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Opinion: Tell the whole story about Sir John

The following is a submitted Op-Ed article. The views and opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of The Kingstonist. What to do with Sir John A’s towering presence in City Park? Is it right to look up to him? That’s the question Kingston City Council will tackle head on

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Trees go missing from ceremonial community garden

Eighteen trees appear to have been stolen from a community garden and ceremonial space on Highway 15 in Kingston. “We are deeply distressed by this sad and apparently malicious act that is frankly beyond our comprehension,” said Rev. Nan Hudson. She said the apparent theft was discovered on Sunday, Dec.

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Queen’s law school building to drop Sir John A. Macdonald name

Queen’s University PhD candidate Sebastian De Line said he feels proud of his community in light of a decision to dename the law school building, Sir John A Macdonald Hall. In June, De Line publised a Change.org petition denouncing the hall’s name on behalf of a group of anonymous students,

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Grade 6 class revisits ‘The Secret Path’ during significant memorial week

When grade six teacher Sarah Howard decided to show the animated film ‘The Secret Path’ to her students on Orange Shirt Day, she didn’t expect to embark with them on a month-long project. The 60-minute video combines the music of late Canadian music legend Gord Downie with the illustrations of

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A ‘walk towards reconciliation’ at the Little Cataraqui Conservation Area

“The reality is that, if you are in your 20s today, you could have been a residential school survivor.” They are words that carry a lot of weight, and for good reason, Katie Koopman explained. “It is staggering, and it’s true,” said Koopman, who runs Good Ally Project (GAP), a

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Six questions with Barrington Walker of the New Democratic Party of Canada

Born in Scarborough, Ontario, Barrington Walker, the New Democratic Party of Canada (NDP) candidate for Kingston and the Islands moved to the riding in 2002. Walker said he has been a supporter of the NDP since he could vote, and has been a card carrying member of the party since

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City to lead further conversation on Sir John A. Macdonald’s impact

On Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019, Jennifer Campbell, manager of cultural heritage, for the City of Kingston, and Guy Freedman, president and senior partner of First Peoples Group, shared how they plan to continue the conversation about Sir John A Macdonald’s connections to Kingston, and his impact and legacy across Canada.

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Medical Aid Collection Day: Giving used medical equipment and those in northern Ontario communities a new lease on life

In Canada, we take a lot of pride in our health care system. Seldom does a week go by where you don’t hear a joke about how superior our health care system is to that of our neighbours to the south. Here in Kingston, our access to state of the

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