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City seeks committee members for Sir John A. Macdonald legacy project

The City of Kingston says they are seeking “a diverse group of representatives” to sit on a working group addressing the history and legacy of Sir John A. Macdonald in Kingston. Specifically, the working group will focus on developing the wording that describes Macdonald on municipal property. “The working group

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Indigenous community takes issue with Kingston Pride

  Kingston Pride kicks off this weekend, and while many are eagerly excited for the opportunity to celebrate inclusion, some members of the community have expressed that they don’t feel welcome. Pride events such as the Pride is the Future: Drag Show and Dance and the Big Gay Brunch will

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Best Chicken Wings in Kingston

Now that we are well into the throes of the 2015 NHL Play-offs, and local spring sports leagues are starting up, many of us are searching for the perfect place to cheer on our favourite team or hang out after a soccer or baseball game. When it comes to finding

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#ygkChallenge: HARS Soup-a-Thon Fundraiser

The #ygkchallenge is an ongoing series where we dare you to be different, resolve to be better, and or do something awesome in support of our beloved community. Each week, Kingstonist establishes a new, ambitious or quirky goal, encouraging you to step out of your comfort zone and do something

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Best Beer Bar in Kingston

Kingston has an ample supply of bars, pubs, micro-breweries and even restaurants where one can go when they need to satisfy that insatiable thirst for beer.  The city has a wide array of well-established watering holes and new additions, which pour the finest draft and craft beer one could ever

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Guide to Reelout 15

Next week marks the 15th anniversary of Kingston’s Reelout Queer Film + Video Festival.  Reelout began as an offshoot of OPIRG Kingston in 1999.  Founder, Marney McDiarmid used the back room of 477, Kingston’s only gay bar, to screen films to see if our city could sustain a weekend long festival

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Sir John’s Public House

When you walk through the doors of Sir John’s Public House, you are stepping back in time into one of Kingston’s historic landmarks. Located at 343 King Street, this spot was home to the law office of the City’s most celebrated citizen, Sir John A. Macdonald, from 1849-1860. With the

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Guide to the 13th ReelOut Queer Video + Film Festival

Where would queer pop culture be without camp sensibility? This year the 13th annual ReelOut Queer Video + Film Festival highlights ‘camp’ in queer film and video and whether its definition has changed since Susan Sontag first incapsulated camp’s nature in her 1964 essay “Notes on Camp”. ReelOut also plans

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The State of… Downtown Sidestreets (Part 2 of 3)

Last week we revisited a topic that’s near and dear to the hearts of many Kingstonians: the ever-changing landscape of downtown Kingston, specifically lower Princess Street. In our original three part series that was published two years ago, we provided a snapshot of new, relocated and recently closed local businesses. 

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