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Update: Located — Police still searching for missing youth

UPDATE (Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019): According to Kingston Police, Kayla Hartwick, 16, has been located safely as of Monday, Sept. 2, 2019. Although it was previously reported that Hartwick may have been with fellow missing youth, Lila Smith, she was not located with the other missing youth, Lila Smith remains

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What does the Cataraqui Centre need?

  The Cataraqui Centre is the largest shopping mall in the Kingston area. In fact, you’d have to go to Ottawa or Oshawa to find one bigger. Since it opened in 1982, it has stayed fundamentally the same, though with a handful of renovations, additions, and reconfiguring. It has outlasted

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Most Anticipated New Business in Kingston

The ebb and flow of Kingston’s business landscape is constantly changing and rarely predictable.  Recently, our storied downtown bid a final farewell to Dover’s, Tweed and Hickory, and Rockit Boutique, all of whom closed up shop for good.  With massive holes still remaining downtown thanks to the departure of Indigo

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Most Anticipated Addition to Downtown Kingston

Nearly two months ago, we asked our readers to weigh in regarding recent significant business closures and what the long term implications might be for downtown Kingston. The relocation, failure and retirement of the likes of Indigo, Turks, Burrito Amigo, Urban Trade, Luke’s and most recently Just HiFi, has resulted

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Downtown Kingston’s Biggest Loss

The prosperity of restaurants and retail in any given neighbourhood is intimately tied to factors such as shifting consumer demand, economic conditions and even technological advancement. Accordingly, turnover of businesses is inevitable, whether it’s in a shopping or strip mall, big box complex or in the heart of the city.  

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Hall Monitor: A Pound of Regulations

Last night was a homecoming of sorts as city council returned to it’s usual seats around the horseshoe, wrapping up a three month road trip – and they did so in true council fashion, running past 11:30 without finishing the agenda. As always, the agenda and addeds are available on

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Art in Public Places: Donut Machine

After a wild goose chase that involved two unsuccessful attempts to view Steven Laurie’s Donut Machine; skill testing directions brought to you by XCurated, we finally discovered the piece inside the southern entrance at the Cataraqui Town Centre. The name suggests that this mechanical marvel is something that Homer Simpson

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Friday Foto

Please forgive my nostalgic tendencies, but from time to time I like to look back on Kingstonist’s humble beginnings, and recognize the vast improvements we’ve made over the past few years.  We’ve amassed a talented team of fairly regular contributors, and developed some fantastic, recurring series along the way.  From

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Holiday Gift-a-Way

Our neighbours to the south will soon be enjoying Thanksgiving, and then taking part in the busiest shopping day of the year, which is ominously referred to as Black Friday. While Canadian cross-border shoppers will likely fill the ranks, I am thankful that Black Friday hasn’t really caught on in

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Friday Foto

Today’s photo comes courtesy of Matt Pedlar, and it shows off a fantastic scene taking place along Kingston’s waterfront. If you stare long enough, you’ll notice the blades of the Wolfe Island Wind Farm peaking out from the fog bank. I wonder if there any other treasures hidden therein? Speaking

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Ikea, I hardly knew ya.

When I moved to Kingston  last spring, it was the first time I’d ever put down roots in a town without an Ikea.  I’ve since found plenty of people with whom to commiserate about this sad fact, but at the time, I was shocked and appalled. Where would I get

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