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Kingston fitness expert helps new parents stay active with their little ones

Jamie Straker, Pregnancy and Postpartum Athleticism Coach and owner of JS Fitness is helping new parents stay active with their young ones by promoting wellness activities and teaching them how to run with strollers safely during the summer. Straker provides online group fitness classes for new parents who are looking

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Indigenous Peoples Day ceremony unveils ‘Manidoo Ogitigan’ at Lake Ontario Park

Manidoo Ogitigan (Spirit Garden), Kingston’s largest public art installation, will be officially opened with a small ceremony on Monday, Jun. 21, 2021, National Indigenous Peoples Day. The installation, just steps from the Lake Ontario Park parking lot, commemorates the fact that Kingston is built on the territorial lands of the

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Local school bus operators run drive-by protest

Local school bus operators in Kingston held a drive-by demonstration outside Limestone District School Board (LDSB) headquarters on Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020. They were protesting a provincially mandated Request for Proposal (RFP) process initiated the night before by Tri-Board Transportation Services, who award school bus contracts in the area. Approximately

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Kingston Police investigating suspicious vehicle fire at Lake Ontario Park

At approximately 12 a.m. on Monday, Jun. 8, 2020, Kingston Police were called to Lake Ontario Park to assist Kingston Fire and Rescue with a call that began as a perceived wild fire. Fire and Rescue were on scene first, and a vehicle was discovered as the source of the

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City of Kingston re-opening some municipal boat launches

Beginning today, Tuesday, May 5, 2020, The City of Kingston will be reopening some of the municipal boat launches throughout the area. While the boat launches at Portsmouth Olympic Harbour Marina will remain closed to the public due to provincial emergency orders, the following boat launches are being reopened: Collins

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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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Have your say: Yay or nay — Camping at Lake Ontario Park

Years ago, it wasn’t uncommon to see tents, tent trailers, motor homes and RVs set up in the grassy area of Lake Ontario Park visible from King Street West. In fact, the park was used by all sorts of campers — those there to attend events, such as cycling or

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Work on Alderville First Nation Commemoration Project set to begin

If you frequent Lake Ontario Park, you may see some activity as work on the Alderville First Nation Commemoration Project begins this fall. The public art piece, which will be a landscape installation, has been in the works for some time now. Planning for the project first began in 2013

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Hall Monitor: Climate Camp

On Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019 Kingston City Council sat for meeting number 25-2019 (Agenda) during which they, among other items, asked staff to look into bringing some select camping back to Lake Ontario Park next year, received and supported the work of their Climate Action Working Group, and created a

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2019 Swim for Kids to support children with disabilities

In the peak of summer heat, there’s no better place to be than in the lake — and late-July the perfect time to have a swim that can make a difference in the lives of those right here in our community. The third annual Swim for Kids event will take

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What’s open and closed in Kingston for Victoria Day

  Happy Victoria Day weekend, Kingston! Of course, the most important thing for everyone to know is when the fireworks are happening. This Sunday, May 19, 2019,  family-friendly activities – and 9:30 p.m. fireworks – are planned at Lake Ontario Park (920 King St. West). Find the full line-up of

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Teddy Bear Picnic enters 24th year with new cause and new sponsor

It’s one of Kingston’s most adorably fun family events that raises funds to better our community, and this year’s Teddy Bear Picnic promises all of your favourite events and activities for the 24th year. The only difference this year will be where those funds go, and who is sponsoring the

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