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How Kingston and the Islands candidates are spending federal election day

With the surprise federal election announced just five weeks ago, campaigning is coming to a close as federal election day is upon us, but candidates here in Kingston and the Islands aren’t resting until the ballots are counted. Here’s how the local candidates are spending their day, and how and

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Your candidates for Kingston and the Islands: Dr. Waji Khan, Green Party

Dr. Waji Khan (Green Party) was born in North York, Ontario and later raised in Scarborough after his parents emigrated from Pakistan to Canada in the 1960s. He attended the University of Toronto where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1997 and began his studies in Dentistry.

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Your candidates for Kingston and the Islands: Mark Gerretsen, Liberal

Born and raised in Kingston, Mark Gerretsen (Liberal) earned a degree in Economics from Queen’s University. He lives in Kingston’s east end with his family and says, “I have the most loving and supportive wife, Vanessa. My children are Mason, who is 17 years old in grade 12 at Regi,

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Kingston and area federal election 2021: Have your say

On Sunday, Aug. 15, 2021, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that Canadians will be going to the polls in September for a federal election. Only two parties have nominated a candidate in Kingston and the Islands so far. The deadline to nominate candidates is Monday, Aug. 30 at 2 p.m.,

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MPP Hillier draws ire over comparison of public health measures to Hitler

Independent MPP for Lanark-Frontenac-Kingston Randy Hillier’s latest social media diatribe has again stirred outrage among residents, this time also drawing the ire of a Jewish-Canadian advocacy group for what they called the “false equivalencies” of comparing public health measures with the Holocaust. Hillier’s post, which depicted Adolf Hitler looking out

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Attendees, organizers address mask-less audience at Chamber of Commerce event

On Friday, Oct. 16, 2020, the Greater Kingston Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual State of the City event, hosting Kingston’s three political leaders who briefed those in attendance about the current state of the city, particularly through a COVID-19 lens. But it wasn’t long before those online pointed out

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Update: Kingston chosen for $1 million grant to support tourism sector

Kingston has been chosen as one of three communities across Southern Ontario to receive a federal grant from FedDev Ontario. The grant totals $2 million, with the Kingston area receiving half of that total. According to a release from FedDev Ontario, dated Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, millions of travellers visit

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Former MP Ted Hsu seeking Ontario Liberal nomination

Former Kingston and the Islands federal Member of Parliament Ted Hsu says he intends to seek the nomination as the local Ontario Liberal Party candidate in 2022. Hsu made his announcement over social media on Thursday, Jul 30. Hsu is the second former politician to enter the race for the

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Princess Street United Church site to be home to new Youth Services Hub

A new, youth-focused development will soon be located at the corner of Princess and Albert Streets according to the plans Home Base Housing (HBH) revealed today for the Princess Street United Church (PSUC) site. The property, acquired by HBH last summer, will remain home to the church congregation, but will

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Kingston’s top news stories of 2019

As we say hello to 2020 and set our sights on all the great things the year ahead has in store, we also reflect on the year gone by, which brought with it both wonderful and tragic stories. The following are Kingston’s most significant and most viewed stories as covered

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How Kingston & the Islands federal election candidates are spending election day

After a little more than five weeks of campaigning, it’s all come down to this: A few last hours to get out the vote and then sit back, celebrate all the hard work and watch the results as they trickle in. Here’s how each of the local Kingston & The

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Your federal candidates on single-use plastics: A Kingston perspective

By Eden Hataley Single-use plastics are everywhere Plastic shopping bags, straws, cutlery, disposable coffee cups, beverage bottles, food, and toiletry packaging invade our everyday lives. Ironically, the attributes that make plastic such a marketable material – its durability and low cost – also make it a pervasive and persistent pollutant.

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