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Kingston Fire and Rescue looks to become nationally accredited

Kingston Fire and Rescue (KFR) is working to become one of 10 nationally accredited departments and is looking to the public for support. KFR is assembling an application to the Centre for Public Safety Excellence (CPSE) in time for the deadline later this summer. “By being an accredited department, we

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Festive light contest raises funds for parent councils

The Module de l’Acadie parent council is pleased to announce an exciting first-time fundraiser just in time for the holiday season. The Holiday Lights Contest Fundraiser will see families, friends and neighbours of participating west end schools either decorating their homes for judging, or taking a tour of the lit-up

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How Kingston & the Islands federal election candidates are spending election day

After a little more than five weeks of campaigning, it’s all come down to this: A few last hours to get out the vote and then sit back, celebrate all the hard work and watch the results as they trickle in. Here’s how each of the local Kingston & The

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Elections Canada addresses polling glitch in Kingston and the Islands

It’s the first day for advanced polling in the 2019 federal election, a day many political enthusiasts look forward to casting their ballot on, well in advance of the Monday, Oct. 21 election date. But for a few here in Kingston on Friday, Oct. 11, 2019, a glitch in the

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Poll: Who will get your vote in the 2019 Federal Election?

We’re now in October, which means the 2019 Federal Election is fast approaching! Here in Kingston and the Islands, we have five candidates running to represent our district. Those candidates (with links to our profiles on each of them) are: Andrew Brooke — People’s Party of Canada Candice Christmas —

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Open Kingston offers voters online resource during election

It’s the last week leading up to the election, which means now is a crucial time for the public to make the important decisions about how they’ll cast their votes. With 40 people running for Kingston City Council, it can certainly be difficult for citizens to navigate through the visits

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Understanding the ranked ballot referendum question

On Saturday, October 22, 2018, voters in Kingston have the opportunity to vote in a referendum on whether they want their city council elected through a ranked ballot. Here’s a brief overview of benefits and problems of the current system and a ranked ballot system. Single member plurality or first-past-the-post

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2018 municipal election referendum question poll

On Saturday, Oct. 22, 2018, Kingstonians will head to the polls, not only to vote for the next members of Kingston City Council, but also to vote on the referendum question. That question will ask voters if they would prefer to use a ranked ballot system as opposed to the

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Six questions with mayoral candidate Rob Matheson

The day before the nominations closed for Kingston 2018 municipal election, Rob Matheson filed his papers declaring his candidacy for mayor. A former city councillor (Loyalist-Cataraqui District, 2006 to 2010), a former mayoral candidate, and a former provincial NDP candidate, Matheson is no stranger to the political world. We caught

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