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Paralympian Abi Tripp reveals how disqualification brought clarity, joy

Kingston’s two-time Paralympian swimmer, Abi Tripp, is deep into her psychology classes at Laval University, but memories of her Tokyo Paralympic race on Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2021 still fill her with joy, even though she was disqualified from the women’s 100 metre breaststroke. Tripp handled the disqualification with grace, saying,

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‘They gave me back my life’ – Prosthetic returned to owner with a Kingston twist of fate

When it comes to communities coming forward to help one another, Kingston is not short on stories — but some stories just take on a new sense of awe due to those involved. On a fine Sunday afternoon, July 4, 2021, at around 3:30 p.m., Donna-Rose Hill, along with her

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Kingston swimmer headed to Tokyo Paralympic Games

Kingston Y Penguins swimmer Abi Tripp will be heading to the Paralympic Games in Tokyo this fall as one of about 19 members of Team Canada’s swim team. “Representing Canada is something that not everybody gets the chance to do — it’s incredible and so special. We’re all excited to

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A chilling technique to fight pandemic blues

Imagine willingly jumping into the frigid waters of Lake Ontario throughout the fall and winter.  No? You can’t? Well, believe it or not a group of Kingstonians did just that — willingly, once a week throughout the pandemic.  Albert Nerenberg, local filmmaker and man of many hats, spearheaded the initiative,

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Kingston joins citizen scientist initiative for lake water monitoring

A new, free app by Lake Ontario Waterkeeper is providing E. coli test results for Kingston swimming locations. Swim Guide, a free app and website to help people find beaches, now includes water quality results from two Kingston locations: Olympic Harbour Beach and Hospital Beach. It’s part of a larger

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Lakeshore Swimming Pool Association remains closed this summer

For the first time in 49 years, The Lakeshore Swimming Pool Association (LSPA) will not be opening for the 2020 summer season, announced the Board of Directors of the association on June 22.  According to a press release, this decision was made due to three main reasons: Ensuring the health

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Get active this fall/winter with programs from the City of Kingston

The City of Kingston has released its 2019 Recreation and Leisure Guide with dozens of programs taking place over hundreds of sessions through the fall and winter months. With an age range of infant-199, and programs taking place across 8 different categories, there’s likely something being offered that will meet

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Boys and Girls Club seeks community input to help build aquatics program

  In light of some recent changes, the Boys and Girls Club (BGC) of Kingston and Area will be holding an open house, inviting members of the community to help shape their new aquatics programs at the West End Hub. Citing changes in community needs – particularly following the announcement

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Records, medals, and upset wins: this past week of Gaels’ action

The past week has been rather busy for the Queen’s Gaels, with teams bringing home medals, coaches receiving awards, and exciting last-minute wins. Here’s what the Golden Gaels have been up to: SQUASH – Gaels women claim fifth consecutive OUA title, men finish with silver More to come. MEN’S HOCKEY

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Save the date: Breakwater Park official grand re-opening in late July

The anticipated re-opening of one of Kingston’s most beloved lakeside parks is fast approaching – and well in time for residents to enjoy the park this summer. The City of Kingston has just announced that the official grand re-opening of Breakwater Park will take place on Thursday, Jul. 26, 2018.

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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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Does Kingston Need a Nude Beach?

With Summer in full swing, many of us are making the most of our favourite watering holes to cool off on those uncomfortably hot and humid days. This of course has reminded us of the fact that, for a city with as much waterfront as Kingston, we have very poor

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