Month: August 2015

moving our community forward together

The Proposed Scotiabank Centre: A Great Story for the Downtown

One of the most interesting items on our September 1 City Council agenda is a proposal for a new Scotiabank Regional Banking Centre at the corner of Princess and Wellington Streets. If you are trying to picture this location in your mind, it is currently three vacant store fronts –a rather sad sight in our vibrant downtown.…
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Frulact – A Big Win for Kingston’s Economy

Today I am very pleased to welcome Portuguese manufacturing company Frulact to Kingston – and yes, this is the big announcement I was referring to the media a few weeks back. Frulact is a food processing company that specializes in the production of fruit based products. I am delighted that they have chosen Kingston as…
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Advocating for Provincial Support for City Council’s Priorities

This weekend I will be heading to the annual Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) conference in Niagara Falls. This annual gathering provides a great opportunity for elected officials from cities and towns across Ontario to hear from the provincial parties and to discuss key issues with provincial government ministers. For my first trip to…
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From the Mayor’s Chair – August 11 Council Meeting

Missed Council but want to stay engaged with the hot topics? Check out the latest version of From the Mayor’s Chair, a segment with Station 14 where I break down the latest decisions of Council. Watch the August 11 Council meeting edition here: For an archive of previous From the Mayor’s Chair segments visit the media tab…
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Let’s Make Local Issues Central in Federal Election

As the federal election gets underway its important to see local issues front and center to ensure Kingston’s key priorities requiring federal partnership can be achieved. Kingston City Council recently approved a set of strategic priorities for the next four years, several of which involve partnership and collaboration with the federal government. As the parties…
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