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Santa Claus is coming to town: 2019 nighttime parade

With the snow acting as the perfect backdrop, the 16th annual Nighttime Santa Parade will take place tomorrow evening in downtown Kingston. Presented by the Downtown Kingston Business Improvement Area (BIA), the 2019 parade will take place on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019. The parade will take its usual route, leaving

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Best of 2017: Estimated Cost for Third Crossing Rises to $180 Million

In April, the city revealed the preliminary design and business plan for the much discussed third crossing that would connect the east and west banks of the Cataraqui River. The plan, which projects a $60 million dollar cost to taxpayers, was met with the usual split reaction from Kingstonians. The

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Estimated Cost for Third Crossing Rises to $180 Million

Last Thursday, the City of Kingston revealed the preliminary design and business plan for the proposed third crossing, which suggests that the controversial project would cost taxpayers $60 million more than initially projected.  The $180 million price tag is the result of changes to the bridge’s design and construction, land

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Third Crossing: Phase 2

The Third Crossing project is now in Phase 2 and has reached the updating of cost estimates stage. We should know more next Spring. Personally, I am undecided on the bridge. I completely understand those who are asking for it passionately. However, environmental impact apart, I do wonder about what

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Hall Monitor: Fare Votes

As usual, council and city staff took to Council Chambers for our regular council meeting last night; the agenda and addeds are available on the city website. Last night we didn’t get to see a new piece of the tech system, which was probably for the better, as there were still

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Best of 2011: Sustainability and the Third Crossing

We’re always amazed by the op-ed submissions that end up in our inbox, while one of the best of 2011 came from Alan Foljambe. He wrote about peak oil, commuter culture and their relation to the proposed third crossing over the Cataraqui River. Alan articulately argued that the third crossing

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What if Kingston…

Over the past few months we’ve watched numerous developments take shape such as bike lanes and the Montreal Street Park and Ride, while we’ve also learned of priority projects including long overdue lane extensions and the third crossing. While these initiatives are similar as they relate to how we move

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Kingston’s Park and Rides

While heading out Montreal en route to cottage country this past weekend, we passed by the new, massive park and ride station, conveniently situated next to the 401. Presently, the Montreal Street/401 park and ride consists of few winding lanes, signs to direct the flow of traffic and some unfinished

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Community Soapbox: Sustainability and the Third Crossing

Despite the hard work done by the creators the Sustainable Kingston plan, Kingston is not a sustainable city. It may well be “the most sustainable city in Canada”, but since, to my knowledge, no city in Canada is anywhere near sustainable, that isn’t really saying much. In the land of

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