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Snowbirds to fly over, land at Kingston airport

The Canadian Forces Snowbirds will fly over Kingston tomorrow, Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2021, as part of their ongoing demonstration of military aviation excellence for 50 seasons. Based out of 15 Wing Moose Jaw in Saskatchewan, the elite air demonstration team is comprised of approximately 80 Canadian Armed Forces members, 24

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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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RCAF Operation HOHOHO to bring holiday cheer to KGH

Tomorrow, Tuesday Dec. 15, 2020, will see Operation HOHOHO land a Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) helicopter full of cheer at the Kingston General Hospital (KGH) site helipad at approximately 10 a.m. The CH-146 Griffon helicopter will fly from Canadian Forces Base Kingston as part of Operation HOHOHO, an annual

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Helicopter training taking place over Kingston and PEC

Residents of Kingston and Prince Edward County may notice a CH-146 Griffon helicopter flying in the area from Friday, Nov. 27 to Friday, Dec. 18, 2020.  This increased flying activity is linked to pilot proficiency training for members of 1 Wing, based out of Canadian Forces Base Kingston, according to

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Virtual Remembrance Day ceremonies for Kingston and area

On November 11 each year, people across the country and around the world honour those who have served in the armed forces in a variety of ways. In the Kingston area, thousands would usually come together at a number of different events, remembering those who lost their lives while serving

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#ShineOn aims to bring Canadians together to remember the fallen

A digital remembrance campaign has been launched by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC), to encourage Canadians to remember from home this year. The #ShineOn campaign hopes to heighten awareness and increase involvement this Remembrance Day, according to a media release from CWGC, dated Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020. This year,

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Intimate ceremony marks 80th anniversary of the Battle of Britain

Members and veterans of the Royal Canadian Air Force marked the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Britain on Sunday, September 20, 2020, in Kingston’s City Park. “Today, we honour the sacrifices of those brave Canadians and allies who risked their lives 80 years ago,” Chief Warrant Officer Andy Sargent,

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Cadets kick off RMC school year successfully despite obstacles

It may be entirely different than most starts to the school year, but the cadets at the Royal Military College of Canada (RMC) here in Kingston are persevering, getting the year off to a successful start. Not only is RMC dealing with the current COVID-19 pandemic like schools around the

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Change of command for Canada’s Tactical Helicopter Wing

In a live-streamed ceremony which took place Wednesday, Jul. 29, 2020, Colonel Chris McKenna took over command of 1 Wing from outgoing Commander Colonel Travis Morehen in Kingston, Ontario. The ceremony was presided by Major-General Eric Kenny, Commander 1 Canadian Air Division/Canadian NORAD Region, and the live stream on the

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Infectious disease doctor offers advice as Kingston moves into Stage 3

Kingston Frontenac Lennox & Addington (KFL&A) is moving into Stage three of the Provincial Framework for Reopening on Friday, Jul. 17, 2020, giving Kingstonians more choices about where to go and how to behave during the COVID-19 pandemic. The City confirmed Wednesday, Jul. 15 that parents will be able to

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CFB Kingston advises of upcoming jet air traffic control training

Kingston residents may notice an increase in air traffic, particularly around the Royal Military College of Canada (RMC) on Wednesday, Jun. 10, 2020. According to a public service announcement from the Department of National Defence, Canadian Armed Forces soldiers will practice routine jet air traffic control in the area around

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DND to resume structural work on Fort Frontenac wall

Residents can expect to see a pedestrian walkway put in place along Ontario Street once again as work resumes on the wall at Fort Frontenac. The sidewalk along Ontario Street adjacent to the limestone wall at the Fort was initially closed on Friday, Apr. 12, 2019 for public safety due

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