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 […]
This illustration is the result of the general despondency about Homestead’s trivial changes to the original plan, as presented to the Planning Committee on Thursday, August 3rd – see outrage on Vision For Kingston and Frontenac Heritage Foundation‘s Facebook pages.
“Civic Holiday” is the most widely used term for this glorious day off, but did you know this title is actually only officially used in Nunavut, the Northwest Territories and Prince Edward Island? The Civic Holiday is known by many names across the country. It is British Columbia Day in BC; New Brunswick Day in […]
The Coalition of Kingston Communities is pointing to a number of problems of accountability and transparency with the plans for redeveloping the Kingston Penitentiary and Portsmouth Harbour properties. ‘For a site of extraordinary historic value, for the nation as well as Kingston, it is very disappointing to see a faulty public engagement process and such […]
Here’s an instructive little game to play some afternoon. Around 4:30 pm, turn on the Ottawa CBC’s (107.5 FM) feed of its going home show. And what will you hear more than anything else? Reports of frantic traffic conditions punctuated with words such a “crawl,” “snarled” and “gridlock.” Think this sounds bad? Try sampling morning […]
Despite $6,480,000 in ‘sunk costs’ on the project to date, the City has hardly managed to respond to residents’ questions about the Third Crossing Project. In June of last year, a comments page appeared on the City’s Third Crossing website, inviting public comments and proposing to respond within a reasonable time. The last meaningful response […]
Earlier this month, the Correctional Service Canada (CSC) announced the establishment of a seven member advisory panel who is tasked to provide advice regarding the potential re-opening of Kingston-area prison farms. The panel consists of experts in the areas of business, agriculture and employment opportunities for offenders. One of those experts is Jeff Peters, a […]
The biggest stories in Kingston in 2016 centred on high rises and the closure of the Marine Museum of the Great Lakes. Conversations around how high is too high are still ongoing in 2017 and Kingstonians are still feeling a sadness over the loss of the waterfront museum. In their most recent iteration, these two […]