Madigan’s Irish Restaurant and Deli

A few months ago, while walking downtown after work, I noticed some activity on the corner of Bagot and William Streets. The windows were papered over and a new sign for “Madigan’s Restaurant and Deli” had appeared. I was intrigued: who was moving in? The seemingly ill-fated location had once been home to the Limestone Garden Grill and, most recently, an Italian restaurant, … [Read More...]


Historical Fancy Dress Ball

Lady Aberdeen, the wife of the Governor General, (pictured in the middle with her husband) hosted three fancy dress balls over three years in Ottawa, Toronto and … [Read More...]


Grocery Checkout Fresh Market

I’ve been a student at Queen’s University for a long time, and I mean long. In September, I began my ninth year as a Queen’s student, and I like to think that much … [Read More...]


Six Questions for Rick Downes

Our final mayoral candidate interview features the current councillor for Cataraqui district, Rick Downes. Downes' record on the municipal stage includes past stints as the school trustee for the former Frontenac County Board, numerous … [Read More...]


Six Questions for Bryan Paterson

Bryan Paterson has served as the city councillor for Trillium District over the last four years. He first arrived in Kingston in the year 2000 as a graduate student at Queen's University, while he is currently employed as a professor within … [Read More...]


Six Questions for Scott Foster

Scott Foster is admittedly, and perhaps proudly, not a politician. That said, his interest in municipal affairs can be traced back to the early 1980s when he served on the City's Planning Board, the Local Architectural Conservation Advisory … [Read More...]


Six Questions for Brenda Slomka

I love this country, our city, the outdoors, my bike, good literature, idea generation and strategic plans.  As a Student Affairs professional and engaged citizen I have budgeted, built teams and bolstered quality of life for many years. I … [Read More...]


Weekly Poll: Online and Telephone Voting

This year, for the first time, the City of Kingston has implemented online and telephone voting for next week's municipal election.  The addition of online and phone voting has the potential to make a huge impact on the number of people who … [Read More...]