Six Questions for Rick Downes

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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 terms as the councillor for King’s Town district, and two unsuccessful bids to become Mayor of Kingston in 2006 and 2010 […]

Six Questions for Bryan Paterson

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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 the economic department at the Royal Military College of Canada. His contributions on the municipal stage include […]

Six Questions for Scott Foster

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 […]