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Kingston voters weigh in on federal election

From 9:30 a.m. until 9:30 p.m. today, Monday, September 20, 2021, Canadians will cast their vote at this year’s election. “I feel good, I’m excited,” said Abby Busche, 21, a Queens University student waiting outside the Leon’s Centre polling station in Kingston to fill out her ballot. She is finding

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Your candidates for Kingston and the Islands: Vic Sahai, NDP

Vic Sahai (NDP) studied at Queen’s University in the 1980s and returned to Kingston with his wife and children in 2007 to work in public health as a Queen’s professor and research director at Hotel Dieu. He has 30 years of senior management experience, focusing on strategic planning, policy development,

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Your candidates for Kingston and the Islands: Mark Gerretsen, Liberal

Born and raised in Kingston, Mark Gerretsen (Liberal) earned a degree in Economics from Queen’s University. He lives in Kingston’s east end with his family and says, “I have the most loving and supportive wife, Vanessa. My children are Mason, who is 17 years old in grade 12 at Regi,

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KFPL’s Climate Feelings Circle will address emotional responses to climate crisis

The Kingston Frontenac Public Library (KFPL) has partnered with the Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation office of the Sisters of Providence to offer the Kingston Climate Feelings Circle. According to a release from KFPL, the Circle will be a space to connect with other community members experiencing heavy and

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Climate crisis, health care hot discussion points as PM endorses Bossio in Napanee

On the first day of campaigning, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made a surprise visit to Napanee’s waterfront on Monday, Aug. 16, 2021, in support of Liberal Candidate Mike Bossio’s campaign to return to Parliament. Bossio, who was ousted as MP in the last election by controversial, then-Conservative now-independent MP Derek

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Kingston Transit launches two new electric buses

Kingston’s public transit riders can now ride one of two electric buses featuring a first-in-fleet touchless wheelchair securement system and “whisper-quiet” engines. “This is the future of transit, we’ve known that for a number of years. That’s part of Council’s commitment to begin the transition from traditional buses to electric,”

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350 Kingston sounds the alarm on climate crisis during Tuesday commute

Members of 350 Kingston brought climate action to Kingston’s morning commute Tuesday, Jul. 13, 2021. The early morning campaign took place at the corner of Lower University and King Street from 7:30 to 8 a.m.  “It’s the start of something that we are going to be doing for quite a

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Letter: 12-year-old urges preservation of Amazon rainforest

The following is a submitted letter to the editor from a 12-year-old reader who asked to remain anonymous. The views and opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of The Kingstonist. Dear Editor, I am interested in saving the Amazon Rainforest from destruction and pollution, and I have made this

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KSS students seek funds for Little Forest outdoor classroom

Kingston Secondary School (KSS) students are asking for your help to plant a “Little Forest” outdoor classroom in Champlain Park. Namirah Quadir, Urban Student Trustee for the Limestone District School Board (LDSB) and Isadora Ferguson of Friday’s for Future Kingston, both students at KSS, appear in a YouTube video asking

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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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Queen’s receives $10 million to advance research projects

Two projects at Queen’s University have received close to $10 million from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) to significantly advance their research. This funding is part of an announcement from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Wednesday, Mar. 3, 2021, stating that more than $518 million in research infrastructure funding

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Opinion: It’s time to power a green future

The following is a submitted op/ed. The views and opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of The Kingstonist. I am writing to inform Kingstonians about an important motion going before council Tuesday, January 19, 2021. I am grateful that Councillors Holland and Kiley are bringing this motion forward. It

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