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Group provides some food for thought

The group handed out 300 bags to passersby at Princess Street United Church at the corner of Princess and Albert streets, City Hall, Springer Market...

Kiwala to run for re-election in 2018

In 2014 she replaced longtime Liberal MPP and cabinet minister John Gerretsen, who held the seat since 1995 before retiring. She said that during this...

A fair vote system for Canada

Hugh Segal spoke in favour of the proportional system recommended by the Citizens Assembly. Three Kingston and the Islands candidates in that election — John...

Man's push for home inspection legislation continues

Following several conversations with former minister David Orazietti and correspondence with Lalonde, Allen said he was confident that the right steps would be taken to...

Wardens express concerns

The caucus submitted a formal written submission to Minister of Energy Bob Chiarelli about the province's long-term energy plan that included recommendations about investments in...

Back to school woes eased by supply drive

Government representatives MP Mark Gerretsen of Kingston and the Islands, federal NDP candidate Daniel Beals, city councillors Laura Turner and Peter Stroud, and Mayor Bryan...

Sexual violence campaigns miss big picture: professor

Dr. Charlotte Senn (right) listens to Honorable Tracy MacCharles, Ontario minister responsible for women's issues, answer an audience question about accountability for failed sexual violence...

Plaque marks designation

(From left) Charles Simonds, president of the Cataraqui Cemetary, historian John Grenville and Mark Gerretsen, member of Parliament for Kingston and the Islands, unveil the...

Bridge renamed for fallen constable

“Ontario's police officer put the safety of our communities before their own every day, and we owe them a tremendous debt of gratitude,” added David...

Rural youth drain discussed

Ontario Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Jeff Leal (left) with Kingston and the Islands MPP Sophie Kiwala at a roundtable at the Isabel...

'Shocked and saddened to hear the news today'

Kingston and the Islands MP Mark Gerretsen was mayor of Kingston in early February 2013 when the portion of Barrack Street where the Rogers K-Rock...

Longtime city official Muirhead turns 100

By Elliot Ferguson, Kingston Whig-Standard. Monday, May 9, 2016 5:34:50 EDT PM. George Muirhead talks to former Kingston mayor and MPP John Gerretsen. (Elliot Ferguson/The...

Brant choice on the money

A bust of Molly Brant by sculptor John Boxtel behind the Rideaucrest home in Kingston on Wednesday April 20 2016. City council voted unanimously to...

Ontario blows hot air on wind farm rivals

... the Municipality of Dutton-Dunwich, and the Municipality of North Stormont. Yet Ontario Energy Minister Bob Chiarelli continues to pretend these projects are welcomed. Earlier...

Council seeks more clout in denying power projects

On March 7, three days before the projects were announced, Ontario Energy Minister Bob Chiarelli said during a visit to Kingston that municipal support would...

Consultation key to rural energy projects

Bob Chiarelli, Ontario's energy minister, speaks to Kingston community partners and the media during the energy minister's tour of local energy conservation retrofitted Kingston &...

Documentary marks 'new beginning'

Today's event -- which takes place inside Memorial Hall, where Sir John A. Macdonald once lay in state, and is a part of the Kingston...

Bill would give first responders with PTSD extra support

The Supporting Ontario's First Responders Act was introduced by Labour Minister Kevin Flynn and Community Safety and Correctional Services Minister Yasir Naqvi on Thursday. If...

Seniors' Oasis seems to be going dry

Former provincial health minister Deb Matthews visited three times, heaping praise and referencing it in the legislature. McMillan and co-director Rodger James presented the Oasis...

Longtime Kingston alderman Clement remembered

Both former mayor John Gerretsen and former councillor Pat Hodge said Clement was a quiet man on council but one who also got the job...

'Anybody who owns a flipping flashlight can be a home inspector'

In a letter last month, Allen called on Minister of Government Services and Consumer Services David Orazietti last month to table legislation. Allen questioned why,...

Macdonald revered, reviled at Kingston ceremony

Huffington Post CanadaOn the pro-Macdonald side were civic leaders from various levels of government, including guest speaker Dalton McGuinty, MP Mark Gerretsen and Kingston Mayor...

