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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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Poll: Will your family trick or treat this year?

Now that Kingston, Frontenac , Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) Public Health has given the green light for kids to trick or treat this Halloween, we want to hear from the community! On Friday, Oct. 23, 2020, Dr. Kieran Moore, Medical Officer of Health for KFL&A Public Health, held a press

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Poll: What is your decision for your children and the 2020-2021 school year?

With the 2020-2021 school year fast approaching, and with new information coming out daily on what the different models of curriculum delivery will look like, we want to hear from those in Kingston and the area about the decisions they’ve made with regard to their children for the upcoming school

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Have your say – Yay or nay: Council requesting flexibility to provincial orders

On Tuesday, Apr. 21, 2020, Kingston City Council met to discuss a number of items, but those items concerning the current COVID-19 pandemic dominated most of the discussion. A new motion, brought forward by Councillor Robert Kiley and seconded by Deputy Mayor Jim Neill, sought to see Council request that

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Have your say – Yay or nay: Fluoride in the water supply

As we reported early this month, the City is currently asking for public input on whether or not to fluoridate the water supply in Kingston. The City is looking into this as part of City Council’s five strategic priorities, specifically the priority to “foster healthy citizens and vibrant spaces,” and

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Have your say – Yay or nay: Open budget process

At their meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020, Kingston City Council discussed the concept of an ‘open budget process,’ which would allow for more public input when Council creates the City’s budget. Moved by Councillor Bridget Doherty and seconded by Councillor Rob Hutchison, the new motion directed City Staff to

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Have your say: Yay or nay — Camping at Lake Ontario Park

Years ago, it wasn’t uncommon to see tents, tent trailers, motor homes and RVs set up in the grassy area of Lake Ontario Park visible from King Street West. In fact, the park was used by all sorts of campers — those there to attend events, such as cycling or

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Poll: Who will get your vote in the 2019 Federal Election?

We’re now in October, which means the 2019 Federal Election is fast approaching! Here in Kingston and the Islands, we have five candidates running to represent our district. Those candidates (with links to our profiles on each of them) are: Andrew Brooke — People’s Party of Canada Candice Christmas —

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POLL: What type of restaurant does Kingston need?

We’ve recently polled Kingstonians on what type of business we need in the city, and what type of store the Cataraqui Centre needs, but now we want to get a little more specific and find out what type of restaurant Kingston needs.  With the pending arrival of what appears to

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POLL: Kingston’s best golf course

It really is, finally, starting to feel like summer. And although there most certainly have been some hardcore golfers on the greens for several weeks now, it sure feels like golf season is here — so if you haven’t hit the links yet, now is the time! What makes a

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POLL: Kingston’s best convenience store

  When I was about 12 years old, I’d often go to my grandparent’s house after school. I’d walk in the door, throw down my backpack, and grab the $2 bill that was left for me on the table. Then I’d run up Howard Crescent to the Mac’s on the

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Kingstonist poll: Kingston’s best live music venue

As we discussed in our 2018 Year in Review, Kingston’s music scene has come a long way since the 90s, and the number of live music venues has increased greatly in recent years. Just last year, three new venues opened (all breweries!), and the number of live music options in

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