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Tell Me More: the City of Kingston Podcast

Release Date: 04/29/2022

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Tell Me More: the City of Kingston Podcast

It’s no secret that Kingston is steeped in history. Just visit any of the 24 museums and historic sites in the community, including two City-owned museums, and you’ll get a sense of how deep our respect for and commitment to the preservation of heritage is. But who takes care of all the stories our city tells? In this episode we sit down with Melanie Banks, manager of Heritage Programming, to talk about her team’s role in maintaining the City of Kingston’s historical artifact collection and public art pieces, as well as the programs and exhibits coming to Kingston in 2024. Get excited...

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On our first episode of 2024, we meet with Committee Clerks, Iain Sullivan and Christine O'Connor. Their job is to help provide residents with the chance to directly advise City Council and make a difference in our community. Sit back and relax as we tell you more about Advisory Committees. Want to learn even more about The City of Kingston's committees and boards? Visit our . Have an idea for our next episode? Email us at    Opening Track: Tell Me Twice by the Meringues - courtesy of the Meringues.  Find our closing track on .

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Innovation requires collaboration, ideation, implementation and value creation – how you do that though, well that’s the challenge. What is the Mayor's Innovation Challenge? Why should I participate? Will the construction work taking place outside our podcast studio ruin the season finale? These questions - and more - will be answered. Joining us for the occasion is Amber Bryant-Peller who works on Special Projects for the Strategy, Innovation & Partnerships Office. Interested? Learn more about the Mayor's Innovation Challenge and how to participate on our . Opening Track: Tell Me...

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Starting in 2025, Kingston will begin transitioning garbage and green bins to an automated cart system. Between now and then there is a lot of work that has to happen. This month Adam Mueller joins us to chat about this switch, why now and how province-wide changes to recycling collection may impact Kingston. Want to stay up-to-date on the waste cart rollout? Sign up for updates at Opening Track: Tell Me Twice by the Meringues - courtesy of the Meringues.  Find our closing track on .

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Applying the academic with the Queen’s University PhD Community Initiative. It matches students pursuing advanced degrees and Kingston organizations who need an academic edge. It’s a program that the City of Kingston has benefited from, by leaning on the research skills in the Queen’s community. In this episode of Tell Me More, Craig Desjardins, Director of Strategy, Innovation and Partnerships at the City of Kingston, joins us to talk about the Queen’s University Community PhD Initiative and how the City and community have benefitted from this program. Looking to learn more? Check out...

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Public engagement is more than a survey. It’s a promise and a commitment to use public feedback to constructively improve things. It’s not always an easy process and it frequently brings together divergent opinions, beliefs and visions.  This month on Tell Me More, the City of Kingston podcast, Jen Pinarski, Manager of Communications and Public Engagement at the City of Kingston joins us to talk about the review of the City’s public engagement process, which is currently underway. Learn about how the City is using your feedback to improve how we conduct public engagement across the...

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Every year thousands of students pour into Kingston to pursue higher education. This month we dive into what the City and community have to offer to students. You’ll hear from Queens University and St. Lawrence College grads who now work at the City, Lauren Desroches, a Communications Officer, and Soren Christianson, a Project Manager in Climate Leadership. They’ll delve into what motivated them to choose Kingston for their studies and why they decided to stay here after graduating.  Looking for some more student support? Check out vital City services from transit, utility account...

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Have you ever wondered how the creative murals or inspiring sculptures that populate Kingston came to be? Or what's next? In this month’s episode, we have Danika Lochhead, Manager of Arts and Sector Development and Taylor Norris, Public Art Coordinator at the City of Kingston at the mic. They’ll share some insights into the process behind delivering captivating public art, fostering creativity, and enriching the community experience.   As we all know, podcasts are primarily an audio experience but you can see . This way, you can see what we’ll be discussing and...

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What kind of place will Kingston be in 2026? That’s the question City Council wrestled with in drafting their strategic plan. This key document lays out the City’s goals and priorities for the next four years. Mayor Bryan Paterson joins us once again to share insights on the 2023-2026 Strategic Plan. We delve into the plan’s main pillars: including Supporting House Affordability, Leading Environmental Stewardship, Building an Active and Connected Community, Fostering a Caring and Inclusive Community, and Driving Economic Growth. Learn more about the Opening Track: Tell Me Twice by the...

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Need to cool down this summer? Let us walk you through one of the City’s best summertime destinations, the Culligan Water Park. Darek Osostowicz, the City’s Aquatics Supervisor, tells us more about the park as his team prepares to open the park for weekends starting on June 3 and then daily for the rest of the summer starting June 19. Want to find information about the Culligan Water Park? Visit our website: Opening Track: Tell Me Twice by the Meringues - courtesy of the Meringues.  Find our closing track on .

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Building a building. Simple right? Not when what you're building needs to seamlessly mesh with its surroundings, be energy efficient, last an extremely long time...and at the end of the day, it needs to be a place people want to be. Luckily we have the Manager of Facilities Construction Services at the City of Kingston, Jeff Rempel, to passionately explain the thousands of variables, considerations and tough choices that go into our energy efficient municipal construction as the City chases its Net Zero building goals.  

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