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 Committee, and unsuccessfully bid ran to become the Public Utilities Commissioner. Originally from Winnipeg, Foster has lived in Kingston […]

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 have served on numerous committees (Building and Properties, Town and Gown, Municipal Accessibility Committee, to name […]

Six Questions for Dorothy Hector


Our mayoral candidate interview series continues today featuring Dorothy Hector. A Kingstonian and Councillor of Lakeside District since 2006, Dorothy was a member of the first class of Lady Cadets to enter the Royal Military College of Canada, where she obtained a degree in Mechanical Engineering. Her resume includes numerous other noteworthy highlights, including her […]

Six Questions for Michael J.M. Owen


Today we kick off our mayoral interview series with Michael J.M. Owen. Owen is a lifelong Kingstonian and local business owner who has cultivated an impressive resume volunteering for a host of non-profit organizations. He is self-described as “not a politician”, while he entered the 2014 municipal election with the hope of stimulating greater community involvement in […]

Six Questions for Emma Fleury


She may be Toronto’s latest independent film darling—playing the leading lady in the TIFF-debuted film It Was You Charlie—but she honed her craft here in Kingston, excelling in a range of drama courses at Queen’s University. This week, she returns to the Limestone City for the film’s screening on October 16th. Here, she answers a […]

Six Questions for Evan Mitchell


There are a lot of changes in store for The Kingston Symphony this season, which kicked off with a bang two weeks ago with an incredible performance of Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique and Beethoven’s 4th Piano Concerto at the brand new Isabel Bader Centre.  In addition to the new hall, which in and of itself is […]

Six Questions for Chaka Chikodzi


Chaka Chikodzi is a Zimbabwean-Canadian sculptor, musician, and community arts organizer in Kingston.  He has exhibited his stone sculptures throughout Canada, and taught workshops in public and private schools, providing students with unique knowledge and direction that initiates an immediacy with an unfamiliar arts culture.  Since moving to Canada, he has developed his skills as a marimba player, and has since […]

Six Questions for Jonathan Reid


Tomorrow’s the day where Ontarian’s head to the polls and elect new Members of Provincial Parliament.  Today’s final feature interview with the Freedom Party’s representative, Jonathan Reid, caps off our 2014 provincial election series where we spoke with local candidates: Mark Bain (PC), Robert Kiley (Green) and Mary Rita Holland (NDP) and Sophie Kiwala (Liberal).  […]

Six Questions for Sophie Kiwala


Our ongoing series of feature interviews with local candidates continues today with the Liberal Party’s nominee, Sophie Kiwala. With responses from four of the five candidates now published on Kingstonist, there’s ample time to compare the below with those of Mark Bain (PC), Robert Kiley (Green) and Mary Rita Holland (NDP) before voting on the […]