Month: May 2017

moving our community forward together

Welcome to Kingston: the 2017 Tourist Season

The 2017 tourist season is off to a great start and we’re looking forward to another tremendous year. In the coming months we will be welcoming visitors from across the province, the nation and from around the world. Just in the last few weeks I have spoken with a number of visitors to Kingston who have all been…
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Employment Opportunities for Those Facing Mental Health Challenges

  This week I was very excited to attend the ribbon cutting for the grand opening of the At the Lake Café. This café has a great selection of fresh food and baked goods, it’s situated on Kingston’s waterfront, and since opening the café is already serving an average of over 400 customers a day.…
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From the Mayor’s Chair – May 16

Check out the latest version of From the Mayor’s Chair, where I break down the decisions of Council in 2 minutes! Highlights from the May 16 Council meeting include a presentation from Queen’s University asking for a noise exemption to allow for amplified music and sound for football games at Richardson Stadium. Council voted unanimously to approve the noise…
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Flood Watch in Kingston: Stay Informed and Be Prepared

This week Kingstonians watched closely as flooding impacted a number of areas across the city. Fortunately the waters are receding and the roads that flooded over the weekend are now being reopened, though we continue to monitor current water levels. This happens to be Emergency Preparedness Week in the City of Kingston and serves as…
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From the Mayor’s Chair – May 2

Check out the latest version of From the Mayor’s Chair, where I break down the decisions of Council in 2 minutes! Highlights from the May 2 Council meeting include a discussion of the proposed Bath Road bike lanes which lead to a Council vote to reduce from 4 lanes to 3 to allow for the construction of…
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Seven Reasons Why it’s Time to Build the Third Crossing

At an upcoming special council meeting in June, I will be calling on City Council to approve the construction of the Third Crossing, conditional on a $60 million provincial commitment and a $60 million federal commitment. Here are seven reasons why this is the right decision for our community: The city’s share of the Third…
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