Hall Monitor: Bumpy Road

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Last night, council members, city staff and members of the media and the public packed our bags and went on a field trip – back to school for meeting number 28-2012. Due to some construction taking place at city hall, council is embarking on a form of “road show” (as the Mayor put it), and […]

Hall Monitor: Overtime

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Again last night, our elected officials took to the halls of city hall for meeting 13-2012 of Kingston City Council. You can find the agenda and addeds from last night on the city’s website. I think I summed up the meeting best as I was walking away from city hall and had not quite made […]

Weekly Poll: Walk of Fame

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Last week, City Council passed a highly contested motion to rename the lower half of Barack Street to celebrate Kingston’s own, The Tragically Hip. Amongst the various other commemorative proposals brought forward, Council also approved the establishment of a Walk of Fame, which will effectively serve to recognize other notable Kingstonians. While details including funding […]

Hall Monitor: A Hip Conversation

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Welcome back to Hall Monitor. I’ve had the column on a bit of a break for a while, and was live-tweeting the meetings instead. But I’m back – and I’ve brought the live tweeting fun with me! Meeting 07-2012 of Kingston City Council took place last night – and what an agenda! We had a […]

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 […]

Guide to the Wolfe Island Music Festival

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While the long weekend was jam packed with events such as the Promenade and K-Town Tri, this coming weekend is equally as busy, specifically for those who will be making the annual pilgrimage to the Wolfe Island Music Festival.  This year’s  2-day festival includes a solid mix of local and imported talent.  Familiar faces taking […]

Weekly Poll: Kingston’s Indie Rock Band

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During my teenage years, I unfortunately had very limited exposure to the local indie music scene. Whether it was simply in short supply in small town Ontario, or lingered in the shadows of what was being sold on radio and music video stations, my introduction to homegrown, emerging acts was somewhat delayed. After living in […]

How Much is Too Much?

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If you’ve ever bought tickets to a big name rock concert, chances are you’ve dealt with Ticketmaster, or their subsidiary service for reselling tickets, which goes by the name of Tickets Now. Both companies have been in the spotlight recently, as an investigation into potentially illegal practices and price gouging have surfaced. Although the K-Rock […]

Video: Pre-Hip Concert Setup

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Today we wandered into the new K-Rock Centre and took some video of the stage crew setting up for tonight’s Tragically Hip Concert. To be honest the video quality isn’t great, but we’ve created a Kingstonist YouTube channel for future features. For those of you going to the concert tonight, please don’t park in my […]