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Former MPP Sophie Kiwala seeking Liberal nomination for 2022

Former Kingston & the Islands Member of Provincial Parliament (MPP) Sophie Kiwala announced this week that she hopes to run again in 2022. Kiwala served as Liberal MPP from 2014 to 2018 under Premier Kathleen Wynne, taking over from long-running Liberal MPP John Gerretsen. Kiwala needs to earn the Liberal

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Most Significant Recent Political Headline

With the municipal election just a couple of months away and a federal election coming in one year, there has been a lot of discussion about politics in Kingston this summer.  Those discussions brought with them some big announcements from our current political leaders and future hopefuls and have been

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Hsu Won’t Seek Re-Election

Ted Hsu, the highly-respected first-term Member of Parliament for Kingston and the Islands made a surprise announcement last Thursday that he would not seek re-election in 2015.  In a statement released on his website, Hsu outlined the reasoning behind his decision as follows: My original reason for entering political life

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Kingstonian Most Deserving of a Musical

Musical theatre is not something that I proclaim to be an expert on, although I’ve seen my fair share and possibly yours over the past decade or so.  My wife has an affinity for musical theatre, performing in numerous pit orchestras, as well as frequently sitting on the opposite side

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Does Kingston Deserved a Walk of Fame?

Last week, City Council passed a highly contested motion to rename the lower half of Barack Street to celebrate Kingston’s own, The Tragically Hip. Amongst the various other commemorative proposals brought forward, Council also approved the establishment of a Walk of Fame, which will effectively serve to recognize other notable

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Honouring the Tragically Hip

Kingston is a city unlike any other, and yet similar to other urban centres our streets remind us of our rich and humble history. I’m not referring to the trademark limestone structures, monumental landmarks, gorgeous parks or longstanding commercial fixtures, rather the names of our well travelled streets, boulevards and

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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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Ask Our Federal Candidates

According to CBC, over 4 million Canadians tuned in to watch the English version of the federal leaders debate last week.  Now if only we could figure out a way to vote via television on May 2nd, Canada might have a chance at improving our deplorable voter turnout.  While 62%

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Kingston and the Islands Election Predictions

Over the past few weeks, elected representatives and local hopefuls of all stripes have been making the rounds in an effort to connect with voters.  While running errands this past weekend, I noticed a billboard along John Counter Boulevard, which suggested that Kingstonians should vote for the newly crowned, local

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The Year That Was

While there are three weeks remaining in 2010, for the most part, the big news stories and issues that shaped the year have already passed.  In the year MMX, Harvey Rosen handed over the gavel to Mark Gerretsen, the 35 year old son of a former Mayor and current MPP,

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