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Get to know your 2018 to 2022 council: Councillor Lisa Osanic

  Editor’s note: With the new Kingston City Council beginning its term of office on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018, we thought it would be a great time to catch up with the new and newly-re-elected members of council so that we could share a bit more about the 13 people

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Best of 2016: A Double Standard?

We kicked off 2016 with a poll asking whether or not the city’s outdated Official Plan should continue to project a future iteration of Wellington Street through greenspace at Doug Flurer Park. An overwhelming number of respondents voiced their opposition, which as evidenced by the OpEd submission below, grew more

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Community Soapbox: A Double Standard?

Over a year ago, opponents of Kingston’s proposed Wellington Street Extension were informed that the WSE cannot be removed from the Official Plan and other city policy documents without a secondary planning process for North King’s Town. This spring the visioning for that process began, with a launch in May

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Wellington Street Extension

What sort of city to you want to live in? That fundamental question is at the core of an ongoing debate concerning the necessity of the Wellington Street extension. On one side, opponents primarily organized through Wellington X contend that the extension will unnecessarily erode the greenspace at Douglas Fluhrer

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City Outlines Plan to Tackle Extensive Winter Damage to Roads

Work to address the extensive winter damage to Kingston’s urban roads will begin on May 26 and will cost an estimated $3.3 million in total. “We told Kingston motorists and cyclists that we would be offering a longer-term fix to address this winter’s road damage and that’s what we are

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Surviving Pothole Season in Kingston

While winter is nearing its bitter end, the spring thaw has revealed shear treachery on every inch of Kingston’s roads. Over the past few weeks, road conditions have worsened with potholes deepening, leaving drivers with broken suspensions and shattered nerves. The worst streets resemble unwanted obstacle courses, which challenge those

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This Summer’s Worst Road Closure in Kingston

There’s an old saying in Ontario which jokes that the province that’s yours to discover really only has two seasons: winter and construction season. Large-scale construction projects have impacted Kingston in a big way this Summer, while our collective patience and navigation skills have been increasingly tested thanks to the

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Residents Asked For Input On Bike Sharing System

The City, St. Lawrence College and Queen’s University are seeking resident and student input to help develop a Bike Share System in Kingston. A Bike Share System offers members access to bicycles parked at stations in high use areas around town for short trips. A 15-question Your Opinion survey will

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What if Kingston…

In the four years that we’ve lived in our downtown home, my wife and I have contacted Utilities Kingston on numerous occasions to advise them of out of commission street lights.  For us, brightly lit sidewalks present a much more inviting path than dark and ominous ones, which is an

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