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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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Pedestrians nearly struck by dangerous driver on K&P Trail

A witness observed a male driving a white SUV eastbound on the K&P Trail towards the gated entrance at Sydenham Road in Kingston’s west end at approximately 1:25 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 14, 2020. The witness also observed the accused get out of the vehicle and then attempt to open

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New ICH offering ‘life-saving’ services as construction continues

Seventeen days after opening their doors, the managers of Kingston’s new Integrated Care Hub (ICH) at 661 Montreal St. held a press conference to provide an update on their operation. “We’ve served over 100 unique individuals, we’ve given out over 2,500 meals and our rest zone has been at capacity

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Kingston City Council approves Brownfield CIP at Davis Tannery site

City Council has voted unanimously to approve a Brownfield Community Improvement Plan (CIP) at the site of the former Davis Tannery. The approximately 13 hectare site at 2 River St. and 50 Orchard St. sits adjacent to the Cataraqui River, and the K&P trail. Formerly an industrial site, it was

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Kingston man arrested after domestic dispute on KP Trail

Kingston Police have charged a local man with assault, assault by choking, and mischief under $5,000. According to police, witnesses observed the male suspect and female victim fighting on the KP Trail near McIvor Rd on Wednesday, Jul. 15, 2020, around 6:20 p.m. Police were notified and responded, and found

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Frontenac OPP lay impaired driving charges over Easter weekend

Officers with the Frontenac County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to two separate incidents involving impaired drivers over the Easter holiday weekend. The first incident occurred on Saturday, Apr. 11, 2020 when, just before 2:30 a.m., the Frontenac OPP received a traffic complaint from a concerned motorist

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Council passes bylaw to allow enforcement of emergency orders

On Tuesday, Apr. 7, 2020, Kingston City Council voted 11-2 to pass a bylaw allowing enforcement of any emergency orders passed by the City under the Emergency Management and Civil Protections Act. Although no local orders have been issued at this time, the bylaw will allow for Municipal Enforcement Officers

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All local Conservation Areas to close due to COVID-19 state of emergency

Update (Wednesday, Apr. 8, 2020): After a number of readers reached out to us, we have confirmed with the City of Kingston and Frontenac County that both the K&P Trail and the Waterfront Trail are not closed to the public at this time. Additionally, the City of Kingston is reminding

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Guide to free family activities this summer

We’re now a few weeks into the summer of 2019, but it can feel like months to the moms, dads, and other caregivers who are home with their kids this summer looking to find ways to keep their kids entertained. While a week or two of summer camp and a

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#ygkChallenge: Share Your Summer Bucket List

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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