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Kingston Transit looking for input on accessibility of services

Kingston Transit is seeking feedback from riders and residents about the accessibility of transit services. Feedback will be gathered at an in-person pop-up chat at the Cataraqui Centre transfer point, and through the Get Involved Kingston website. Providing accessible services and removing barriers for persons with disabilities is a priority

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Gender Affirming Assistance Project launches in Kingston

The grassroots collective, Gender Affirming Assistance Project (GAAP), is a community-based group based in the Katarokwi/Kingston region that seeks to support two-spirit, trans, non-binary, and gender diverse community members. Two Queen’s students, Jenna Huys and Jane Mao, are leading the initiative that aims to reduce the barriers for people when

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Kingston group calls on City to improve community gardens access and food security solutions

Just Recovery Kingston was formed in early 2020, during the COVID-19 pandemic, to extend community support for recovery at the local level by putting people and the environment first.  Currently, the group has two priority areas. One is free transit for all, and the second is to expand access to

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Nominations open for the 2020 Celebrating Accessibility Awards

The City of Kingston and the Municipal Accessibility Advisory Committee (MAAC) are accepting nominations for the 2020 Celebrating Accessibility Awards. “The Celebrating Accessibility Awards recognize how Kingston’s residents, businesses and organizations go above and beyond to remove barriers, foster inclusivity and increase engagement for those with disabilities,” says Janet Jaynes,

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Local startup connects research studies with participants

Meet two Queen’s grads on a mission to shake up the medical industry and grow Kingston’s reputation as a medical research powerhouse: Brooke Resendes and Luc Pelletier’s startup Research Stream helps hospitals and research institutions find people for research studies. Research Stream is a web platform that makes signing up

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The benefits and drawbacks of Kingston Transit’s Audible Route Identifier

Written by Phillip Stafford Over the years I have had many chances to travel on Kingston Transit, and have been regularly surprised by some of the innovations and changes that have gone into making the system more efficient, accessible, and cost effective. In this opinion piece I want to touch

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Kingston’s First Scramble Crossing

For decades, motorists transiting through Queen’s University’s main campus have had to contend with individuals taking huge liberties with respect to the location of pedestrian crosswalks. Those who engage in the sometimes dangerous practice of jaywalking, especially in the vicinity of the campus’ busiest intersection at University and Union, subscribe

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Swimming Along the Shores of Kingston

Last Summer, amidst the uncomfortable heat and our continued resolve not to get air conditioning, Danielle and I took to lake swimming. We primarily enjoyed dips at Richardson Beach and participated in Mass Swimm II at Breakwater Park, while both of these areas have seen minor swim-friendly upgrades in recent

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Hall Monitor: Big Things Coming Down the Pipe

Last night, city council, staff and members of the public trekked back over the bridge – this time to Currie Hall at RMC – for what should be our last in the series of off-site meetings. As one might expect, the agenda and addeds are available on the city website.

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Mass Swimm II

A few weeks ago, water-loving Kingstonians converged on the Kingston PUC Docks and Breakwater Park to partake in Mass Swimm II. This event was geared towards celebrating our waterfront as well as protesting the lack of accessibility, neglected repairs and upgrades.  Kurtis Chen captured the excitement that was in the

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