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Fire at Knights Inn

Update (Monday, Dec. 14, 2020): Kingston Fire and Rescue (KFR) have completed their investigation into the fire that took place at the Knights Inn, located at 1155 Princess Street. According to KFR, the cause of the fire is suspected to have been careless smoking. KFR is hoping the incident will

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Holiday safety tips from Kingston Fire and Rescue

With a week until Christmas, and less than two weeks until New Year’s Eve, it’s a hectic and stressful time of year for many. With everything going on from work parties and school celebrations, to family events and, of course, the planning to ensure everything is scheduled in, it’s easy

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Top Headline in Kingston in 2017

In a few short weeks the ball will drop as we clink glasses and usher in another new year. As we look back on the year that was, how will you remember 2017?  There was certainly a lot to celebrate this past year, which saw Canada commemorate its 150th, and

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Will Kingston Get a Legal Pot Shop by July 1st 2018

On September 8th, the Ontario government published Ontario’s Safe and Sensible Framework to Federal Cannabis Legislation, which outlines how the province will roll up out legal marijuana retail within the next year. The plan specifically states that, by July 1st 2018, Ontario will have upwards of 40 legal pot shops

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Four Points by Sheraton Under New Management

Concord Hospitality Enterprises announced that it has formed a joint venture with Select Hotel Group to acquire the Four Points by Sheraton Hotel in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. Concord also will assume management of the hotel. The 169-room hotel was developed from the ground up by the Melo Hotel Group on

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Hall Monitor: Smoke and Fire

As they normally do right about at 7:30pm on some Tuesday evenings, council got together last night for a meeting. This time, it was 25-2012. Just from the agenda, I knew we were in for an interesting evening – and a full gallery. Sure enough, the city did, too, as

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Hall Monitor: Full House

Council met last night for meeting 21-2012 of Kingston City Council. I’ve joked about not commenting on meeting lengths before, but this was going to be a long one – and we knew it. You can find the agenda and addeds on the city’s website. The meeting last night was as busy

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Hall Monitor: Goes To School

Our elected officials took to the halls of city hall again last night for meeting 08-2012 of Kingston City Council. You can also find the agenda and addeds from last night on the city’s website. In short, our council did a lot of spending, and a lot of deferring and

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Hall Monitor: A Hip Conversation

Welcome back to Hall Monitor. I’ve had the column on a bit of a break for a while, and was live-tweeting the meetings instead. But I’m back – and I’ve brought the live tweeting fun with me! Meeting 07-2012 of Kingston City Council took place last night – and what

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Expanding the Smoking Bylaw in Kingston

Once upon a time you could do it in restaurants, movie theatres, taxi cabs, and even in classrooms.  Doctors prescribed certain brands as a cure all, and Hollywood would have you believe that all the cool kids are doing it. In case you haven’t figured it out, I’m referring to darts,

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