Community News for the Week of November 19th

In this episode, the news that are covered are1. The tentative agreement between childcare workers under CUPE Local 3625 and Something Special Children’s Centre after a two week long lock-out2. Laying off of 40 workers from Weston Food in Kingston3. Cuts to education by Doug Ford, the strike votes across the education sector unions and an interview with Andrea Loken, the Chair of the Bargaining Union in OSSTF 67.4. “Density by Design” planning document by the City of Kingston5. A development project by Jay Patry Enterprises on the site of the former Davis Tannery6. Town Hall on housing by MPP Ian Arthur and Katarokwi Union of Tenants’ reflection on that7. Issue of homelessness in Kingston, a brief summary of the report by the City of Kingston published last year8. An interview with Bev Woodcock, the director of Special Meals, a hot meal program run by St. Andrew’s Church.9. Queen’s University’s proposed residence build on Albert street and concerns10. 2 new electric buses purchased by the City of Kingston and their contribution to reduction of greenhouse gases11. Advice to keep pets warm in winter by Shevaun Hoyle, the inspector for Kingston Humane Society