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City installs cameras at Sir John A. Macdonald statue

It’s been doused in red paint, egged countless times, the target of tomatoes, and threatened to be toppled, but now something else is taking aim at the statue of Sir John A. in City Park. As of Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, the City of Kingston has installed CCTV cameras aimed

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Police probe hate crime at Four Directions Indigenous Student Centre

Kingston Police police say a potential hate crime has been perpetrated against the Four Directions Indigenous Student Centre at 144-146 Barrie St on Queen’s University campus. Between Monday, Jun. 29 and Tuesday, Jun. 30, police say five flags hanging on the property were purposely cut in an act of vandalism.

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Mayor responds to petition to remove Macdonald statue

Mayor Bryan Paterson says he is aware of an online petition launched this Thursday, Jun. 10, 2020, calling for the removal of a statue of Canada’s first Prime Minister, Sir John A. Macdonald from Kingston’s City Park. “My view is that I have seen the petition, but I am also

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City of Kingston announces plans for parking changes at City Park

The City of Kingston is planning changes to parking around City Park, some of which the public is being asked to provide feedback on. The City announced an end to parking on the ring road within City Park in November of 2019, and also explained that municipal staff would be

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Hall Monitor: Green Partnerships

Kingston City Council held meeting number 27-2019 (Agenda) on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2019. During the meeting, they endorsed a new housing benefit program, heard remarks from the new Queen’s University principal, and began work into new climate project funding ideas. The evening opened with a presentation from Jan MacDonald of

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City to end parking along road in City Park

Drivers who currently use the unpaved ‘ring road’ within City Park will have to find a new place to leave their vehicles after Friday, Nov. 15, 2019, when the city plans to shut down the road for parking. In a report being presented to Council on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019,

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Principal Deane responds after child struck by vehicle at Queen’s camp

On Wednesday, Jul. 31, 2019, a young child was struck by a vehicle on Bagot Street in City Park, resulting in the child being transported to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The incident occurred at approximately 2:25 p.m. as the child was returning from a Queen’s summer camp outing at City

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Here in Kingston at City Park

  Here in Kingston at City Park, residents have a place to picnic in the spring, summer, and fall. A splash pad for kids of all ages to cool off in during the hottest days of the summer. A rink to skate on during the cold winter days, and baseball

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Food Truck Travels: Poutine Feast at City Park

I thought when September rolled around my days of food truck travels were over. This past summer I hiked from parking lots to city parks, and even a brewery looking for delicious food from a variety of sources. With the fall colours appearing on the trees, I never thought I

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Top Five Things to See and Do in July 2017

School’s out for the Summer, and that means the local event scene is kicking in to high gear to woo tourists and Kingstonians alike.  There’s certainly no shortage of daily activities and big festivals vying for your attention, so much so that you’d be hard pressed to take it all

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