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City committee recommends council ban election signs on public property

  On the evening of Thursday, Jun. 13, 2019, minutes before the Raptors’ historic tip-off, five members of city council were themselves making history. Together, voting unanimously on three major amendments to Kingston’s by-laws, the Administrative Policy Committee recommended that City Council ban election signs on public property. If adopted

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New ambulance decals aimed at improving awareness

Time is a special and meaningful thing, and a very complex beast: Sometimes it goes by slowly, other times it seems like we lose complete track of it. But in emergencies time is always a major factor in the safety and health of those involved. Frontenac Paramedic Services has partnered

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Lakeside candidate creates unique dual-use signs to be used as sandbags following election

The municipal election is just a month away, and it’s time once again for election signs to pop up all around the city. While all elections signs aim to do the same thing, one local candidate’s signs will actually do two: Ashley Johnson, council candidate for the Lakeside District, has

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Police warn of potential roadway hazards caused by thefts

Kingston Police are investigating following the thefts of batteries from construction sign trailers throughout the city. The signs are used to notify the public of traffic accidents, construction zones, and other pertinent information for drivers. Once the batteries are removed, the signs become inoperable, which could potential create danger to

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Strong Liberal Support in Pre-Election Poll

Since the election was called, our household has received nearly half a dozen phone calls from campaign offices looking to shore up support for local candidates, as well as from pollsters surveying how the vote might go down in ridings such as Kingston and the Islands.  The results of one

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Election Annoyances

It’s election time in Ontario (in case you somehow missed it) and while I am grateful to live in a democratic society and enjoy a good political debate from time to time, this election has felt like more of a nuisance than anything else.  It’s spring and there are so

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Hall Monitor: Sign of Change

Last night, city council, staff and the public gathered in City Hall for Kingston City Council meeting number 02-2014. The city has published the agenda and addeds online. A quick note before today’s summary; as a result of the fire that consumed the north-west corner of Princess and Victoria streets

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Hall Monitor: House of Cards

You know, council in the summer is interesting. The meetings are less frequent, just as long… and people are hot and wanting to go home. This was just as clear in last night’s meeting 18-2012 as ever. You can find the agenda and addeds on the city’s website. The meeting got

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Top 5 Posts from 2008

Although this may instantaneously get lost in the sea of ‘Best of…’ and ‘Top 10’ lists from 2008, it’s that time of year where the Kingstonist team is reflecting on our latest trip around the sun. As Kingstonist gears up to celebrate its first birthday in less than two months

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