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Have your say – Yay or nay: Council requesting flexibility to provincial orders

On Tuesday, Apr. 21, 2020, Kingston City Council met to discuss a number of items, but those items concerning the current COVID-19 pandemic dominated most of the discussion. A new motion, brought forward by Councillor Robert Kiley and seconded by Deputy Mayor Jim Neill, sought to see Council request that

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Have your say: Yay or nay? – Dedicated bus lanes in Kingston

At their meeting held Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2019, Kingston City Council discussed a motion to direct City Staff to look into the creation of a “Kingston Transitway” through dedicated bus lanes. Moved by Deputy Mayor Peter Stroud and seconded by Councillor Bridget Doherty, the motion spoke to the “permanent greenhouse

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Have your say: Yay or nay — Camping at Lake Ontario Park

Years ago, it wasn’t uncommon to see tents, tent trailers, motor homes and RVs set up in the grassy area of Lake Ontario Park visible from King Street West. In fact, the park was used by all sorts of campers — those there to attend events, such as cycling or

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POLL: Kingston’s Best Yoga Studio

Maybe I’m thinking about yoga because I’m still recovering from a huge and delicious Thanksgiving dinner and several days worth of leftovers. Or maybe it’s because I’m a fair-weather cyclist, and now that it’s getting cooler, I’m thinking about ways to stay in shape over the winter. Either way, it’s

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POLL: Kingston’s best diner

Diners are the one thing you can find in pretty much every town in North America. Even Plevna has a diner! We’ve lost a couple of great ones over the last several years (RIP Lino’s and The Right Spot), but the diner scene in Kingston is still strong. It’s also

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POLL: Kingston’s best late-night bar

A night on the town. Girls night out. Boys night out. A staff or holiday party. Whatever reason you have for staying out late for a drink or two, Kingston has plenty of options! When it comes to nightlife, we have pubs, dance clubs, late-night eats, an arcade, a pool

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POLL: What type of restaurant does Kingston need?

We’ve recently polled Kingstonians on what type of business we need in the city, and what type of store the Cataraqui Centre needs, but now we want to get a little more specific and find out what type of restaurant Kingston needs.  With the pending arrival of what appears to

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POLL: Kingston’s best shawarma

It’s been nearly four years since Kingstonist last took a look at this important issue. At the time, author Danielle Lennon highlighted four shawarma restaurants, but hoped for more options in Kingston in the near future. We’re delighted to have 11 restaurants in this updated poll, but with the caveat

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POLL: Kingston’s best pet store

Research suggests that there are pets in around 60% of Canadian households. All those pets need to be fed, entertained, and cleaned up after. Some may feel the need to be fashionable (disclaimer: I don’t think pets need to be fashionable). And it’s not just dogs and cats: plenty of

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POLL: Kingston’s best florist

Now that we are officially into summer, it means we are also officially into wedding season, and that means lots of work for our local florists. It’s also been a bit of unusual spring, and with so many flowers in full bloom at this time of year, we expect that

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POLL: Kingston’s best golf course

It really is, finally, starting to feel like summer. And although there most certainly have been some hardcore golfers on the greens for several weeks now, it sure feels like golf season is here — so if you haven’t hit the links yet, now is the time! What makes a

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POLL: Kingston’s best convenience store

  When I was about 12 years old, I’d often go to my grandparent’s house after school. I’d walk in the door, throw down my backpack, and grab the $2 bill that was left for me on the table. Then I’d run up Howard Crescent to the Mac’s on the

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