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 […]

Guide to Kingston’s Trails

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It’s better late than never. Spring has finally sprung which means the hard snow that has shielded the green in Kingston is now disappearing and the nature beneath is now visible! It’s time to get outdoors and enjoy the scenery! Spring is about becoming active and really enjoying the outdoors, so below we’ve put together […]

Kingstonist’s Challenge #124: Get Active in April

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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 […]

‘Kingston Loves Grapes’ Pushes for a Bronzed Don

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The push to immortalize Don Cherry in statue form is another step closer to fruition after a petition created by the group “Kingston Loves Grapes” reached its goal of 15 000 signatures over the weekend.  The discussion surrounding such a project has come up before and it seems that those who are passionate about it […]