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Your candidates for Kingston and the Islands: Dr. Waji Khan, Green Party

Dr. Waji Khan (Green Party) was born in North York, Ontario and later raised in Scarborough after his parents emigrated from Pakistan to Canada in the 1960s. He attended the University of Toronto where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1997 and began his studies in Dentistry.

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Military Operation brings holiday cheer to young patients at KGH

A Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) CH-146 Griffon helicopter landed at Kingston Health Sciences Centre’s Kingston General Hospital helipad today, Tuesday Dec. 15, 2020, as part of Operation HOHOHO, an annual event designed to bring holiday cheer to the hospital’s young patients and their families. Kingston Health Sciences Centre and

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RCAF Operation HOHOHO to bring holiday cheer to KGH

Tomorrow, Tuesday Dec. 15, 2020, will see Operation HOHOHO land a Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) helicopter full of cheer at the Kingston General Hospital (KGH) site helipad at approximately 10 a.m. The CH-146 Griffon helicopter will fly from Canadian Forces Base Kingston as part of Operation HOHOHO, an annual

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Helicopter training taking place over Kingston and PEC

Residents of Kingston and Prince Edward County may notice a CH-146 Griffon helicopter flying in the area from Friday, Nov. 27 to Friday, Dec. 18, 2020.  This increased flying activity is linked to pilot proficiency training for members of 1 Wing, based out of Canadian Forces Base Kingston, according to

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Cadets kick off RMC school year successfully despite obstacles

It may be entirely different than most starts to the school year, but the cadets at the Royal Military College of Canada (RMC) here in Kingston are persevering, getting the year off to a successful start. Not only is RMC dealing with the current COVID-19 pandemic like schools around the

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Arthur: Nothing less than transparency and accountability in long-term care

The following is a submitted Op/Ed piece. The views and opinions expressed in this letter do not necessarily reflect those of Kingstonist. On June 2nd, I stood up in the Legislature and asked the Minister of Long-Term Care Merrilee Fullerton if she would commit to a judicial inquiry into the

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CFB Kingston advises of upcoming jet air traffic control training

Kingston residents may notice an increase in air traffic, particularly around the Royal Military College of Canada (RMC) on Wednesday, Jun. 10, 2020. According to a public service announcement from the Department of National Defence, Canadian Armed Forces soldiers will practice routine jet air traffic control in the area around

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Search efforts transition to recovery mission following helicopter accident

The Ministry of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) have announced that the search and rescue efforts following the helicopter accident off the coast of Greece have now transitioned into search and recovery efforts. The announcement was made just after 1 p.m. on Friday, May 1, 2020, two

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Four RMC graduates among those in Canadian military helicopter crash

Four of the six members of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) aboard the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) CH-148 Cyclone helicopter that crashed off the coast of Greece graduated from the Royal Military College of Canada (RMC) here in Kingston. As was reported earlier, Sub-Lieutenant Abbigail Cowbrough of Nova Scotia

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Recent Royal Military College grad perishes in helicopter crash

A recent Royal Military College graduate, Sub-Lt. Abbigail Cowbrough, has been identified by her family as one of the victims in a military helicopter crash in the Ionian Sea. “I am broken and gutted,” wrote her father, Shane Cowbrough, on Facebook. “There are no words. You made me forever proud.

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Canadian soldiers returning from overseas isolating in Kingston

Due to an operational pause of Operation IMPACT in the Middle East, most Canadian Armed Forces personnel involved in the region have returned to Canada and are currently isolating in Kingston. Since 2014, a Global Coalition including Canada and 78 other partners has supported Iraqi Security Forces (ISF) in a

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Kingston Police attempting to locate stolen service medal and military coins

After a service medal and military coins were stolen from a member of the Canadian Armed Forces, Kingston Police are attempting to recover the stolen items. According to police, the items were stolen from the complainant’s vehicle sometime between Sunday, Mar. 22 and Monday, Mar. 23, 2020. The vehicle was

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