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Mobile Sustainability

Trailer fare has steered into a fresh new direction with an undeniable facelift, transforming your average chip trucks into slick mobile eateries as top chefs trade restaurant kitchens for the tight squeeze of mobile cooking quarters. Gone are the deep-fried chips and corndogs, in are gourmet dishes that you would

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Top Five Things to See and Do in Spring 2013

This time last year, Kingstonians were frolicking about sporting flip flops and sleeve/pant-less attire as we hopped from one sun-kissed patio to the next. This year, thanks to the faulty predictions made by an out of work groundhog, we’re begrudgingly still trying to coax Old Man Winter out the door. 

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#ygkChallenge: Plan and Plant Your Garden

Welcome to Kingstonist’s weekly challenge, dare, resolution or whatever you prefer to call it. Each week we establish a new and ambitious community goal, encouraging our readers, followers, friends and families to step out of their comfort zones and do something great, and hopefully a little out of the ordinary.

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Guide to Local Holiday Hosting

The local food movement is strong in Kingston and this year we thought it would be interesting to explore the options when it comes to keeping the holidays local.  Of course, not every single thing we’ll want to enjoy and serve will be found in our neighbourhood but we can

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Patchworkers on Organic Farming

To offset the zombies, princesses and Gangnam-styled trick-or-treaters making the rounds in search of sugary treats this evening, I thought today was a perfect opportunity to focus on local, healthy food. Last May, we published a handy guide a to locally sourced food in Kingston, which featured an extensive list

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Food Safety Concerns and Local Solutions

The food safety scandal involving the Canadian behemoth, XL Foods, began just over one month ago when the Canadian Food Inspection Agency and U.S. Department of Agriculture first identified numerous contaminated ground beef products.  Since the initial recall, XL Foods has gone on to pull a total of 250 products

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#ygkChallenge: 100 Mile Diet

Welcome to Kingstonist’s weekly challenge, dare, resolution or whatever you prefer to call it. Each week we establish a new and ambitious community goal, encouraging our readers, followers, friends and families to step out of their comfort zones and do something great, and hopefully a little out of the ordinary.

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#ygkChallenge: Community Supported Agriculture

Welcome to Kingstonist’s weekly challenge, dare, resolution or whatever you prefer to call it. Each week we establish a new and ambitious community goal, encouraging our readers, followers, friends and families to step out of their comfort zones and do something great, and hopefully a little out of the ordinary.

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Top Five Things to See and Do in Spring 2012

As we begin to see blossoming tulips and the other tell-tale sights and sounds of Spring, we’ve also noticed quite an impressive list of activities piling up on our community events calendar. Selecting which to feature in our seasonal top 5 is almost as difficult as choosing which ones to

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Hall Monitor: Goes To School

Our elected officials took to the halls of city hall again last night for meeting 08-2012 of Kingston City Council. You can also find the agenda and addeds from last night on the city’s website. In short, our council did a lot of spending, and a lot of deferring and

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What if Kingston…

In the early 90’s, McDonald’s did their worst to tempt consumers with everything from pizzas to McRibs, supersized menu items as well as a brief experiment with home delivery. I can’t say that I was ever hungry or lazy enough to wait 30 minutes to enjoy the gluttonous luxury of

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