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Queen’s students create fundraiser for COVID-19 devastation in India

A small group of South Asian students at Queen’s University, with the support of Queen’s International Students Working Group (ISWG), has set up a GoFundMe page to help fund grassroots work in India amidst the current devastation caused by COVID-19. Since mid-April, news coming out of India has highlighted a

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Kingston woman sends climate change book to MPs for Earth Day

Just in time for Earth Day, a Kingston resident has taken it upon herself to send an appropriately themed gift to each member of Parliament in Ottawa. Mary Jane Philp says she wanted to ensure every MP in the country had a copy of the book ‘A Good War’ by

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What’s that stench? Foul-smelling crime scene leaves two men behind bars

Two men are facing several charges after it is alleged they were trespassing on private property while looking through parked cars early Monday morning in the Curtis Street area of Picton.  However, the pair may also have had an odor to them. A portable toilet near a construction site was

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LDSB’s first Indigenous Student Trustee says student voice is number one

Three months into an usual school year, Quanah Traviss has a lot on his plate. The Loyalist Collegiate and Vocational Institute (LCVI) year five student is adjusting to the octomester system, is missing his high school band, and looking ahead to graduation. He has also taken on the unique challenge

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Letter: The time has come for a basic income guarantee

The following is a submitted letter to the editor. The views and opinions expressed do not neccessarily reflect those of The Kingstonist. As we celebrate International Basic Income Week (Sept 14-20), we can recall that for a long time many thinkers have proposed the idea of a basic income. Now,

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Tyendinaga Mohawks, Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chiefs lay out ‘path to peace’

Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller meeting with the Tyendinaga Mohawk group at the blockade just outside of Shannonville. Photo courtesy of Real Peoples Media. The Tyendinaga Mohawk people and Hereditary Chiefs of Wet’suwet’en held a conference this afternoon and have released a unified statement following their meeting today. The two

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Local student selected as a Loran Scholar

There are hundreds of awards and accolades handed out to students across the nation and around the world, all of them exciting and important in shaping the lives of those students. But when it comes to being named a Loran Scholar, there is something extra-special about it. That’s because the

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Kingston Police advise of activity sheets for kids regarding privacy issues

After a number of advisories about child safety with regard to online gaming and social media platforms, Kingston Police are advising parents of a new series of activity sheets to help children and youths understand privacy issues. Created by the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada in collaboration with

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Jeff Scott: The Countryside View – China and trade

  China is having a fight with Canada. We detained Meng Wanzhou for the Americans, because they want her to be extradited to the United States to face charges of conspiracy to commit bank fraud. She also happens to be the deputy chairwoman and chief financial officer of China’s largest

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BeaverTails Kingston opens in Market Square

  BeaverTails Kingston has opened its doors in the Limestone City at 20 Market St. Now you can get your irresistibly delicious, artisanal Canadian pastry in historic downtown Kingston. Their original recipe is made of hand-stretched whole-wheat pastry and then topped with your favourite toppings. Served piping-hot, and both crispy

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Jeff Scott: The Countryside View – Guns and greed

Growing up in the bush North of Lake Superior, I, like many others, went hunting. When I turned 15, after taking the hunter safety course, I bought a 410 shot gun, then got a small game licence and went hunting for partridge. I would come home from school and go

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1st Canadian Division marks 75th anniversary of Operation HUSKY

In the early morning hours of Tuesday, Jul. 10, 2018, 1st Canadian Division raised the divisional flag of the Kingston Garrison, commemorating the beginning of Operation HUSKY 75 years ago during the Second World War. At the same time, over 7,000 km away, five members from 1st Canadian Division started

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