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Best of 2017: Estimated Cost for Third Crossing Rises to $180 Million

In April, the city revealed the preliminary design and business plan for the much discussed third crossing that would connect the east and west banks of the Cataraqui River. The plan, which projects a $60 million dollar cost to taxpayers, was met with the usual split reaction from Kingstonians. The

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Estimated Cost for Third Crossing Rises to $180 Million

Last Thursday, the City of Kingston revealed the preliminary design and business plan for the proposed third crossing, which suggests that the controversial project would cost taxpayers $60 million more than initially projected.  The $180 million price tag is the result of changes to the bridge’s design and construction, land

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Third Crossing: Phase 2

The Third Crossing project is now in Phase 2 and has reached the updating of cost estimates stage. We should know more next Spring. Personally, I am undecided on the bridge. I completely understand those who are asking for it passionately. However, environmental impact apart, I do wonder about what

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Supporters Rally Against Line 9 Reversal

Canada’s economic viability has long been premised on the extraction and exportation of raw natural resources. Beginning with the fur trade and expanding to the diverse mineral resources that exist across the country, their ability to be a sustainable economic venture has long been a point of contentious debate. Despite

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Crude Awakening for Line 9

Kingston’s City Council Meetings are no stranger to corporate suitors and special interest groups looking to gain support for noble and lucrative causes alike. The conga line of aspiring something or others that have graced council with their presence include prospective managers of the K-Rock Centre, both pro- and anti-casino

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All-In With The 1,000 Island Poker Run?

In the long list of regular suspects that are a part of Kingston’s Summer event schedule, no other recurring spectacle draws the crowds and critics like the 1,000 Islands Poker Run. Over the past few years, anti-poker runners have called for Council to put the kibosh on these gas guzzling

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Gas Prices, How Low Will They Go for Kingston?

With the long weekend fast approaching, many of us are looking forward to partaking in local Canada Day traditions including the Red and White Parade and fireworks display over Confederation Basin, while new attractions including the Flight of the Royal George, a War of 1812 bicentennial event, are all the

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Best of 2011: Sustainability and the Third Crossing

We’re always amazed by the op-ed submissions that end up in our inbox, while one of the best of 2011 came from Alan Foljambe. He wrote about peak oil, commuter culture and their relation to the proposed third crossing over the Cataraqui River. Alan articulately argued that the third crossing

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Community Soapbox: Sustainability and the Third Crossing

Despite the hard work done by the creators the Sustainable Kingston plan, Kingston is not a sustainable city. It may well be “the most sustainable city in Canada”, but since, to my knowledge, no city in Canada is anywhere near sustainable, that isn’t really saying much. In the land of

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