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Letter: Requesting removal of Sir John A statue in Kingston City Park

The following is a submitted open letter to Kingston City Council. The views and opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of The Kingstonist. Mayor Bryan Paterson and Kingston City Council, We are all aware of the recent discovery at Kamloops Indian Residential School. Since then, we have seen memorials

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The rally, the racism, the work: Reflecting on a week of race relations in Kingston

Last week, Jemma Dooreleyers attended to rallies in solidarity with Black Lives Matter, and attended Kingston: Let’s Talk Race, an conversation on race in Kingston. Here, she reflects on those events, what she saw, and what she heard. The rally “Black lives matter,” “Say their names,” and “No justice, no

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Rally at Confederation Park draws hundreds

Confederation Park was the gathering place for hundreds of Kingstonians on the afternoon of Saturday, Jun. 6 2020 for the second large-scale rally this week in support of the Black Lives Matter movement and to denounce racism. At noon, the rally opened with statements from the organizers, speaking to an

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Organizers, Kingston Police address concerns about upcoming protest

Concerns have been mounting over the ‘Justice for George Floyd & All Police Racism Victims protest set to occur on Saturday, Jun. 6, 2020 in solidarity with Black Lives Matter. The primary concern many have voiced about the event is that the organizers invited Kingston Police to formally attend, and

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Save your jack-o-lanterns for the Pumpkin Parade in downtown Kingston

This Friday, after all of the ghosts and goblins have disappeared for another year, area residents will find themselves wondering what to do with their pumpkin creations. Wonder no more! The Downtown Kingston Business Improvement Area (BIA) is once again hosting its annual Pumpkin Parade. Give your jack-o-lanterns another chance

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Seniors Association brings music, dance, love of life to Confederation Park

For those that just happened to be in Confederation Park on Friday, Jun. 28, 2019, just prior to 3 p.m., what happened next may not have been what they’d expect – but it was happily welcomed by all. There, the Seniors Association of Kingston Region had planned a ‘Seniors Flash

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Downtown Kingston ready to celebrate Canada Day

Get your red and white ready, Kingston! The Downtown Kingston BIA will be hosting many events celebrating Canada Day in downtown Kingston and Confederation Park. Canada Day begins with the annual Limestone Mile, a one-mile race. The event is made up of multiple races – two kid’s races (one for

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Best Park for a Picnic in Kingston

Summer is finally here, and that means it’s finally time for nibbling and sipping tasty treats in the glorious, great outdoors. While patios are a big draw for many, an equally popular and affordable alternative is picnicking. With so many outdoor gems available to us, finding the best park for

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Guide to Feb Fest 2016

Kingston’s winter festival, Feb Fest is back for another year starting next Thursday in downtown Kingston. Events will take place at Market Square and in Confederation Park. Winter lovers can get out and enjoy a snow maze and ice slide, public skating, figure skating, hockey games and live music. The

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Top Five Things to See and Do in July 2015

School’s out and although the past few days have been somewhat wet and dreary, I assure you, Summer has officially arrived!  The first statutory holiday of the sunny season will allow (most of) us to take a well-deserved break tomorrow. Looking ahead to a busy and hopefully sunny month, there

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Guide to Feb Fest 2015

I just shoveled for an hour.  My arms and back hurt, my hair is sweaty and my fingertips are frozen BUT, now we have snow for Feb Fest!  Kingston’s annual winter festival begins next Thursday, February 5th.  For four days, Kingston’s downtown area surrounding Market Square will be focused on

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