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City budget discussions to be live-streamed

The City is inviting constituents to virtually attend budget deliberations next week, as Council reviews various capital and operating budgets supported by the municipality. “We want to continue to be open and transparent about how spending and resource allocation decisions are made, and to provide residents with the opportunity to

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Kingston Police investigating officer for George Floyd post

Kingston Police has launched an internal investigation into a Facebook post made by one of its own officers. In the post, the Kingston Police officer, Brad Hughes, appears to reason that George Floyd and others were significantly injured or killed because they resisted arrest. George Floyd, a 48-year-old black man,

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Kingston mayor denounces Islamophobic social media post

When a social media account purporting to be based in Kingston posted an act of hate seemingly based in Islamophobia over the weekend, local leaders were quick to condemn the act publicly. On Friday, May 8, 2020, a Twitter account, coming from a user purporting to be from or in

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OPP: Arrest made in Amherstview shoe thefts

  Lennox and Addington (L&A) County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are crediting the public response to a social media post for leading to the arrest of a man accused of stealing shoes from an Amherstview business on more than one occasion. On Wednesday, Apr. 10, 2019, the East Region of

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Finders Keepers in YGK

Treasure is waiting to be found in Kingston. I’m not talking about historic sites or fine restaurants, those are nice too, but starting Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018, hidden treasure will be placed in certain spots by the wondrous people of Improbable Escapes, for anyone to find. All you need to

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Grading Kingston’s City Council

This being the second year of their term in office, Councillors and Mayor Gerretsen are increasingly making their mark, for better or worse, on the Limestone City. City Council has passed motions that have relocated the International Hockey Hall of Fame, opened the door to the possibility of a casino,

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Hall Monitor: A Hip Conversation

Welcome back to Hall Monitor. I’ve had the column on a bit of a break for a while, and was live-tweeting the meetings instead. But I’m back – and I’ve brought the live tweeting fun with me! Meeting 07-2012 of Kingston City Council took place last night – and what

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Top 10 of 2010: Nuit Blanche in Kingston

The day before this top ranking post was published, I was racking my brain to come up with a great, arts-centric poll.  I settled on proposing an all-night arts spectacle after reading numerous reviews from Torontonians who had attended Nuit Blanche that very same weekend. I had no idea the

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