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Your candidates for Kingston and the Islands: Gary Oosterhof, Conservative

Gary Oosterhof grew up working on his family’s dairy farm in Athens, Ont., and has spent most of his life here in Kingston, raising his four children with his wife, Corina. He is a huge hockey fan, dedicating some of his time to coaching and playing Canada’s sport, and he

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Local artist captures Kingston’s urban landscape on paper cups

Kingston-based urban sketcher and painter, John Wright, is making cup-cycling paintings of Kingston’s urban landscape. These paintings consist of sketches and art on the paper cups. Ten years ago, he discovered Urban Sketchers on the internet and it captured his imagination.   “I had never really painted, but bought a watercolour

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Rideau Street fire in Kingston destroys garages, leads to $80k in damages

A sudden rash of sizable fires at vacant or unattended buildings in downtown Kingston continued with a fire in the early morning of Wednesday, Jul. 14, 2021. At approximately 2 a.m., Kingston Fire and Rescue responded to reports of a structure fire on Dufferin Street in the city’s Inner Harbour

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Environmental concerns prompt Council to defer proposal for Kingston Inner Harbour

The most discussed and contentious item on the agenda for Kingston City Council, the federal proposal to “remediate environmental risks to the river environment and human health of Kingston’s Inner Harbour,” has been deferred. Ironically, the deferral was proposed for the exact same reasons the federal government stated were behind

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Letter: ‘Breaking the cycle of poverty through education’

The following is a letter to the editor received by Kingstonist on Monday, Mar. 9, 2020. Pathways to Education celebrates 10 years serving Kingston’s youth 2020 marks ten years of an organization that is quietly impacting hundreds of youth in the city. Pathways to Education Kingston started after a study

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Paterson changes his position on Wellington Street Extension

For over a decade, the Wellington Street Extension has been one of the City of Kingston’s most contentious projects, and one that current Mayor, Bryan Paterson, championed when he ran in the 2014 election. But sometimes “you have to be willing to change your mind,” Paterson said. “I believe, as

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