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Best of 2011: The Burger/Poutine Wars Revisited

Finally, this “best of” show wouldn’t be complete without mentioning Kingston’s obsession with burgers and poutine.  As luck would have it, this gastronomical topic ended up on our top 10 list in 2010.  This past year, we revisted the glutonous subject thanks to the arrival of The Works, and an

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Best of 2011: One Bag Per Household Limit

In an effort to curb the city’s waste by 65%, we’ve seen the introduction of an organic recycling program, an expanded list of acceptable blue box materials and now a one bag per household limit. Thankfully Kingston has moved away from talking about forcing people to use clear garbage bags,

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Best of 2011: Guide to Late Night Bites

Over the past year we presented guides to everything including local bakeries, Museums, Beaches, Bed and Breakfasts and the list goes on.  As a city with three post-secondary institutions and a pretty active bar scene, it’s no surprise that one of our most popular guides was the one that detailed

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Best of 2011: Light Rail Transit

Our weekly polls once again proved to be a fantastic mechanism for gauging community support, while one of the most talked about polls from 2011 focused on the necessity of light rail transit in Kingston.  Our readers weighed in with their experience using mass transit in other cities, they proposed

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Best of 2011: For The Birds

Late last March we came across a group of local citizens who were encouraging Kingstonian’s to sign a petition to permit backyard chicken coups.  Surprisingly, this issue was well received by City Council who passed a bylaw a few months later to make way for a pilot project.  Although we

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Best of 2011: Sustainability and the Third Crossing

We’re always amazed by the op-ed submissions that end up in our inbox, while one of the best of 2011 came from Alan Foljambe. He wrote about peak oil, commuter culture and their relation to the proposed third crossing over the Cataraqui River. Alan articulately argued that the third crossing

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Best of 2011: Six Questions for Ted Hsu

Over the next two weeks, Kingstonist will be counting down our best posts from 2011. The list includes a diverse mix of topics that are near and dear to the hearts of our volunteer contributors. Rest assured, we’re already working on some interesting stories for 2012, but we’re suckers for

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The Year That Was

With less than two weeks to go until Christmas, and New Year’s a mere three weeks away, it’s time for our annual review of the news stories and issues that shaped this past year. Will we remember 2011 as the year that Confederation Park was, for a short time, occupied

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