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Kingston City services impacted by new COVID-19 emergency measures

A number of services through the City of Kingston will be impacted by the stricter COVID-19 measures being put in place after the Ontario government declared a second state of emergency. The provincial government announced emergency orders as part of that declaration, which will come into effect at 12:01 a.m.

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CUPE 109 newest ice pad sponsor at the INVISTA Centre

A new five year sponsor has been announced for an ice pad and adjacent meeting room at the INVISTA Centre. CUPE 109, a local chapter of the Canadian Union of Public Employees, will assume sponsorship of the current Kingston Transit Rink, as well as the adjacent meeting room and branding

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One of INVISTA Centre’s four ice pads renamed ‘MNP Rink’

Canadian accounting firm MNP and the City of Kingston announced Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020 that one ice pad at the INVISTA Centre has been renamed ‘the MNP Rink.’ MNP has two offices in Kingston. According to a release from the City of Kingston, MNP says they are proud to show

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Feb Fest 2020

Feb Fest invigorates downtown Kingston every February. When the winter starts to feel long, the Downtown Kingston! BIA bolsters spirits with a month’s worth of events. This year marks 16 winters enlivened with outdoor activities in and around Springer Market Square. “As much as I am a summer person, I

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Scenes from Feb Fest 2017

Kingston’s winter festival, Feb Fest, took place last weekend in downtown Kingston. While snow was in short supply, there was still plenty to see and do over the four day event. Things kicked off with a public skate set to all Tragically Hip music last Thursday, with the day ending

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#ygkChallenge: Stay Active During the “Winter”

The #ygkchallenge is an ongoing series where we dare you to be different, resolve to be better, and or do something awesome in support of our beloved community. Each week, Kingstonist establishes a new, ambitious or quirky goal, encouraging you to step out of your comfort zone and do something

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Top Five Things to See and Do in February 2017

February is here and Wiarton Willie says we’ll have an early spring, but there is still tons of winter fun to be had. This month’s list of the Top Five Things to See and Do kicks off with Feb Fest, Kingston’s annual winter festival centered around Market Square. If you

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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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Skate Your Way Throughout Kingston

If a city can become more vibrant and accessible by developing a network of bike lanes, why not consider establishing skate lanes for commuting and recreational purposes during the winter months?  This was the very question posed by landscape architecture student Matthew Gibbs, whose thesis project envisioned the creation of

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#ygkChallenge: Embrace Winter

Welcome to Kingstonist’s weekly challenge, dare, resolution or whatever you prefer to call it. Each week we establish a new and ambitious community goal, encouraging our readers, followers, friends and families to step out of their comfort zones and do something great, and hopefully a little out of the ordinary.

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