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Ratification vote brings controversial land and $25M into Mohawk control

After 17 years of negotiation, the Tyendinaga Mohawk Council announced Sunday, Oct. 17, 2021, that the membership of the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte had ratified the Culbertson Tract Partial Settlement Agreement. This Agreement will restore 299.43 acres of land to the administration and control of the Mohawks of

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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 –

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Event offers opportunity for first steps on path of Indigenous reconciliation

This upcoming Sunday morning, September 26, 2021, Kingston and surrounding area residents will have an opportunity to learn more about core aspects of Indigenous roles in Canadian history, and the sobering impacts that colonial injustices continue to have on Indigenous lives today. Katie Koopman, founder of GAP (Good Ally Project),

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Doors Open Kingston 2021 to host both on-site and virtual activities

The Kingston Association of Museums, Art Galleries and Historic Sites (KAM) announced that Doors Open Kingston 2021 will take place this month with both on-site and virtual activities. KAM has coordinated this Ontario Heritage Trust program on behalf of the City of Kingston, according to a media release from the

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Slain officer honoured with memorial in Napanee

One hundred years after the day of his death, the Town of Greater Napanee unveiled a memorial to Constable Richard Beard, who died in the line of duty in the early morning of Aug. 28, 1921. The memorial, a refurbished police call box — the kind that would have been

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Remains of Irish immigrants interred at KGH to be relocated

As Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) begins a redevelopment project that will change the landscape of Kingston General Hospital (KGH), an archeological firm has begun the process of unearthing and relocating the remains of Irish immigrants who contracted and died of typhus while escaping Ireland’s Great Famine in 1847. According

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L&A County Museum hosts the weird and wonderful this summer

In the heart of Napanee is a fantasy world inhabited by weird and scary creatures, characters endowed with magical powers and strange phenomena.   “Tales of Fantasy” is a special exhibit on loan to the Lennox & Addington County Museum this summer from the Sherbrooke Museum of Nature and Science. It

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Local Indigenous archives and language revitalization underway at KFPL

An initiative to create and digitize an archive of local Indigenous history is in full steam at the Kingston Frontenac Public Library (KFPL). Danycka Pereault, an Indigenous woman from the Kingston area, has recently joined the team responsible for the work, thanks to a grant from Young Canada Works going

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Refuge Canada exhibit on loan to PumpHouse Museum

This summer and fall, the PumpHouse Steam Museum will proudly host  ‘Refuge Canada,’ an exhibition on loan from the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21. Opening Tuesday, Jul. 20, 2021, the fully-bilingual exhibit dives into Canada’s place within the current global refugee crisis, while bringing to light the challenges

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Opinion: Tell the whole story about Sir John

The following is a submitted Op-Ed article. The views and opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of The Kingstonist. What to do with Sir John A’s towering presence in City Park? Is it right to look up to him? That’s the question Kingston City Council will tackle head on

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Queen’s University to purchase KCVI

The former Kingston Collegiate & Vocational Institute (KCVI) building and property, located at 235 Frontenac Street, is on track to be purchased by Queen’s University later this year. Queen’s and Limestone District School Board (LDSB) have received governance approval for the disposition and sale of the former building and property,

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Legacy Working Group to recommend removal, storage of Kingston’s Sir John A. Macdonald statue

The Sir John A. History and Legacy Working Group held a meeting Monday, Jun. 14, 2021 in preparation for the Special Council Meeting to be held by the City of Kingston on Wednesday, Jun 16, 2021 to debate the fate of the Sir John A. Macdonald statue in City Park.

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