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Greater Napanee residents come together against proposed asphalt plant

Though planning for an asphalt development plant in Greater Napanee has been, arguably, slow moving over a three-year period, residents opposing the development have been gaining momentum at a rapid rate. In just two days, over 100 people have signed a petition to prevent a permanent hot asphalt plant proposal

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Service providers prepare for opening of new Integrated Care Hub

Partners in operation of Kingston’s Integrated Care Hub hosted a public update on Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020, as the opening of their new Montreal St. facility looms. “I think we’re really looking forward to building on the pilot of the Artillery Park space, the way it’s designed and the capacity

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Petition calls for expanded Caregiver rights, in pandemic and beyond

An advocacy group made up of researchers, physicians, caregivers and other partners have launched a campaign targeting hospitals and long-term care facilities. Caregivers4Change released a Declaration of Family Caregiver Rights and Responsibilities on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020, as well as a petition requesting its formal adoption. “I really hope that

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Prince Edward County struggles with tourist traffic amidst the pandemic

The tourism office for Prince Edward County is asking people to avoid visiting “on a whim” over the Civic holiday long weekend. “Provincial and municipal beaches are crowded and they’re closing within hours of opening,” said a July 29 statement on the tourism office’s official Facebook page, Visit the County.

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Frontline workers petitioning to keep free parking at hospitals during pandemic

Sascha Davis had never had to pay for parking at her job in her life… That is, until she started working for Kingston General Hospital (KGH) in December of 2010. At first she was paying $10 per shift, then $15 per shift, then $20 per shift, just so she could

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Mayor responds to petition to remove Macdonald statue

Mayor Bryan Paterson says he is aware of an online petition launched this Thursday, Jun. 10, 2020, calling for the removal of a statue of Canada’s first Prime Minister, Sir John A. Macdonald from Kingston’s City Park. “My view is that I have seen the petition, but I am also

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University, teams address dismissal of Queen’s coach Steve Boyd

Queen’s University has dismissed long-time track and field and cross-country coach Steve Boyd, citing Boyd’s statements on social media as the reason for his termination. According to the Gaels track and field team, they were informed of Boyd’s dismissal on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020 – the same day the Globe

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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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Hall Monitor: Meeting Momentum

Kingston City Council sat for meeting number 05-2020 (Agenda) on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. The 41-minute meeting, which Mayor Bryan Paterson joked “might be a record for this council” had a light agenda and minimal discussion, though they did get a few items completed. Council had met in a closed

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KCAP launches petition for new shelter spaces in Kingston

It’s no secret that housing is a major issue in Kingston, and an issue that affects a wide spectrum of those who call Kingston home – but the issue isn’t solely about a lack of residences to buy or rent. When looking at the current housing crisis in Kingston, the

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Keep the Empire in Downtown Kingston

Phase Two of King’s Crossing began to take shape in December 2011 when it was announced that Walmart, LCBO, St. Hubert and Empire Theatre would soon emerge from this sprawling consumer complex located at Division and the 401. Both Walmart and the LCBO were suggested as new locations that would

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#ygkChallenge: Save Kingston Pen and the Regional Treatment Centre

Welcome to Kingstonist’s weekly challenge, dare, resolution or whatever you prefer to call it. Each week we establish a new and ambitious community goal, encouraging our readers, followers, friends and families to step out of their comfort zones and do something great, and hopefully a little out of the ordinary.

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