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Weir ready to represent Canada, Kanyen’kehá:ka, and family in Tokyo

One of the best parts of watching the Olympic games on television is seeing the overjoyed reactions of an athlete’s friends and family when the Olympian wins gold or completes a fantastic routine or game. Unfortunately, for Kim Maddux and all other Olympic moms, dads, families, and friends, that just isn’t

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Napanee’s Britt Benn goes for gold in Tokyo

Britt Benn is a force to be reckoned with both on and off the field, says her aunt and supporter, Ange Benn. “She’s just been a very determined girl her whole life. And she’s always strived for big things and she made them come true when she made the last

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Refuge Canada exhibit on loan to PumpHouse Museum

This summer and fall, the PumpHouse Steam Museum will proudly host  ‘Refuge Canada,’ an exhibition on loan from the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21. Opening Tuesday, Jul. 20, 2021, the fully-bilingual exhibit dives into Canada’s place within the current global refugee crisis, while bringing to light the challenges

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Finding unmarked graves: Queen’s University offers free expertise to Indigenous communities

We want to know, the relatives want to know, and they have the right to know if relatives are buried there.” Dr. Alexander Braun, Queen’s university geophysics professor Several Queen’s University staff members have started an initiative offering free, professional expertise in finding unmarked graves to Indigenous communities across Canada.

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Music comedy duo offer mentorship to high school students pursuing the arts

High school students considering a future in the arts are being offered a unique mentorship opportunity by internationally-acclaimed music and comedy duo, Bridge & Wolak. Oftentimes when a musically gifted student is thinking about pursuing higher education, they tend to be steered away from pursuing their art in favour of

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Sir John A. remembered despite having failed Indigenous Canadians

The traditional yearly commemoration of the death of Sir John A Macdonald by the Kingston Historical Society (KHS) went forward Sunday, Jun 6, 2021 with obvious caveats. The event occurred in a pre-recorded Zoom presentation with the public, the first of its kind since the ceremony was cancelled last year

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COVID-19 protocols have nearly eradicated flu, other viruses

Covid protocols such as masking, social distancing, and increased hygiene have practically eliminated the other nasty viruses that normal bog down the Canadian healthcare system. This was according to Dr. Kieran Moore, Medical Officer of Health for Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) Public Health, and soon to be Chief

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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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