29jan_helpaneighbour

#ygkChallenge: Help a Neighbour

The #ygkchallenge is an ongoing series where we dare you to be different, resolve to be better, and or do something awesome in support of our beloved community. Each week, Kingstonist establishes a new, ambitious or quirky goal, encouraging you to step out of your comfort zone and do something great, and hopefully a little out of the ordinary. By taking part in this … [Read More...]

23jan_SJSM1

The Big-Hearted Hallway

At this year’s Christmas parade, Krista LaRocque (née Rini), whom I haven’t seen in thirty years, was greeting the crowd, me included, along the route. Recognition … [Read More...]

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22jan_keepdonating

#ygkChallenge: Continue to Donate

The #ygkchallenge is an ongoing series where we dare you to be different, resolve to be better, and or do something awesome in support of our beloved community. Each week, Kingstonist establishes a new, ambitious or quirky goal, encouraging … [Read More...]

21jan_snow

Snow Clearance Along Princess Street, Early 1900s

Snow, snow and more snow. Not an uncommon refrain in Kingston, in January. It can arrive in one foul blast or it can accumulate over time. Whichever way, Kingstonians throughout the centuries have admired its beauty and cursed its removal. … [Read More...]

20jan_macdonald

Community Soapbox: Misplaced Celebration

There is nothing to celebrate about the foundation of Canada. Europeans came to this land for profit and imperial glory. They forced settlement and eventual westward expansion with lies and violence. They alternated between attempts to … [Read More...]

19jan_condo

Weekly Poll: Most Anticipated New Condo/Apartment Development

2014 marked another busy and somewhat unpredictable year for Kingston's condominium and student housing market. Promising projects already in the works such as Anna Lane were temporarily stalled as the developer fell behind certain … [Read More...]

16jan_saigon3

Saigon Delights

I often get asked and love to provide recommendations to friends, family and strangers regarding where to dine in Kingston.  Given the vast number of notable options throughout the city, I often struggle with my answer, while this is … [Read More...]