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Opinion: Encampment protocol or eviction protocol? Kingston must adopt a human rights approach to tent cities

The following is a submitted Op-Ed. The views and opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of The Kingstonist. Nearly one year ago, Belle Park became the epicenter of the homelessness crisis in Kingston. With rising COVID-19 case numbers, declines in shelter capacity to accommodate social distancing, and stringent isolation

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Over 1,600 meals provided through Tommy’s Sharing the Caring program

A Kingston restaurant owner and his community partners have provided over 1,600 meals to Kingston’s most vulnerable since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic through a program he calls ‘Sharing the Caring.’ Tommy Hunter, owner of Tommy’s Diner and Smoke ‘N’ Barrel, said he started preparing take-out meals for Kingston’s

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Homeless campers told to vacate Springer Market Square

Only days after Kingston Police and City officials said they would be allowed to remain at Springer Market Square, homeless campers have been instructed to vacate the site. Kingston Police Sergeant Steve Koopman confirmed that City officials visited the site on Friday morning to speak with the campers, advise them

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