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Additions to King’s Crossing Phase Two

In 2008 King’s Crossing began to tempt shoppers with their factory outlet fashion power center on the north side of Dalton Avenue, while Canadian Tire, No Frills, Empire Theatres and St. Hubert were soon to follow on the southern half of the property.  Save for St. Hubert’s lackluster performance and

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Referendum to Decide Fate of Casino

When Kingstonians head to the polls during next Fall’s municipal election, the seats occupied by Councillors and the Mayor may not be the only things decided by voters. Last week, council unanimously voted in favour of conducting a referendum to decide, once and for all, what position the City of

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Best of 2013: Casino in Kingston

Kingstonist is all about getting the community talking about anything and everything Kingston related.  Our Community Soapbox offers an opportunity for readers to air their opinions, grievances and praise about the topic of their choice.  The possible addition of a casino to Kingston has been, and continues to be, a

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The Year That Was

With just over two weeks remaining until the arrival of 2014, it’s time for a quick look at the headlines and news stories that shaped the past year for Kingstonians. The city dove headfirst into 2013 with a debate regarding electoral boundaries and student voters that was eventually settled by

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Hit the Deck: A Kingston Gaming Facility Recap

As some of my regular readers know, I work a full time job with an overnight shift. Working nights has its perks for sure, but one of the downfalls is an awkward sleep schedule. This schedule bit me this week, and when I laid down for my usual afternoon nap

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Community Soapbox: Casino in Kingston

The Process Recently there has been a lot of discussion around a possible gaming facility and a referendum in Kingston. I want to take this opportunity to speak directly to residents about my views and our collective challenges and opportunities. I want to first apologize for my recent comments on

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Hall Monitor: A Pound of Regulations

Last night was a homecoming of sorts as city council returned to it’s usual seats around the horseshoe, wrapping up a three month road trip – and they did so in true council fashion, running past 11:30 without finishing the agenda. As always, the agenda and addeds are available on

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Best of 2012: Hall Monitor: Check

City Council’s decisions have widespread implications for Kingston, and this past year our elected officials have ruled on everything from support for a casino to one-bag per household garbage limits and re-awarding management of the K-Rock Centre to SMG.  The meetings are epic marathons even for devoted political observers. Keeping

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Hall Monitor: Check

In the past, I’ve shared a number of lessons about council-watching with you: Never predict the length of a meeting. Never count on a sure vote. Never expect council whose swaying one way to vote that way. Last night, we learned another, though it’s one we’ve learned a few times

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Hall Monitor: Full House

Council met last night for meeting 21-2012 of Kingston City Council. I’ve joked about not commenting on meeting lengths before, but this was going to be a long one – and we knew it. You can find the agenda and addeds on the city’s website. The meeting last night was as busy

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Support For A Gaming Facility In Kingston

The City is seeking the input of residents on whether or not it should support the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) possibly locating a casino operation in Kingston. A public meeting to receive feedback on this question has been set for 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 8 in Memorial

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Hall Monitor: Overtime

Again last night, our elected officials took to the halls of city hall for meeting 13-2012 of Kingston City Council. You can find the agenda and addeds from last night on the city’s website. I think I summed up the meeting best as I was walking away from city hall

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