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It’s Thursday December 8th. Good Morning I’m Karim Mosna with your daily news brief. In the news…

 

The INVISTA Centre will keep it’s name for another two year term after Kingston City Council approved the extension of the naming rights agreement with INVISTA Canada until 2025.

Site Manager with INVISTA Kingston Dennis McAllister says,“INVISTA considers the City of Kingston a preferred partner, and we’re honoured to be able to extend our naming rights partnership with the City. The two years we lost due to the pandemic was a challenging time for us all, but we’re moving forward, and we take great pride in being able to support the Kingston community.”

 

The City of Kingston has announced that Sadiqa de Meijer has been appointed as Kingston’s new Poet Laureate. The honorary four-year term position celebrates the contribution of poetry and literary arts to life in Kingston. Mayor Bryan Paterson welcomed the new poet laureate at Tuesday night’s council meeting.

She has received a Governor General’s Literary Award and and recently received a 2022 Mayor’s arts award.

De Meijer says, “Over the past twenty years, I have watched Kingston/Katarokwi unfold into new forms… I’m looking forward to translating this shifting place into poetry, to creating collaborative projects with local residents, and to bringing poems to the city’s landscape.

Her first official event as Poet Laureate will be at the Mayor’s Levee on January 10, where she will read a new, original poem created for the occasion. 

 

That’s all for your daily news brief. I’m Karim Mosna, if you have any news tips email me: news@cfrc.ca

 

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