fbpx

Shedding light on COVID-19, instability among Kingston’s most vulnerable

Vulnerable populations camping in and around Belle Park in Kingston have been experiencing an increase in COVID-19 infection rates over the last few weeks, and while services have been provided for these individuals by the Integrated Care Hub (ICH) and other agencies, the rise of COVID-19 cases in these populations

Read more

Kingston’s Memorial Centre barns lose electricity as people shelter inside

Just over a week ago, vulnerable Kingstonians situated in tents at the Memorial Centre barns were left – quite literally – out in the cold. At approximately 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, November 14, 2021, just as wet and freezing weather conditions formed, the electricity supply to the barn, reportedly coming

Read more

Kingston music scene helped prep Huddleston for music journalism career

The second season of CBC’s The Intro has already begun with gusto, with Kingston’s music journalism powerhouse, Jess Huddleston, once again bringing viewers a cornucopia of talented up-and-comers of the Canadian music scene. On Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2021, the show premiered its second season with Huddleston, the show’s senior producer

Read more

Santa Claus poised to parade through Kingston and area

Both holiday and community spirit abound this year as organizers tenaciously prepare for Santa Claus’ annual trip from The North Pole to Kingston and the surrounding communities! While last year’s Holiday parades were cancelled in many communities due to COVID-19 restrictions, thanks to relatively low risks this year (and approval

Read more

Celebrated Kingston-based culture writer prepares to launch first book

Kingstonian Elamin Abdelmahmoud has led a double life, but probably not the kind that you’re thinking of. Like many Canadians, Abdelmahmoud had a bicultural upbringing in Canada, having emigrated with his family from his native Sudan to Kingston when he was 12 years old. This cultural superposition is the overarching

Read more

Discriminatory graffiti spotted throughout Kingston and area

Editorial note: On Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2021, this article was updated to reflect Queen’s University’s statement that they have had no reported anti-Newfoundland or anti-Quebec graffiti on campus. Kingston and Gananoque residents hailing from Quebec or Newfoundland and Labrador may have had some jarring experiences lately, as numerous disturbing instances

Read more

Queen’s University Principal on nuisance parties, Student Code of Conduct

On Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021, Patrick Deane, Principal and Vice Chancellor of Queen’s University, released a statement to various media outlets and through University social media pages, urging students to “re-think” participating in any planned parties for the upcoming weekend. While Queen’s Homecoming festivities for 2021 took place last week

Read more

City Council approves sleeping cabins concept for Kingston’s homeless

Kingston City Council convened on Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021, with Report #89 of the CAO being one of the primary topics of focus in meeting’s agenda. Specifically, several delegates spoke to address the city’s ‘Winter Response Plan’ for homelessness and the lack of available temporary housing for Kingston’s vulnerable population.

Read more

Local railfan is Kingston’s ‘model’ citizen

In many ways, 57-year-old Eric Gagnon seems like your typical Amherstview retiree: he enjoys spending time with his family, reading a good book, and pursuing an engrossing hobby. It’s this hobby, however, that has garnered him a fair bit of attention around Kingston in recent years because – well –

Read more

Kingston City Council defers conversion therapy bylaw for revisions

On Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021, former Kingston resident, Ben Rodgers, appeared before Kingston City Council as a delegate, speaking to a report before Council regarding new programming and a bylaw seeking to ban conversion therapy. Specifically, Rodgers spoke to Report #79 of the CAO, referring to a proposed Kingston bylaw

Read more

Pumpkinferno lights up Fort Henry like never before

In years past, Fort Henry has often been lit up by ceremonial cannon fire, and while those events have been cancelled for 2021, Kingstonians craving spectacle can still see a magnificent light show this October, as artists collaborate to bring pumpkin sculptures to life in captivating orange glows within its

Read more