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Letter: Homes for Heroes – Learning more about Kingston’s first tiny homes project

Editorial note: The following is a submitted letter to the editor. The views and opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of The Kingstonist. On Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020, the Ontario Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing announced the provincial government was providing $200,000 and transferring one acre of land

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Environmental concerns prompt Council to defer proposal for Kingston Inner Harbour

The most discussed and contentious item on the agenda for Kingston City Council, the federal proposal to “remediate environmental risks to the river environment and human health of Kingston’s Inner Harbour,” has been deferred. Ironically, the deferral was proposed for the exact same reasons the federal government stated were behind

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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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RMC sending students home for remainder of term

The Royal Military College of Canada (RMC) will be sending cadets home for the remainder of the term on Thanksgiving weekend due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The first-year students had been brought to campus in order to undergo some of the basic training necessary to begin their studies and training

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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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Highway 401 expansion in east-end Kingston complete

The provincial government has announced the completion of widening Highway 401 from four to six lanes, from west of the Cataraqui River Bridge to Highway 15. “The increase in lanes on Highway 401 is great news for Kingston and families across our entire region,” said Steve Clark, MPP for Leeds-Grenville-Thousand

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CFB Kingston to carry out training on small arms range

Those in Kingston’s east end may hear gunshots during an otherwise rather quiet time as CFB Kingston carries out training, but there is no cause for alarm. The activity is scheduled to take place on the Base’s small arms ranges on Friday, Apr. 24, 2020 to support the training pf

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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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Canadian Armed Forces personnel banned from international travel

Chief of Defence Staff General Jonathan Vance issued a complete international travel ban on Thursday night for Canadian Armed Forces members, whether the travel is for business or personal reasons, as a precaution to curtail the spread of the COVID-19 virus. The announcement and formal guidance on that directive were

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Information pickets at CFB Kingston

Members of the Public Service Alliance of Canada’s Union of National Defence Employees (UNDE) will be conducting information pickets around Canadian Forces Base Kingston from 5 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Monday, February 10, 2020. “Employees on their own free time or on a lawful strike are permitted by law

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‘He will be sorely missed’ – Michal Beaman’s home unit mourns untimely death

Following the recovery of Private Michal Beaman’s body on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020, Beaman’s home unit in New Brunswick has released a statement. Beaman was from New Brunswick and here in Kingston for occupational training at the Canadian Forces School of Communications and Electronics. While at CFB Kingston for training

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CFB Kingston requests public assistance to locate missing man

CFB Kingston is requesting public assistance to locate Private Michal Beaman. According to CFB Kingston, Beaman was last seen just before midnight on Friday, Jan. 24, 2020 in downtown Kingston at The Spot nightclub, located at 155 Division St. Beman is described as a 22-year-old white male, standing 5’8” tall

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