Weekly Poll: In Pursuit of Memorial Collegiate High School

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With last Monday’s announcement that the Ministry of Education would provide $35 million to construct a consolidated secondary school in Kingston, one would think that supporters of the province’s oldest public school, Kingston Collegiate & Vocational Institute, might have been dealt a final, crushing blow.  As we’ve seen during the one-and-a-half-year-long campaign to ‘Save Our Schools’, […]

Weekly Poll: The Year That Was

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With just over two weeks remaining until the arrival of 2014, it’s time for a quick look at the headlines and news stories that shaped the past year for Kingstonians. The city dove headfirst into 2013 with a debate regarding electoral boundaries and student voters that was eventually settled by the OMB, and followed by […]

Weekly Poll: John Gerretsen Retires from Politics

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John Gerretsen‘s lengthy political career began in 1972 when he was first elected as an Alderman for the Limestone City.  He went on to serve as Mayor of Kingston for three consecutive terms before finally stepping off of the municipal stage in 1988.  After taking a brief break from politics to practice law, he earned […]

Weekly Poll: Honouring the Tragically Hip

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Kingston is a city unlike any other, and yet similar to other urban centres our streets remind us of our rich and humble history. I’m not referring to the trademark limestone structures, monumental landmarks, gorgeous parks or longstanding commercial fixtures, rather the names of our well travelled streets, boulevards and avenues also serve as a […]

Best of 2011: One Bag Per Household Limit

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In an effort to curb the city’s waste by 65%, we’ve seen the introduction of an organic recycling program, an expanded list of acceptable blue box materials and now a one bag per household limit. Thankfully Kingston has moved away from talking about forcing people to use clear garbage bags, which would have resulting in […]

Weekly Poll: The Year That Was

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With less than two weeks to go until Christmas, and New Year’s a mere three weeks away, it’s time for our annual review of the news stories and issues that shaped this past year. Will we remember 2011 as the year that Confederation Park was, for a short time, occupied by protesters in an effort […]

Gerretsen, Again

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The dust on the 2011 Provincial Election has finally settled, while the incumbent, John Gerretsen, was successful in his bid for a fifth straight term as Kingston’s MPP. The win once again reinforced Kingston’s provincial and federal position as a Liberal stronghold, while the total votes he received were nearly more than those collected by […]

Six Questions for John Gerretsen

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1. Kingston has made some modest strides over the past few years to become Canada’s most sustainable city. What are the key environmental areas that you feel the city needs to improve upon? If elected, how would you and your party support continued green development in the Limestone City? I don’t feel it would be […]

Weekly Poll: Kingston’s Next Member of Provincial Parliament

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Here we go again. It seems as though it was just yesterday when we the few, flocked to the polling stations to elect a new Member of Parliament, and Mayor of Kingston. Next up is Ontario’s big election showdown, which takes place on October 6th. One factor that sets this election apart from other recent […]

Happy Canada Day

Happy Canada Day! Today we’re keeping things short and to the point with a selection of scenes from the Canada Day festivities in downtown Kingston. Just in case you missed out, we’ve got footage from the ever-growing Red and White Parade, as well as speeches from elected officials: Ted Hsu, John Gerretsen, and Mark Gerretsen. […]