Six Questions for Rob Matheson

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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

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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

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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 […]

The Other End of the Bridge

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To spend, or not to spend? That’s the question facing councillors as they debate whether to continue with an environmental impact study on a long discussed third crossing of the Cataraqui River. The debate ended without a concluding vote after the last council meeting. It now looks like the debate will reignite next week when […]

Thoughts of the Ballot Box

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Remember, remember the eighth of November… In one year’s time, on Nov. 8, 2010, voters in this city will cast a ballot that will shape the next four years of Kingston’s evolution. Many council members will by now be considering whether to seek re-election, but may not declare for months. Indeed, some have already decided […]

The Battle for Barriefield

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Barriefield Village was founded in the early 1800’s on the eastern bank of the Cataraqui River, while it’s settlement was closely tied to the increased activity at the nearby Kingston Naval Dockyard, and later, the construction of Fort Henry. Since then, the quaint neighbourhood has retained much of it’s original charm, thanks in part to […]

The Green Monster

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Kingston’s waterfront is a tourist magnet. Whether it’s City Hall, the Pumphouse Museum, or Portsmouth Olympic Harbour, there are a lot of unique sights for people to enjoy throughout the seasons. My constant examination of what works and what needs improvement in Kingston consistently focuses on the attractions situated along the shoreline. Why we don’t […]