Queen’s Observatory, 1881

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In recognition of today’s lunar eclipse we bring you a photograph of the old Queen’s Observatory. First known as the Kingston Observatory, it was established in 1855 after a solar eclipse aroused public interest in astronomy. Its erection was a cooperative effort between the City and University and it was the first optical astronomical observatory […]

Sir John A. Macdonald’s Birthday

Eight years ago Arthur Milnes, Commissioner of The Sir John A. Macdonald Bicentennial Commission, began with a few friends to celebrate Sir John A.’s January 11th birthday at the site of his magnificent monument in City Park, Kingston. The event has grown to include eminent lawmakers, celebrities, a school choir, marching band, and live performance. […]

Best of 2013: Farm Girl Mobile Food Co.

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In 2010, burger and poutine restaurants were on the rise in Kingston, making our Burger/Poutine Wars poll one of our most popular and commented on posts ever.  The response was so epic that we even revisted the poll in 2011.  2012 brought us a debate on the best pizzerias in Kingston, also sparking much commentary.  […]

Farm Girl Mobile Food Co.

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Undoubtedly¸ one of the most anticipated events of Spring/Summer 2013 for many Kingstonians was the opening of Farm Girl Mobile Food Co. Part of the trending gourmet mobile food eateries hitting the streets of North America, Farm Girl features “Betty Lou,” an adorable mobile food truck in the design of a big red barn. The […]

Six Questions for Lory MacDonald

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Lory MacDonald is an Artist, Designer and Artfest Ontario show producer. Her art career is diverse, creating beautiful things, inspiring and promoting artists of all ages, teaching art and selling her art pieces across Canada the USA. Working in acrylic & mixed media Lory explores imagery, textures and design on a variety of surfaces. Her […]

Weekly Poll: Best Park in Kingston

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Spring may be a bit slow getting to the party this year, but that hasn’t stopped Kingstonians of all ages from getting outside and enjoying our many parks and trails. Thinking back, I have tons of fond memories of entire days spent lazing about “studying” on the waterfront at Breakwater Park, picnicking on the grass […]

Kingston Celebrates International Women’s Week 2013

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Organized by We Don’t Stop Kingston, International Women’s Week is a locally-driven grassroots extension of International Women’s Day. At the heart of International Women’s Week is a global, century-long tradition of taking time each March to engage with society at large about the importance of women’s social and political equality. We Don’t Stop Kingston has […]

Hall Monitor: A Pound of Regulations

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Last night was a homecoming of sorts as city council returned to it’s usual seats around the horseshoe, wrapping up a three month road trip – and they did so in true council fashion, running past 11:30 without finishing the agenda. As always, the agenda and addeds are available on the city website. I was […]

City Seeks Further Input On Memorial Bench Policy

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“We want to encourage everyone with a connection to a commemoration on a City bench to offer feedback on the proposed policy,” says Neal Unsworth, Manager Parks Development. “The current program has been on hold since 2011. Parks in demand, such as waterfront and event parks are at capacity. The proposed policy will allow for […]

Weekly Poll: Vandalism or Idle-Less Protest?

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“Murderer,” “Colonialist.” These are not the typical titles that I would use to describe one of this city’s most recognizable and celebrated citizens, Sir John A. Macdonald. The harsh designations were spray painted on Sir John A.’s statue at City Park, mere hours before the public was scheduled to converge at the location to commemorate […]