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Opinion: Lilacs a sign of summer more welcome this year than others

The repeated, four-note riff coupled with characteristic distortion signals the start of one of Jimi Hendrix’s earliest tunes. Purple Haze. For people of “a certain age” (that’s me), those four notes are as instantly recognizable as the first four notes of Beethoven’s 5th. Purple haze also indicates the beginning of

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They can dissolve The Kingston Local, but not Kingston’s local journalism

It has happened again. Like a bad recurring nightmare that one attempts to keep at bay, we sat in our shocked-unshocked-ness, wondering how it would all play out… knowing full well how it all played out. On Monday, April 26, 2021, The Kingston Local, a Kingston-based publication, was shuttered by

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New book, The Case for Basic Income, explores current challenges in today’s climate

The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed many discrepancies in our society. One of these inequalities, the idea of a liveable and obligation-free basic income (BI), is the subject of a new book by local authors Jamie Swift and Elaine Power. The Case for Basic Income distills decades of research, in order

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Letter: The time has come for a basic income guarantee

The following is a submitted letter to the editor. The views and opinions expressed do not neccessarily reflect those of The Kingstonist. As we celebrate International Basic Income Week (Sept 14-20), we can recall that for a long time many thinkers have proposed the idea of a basic income. Now,

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Local authors release book challenging the story of Vimy Ridge

Editorial note: This article was originally published in the Kingston Heritage on December 7, 2016. When it comes to our nation’s history, there is what actually happened, and then there is what we ‘remember’ – and the two may be mutually exclusive, according to local authors. There are few people

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