It’s Monday September 12th. Good Morning I’m Karim Mosna with your daily news brief. In the news…
The City of Kingston and Province of Ontario have unveiled plans for the Kingston & Region Community Training Farm project. The Farm will be housed on the Collins Bay Institution property, and will be managed by Loving Spoonful in partnership with St. Lawrence College. Mayor Bryan Paterson says, “This project will create employment opportunities and positive employment outcomes in a sector that experienced significant labour market shortages pre-pandemic, while strengthening the resilience of the local food ecosystem and positioning the community for economic growth.”
I’ll have more coverage of the Kingston & Region Community Training Farm project this afternoon on The Scoop at 4:30.
United Way of Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox & Addington revealed their 2022 goal on Friday to raise $3,808,000. United Way KFL&A 2022 Campaign Chair Jane LaPointe made the announcement which includes two donation matching programs. The first program is The Leadership Challenge Grant where first time leaders’ donations will be 100 % matched, while for existing leaders any increase of 10 per cent or more in their current donation will also be matched. There’s the Women United Leadership Challenge Grant which LaPointe says is to encourage women to join Women United, while also matching donations from new donors dollar for dollar.
LaPointe says donations to the United Way of KFL&A have a broad reach…They “impact programs that are helping students, youth…seniors, individuals that are unhoused…individuals that need assistance with mental health and addictions…It’s our friends, family and neighbours that are helped.”
There are 61 partner agencies and 106 different programs with the United Way of KFL&A.
Murney the police horse who patrols the community with rider Constable Amy Carter, needs additional financial support. Since the start of 2021, the Kingston community has donated more than $43,000 to help pay for Murney’s lodging and care for 2021 and 2022. However, another $32,000 is needed to cover expenses until the end of this year. The Downtown Kingston BIA has generously agreed to match every dollar raised up to a maximum of $8,000 between now and the end of 2022. A release from the city says, Moving forward, Kingston Police are looking at options to include ongoing expenses for the mounted unit into future operating budgets and/or other long-term funding opportunities. The annual cost of housing and caring for Murney is approximately $37,500
That’s all for your daily news brief. I’m Karim Mosna. If you have any news tips email me: firstname.lastname@example.org