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New temporary hospital site ready to go, if needed

A new 70-bed facility is ready and waiting on standby if needed, according to Kingston Health Sciences Centre. The unveiling was made on the afternoon of Monday, March 29, 2021. The facility would provide care for non-COVID, and medically stable patients who would still require clinical support before discharge. It

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National Student Walkout for Wet’suwet’en at Queen’s University

A few hundred people amassed on Queen’s University campus on Wednesday, Mar. 4, 2020 as part of the National Student Walkout for Wet’suwet’en. The event was host by approximately 10 local organizations, including Queen’s Native Students’ Association, Queen’s Coalition Against Racial and Ethnic Discrimination, Ollin.ca, and OPRIG Kingston. The large

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Planned power outage for University District tomorrow

Those living in the University District in downtown Kingston should plan for a five-hour power outage tomorrow while crews take care of tree trimming, according to Utilities Kingston. On Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019, a total of 197 Utilities Kingston customers in the University District will be affected by the outage,

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Kingston youth arrested, charged with impaired driving

  Kingston Police have confirmed details regarding a collision that occurred on Monday, Mar. 4, 2019 in the University District. Just after 2:30 p.m. that day, a two-vehicle collision occurred on Alfred Street, just north of Union Street. There, the accused female was driving southbound on Alfred Street towards the

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Best of 2015: Homes Relocated to Support Construction of Stauffer, 1992

Kingstonist’s best of 2015 continues with an absolute gem from our dear friends at Queen’s Archives.  Longtime Kingstonians will undoubtedly remember Queen’s University’s unprecedented relocation of three houses from Union Street to make way for the construction of Stauffer Library.  The intricate evolution required months of planning and coordination, while

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Kingston’s Top Headline From 2015

With less than two weeks remaining in 2015, the time has come to take a look back at the biggest headlines and most significant news stories that shaped Kingston this past year.  Early in 2015, Kingstonians celebrated the grand opening of the Tett Centre, they city’s vibrant arts hub that’s

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Homes Relocated to Support Construction of Stauffer, 1992

Some recent history for a change! Usually from the archives we feature older photographs from another century but that is not entirely representative of all of the material we have here in our holdings. Much of the material we have is of a more contemporary vintage. This photograph is from

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Kingston’s First Scramble Crossing

For decades, motorists transiting through Queen’s University’s main campus have had to contend with individuals taking huge liberties with respect to the location of pedestrian crosswalks. Those who engage in the sometimes dangerous practice of jaywalking, especially in the vicinity of the campus’ busiest intersection at University and Union, subscribe

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Hall Monitor: A Vicious Cycle

So last night, council got together for meeting number 26-2012 – but it felt like 25B-2012, since the agenda was just a completion of the items from last week. Half of an agenda, a wrong week for a meeting and a strange start time (6:00pm). If that doesn’t give an

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