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Kingston Transit launches two new electric buses

Kingston’s public transit riders can now ride one of two electric buses featuring a first-in-fleet touchless wheelchair securement system and “whisper-quiet” engines. “This is the future of transit, we’ve known that for a number of years. That’s part of Council’s commitment to begin the transition from traditional buses to electric,”

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Theodore TOO stops in Kingston as part of Great Lakes tour

Canada’s famous and beloved tugboat, Theodore TOO, announced on Jun. 9, 2021, that he would set sail from Halifax to his new home in the Port of Hamilton and would become an ambassador to the Great Lakes and the marine industry. The 65-foot life-sized reproduction of Canada’s beloved “Theodore Tugboat” has partnered with Swim Drink Fish and will take on

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Queen’s University ranked first in Canada for their Sustainable Development Goals

In the Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Rankings of global universities that are advancing the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) within and beyond their local communities, Queen’s University has placed first in Canada and fifth in the world. The rankings measured over 1,200 post-secondary institutions and focused on the

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Shop sustainably with local fashion retailers

During the pandemic, a lot of us have spent time decluttering, organizing, and thinking about mindfulness and purpose. One area of our homes to consider when moving into intentional purchasing are our closets. Many brands and businesses are shifting focus from ‘fast fashion’ to high-quality, sustainable options. Here in Kingston,

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Local Leaf Farms to open vertical farming site in Kingston

Purchasing local produce will become easier year-round, after Local Leaf Farms opens their newest vertical farming site on Innovation Drive. Their innovative take on farming removes the need for a lot of land, and our Canadian dependency on weather. Local Leaf Farms is on a mission to change the way

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What growth is good?

Growth. A six letter word you hear a lot these days at City Hall. It’s held up by many as something we need in and of itself. We are told that more development in Kingston, for example, will increase revenue (via the assessment base/taxation and development charges) to help the

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Best of 2017: Estimated Cost for Third Crossing Rises to $180 Million

In April, the city revealed the preliminary design and business plan for the much discussed third crossing that would connect the east and west banks of the Cataraqui River. The plan, which projects a $60 million dollar cost to taxpayers, was met with the usual split reaction from Kingstonians. The

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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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Bike Sharing in Kingston

You may have noticed an influx of orange bicycles around downtown Kingston and on Queen’s campus. Dropbike, a new Toronto-based bike sharing service is running a summer-long project in Kingston. The pilot project began on July 1st and will continue throughout the summer, providing 100 dockless bicycles for rent in

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Community Soapbox: A Bridge Too Far

Here’s an instructive little game to play some afternoon. Around 4:30 pm, turn on the Ottawa CBC’s (107.5 FM) feed of its going home show. And what will you hear more than anything else? Reports of frantic traffic conditions punctuated with words such a “crawl,” “snarled” and “gridlock.” Think this

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Community Soapbox: City Struggles to Bring Clarity to the Third Crossing Project

Despite $6,480,000 in ‘sunk costs’ on the project to date, the City has hardly managed to respond to residents’ questions about the Third Crossing Project. In June of last year, a comments page appeared on the City’s Third Crossing website, inviting public comments and proposing to respond within a reasonable

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