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The Tragically Hip announces lawsuit against Mill St. Brewery

Kingston’s legendary rock band The Tragically Hip announced yesterday that they have launched a lawsuit against Mill St. Brewery. At issue is the brewery’s 100th Meridian Beer, which shares a name with the popular 1993 Tragically Hip song. “Many of you are probably under the impression that we are associated

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Local musicians join ‘Music Across the Border’ to benefit United Way

If you’re from Kingston (or anywhere in Ontario, really) and you’re a music fan (or even if you aren’t), chances are you have heard of the two local musicians who will be featured in tomorrow night’s international telethon in support of the United Way. That’s because you’d have to be

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Kingston Music Scene Year in Review 2019

The Kingston music scene got a nice kickstart to 2019, as the Kingston Live podcast launched its first episode on January 1.  Since then, they have produced 13 episodes, covering a variety of musical genres, along with all the major festivals, and a healthy handful of non-performing people in the

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The case for Kingston as the Music Capital of Canada

The Tragically Hip. Sarah Harmer. The Glorious Sons. Bedouin Soundclash. The Headstones. The Arrogant Worms. These are just some of the bands and musicians that have called Kingston home on their way to national fame. Often, when you hear these names all at the same time, it’s because a Kingstonian

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What type of business does Kingston need?

Last week, we looked at some of Kingston’s favourite past businesses. Now we want to take a look at what Kingston needs in the future. Some of our ideas are for things we’ve had in the past like a cat cafe (Southpaw Cat Cafe closed  last year), an outdoor amusement

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Spiritleaf officially opens Kingston’s first cannabis store

With a swanky VIP-only event at Chez Piggy on Sunday evening, and a ribbon cutting ceremony this morning, Kingston is officially home to a cannabis store. Spiritleaf, a Canadian franchise operated locally by Daniel Telio, opened at 9 a.m. on Monday, Apr. 1, 2019 at 27 Princess in the Smith

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Holmberg sounds off on new audio venture

Kingston’s Aaron Holmberg has worked on some of Canada’s most iconic records. As the house engineer at The Tragically Hip’s fabled Bathouse Studios in Bath, Ont. for nearly 15 years, he ran the boards for The Hip, Bruce Cockburn, The Trews, Sam Roberts, and Jill Barber, to name just a

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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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Paul Coffey Talks The Tragically Hip During Rogers Hometown Hockey

Rogers Hometown Hockey made it’s second stop in recent years to Kingston this past Saturday and Sunday.  The two-day hockey festival included a live broadcast with hosts Ron MacLean and Tara Slone, as well appearances by Don Cherry, and former NHL superstars: Paul Coffey, Brad May, Bernie Nicholls, Dave Reid,

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Kingston Remembers Gord Downie

Since his passing on Tuesday night, people have flocked to Kingston’s Market Square to pay homage to The Tragically Hip’s lead singer Gord Downie. On Wednesday evening, a tribute was held in his honour with hundreds of people gathered to light candles, sign a memorial book, make donations to the

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