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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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Kingstonist’s Wizard of Paws: Contagious diseases in your neighbourhood

You may have heard of recent outbreaks of kennel cough or parvovirus around town. Though I have not personally seen such an increase where I work at Kingston Veterinary Clinic, I have talked to a few colleagues around town and I’m hearing similar results. There have been a handful of

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Indigenous Tattoo Gathering unites tradition, revitalization and reclamation

The Longhouse property of Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory was the site of an Indigenous Tattoo Gathering August 21 – 24, 2021. Every day of the Gathering included all-day tattooing, while evening events included a social dance, a traditional fireball game, and a feast. The gathering ended the evening of Tuesday, Aug. 24,

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Queen’s to host symposium unpacking media representations of witchcraft

A week-long virtual symposium is organized from August 16 to 22 by The Witch Institute, a one-time symposium hosted by the Department of Film and Media at Queen’s University in Katarokwi/Kingston. The Witch Institute is a collaborative meeting space for people who want to share diverse understandings of witches and

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Letter: 12-year-old urges preservation of Amazon rainforest

The following is a submitted letter to the editor from a 12-year-old reader who asked to remain anonymous. The views and opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of The Kingstonist. Dear Editor, I am interested in saving the Amazon Rainforest from destruction and pollution, and I have made this

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Summer vendors market will be in-person and online this year in Napanee

Napanee’s Hometown Market is set to kick off the season this Saturday, Jun. 12, 2021, at the Strathcona Paper Centre (SPC) The Hometown Market will operate weekly every Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. until Saturday, Aug. 28, 2021.   This summer’s featured vendors, who will be serving customers every

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Kingston’s first Summer Queer Film Showcase starts June 4

It’s this really cool idea of showcasing lives that are often never seen authentically in film.” — Matt Salton, Executive DirectorReelOut queer film + video festival The show must go on — lockdowns notwithstanding — for ReelOut’s first Summer Queer Film Showcase starting Friday, Jun. 4, 2021. With two virtual

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Leadogo announces its new Power Women Mentoring Program

Leadogo Inc., a Kingston, Ont. based organization, announced that it will launch a Power Women Mentoring Program via its “Lift As We Climb” Impact Circle. The local company focuses on inspiring personal development, the service and support of others, as well as organizational and societal change through its unique accelerator

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Letter: Homes for Heroes – Learning more about Kingston’s first tiny homes project

Editorial note: The following is a submitted letter to the editor. The views and opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of The Kingstonist. On Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020, the Ontario Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing announced the provincial government was providing $200,000 and transferring one acre of land

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Support local women in business this Mother’s Day

Celebrating our second Mother’s Day during the COVID-19 pandemic isn’t ideal. Women, especially working mothers, have been taking on more than their fair share of stress during this uncertain time. From leaving the workforce to care for their families during lockdown periods, to facing barriers to reemployment due to the

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Earthub opens Kingston Chapter to divert waste from landfills

In 2019 Brittanny Belanger realized that many of her friends and family had a serious lack of ‘eco-awareness,’ and she decided to do something about it. As a Certified Engineering Technologist working towards her Civil Engineering degree, Belanger launched Earthub (pronounced Earth-hub), hoping to change the way individuals in our

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Martello Alley’s virtual solution to pandemic shopping

Imagine being able to visit your favourite store from the comfort of your own home. Although there’s no replacement for the real thing, one business owner is hoping a virtual touch will help boost sales amid the COVID-19 pandemic.  “It made me really decide at the last minute that I

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