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Queen’s student James Juhasz pushes forward toward Olympic dream

On Monday, Nov. 2, 2020, the weather was 23 degrees Celsius and after a long day of training in the wind and the waves, and James Juhasz, 21, reached Kingstonist at 6:15 pm, his time.  His time being in Valletta, Malta, an archipelago in the central Mediterranean Sea, which might

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Kingston joins citizen scientist initiative for lake water monitoring

A new, free app by Lake Ontario Waterkeeper is providing E. coli test results for Kingston swimming locations. Swim Guide, a free app and website to help people find beaches, now includes water quality results from two Kingston locations: Olympic Harbour Beach and Hospital Beach. It’s part of a larger

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Kingston’s municipal marinas to open before June 2020

Municipal marinas will open to seasonal boaters tomorrow, the City of Kingston announced on Thursday, May 28, 2020. On Friday, May 29, 2020, the City will open Confederation Basin and Portsmouth Olympic Harbour marinas “with measures in place to ensure adherence to COVID-19 guidelines,” the City said. The public boat

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Municipal marinas will not open until late May

Although the province has given municipal marinas the green light to open on Saturday, May 16, 2020, Kingston recreational officials say that Portsmouth Olympic Harbour and Confederation Basin Marina will not be ready to open until late May.  “Under usual circumstances marina preparations are typically a six week process,” said

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Kingston to host two Sailing World Championships this summer

Canadian Olympic-training Regatta Kingston (CORK) is set to host two sailing World Championships this summer. The ILCA Laser Radial Youth Worlds will take place Wednesday, July 24, 2019 to Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at Portsmouth Olympic Harbour. The ILCA Laser 4.7 Youth Worlds will be happening Friday, August 16, 2019

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Kingston Police spring auction this weekend

  An opportunity to snag a good deal while helping police clear out their inventory of found or seized property takes place tomorrow at the Kingston Police spring auction. With doors opening at 8 a.m., the auction takes place in the Sail Room at Portsmouth Olympic Harbour and will officially

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CORK celebrates 50th anniversary of bringing the world to Kingston for sailing

With Kingston being known as the fresh water sailing capital of the world, it is no wonder an organization like CORK – the Canadian Olympic training Regatta Kingston – has managed to not only exist, but thrive for the past 50 years. Established in 1969 by a volunteer group of

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Kingston’s Olympic Sailing Facilities, 1976

Designed by a consortium of local architectural firms, the Onshore Olympic Sailing Facilities revitalised a badly blighted Portsmouth Harbour area for use in the 1976 Olympics. The building was designed in four main sections: competitor’s facilities, a measuring area, an administration and media office area and a restaurant and roof

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Top Headline in Kingston in 2017

In a few short weeks the ball will drop as we clink glasses and usher in another new year. As we look back on the year that was, how will you remember 2017?  There was certainly a lot to celebrate this past year, which saw Canada commemorate its 150th, and

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Concern Raised Regarding the Penitentiary Planning Process

The Coalition of Kingston Communities is pointing to a number of problems of accountability and transparency with the plans for redeveloping the Kingston Penitentiary and Portsmouth Harbour properties. ‘For a site of extraordinary historic value, for the nation as well as Kingston, it is very disappointing to see a faulty

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Urging Compromise for the Redevelopment of the Kingston Pen

Kingston is riven with Yes/No battles – the Third Crossing/The Capitol/The Wellington Street Extension/The Airport Extension –so when it comes to the future of the Pen, surely there could be compromise? Enough can be preserved (some must be, architecturally) to satisfy those who want the history and the tours.  And

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