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Updates on Kingston Secondary School

If you’ve not been in the area recently, you might be surprised to see how the construction of Kingston Secondary School (KSS) is coming along. Originally intended to open for the 2019-2020 school year, the project is now 86 per cent done, according to those with the Limestone District School

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What Should Kingston’s New School Be Named?

This past fall, construction began on Kingston’s newest high school, located on the former Queen Elizabeth Collegiate & Vocational Institute (QEVCI) property on Kirkpatrick Street. The 171,000 square-foot facility will accommodate 1,340 students, (240 intermediate students and 1,000 secondary students) and includes the International Baccalaureate (IB) Program, and intermediate and

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Kingston’s Top Headline From 2016

With exactly two weeks of 2016 remaining, many of us are taking stock of the biggest headlines and most significant events that shaped Kingston this past year.  2016 began with a review committee setting out to determine the future of the Kingston Economic Development Corporation, which resulted in calls for

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Best of 2014: In Pursuit of Memorial Collegiate High School

The impending closure of KCVI and the fight to stop it have been hot topics in YGK for a couple of years now.  The discussion surrounding the closure of Ontario’s oldest public high school has been met with many opinions and varying ideas of what to do next.  While many

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‘Move on’ says Kiwala, while Holland and Kiley Continue Support to Save Schools

The Kingston community should ‘move on’ and accept the provincial decision to close KCVI and QECVI, says Sophie Kiwala, Liberal candidate for Kingston and the Islands. Kiwala’s remarks in a recent CFRC radio interview indicate that the candidate has changed her position on the schools issue. Originally a supporter of

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In Pursuit of Memorial Collegiate High School

With last Monday’s announcement that the Ministry of Education would provide $35 million to construct a consolidated secondary school in Kingston, one would think that supporters of the province’s oldest public school, Kingston Collegiate & Vocational Institute, might have been dealt a final, crushing blow.  As we’ve seen during the one-and-a-half-year-long

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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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Hall Monitor: Time Sensitive

Last night, our city council met off-site again, for the second meeting of the two… uh, make that five… of our meetings on the road and met in the Kingston Room at the Vimy Officer’s Mess at CFB Kingston. We had no Councillor George for this meeting due to a

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Limestone District School Board’s PARC Recommendations

Last Fall, the Limestone District School Board announced that various Program and Accommodation Review Committees (PARC) had been established to make recommendations that would effectively shape the future of elementary, intermediate and secondary schools within Kingston Central, North, West and Sharbot Lake.  The general objectives of PARC are as follows:

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KCVI the Loser in PARC’s Recommendations

KCVI has been voted off the island. Last night the Program and Accommodation Review Committee (PARC) voted down five options that would save KCVI, adding only a recommendation that the Board make it a priority to “look for” a 3-school solution. Two other options were passed: one to close KCVI

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Schools Coalition Disappointed at “Sham” Process

“A sham” is what the Save Kingston City Schools coalition (SKCS) is calling the process to consider the closure of downtown high schools. The Program and Accommodation Review Committee (PARC) is considering the fate of three city schools: KCVI, LCVI and QECVI. At a meeting last night the PARC recommended

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