Weekly Poll: Most Anticipated Winter Events in Kingston

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With the Santa Claus parade and Black Friday in the rear-view mirror, and December well under way, there’s no denying the inevitable: winter is almost here. While many of us hunker down, doing our best to stay warm and hide from the elements, there are also lots of Kingstonians who love to spend time outdoors […]

Kingston Drones On

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Multicopters, quadcopters and other such consumer-grade aerial drones are a relatively new phenomenon in Canada, while these camera-equipped unmanned aerial vehicles are increasingly offering breathtaking perspectives of cityscapes and countrysides from high above. Their application extends far beyond the stereotypical hobby shop tinkerer or RC enthusiast, as businesses have also begun to take flight to capture new […]

Kingstonist’s Challenge #148: Get Cultured!

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Welcome to Kingstonist’s weekly challenge, dare, resolution or whatever you prefer to call it. Each week we establish a new and ambitious community goal, encouraging our readers, followers, friends and families to step out of their comfort zones and do something great, and hopefully a little out of the ordinary. Consider this your official and […]

Queen’s Assault at Arms Team, 1910

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It’s Kingston Get Active month! This photograph of the Assault at Arms team at Queen’s University from 1910 highlights a number of the sports you can participate in for free this month at a variety of Kingston gyms and fitness facilities. Assault at Arms teams flourished until the 1940’s in Canadian Universities and featured an […]

Weekly Poll: Most Anticipated Fall Events

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Summer 2014 is a tough act to follow in terms of its seemingly never ending schedule of amazing events. From Movies in the Square to the Skelton Park Arts Festival, last weekend’s Rib and Craft Beer Festival to raucous Derby Girl bouts, we’ve had a pretty good go over the past few months. Now that […]

Guide to Swimming in Kingston

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Although the last few days may have felt more like October than August, we still have a couple weeks of summer left. If you want to make the most of it by enjoying some time in the water, here’s a run-down of everything you need to know about the best places to swim in Kingston. […]

Kingstonist’s Challenge #141: Bike For The Week

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Welcome to Kingstonist’s weekly challenge, dare, resolution or whatever you prefer to call it. Each week we establish a new and ambitious community goal, encouraging our readers, followers, friends and families to step out of their comfort zones and do something great, and hopefully a little out of the ordinary. Consider this your official and […]

Guide to Wolfe Island

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Wolfe Island is like a whole other world just across the water from us.  I have heard it described as a magical place where time goes by a little bit more slowly, a place where saying a destination is “right from the ferry dock and 5km up hwy ___” is good enough.  Somehow, this magic […]

What if Kingston…

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In late June, Mayor Mark Gerretsen teased his Facebook followers by posting a refreshing photo of whimsical waterslides on Facebook along with the question: “What do YOU think? Water park like this at Lake Ontario Park?!”. The post went on to attract over 250 comments for and against the idea, as well as upwards of 550 […]

Commuter Challenge

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Sunday, June 1st marks the beginning of the third annual Commuter Challenge, a week-long event that takes place during Canadian Environment Week (June 1-7).  Hosted by KFL&A Public Health and the Kingston Coalition for Active Transportation (KCAT), the purpose of the challenge is to get people out of their cars and to actively find their […]