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Prioritizing Captial Infrastructure Projects in Kingston

I need you to think back to last October, during the lead up to the 2010 municipal election.  At that time, candidates of all stripes were making the rounds, touting the necessity of this aquatic centre over that road expansion, and then there’s the ongoing saga to realize a third

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Grading Kingston’s Mayor and City Council

Kingston’s newly elected Mayor and City Council officially took office last December, but what have they been up to over the past six months of their freshmen year? Unless you are a local political junkie, defeated or unseated candidate, chances are you are probably unaware of the decisions being made

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Municipal Election Campaign Expenses

Thanks to the Municipal Election Act, all candidates are required to submit financial statements, which are then shared online for all to see.  If you take a look at overall campaign expenses from our most recent Municipal Election, particularly under the total contributions and expenses headings, a staggering trend seems

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The Results Are In

When the polling stations opened yesterday morning, there was no shortage of speculation and optimism about who would win Kingston’s Mayoral race, as well as the district contests for councillor, and school board trustee.  Now, I’d be lying to you if I didn’t admit that I was considerably disappointed with

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Six Questions for Rob Matheson

A month or so ago I had a grand vision of producing an election special that consisted of an interview with all six of the Mayoral candidates. I put the offer out there, on a several occasions, but only one candidate, Rob Matheson, jumped at the opportunity. It was actually

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Exercise Your Right to Vote in Kingston

Ladies and gentlemen, Kingston’s 2010 municipal election is but one week away. Well, that’s not entirely true as ballots have already been cast thanks to advance polling that occurred on the 16th of October.  You can rock the vote this week, on Wednesday, October 20th (10am to 8pm), or hold

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A Defining Election Issue for Kingston

In 2006, Kingston’s mayoral election was arguably fought and won over a single, campaign-defining issue.  In one corner, the incumbent Harvey Rosen bet it all on the K-Rock Centre, while contender Rick Downes countered with a move to put the breaks on construction of Kingston’s multi-million dollar Large Venue Entertainment

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Friday Foto

This week we learned that Kingston will not host the 2011 Memorial Cup, and that the city is making a bid to host the 2012 Scotties Tournament of Hearts.  We also got a sneak peak at our first Mayoral candidate, Greg Soucie, who describes himself as “a pot-smoking veteran with

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Kingston’s Next Mayor

Kingstonist’s weekly poll is still in it’s infancy, and in an effort to see it flourish, we’ve been giving it a prime slot on Monday morning over the past couple of weeks.  We’ll keep on with the status quo for the time being, however we may eventually change things up

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