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Kingston joins citizen scientist initiative for lake water monitoring

A new, free app by Lake Ontario Waterkeeper is providing E. coli test results for Kingston swimming locations. Swim Guide, a free app and website to help people find beaches, now includes water quality results from two Kingston locations: Olympic Harbour Beach and Hospital Beach. It’s part of a larger

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Legendary Canadian racing yacht coming to the Marine Museum

Sometimes, things seem to fall into place in a way that can only be described as kismet. Such is the case with the most recent announcement from the Marine Museum of the Great Lakes. At the end of July, the Kingston’s historic Marine Museum announced it had purchased its former

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What’s up dock: A look at deep water docking options in Kingston

At the Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019 City Council meeting, Council passed a motion, directing staff to advance discussions with the property owner of 55 Ontario and 5 Lower Union Street for the purpose of a potential partnership that could include public access to the waterfront, a deep water dock and

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Kingston’s Navy Memorial Park May be Divided

The proposal for a 20-storey Condo building on the water at the foot of Lower Union Street includes the possibility of splitting the Navy Memorial Park in two, to make an emergency fire access route. Kingston’s extensive naval connections go back more than 250 years. The plaque on the memorial

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#ygkChallenge: Marine Museum Development

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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Proposed Condo Could Throw Shade on Marine Museum

The biggest stories in Kingston in 2016 centred on high rises and the closure of the Marine Museum of the Great Lakes. Conversations around how high is too high are still ongoing in 2017 and Kingstonians are still feeling a sadness over the loss of the waterfront museum. In their

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Kingston’s Top Headline From 2016

With exactly two weeks of 2016 remaining, many of us are taking stock of the biggest headlines and most significant events that shaped Kingston this past year.  2016 began with a review committee setting out to determine the future of the Kingston Economic Development Corporation, which resulted in calls for

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Marine Museum of the Great Lakes’ Eviction Notice

In January 2016, the federal government announced the sale of a 3.8-acre parcel of waterfront land for $3.2 million. The buyer was none other than local development firm, Patry Developments Inc., while the land in question was that which the Marine Museum of the Great Lakes has called home since

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#ygkChallenge: Visit a Local Museum

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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Guide to Local Remembrance Day Ceremonies in Kingston in 2014

In light of recent events at home and abroad, next week’s Remembrance Day ceremonies will likely have extra special meaning for many of us.  There are numerous Remembrance Day ceremonies taking place on November 11th at local area schools, churches, as well as various institutions. With most public ceremonies commencing

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