Hall Monitor: Waterfront Respite


Last night, our city council got together for a bit of a different kind of meeting – one where the jackets came off, and the shorts and tees were the order of the day. They met as committee of the whole, meaning some of the rules were a little more lax than normal – in […]

Hall Monitor: Bridging the Gap


Once again, our elected officials took to the halls of city hall, this time  for meeting 14-2012 of Kingston City Council. You can find the agenda and addeds from last night on the city’s website. Is it just me, or are council meetings getting more exciting as they get longer and closer to summer? Last […]

Public Invited To Third Crossing Open House


The Environmental Assessment (EA) examining a potential Third Crossing over the Cataraqui River is nearing completion and the City is inviting residents to attend an open house for a presentation showing the progress on this significant project. The Third Crossing Public Information Centre (PIC) Open House is set for 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on […]

Best of 2011: Sustainability and the Third Crossing


We’re always amazed by the op-ed submissions that end up in our inbox, while one of the best of 2011 came from Alan Foljambe. He wrote about peak oil, commuter culture and their relation to the proposed third crossing over the Cataraqui River. Alan articulately argued that the third crossing is a non-starter for a […]

Community Soapbox: Sustainability and the Third Crossing


Despite the hard work done by the creators the Sustainable Kingston plan, Kingston is not a sustainable city. It may well be “the most sustainable city in Canada”, but since, to my knowledge, no city in Canada is anywhere near sustainable, that isn’t really saying much. In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man […]

Third Crossing Concepts To Be Presented


Residents can get their first look at what the proposed Third Crossing of the Cataraqui River could look like at a Public Information Centre (PIC) on Thursday, March 31, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at La Salle Secondary School, 773 Highway 15. A number of concepts for the potential crossing will be presented at […]

Weekly Poll: A Bridge to Wolfe Island


Thinking back on my wonder years, I can vividly recall family outings to Cape Vincent, New York, which involved two ferry rides and a short cross country jaunt across Wolfe Island.  It’s been years since my last trip to Cape Vincent, however on occasion, we still board the Wolfe Islander III and take the scenic […]

Six Questions for Rob Matheson


A month or so ago I had a grand vision of producing an election special that consisted of an interview with all six of the Mayoral candidates. I put the offer out there, on a several occasions, but only one candidate, Rob Matheson, jumped at the opportunity. It was actually kind of surprising how fast […]

Weekly Poll: Emergency Detour Routes


Kingston’s commuters have been putting up with a lot of grief this summer.  We’ve had to deal with road closures as a result of the the Big Dig along lower Princess Street, as well as the fall out created by the Confederation Place Hotel’s parking garage fiasco.  In addition, a handful of accidents and last […]

Friday Foto


This week we learned that Kingston will not host the 2011 Memorial Cup, and that the city is making a bid to host the 2012 Scotties Tournament of Hearts.  We also got a sneak peak at our first Mayoral candidate, Greg Soucie, who describes himself as “a pot-smoking veteran with post-traumatic stress disorder who hates […]