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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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John Counter Boulevard overpass complete, road to reopen November 13

Construction of the rail overpass on John Counter Boulevard is complete. City staff said the stretch between Princess Street and Sir John A. Macdonald Boulevard will begin clearing this afternoon, and be open in time for the morning commute on Friday, Nov. 13, 2020.  “This is an exciting moment, the

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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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Petitioners: Integrated Care Hub not welcome at 661 Montreal St.

A petition of 186 signatures protesting the new location of the Integrated Care Hub (ICH) is being submitted to council today, Friday, Oct. 2, 2020. Valerie Gray, who organized the petition, said she attained that number of signatures by simply walking two blocks along Montreal St, in the vicinity of

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Council approves new relocation date for Integrated Care Hub

City Council voted to continue operating the Integrated Care Hub (ICH) at Artillery Park for one more month at their meeting on Tuesday, Sep. 15, 2020. The decision comes after a report from City CAO Lanie Hurdle said staff need more time to secure and prepare the new permanent location.

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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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Opinion: Kingston’s ban on election signs a partisan tactic

Editorial note: The following is a press release issued by Ruslan Yakoviychuk, Conservative candidate for Kingston and the Islands in the upcoming federal election. As an opinion piece, we have published it unchanged. Please see our commentary below the article for corrections on factual errors. The recent decision by Kingston

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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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Council votes to support supervised consumption services, moving forward with ranked ballots

Council votes to support supervised consumption services, moving forward with ranked ballots During their first official meeting, the 2018 to 2022 Kingston City Council had a few large items on the agenda, two of which drew members of the public to the gallery. The only delegation before council at the

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Get to know your 2018 to 2022 council: Councillor Simon Chapelle

  Editor’s note: With the new Kingston City Council beginning its term of office on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018, we thought it would be a great time to catch up with the new and newly-re-elected members of council so that we could share a bit more about the 13 people

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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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