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The Year That Was

With less than two weeks remaining until the arrival of 2013, it’s time for our annual review of the headlines and news stories that shaped the past year for Kingstonians. Last December, a majority of our readers voted that the Shafia Family murder trial was the top story of 2011,

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Strength of Student Solidarity in Kingston?

The so-called Maple Spring reached the Limestone City a few weeks ago, by way of peaceful musical protests, which meandered through downtown neighborhoods on Wednesday evenings.  Commonly referred to as Casseroles, these traffic-stopping grassroots demonstrations inspired local citizens to get out and make as much noise as possible by banging

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Best of 2011: One Bag Per Household Limit

In an effort to curb the city’s waste by 65%, we’ve seen the introduction of an organic recycling program, an expanded list of acceptable blue box materials and now a one bag per household limit. Thankfully Kingston has moved away from talking about forcing people to use clear garbage bags,

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The Year That Was

With less than two weeks to go until Christmas, and New Year’s a mere three weeks away, it’s time for our annual review of the news stories and issues that shaped this past year. Will we remember 2011 as the year that Confederation Park was, for a short time, occupied

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Occupy Kingston’s Right to Remain

Over the past week, occupy movements in cities across Canada and the US have been dealt countless eviction notices, which have been met with both support and opposition. Arguments to allow the demonstrators to remain in place are empowered by our right to peacefully protest as well as freedom of

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