroud breaks silence on Kingston Transit incident

After an incident with Kingston Transit in late June led to charges for Peter Stroud, the Kingston City Councillor has broken his silence on the matter. Kingstonist reported on the initial incident on Thursday, Jul. 11, 2019, which was sent out by Kingston Police as a press release. According to

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City committee recommends council ban election signs on public property

  On the evening of Thursday, Jun. 13, 2019, minutes before the Raptors’ historic tip-off, five members of city council were themselves making history. Together, voting unanimously on three major amendments to Kingston’s by-laws, the Administrative Policy Committee recommended that City Council ban election signs on public property. If adopted

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Kingstonians take to the streets as part of international climate strike

Kingstonians take to the streets as part of international climate strike Anywhere from 300 to 800 people gathered in the streets of Kingston throughout the day, joining those in over 95 countries internationally taking part in the global ‘Climate Strike’ on Friday, Mar. 15, 2019. Here in Kingston, the rally

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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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Current councillor left district debate ‘in a huff’

A Sydenham District resident took to social media after the district’s current councillor, Peter Stroud, got up and left a debate before it had formally closed. The incident occurred on Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018, at a Sydenham District all candidates debate hosted by the Coalition of Kingston Communities and sponsored

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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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