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Letter: KP Tours do not tell all

Editorial note: The following is a submitted letter to the editor. The views and opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of The Kingstonist. I write after the recent anniversary of 50 years since the KP Riot. I noticed shortly thereafter there was a lot of chatter in reference to

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Kingston Pen Tours opens for fifth season

Kingston Pen Tours will be officially reopening for its fifth season of guided tours on Thursday, Jul. 23, 2020, St. Lawrence Parks Commission (SLPC) in partnership with Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) announced today, Thursday Jul. 16, 2020. Since its launch in May 2016, over 300,000 guests have come through

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Hall Monitor: Cells, Sites and Shelter

Kingston City Council sat for meeting number 10-2020 (Agenda) on Tuesday, Mar. 3, 2020. During the meeting, council discussed Lake Ontario Park camping, Kingston Penitentiary access, the Task Force on Housing report, and more. While the meeting got started about 15 minutes late, a lack of presentations, briefings, delegations, petitions

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Local United Way surpasses annual campaign goal

The United Way of Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox, and Addington (KFL&A) has surpassed their annual campaign goal raising a record-breaking $3,654,000. The announcement took place as over 500 volunteers and supporters gathered at the Ambassador Hotel and Conference Centre, the United Way KFL&A Campaign Touchdown Breakfast on Thursday, Nov. 28, 2019.

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Hall Monitor: A Discounted Option

Kingston City Council sat for meeting number 22-2019 (agenda) on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019, where, after a delayed start from a closed session regarding staffing and corporate structure, they focused on an affordable housing project, a budget request from the County of Frontenac, and potential changes to the municipal fee

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Ticket sales announced for 2019 Kingston Pen Tours

If you’ve been anxious to get inside the walls of one of Canada’s most talked about penitentiaries, or if you’ve already been inside and just want to see more, get ready for next Monday. The St. Lawrence Parks Commission (SLPC) has announced that tickets for the 2019 Kingston Penitentiary Tours

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Two years of Kingston Penitentiary tours generate over $1.5 million for United Way

Since tours of Kingston Penitentiary began in 2016, the popular attraction for tourists and locals alike has contributed approximately $1.54 million to local youth homelessness initiatives through the United Way. On the grounds of the historic building that thousands have now toured, the cheque for final installment of 50 per

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