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 […]

Kingstonist’s Challenge #128: Let’s All Go To The Derby

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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 […]

Grand Opening Ceremony for Artillery Park Aquatic Centre

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The City of Kingston is encouraging residents to attend the Grand Opening ceremony for the Artillery Park Aquatic Centre at 382 Bagot St. at noon on Thursday, May 1. Mayor Mark Gerretsen and Councillor Rob Hutchison will cut the ribbon to officially open the doors to this completely updated facility. “I am excited and proud […]

Top Five Things to See and Do in Spring 2014

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Looking outside, it’s hard to believe spring arrived well over two weeks ago.  The dirty snowpack and wretched ice are still hip deep in the darkest corners of our yards, while trusty furnaces continues to churn out glorious heat on those bone-chilling nights. With warmer temperatures slowly revealing what use to grass, and a few […]