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Hall Monitor: Making Room on the Patio

Once again, our elected officials took to the halls of city hall for meeting 12-2012 of Kingston City Council. You can find the agenda and addeds from last night on the city’s website. Ah, spring. The season of birds, the season of flowers, and the time of the year when people

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Expanding the Smoking Bylaw in Kingston

Once upon a time you could do it in restaurants, movie theatres, taxi cabs, and even in classrooms.  Doctors prescribed certain brands as a cure all, and Hollywood would have you believe that all the cool kids are doing it. In case you haven’t figured it out, I’m referring to darts,

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Lake Ontario Park Master Plan

In June 2009, the City unveiled their concept design for the new look Lake Ontario Park. The initial, lofty plan incorporated elements such as a natural skating pond, bike, ski, canoe, and kayak rentals, and ample event space, which was supported by new amenities such as the naturalized amphitheatre.  The

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Taxing Times

I have a confession: I love budget season at city hall.  Sickening, isn’t it? The  draft 2010 budget was released over the weekend at city hall, two weeks ahead of when budget meetings will actually commence. (I should clarify that the entire budget was not released on the city’s website

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Friday Foto

Every city has a seedy, wart infested underbelly of ugly issues that are capable of dividing and disgusting the local population.  For Kingston, a short list includes the ongoing third crossing saga, Block D development, K-Rock Centre location/finances/naming rights/etc, dog parks, bike lanes and waterfront paths, and the grand daddy

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Help Redesign the Memorial Centre

Regarding the Memorial Centre, we’ve said it all, and you’ve likely heard it all before. Moving well beyond an argument surrounding the viability of the K-Rock Centre, the fact remains that the M-Centre is still standing and in desperate need of repairs. The issue of revitalization extends above and beyond

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