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Kingston’s top news stories of 2019

As we say hello to 2020 and set our sights on all the great things the year ahead has in store, we also reflect on the year gone by, which brought with it both wonderful and tragic stories. The following are Kingston’s most significant and most viewed stories as covered

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Photos: Nighttime Santa Parade 2019

It was a cold evening where the hot cocoa and apple cider were a must to keep hands warm, but that did stop hundreds from lining the streets of downtown Kingston for the 2019 Nighttime Santa Parade. Presented by the Downtown Kingston! Business Improvement Area (BIA), the parade had over

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Kingston Frameworks presents ‘We Remember: 100 Years of Kingston’

There are many ways to define Kingston – A university town, a tourism hub in eastern Ontario, a city rich in national history – but one thing that is undeniable is this city’s connection to the military. This is evident when looking through historic images of Kingston. Not only does

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Queen’s, City, Kingston Police address Homecoming 2019

Ah, it’s that time of year! Students and alumni fill the campus of Queen’s University, events of the day spill into parties at night, and you’re sure to hear ‘Cha Gheill!’ at least once if you venture into the University District… Happy Queen’s University Homecoming 2019, Kingston! The University, along

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Police seek witnesses from June collision involving Kingston Transit bus

Kingston Police are looking for anyone who may have witnessed a collision between a bus and an SUV that took place over two months ago. The collision took place on Tuesday, Jun. 18, 2019 at approximately 2:40 p.m. between a Kingston Transit Bus and a white SUV in the intersection

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A Letter to the Premier (in response to #AMOConf19)

Dear Doug, I must admit, it was an odd experience hearing you speak at the Association of Ontario Municipalities Conference in Ottawa on Monday, Aug. 19, 2019 (#AMOConf19). I was there, gathered with thousands of other councillors and mayors from across the province, front row/centre as I always am, ready

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Kingston Transit updating schedules

Commuters can expect minor updates to bus schedules which, according to Kingston Transit, will make early morning and late evening runs more efficient. After an analysis of all routes, Kingston Transit Marketing Administrator, Heather Grosney, stated that they “saw an opportunity to update transit schedules to allow for more efficiency

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2019 Kingston Buskers Rendezvous opens in downtown Kingston

The 2019 Kingston Buskers Rendezvous kicked off with the annual Fool’s Overture at the Renaissance Event Venue on Wednesday, Jul. 3, 2019. Teen ukulele trio Callback opened the evening with covers of contemporary songs. Thirteen year olds Annie, Lucy, and Clara all call Kingston home, and said that they were

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Hundreds gather with Pride in downtown Kingston

  Hundreds and hundreds of people flocked to downtown Kingston to celebrate Pride 2019 on Saturday, Jun. 15, 2019. From the raising of the Pride flag during the opening ceremonies just after 9:30 a.m. and the Community Fair in Confederation Park all day, to the parade the took the Pride

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Rotary Club honours six Kingstonians for ‘Service Above Self’

  At its annual evening of acknowledging the contributions of Kingston residents to humanitarian causes, the Rotary Club of Kingston honoured six outstanding Kingstonians last night. The presentation of the 2019 Paul Harris Fellow Awards took place on Thursday, Apr. 25, 2019 at the Harbour Restaurant, awarding the six local

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Breakwater Park receives Canadian Society of Landscape Architect’s 2019 Award of Excellence

It was one of the City’s most exciting grand opening in years, and a revitalization project that proved a huge success as thousands flocked to waterfront to enjoy the newly transformed park. And now, Breakwater Park has won a Canadian Society of Landscape Architect’s (CSLA) 2019 National Award of Excellence.

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Ticket sales announced for 2019 Kingston Pen Tours

If you’ve been anxious to get inside the walls of one of Canada’s most talked about penitentiaries, or if you’ve already been inside and just want to see more, get ready for next Monday. The St. Lawrence Parks Commission (SLPC) has announced that tickets for the 2019 Kingston Penitentiary Tours

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