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Environmental concerns prompt Council to defer proposal for Kingston Inner Harbour

The most discussed and contentious item on the agenda for Kingston City Council, the federal proposal to “remediate environmental risks to the river environment and human health of Kingston’s Inner Harbour,” has been deferred. Ironically, the deferral was proposed for the exact same reasons the federal government stated were behind

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Expanding Paid Residential Parking Permit Zones

While free on street parking is available on many residential streets in the central area of the city, most of these streets have time of day regulations during the week. These regulations are designed to keep drivers from leaving their car in one spot for an entire day which, according

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What if Kingston…

The City of Kingston, alongside residents of the Sydenham Ward, are preparing for the launch of a new pilot program on October 1st, which aims to establish updated rules for on-street parking in this bustling downtown district.  The proposal will set aside as much as 15% of on-street parking spaces for

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A Student Representative at City Hall

The first week of classes have ended for most post secondary students returning to the city. With classes underway, Kingston’s downtown core has been busier than the recent tourist-filled summer months. Students play an important role within the city. As volunteers, students help contribute to a host of positive programs

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Central Public School

September is upon us. The start of another unofficial ‘new year’ means that summer vacations are over, the cottage begins to close up, new clothes and supplies are purchased. Excitement and anticipation are in the air; friendships are renewed, or begun; and at recess, games involving physical activity are underway.

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Hall Monitor: Sharing the Road Ahead

Last night, city council, staff and the public gathered in City Hall for Kingston City Council meeting number 18-2013. The city has published the agenda and addeds online. For a summer meeting, the agenda felt decidedly not summer. While we did get out on time, they got a lot done.

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A Farewell to Free Parking in Kingston

The availability, or lack thereof, of parking in and around the downtown core is a constant sore spot for local residents, shoppers and event-goers. In recent years, we’ve been increasingly circling the block in search of that perfect parking spot thanks to the implementation of the pay and display permit

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Hall Monitor: Fare Votes

As usual, council and city staff took to Council Chambers for our regular council meeting last night; the agenda and addeds are available on the city website. Last night we didn’t get to see a new piece of the tech system, which was probably for the better, as there were still

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#ygkChallenge: Enjoy Porch Jazz

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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Most Anticipated Summer Events in Kingston

Looking at the long list of spectacular events that take place over the course of the Summer in Kingston, it’s no wonder why so many families, post-secondary students and tourists make an appearance on certain weekends. To say that there is a lot going on is an understatement, especially when

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