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RKY Camp unveils changes: family camps, new buildings

There’s no virtual substitute for the bonds you make with your peers while attending overnight camp.” — D’Arcy Munn, RKY Camp Director Canoeing, swimming, roasting smores, telling ghost stories around the campfire—these are some of the fun activities hundreds of kids normally get to do at RKY Camp on Eagle

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Emergency responders encourage use of emergency location finding app

Local first responders are urging residents to download an app that could be essential in emergency situations where an exact location is unknown. Kingston Fire and Rescue (KFR), Kingston Central Ambulance Communications Centre, and Kingston Police are encouraging Kingston residents to use the what3words app, a free and “potentially life-saving

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City looking to open Artillery Park as a drop-in day-service centre

In sharing some information on the Belle Park encampment updates in advance of the special City Council meeting scheduled for Tuesday, Jun. 23, 2020, the City of Kingston has announced it is looking to open Artillery Park as a drop-in centre. The City had previously indicated the allowing the encampment

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Dr. Moore to campers: ‘Nothing about you, without you’

Dr. Kieran Moore, Kingston’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, uses a simple phrase to sum up his approach to the Belle Park tent camp: “Nothing about you, without you,” he said. This maxim of Kingston Frontenac Lennox & Addington (KFL&A) Public Health Unit keeps the affected people at the centre

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Hall Monitor: Cells, Sites and Shelter

Kingston City Council sat for meeting number 10-2020 (Agenda) on Tuesday, Mar. 3, 2020. During the meeting, council discussed Lake Ontario Park camping, Kingston Penitentiary access, the Task Force on Housing report, and more. While the meeting got started about 15 minutes late, a lack of presentations, briefings, delegations, petitions

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Have your say: Yay or nay — Camping at Lake Ontario Park

Years ago, it wasn’t uncommon to see tents, tent trailers, motor homes and RVs set up in the grassy area of Lake Ontario Park visible from King Street West. In fact, the park was used by all sorts of campers — those there to attend events, such as cycling or

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Hall Monitor: Climate Camp

On Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019 Kingston City Council sat for meeting number 25-2019 (Agenda) during which they, among other items, asked staff to look into bringing some select camping back to Lake Ontario Park next year, received and supported the work of their Climate Action Working Group, and created a

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May-Long Weekend in Kingston

May two-four? More like yay two-four! With Victoria Day and a long weekend fast approaching, I’m finding it really difficult to concentrate on work at the moment. Sure, the May long weekend may not be a tourist-ridden spectacle involving a parade, fireworks display and the like, but it nevertheless signifies

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Staycations in Kingston

First off, this week’s poll marks a momentous milestone for Kingstonist, as it’s the 50th time we’ve asked our readers to vote on a given topic of interest.  Over the past year we’ve registered your support on who you will vote for in the upcoming federal election, the best small

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