Six Questions for Brenda Slomka


I love this country, our city, the outdoors, my bike, good literature, idea generation and strategic plans.  As a Student Affairs professional and engaged citizen I have budgeted, built teams and bolstered quality of life for many years. I have served on numerous committees (Building and Properties, Town and Gown, Municipal Accessibility Committee, to name […]

Six Questions for Dorothy Hector


Our mayoral candidate interview series continues today featuring Dorothy Hector. A Kingstonian and Councillor of Lakeside District since 2006, Dorothy was a member of the first class of Lady Cadets to enter the Royal Military College of Canada, where she obtained a degree in Mechanical Engineering. Her resume includes numerous other noteworthy highlights, including her […]

Six Questions for Michael J.M. Owen


Today we kick off our mayoral interview series with Michael J.M. Owen. Owen is a lifelong Kingstonian and local business owner who has cultivated an impressive resume volunteering for a host of non-profit organizations. He is self-described as “not a politician”, while he entered the 2014 municipal election with the hope of stimulating greater community involvement in […]

Best of 2013: Casino in Kingston


Kingstonist is all about getting the community talking about anything and everything Kingston related.  Our Community Soapbox offers an opportunity for readers to air their opinions, grievances and praise about the topic of their choice.  The possible addition of a casino to Kingston has been, and continues to be, a hot topic here on Kingstonist, […]

Community Soapbox: Casino in Kingston


The Process Recently there has been a lot of discussion around a possible gaming facility and a referendum in Kingston. I want to take this opportunity to speak directly to residents about my views and our collective challenges and opportunities. I want to first apologize for my recent comments on social media around the issue […]

Hall Monitor: Speed Test


Last night, we all met back at Council Chamber for our regular council meeting – this time with even more of the new tech on trial. As always, the agenda and addeds are available on the city website. Council did a whole lot of… very little, really. We opened with a Diamond Jubilee medal presentation […]

Hall Monitor: Goes Back To School


Last night, city council took to the off-site, not-quite-a-horseshoe, for another one of our council meeting road trips. This time, we met in the large Davies Hall at the local St. Lawrence College campus. As always, the agenda and addeds are available on the city website. For what seemed like a short agenda, especially once […]

Hall Monitor: Waterfront Respite


Last night, our city council got together for a bit of a different kind of meeting – one where the jackets came off, and the shorts and tees were the order of the day. They met as committee of the whole, meaning some of the rules were a little more lax than normal – in […]

Hall Monitor: Bridging the Gap


Once again, our elected officials took to the halls of city hall, this time  for meeting 14-2012 of Kingston City Council. You can find the agenda and addeds from last night on the city’s website. Is it just me, or are council meetings getting more exciting as they get longer and closer to summer? Last […]

Public Invited To Third Crossing Open House


The Environmental Assessment (EA) examining a potential Third Crossing over the Cataraqui River is nearing completion and the City is inviting residents to attend an open house for a presentation showing the progress on this significant project. The Third Crossing Public Information Centre (PIC) Open House is set for 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on […]