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Five people charged after drug raid near McBurney Park

A large police presence and reports of loud bangs caused a commotion in the neighbourhood surrounding McBurney (Skeleton) Park in downtown Kingston as five people were arrested in a drug raid last week. The incident occurred on Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2021, when at around 4:25 p.m., members of the Kingston

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Local artist captures Kingston’s urban landscape on paper cups

Kingston-based urban sketcher and painter, John Wright, is making cup-cycling paintings of Kingston’s urban landscape. These paintings consist of sketches and art on the paper cups. Ten years ago, he discovered Urban Sketchers on the internet and it captured his imagination.   “I had never really painted, but bought a watercolour

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SPAF’s Next Door kicks off two-month public art experience

For 15 years, Kingston and area residents could look forward to the summer solstice, not just because the sun travels its longest path in the sky creating the longest day and marking the beginning of summer, but because of the Skeleton Park Arts Festival (SPAF). Billed as a “free, grassroots,

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Kingstonians invited to get creative for #MyDoorYGK

The Union Gallery and Skeleton Park Arts Festival are inviting Kingston residents to create works of art in front of their homes in a city-wide community art initiative. Inspired by ‘Next Door: A Skeleton Park Neighbourhood Art Project,’ organizers are asking participants to share their work using the hashtag #MyDoorYGK

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Large crowd comes out in solidarity with Black Lives Matter

Around 800 Kingstonians gathered in McBurney Park on the evening of Tuesday, Jun. 2, 2020 in solidarity with the Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour (BIPOC) who have died by the hands of police in Canada and the United States. According to Black Luck Collective’s Facebook page, the vigil was

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Kingston Police seek three men in robbery investigation involving cyclist

Kingston Police have released the descriptions of three suspects involved in the attempted robbery of a female cyclist. The female victim was followed and approached by the male suspects numerous times while cycling in downtown Kingston. According to Kingston Police, the incident began at approximately 11:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug.

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Charity walk aims to raise funds to provide much-needed Dog Guides

  The only thing better than a nice walk in the spring is a nice walk in the spring that raises funds for an important cause — and an upcoming event offers Kingstonians the opportunity to do just that! Kingston will be hosting the 2019 Pet Valu Walk for Dog

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‘Great things can come out of a setback’ – Local arts community rallies around young poet following vandalism of public poetry installation

They say the pen is mightier than the sword, and those in Kingston’s arts community are proving that as they push forward to “create a positive out of a negative” after a public poetry installation was destroyed by vandalism. As part of a Skeleton Park Arts Festival initiative, young poet

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Spotlight YGK: October 19 edition

  “Oh look, another glorious morning. Makes me sick!” – Winifred Sanderson, Hocus Pocus This Week … TONIGHT LIVE MUSIC: Rich Aucoin @ BluMartini https://www.facebook.com/events/287782615144586/ Ghetto Express @ The Toucan https://www.facebook.com/events/187498872144553/ Beta 58’s, Artificial Dissemination, The Massacre @ Inner Harbour Tattoo https://www.facebook.com/events/550487222070036/ Kill No Albatross // Chasing Amber, Hot Knives,

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Scenes from the 2017 Skeleton Park Arts Festival

The 2017 Skeleton Park Arts Festival is behind us and, two days later, we’re still basking in the glow that this free annual summer fest brings with it. Five days of arts programming began last Wednesday evening with an opening reception at Elm Cafe for Métis artist Onagottay, followed by

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#ygkChallenge: Skeleton Park Arts Festival 2017

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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