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Community Foundation awards Sophie Kiwala Community Builder Award

The following is a message from The Community Foundation for Kingston & Area congratulating Sophie Kiwala as the third annual Community Builder Award winner: The Community Foundation for Kingston & Area has awarded its third annual Community Builder Award to former MPP, Sophie Kiwala. The award recognizes her community leadership

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Odessa garden supports Kingston’s vulnerable community

The stories we tell as we till the land are stories that we will carry with us always” A little patch of land in Odessa — transformed into Jalal Community Charity Garden — has touched the lives of so many people. The property owner, the organizers, the volunteers and the

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Ted Hsu wins provincial Liberal nomination for Kingston and the Islands

Ted Hsu has won the nomination to run as the Liberal contender for Kingston and the Islands in the next provincial election. Hsu, a physicist and former Member of Parliament for the riding, was nominated on Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020, winning the nomination over previous MPP Sophie Kiwala. The next

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Kingston residents march in solidarity with Mi’kmaq fishers

A march in solidarity with fishers of the Mi’kmaw nation in Nova Scotia took place on Monday, Oct. 19, 2020, starting at McBurney Park at 11:30 a.m. Approximately a dozen people came out in the wind and rain to sing, drum and to walk from the park, down Princess Street

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Former MP Ted Hsu seeking Ontario Liberal nomination

Former Kingston and the Islands federal Member of Parliament Ted Hsu says he intends to seek the nomination as the local Ontario Liberal Party candidate in 2022. Hsu made his announcement over social media on Thursday, Jul 30. Hsu is the second former politician to enter the race for the

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Former MPP Sophie Kiwala seeking Liberal nomination for 2022

Former Kingston & the Islands Member of Provincial Parliament (MPP) Sophie Kiwala announced this week that she hopes to run again in 2022. Kiwala served as Liberal MPP from 2014 to 2018 under Premier Kathleen Wynne, taking over from long-running Liberal MPP John Gerretsen. Kiwala needs to earn the Liberal

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Naming The Third Crossing

Well, it’s been nearly 5 decades in the making, but after countless studies and debates, Kingston is finally getting its third crossing. On February 21st, Mayor Bryan Paterson, MPP Sophie Kiwala and MP Mark Gerretsen announced that all three levels of government are on board to make contributions to fund

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Best of 2014: In Pursuit of Memorial Collegiate High School

The impending closure of KCVI and the fight to stop it have been hot topics in YGK for a couple of years now.  The discussion surrounding the closure of Ontario’s oldest public high school has been met with many opinions and varying ideas of what to do next.  While many

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Kingston’s Top Headline From 2014

Well, here we are, just over two weeks away from a new year. That means it’s time to take a look back at the headlines that made 2014 memorable in YGK. We began the year with one of the most brutal winters Kingston has seen in a long time. Thankfully

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#ygkChallenge: Vote in the 2014 Provincial Election

Welcome to Kingstonist’s weekly challenge, dare, resolution or whatever you prefer to call it. Each week we establish a new and ambitious community goal, encouraging our readers, followers, friends and families to step out of their comfort zones and do something great, and hopefully a little out of the ordinary.

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Six Questions for Sophie Kiwala

Our ongoing series of feature interviews with local candidates continues today with the Liberal Party’s nominee, Sophie Kiwala. With responses from four of the five candidates now published on Kingstonist, there’s ample time to compare the below with those of Mark Bain (PC), Robert Kiley (Green) and Mary Rita Holland

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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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