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In the long list of regular suspects that are a part of Kingston’s Summer event schedule, no other recurring spectacle draws the crowds and critics like the 1,000 Islands Poker Run. Over the past few years, anti-poker runners have called for Council to put the kibosh on these gas guzzling games, or otherwise impose strict [...]
Continue reading Weekly Poll: All-In With The 1,000 Island Poker Run?
If you were to list the top 10 things to see and do in Kingston during the summer, chances are the Poker Run wouldn’t make the cut. It’s not a question of whether or not this annual event is entertaining, rather there’s only so much excitement one can expect when watching speeding boats roar in [...]
Continue reading Weekly Poll: The Future of the Poker Run
The Kingston New Democrats have officially announced the call of their Annual General Meeting, at the Wilson Room (Frontenac Library) in downtown Kingston. Ontario New Democrat MPP Peter Tabuns will be in attendance speaking about the Economics of a New Energy Economy in Ontario. Kingston & the Islands New Democrat Federal Candidate Daniel Beals will [...]
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Some weeks ago, I wrote some personal observations about the shopping area in the historic area of downtown Kingston. My concern was the future of the area as tourist numbers continue to decline and when the current economic downturn has become a worry for everyone. But it was also about recognition and appearance of this [...]
Continue reading More About Historic Kingston Shops
Downtown shops currently face tough prospects. Losing S&R Department Store, the large business and 50-year old commercial anchor at the bottom of Princess Street, is one of three major disruptions taking place concurrently. The same area on Princess Street is due to be dug up this summer to replace ageing water and sewerage mains, and [...]
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When you think of landmarks that shape the overall image of Kingston, institutions that stand out range from Fort Henry to City Hall, and even Kingston Penitentiary. Regarding the latter, there are a total of nine federal corrections facilities in and around the city, including: Joyceville, Pittsburgh, Collins Bay, Frontenac, Millhaven and Bath. Collins Bay [...]
Continue reading What if Kingston…
If you’ve paid attention to the newspapers and evening news over the past 6 months, you’re probably aware that times are tough. Terms such as financial meltdown, bailout, stimulus packages, the greater depression and catching the falling the knife are overused to such a degree that they almost numb our ability to appreciate the current [...]
Continue reading Signs of the Times?
Walking around downtown, and driving throughout the township this weekend really opened my eyes up to all the new development that’s been going on throughout Kingston. Everywhere you turn there’s a new building being constructed, or leased sign posted in a future storefront. Then there’s the sprawling construction site bordering Division and the 401, which [...]
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