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Climate crisis, health care hot discussion points as PM endorses Bossio in Napanee

On the first day of campaigning, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made a surprise visit to Napanee’s waterfront on Monday, Aug. 16, 2021, in support of Liberal Candidate Mike Bossio’s campaign to return to Parliament. Bossio, who was ousted as MP in the last election by controversial, then-Conservative now-independent MP Derek

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Greater Napanee enters three-year marketing agreement with Bay of Quinte

During a Regular Greater Napanee Council meeting on Tuesday, March 23, council committed to a nearly $25,000 annual membership, for the next three years, that would increase tourism and residential attractions in the area. With the 2021 budget already set, council moved to allocate monies in order to adjust for

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Empty for the wrong reasons: A visual archive of Kingston’s COVID-19 encampment evictions

The following is a submitted Op/Ed photo essay. The views and opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of The Kingstonist. The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated governmental failures to provide housing for all across Canada. Mounting rent burdens, the lifting of provincial eviction moratoriums, and the rollback of federal income

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What would you do if you met Donald Trump?

What would you do if you met the President of the United States? A few years ago, this would have been an easy answer, at least for many in Canada who seem to love the Democrats. A handshake or hug, maybe even a dose of fan girl or boy, as

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MPP Ian Arthur reacts to ‘disappointing’ throne speech

The 42nd Parliament of Ontario has officially opened with Lt.-Gov. Elizabeth Dowdeswell’s speech from the throne at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Jul. 12, 2018. The speech echoed many of the promises made during Premier Doug Ford’s campaign, and touched on the changes the Ford government intends to make – many

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Referendum to Decide Fate of Casino

When Kingstonians head to the polls during next Fall’s municipal election, the seats occupied by Councillors and the Mayor may not be the only things decided by voters. Last week, council unanimously voted in favour of conducting a referendum to decide, once and for all, what position the City of

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Best of 2013: Hall Monitor: Late to the Party

Twice a month our loyal followers tune in to Twitter to catch #ygkc, a play-by-play (tweet-by-tweet) of the proceedings inside City Hall’s council chambers. This past year, City Council meetings went on a mini-road trip, as they were hosted at various venues around the Limestone City, while Council Chambers were

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Hall Monitor: Sign of Change

Last night, city council, staff and the public gathered in City Hall for Kingston City Council meeting number 02-2014. The city has published the agenda and addeds online. A quick note before today’s summary; as a result of the fire that consumed the north-west corner of Princess and Victoria streets

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Hall Monitor: Late to the Party

Last night, city council, staff and the public gathered in City Hall for Kingston City Council meeting number 01-2014. The city has published the agenda and addeds online. Our meeting last night was, for the most part, a quick one – clocking in at just about an hour and a

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Hall Monitor: Pet School District

Last night, city council, staff and the public gathered in City Hall for Kingston City Council meeting number 19-2013. The city has published the agenda and addeds online. The agenda, admittedly, seemed fairly quick – until we got there, any way, and a number of un-published additions were added. As

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Hall Monitor: Fore The Animals

Last night, city council, staff and the public gathered in City Hall for Kingston City Council meeting number 17-2013. The city has published the agenda and addeds online. By far, council’s two biggest items on the agenda were easy to spot from a mile away: The biggest, of course, being

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