Sneak Peek at the Red Door Art Project

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When you think of Gilda’s Club, the signature “Red Doors” often come to mind. This signature is the idea behind the Red Door Art Project, the first signature fundraising event for Gilda’s Club Southeastern Ontario, presented by K-Rock 105.7, Kix 93.5 & 102.7 The Lake – Rogers Radio Group Kingston. The Project will bring together […]

Feb Fest Update: The Return of “The Grinch Who Stole Winter”

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Feb Fest kicks off tomorrow and runs through to Sunday, Feb 3. Centred around and at the rink in Springer Market Square, many popular elements of the festival will return to engage and entertain Kingstonians and visitors for the ninth straight year. But ? the lack of snow is causing organizers to change some of […]

Provincial Casino Revenues Disturbingly Depend on “Problem” and “Pathological” Gamblers.

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Kingston, Ontario – The government of Ontario’s proposal to carve the province into 29 gaming areas is an exercise in expanded exploitation according to Kingston & The Islands Green Party candidate Robert Kiley. Based on Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) figures, 41% of all gaming revenue comes from a smaller sub-group of gamblers defined […]

KFPL’s 3 for 3 Service

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Are you looking for your next great read? Your public library can help you with that. “We’ve got a number of really great tools to help find a new book to read. People are sometimes stumped when they come in here,” says Programming and Outreach librarian Deanna MacDonald. “We have a lot of books here, […]

City Seeks Further Input On Memorial Bench Policy

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“We want to encourage everyone with a connection to a commemoration on a City bench to offer feedback on the proposed policy,” says Neal Unsworth, Manager Parks Development. “The current program has been on hold since 2011. Parks in demand, such as waterfront and event parks are at capacity. The proposed policy will allow for […]

Grade 7 Students Collect 95 Pairs Of Skates For P.R.O. Kids

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Grade 7 students Erin Dowling and Kassandra Fraser have collected 95 pairs of skates for the Great Skate Donate program.Denita Dyck with Kassandra Fraser and Erin Dowling The Great Skate Donate is a program of the City-run P.R.O. Kids charity, which helps Kingston youth from low income households participate in community recreational opportunities. The annual […]

Public Meetings To Consider Electoral District Boundaries

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The City will hold four public meetings — each in a different section of the city — to present and receive feedback on various options for re-dividing the City’s existing electoral district boundaries. “Kingston has grown a great deal since amalgamation in 1998 and the electoral boundaries need to be reconsidered to better reflect the […]

City Celebrates Opening Of First Single-Lane Roundabout

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The recently-completed extension of Centennial Drive joins the popular thoroughfare with the newly constructed Venture Drive with the City’s first single-lane roundabout. It is a feature of the 1.5km roadway construction project to service 75 acres of large, prime industrial lots for an expansion to the City’s Business Park. More than half of the funding […]

KEDCO Appoints New Board of Directors

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The Kingston Economic Development Corporation (KEDCO) appointed new Directors to the Board during a Members Meeting held on Monday, December 10, at the Cataraqui Golf and Country Club. New Directors appointed are Peter Kraus, retired INVISTA Canada Site Manager; Dave MacLeod, former CFB Base Commander; Adam Koven, CEO of Rosen Energy Group Inc.; and, Sandra […]

School Board Ignores the Minority

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The program and accommodation report released by the senior staff of the Limestone District School Board last Thursday missed addressing an important minority report. The North PARC committee, which reviewed Kingston’s five elementary schools north of Princess Street, submitted their report in June. It included two main recommendations and a third viable option attached as […]