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Quirky Kingston

With the exception of a couple of years in college (and not even that far away — I was in Belleville) and a few months living in Oshawa shortly after, I’ve lived in Kingston since I was born here in 1978. I love it here. I love the history, the

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The case for Kingston as the Music Capital of Canada

The Tragically Hip. Sarah Harmer. The Glorious Sons. Bedouin Soundclash. The Headstones. The Arrogant Worms. These are just some of the bands and musicians that have called Kingston home on their way to national fame. Often, when you hear these names all at the same time, it’s because a Kingstonian

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An open call for Community Editorial Board members

We here at Kingstonist believe that Kingstonist is by Kingstonians, for Kingstonians, and with that in mind, we’re excited to launch our newest feature: The Kingstonist Community Editorial Board. If you have strong, well-informed opinions about local matters, we want to hear from you! We want to know how members

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#ygkc abroad: Insights from El Salvador

Intense, longstanding party rivalries meet warm family greetings despite partisan colours. Multiple beers during lunch and dinner, with some moonshine after you eat, meets prohibition and abstinence from alcohol on and around election day. Simple ballots meet complex coalition calculations. These are three perceived paradoxes the people and politics of

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Running the Kingston budget

Councillor Gary Oosterhof and I were grabbing a coffee, stretching our legs, and remarking on the evening. We’d been sitting for a while, a long while. You know, so long our butts were numb. I digress. We were on recess during the third marathon city council budget meeting. The twelve

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Why we do what we do

As I’m sure you’ve noticed, a lot has changed at Kingstonist.com in the past six months. While many of the things Kingstonist was built on remain – interviews with local musicians, reviews of new restaurants, and editorial content focused on the issues that affect us all – the daily content

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