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A brief guide to the urban legends of Kingston

It took many years for someone to convince me that the limestone tower on Queen’s west campus was never, in fact, a hanging tower. Maybe I just didn’t want to believe it, because obviously a hanging tower was way more interesting than a water tower for Kingston Penitentiary. Besides, isn’t

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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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Council Approves Plan to Revitalize Breakwater Park

Plans to revitalize Breakwater Park have been on the City of Kingston’s books since 2013, however it wasn’t until last week that we finally caught a glimpse of what the long awaited enhancements might resemble. With a $1 million contribution from the federal government, and $500K offered by Swim Drink

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A Time Remembered

Erica Robinson, a Frontenac Secondary School, describes A Time Remembered as follows: This art project is a multi-year and cross curriculum collaboration, involving art and history students in grades seven through twelve. Through the power of collective community art, the students are bringing history alive to commemorate the hundredth anniversary

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Kingston Drones On

Multicopters, quadcopters and other such consumer-grade aerial drones are a relatively new phenomenon in Canada, while these camera-equipped unmanned aerial vehicles are increasingly offering breathtaking perspectives of cityscapes and countrysides from high above. Their application extends far beyond the stereotypical hobby shop tinkerer or RC enthusiast, as businesses have also begun to

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Hall Monitor: Quick Fare

Last night, city council, staff and the public gathered in City Hall for Kingston City Council meeting number 20-2013. The city has published the agenda and addeds online. While not our quickest adjournment, it certainly was the earliest in recent memory, letting out in a brisk 2 short hours. Council used the time efficiently

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Guide to Culture Days 2012

Culture Days is a collaborative coast-to-coast-to-coast volunteer movement to raise the awareness, accessibility, participation and engagement of Canadians in the arts and cultural life of their communities. Thousands of activity organizers and artists volunteer their time and talent to present and coordinate free public activities that take place throughout the

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PS I Love You: Get Over

Today has been all about recovery, as I’ve been slowly clearing the cobwebs from yet another successful St. Patrick’s Day celebration. For me, St. Pat’s is all about making the rounds from one watering hole to another, randomly running into and catching up with friends along the way. While sporting

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What if Kingston…

If you take a stroll around the campus at Queen’s University, you’ll be treated to a high concentration of outdoor art installations including Iron Man, Sakkarah, Thataway Again, Bent Yellow, A Minute of My Time, Untitled, and many more.  However, when you venture outside of the Queen’s bubble, you’ll notice

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