Former premier to speak at Macdonald ceremony

Current Kingston and the Islands MP Mark Gerretsen, former Kingston and the Islands MPP and Ontario attorney general John Gerretsen and former MP Peter Milliken...

Arrival of Syrian refugees a highlight

Kingston supporters said it was on a visit to Royal Military College in 1964 by John Matheson, who was a member of Parliament for Leeds...

Kingston's top stories of 2015 (January/February)

Sir John A. Macdonald was honoured as a man, a citizen and a founding father during the official bicentennial ceremonies at City Hall on the...

Former mayors lean towards Memorial Centre site

John Gerretsen has had a more direct involvement in the issue: He was the MPP for Kingston and the Islands when he made the funding...

'Nobody is going to outwork him'

Queen's JournalFormer MPP John Gerretsen isn't usually at a loss for words, but Monday night's federal election victory by his son Mark in Kingston and...

Pointers for riding's new rep

In the coming weeks, one of Daniel Beals, Andy Brooke, Mark Gerretsen or Nathan Townend will have a nerve-racking moment in Ottawa. When the Commons...

Inmates ready for ballots behind bars

Elections Canada also looks for help in the process from officials at the John Howard Society. "Given our work inside of the prisons and our...

Roadside campaigning 'gives connection'

... on more doors and to attend more events in the riding so people get a chance to see me," said Archambault, who moved to...

Gerretsen 'will never give up' in election

“It's something my dad (provincial Liberal John Gerretsen) warned me about: Once you get in party politics, you have to live with the good and...

Election debate: A closer look

He said Liberals — including Gerretsen's father, John, a former Ontario cabinet minister — were unable to bring in funding for a new crossing over...

Police programs get funding

Yasir Naqvi, Ontario's minister of community safety and correctional services, along with Kingston and the Islands MPP Sophie Kiwala and Kingston Police Chief Gilles Larochelle,...

Funding to be used for water, sewer upgrades

Peterborough MPP Jeff Leal, Ontario Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, said the project funds an important, but often overlooked, part of urban living.

Casting call for spooks

On April 9, Michael Coteau, provincial minister of tourism, culture and sport, paid a visit to Kingston and dished out $70,000 for the interactive horror...

Long-time politician, Flora MacDonald dead at 89 | The Kingston Whig-Standard

“She is really an example of what the best of politics has to offer for people,” John Gerretsen, former mayor of Kingston in the 1980s...

Goal of opening residential hospice closer

Representatives from Hospice Kingston and Providence Care announce a partnership with plans for Kingston's first residential hospice at a press conference in Kingston, Ont. on...

Emergence of Italian community focus of book

Such was the case for Assunta Garofalo Gerretsen, who moved from Italy to Kingston with her family in 1956. Nearly 60 ... After the psychiatric...

Brooke gets Conservative nod

James was the PC candidate for the provincial election in 2011, when he finished third to Liberal winner John Gerretsen and New Democratic Party candidate...

Staff to look at slashing more speed limits

Earlier this year, Ontario community safety minister Yasir Naqvi suggested lowering the default speed limit on urban streets from 50 km/h to 40 km/h and...

Give vets first crack at Ontario government jobs, bill proposes

Government House Leader Yasir Naqvi said they appreciate the sacrifice made by members of the Canadian Forces and have taken many steps already to accommodate...

Province drops cash in city

Michael Coteau, Ontario Minister of Tourism and Sport, makes a tourism funding announcement while Kingston and the Islands MPP Sophie Kiwala looks on Thursday at...

Feds should use GM windfall for infrastructure: Ontario finance minister

The Stephen Harper government should put its GM windfall to work building infrastructure, Ontario Finance Minister Charles Sousa says. “The federal government's sale of its...

PCs want social housing group reined in

Municipal Affairs and Housing Minister Ted McMeekin said he has received assurances from social housing providers that HSC is saving them “massive amounts of money...

Debt level under control: Sousa

Cutting all spending carries significant risk during recession, halting growth in the economy, Sousa responded. The minister said he is evaluating the province's debt-to-GDP and...