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Community Soapbox: Top Ten Endangered Places List 2013

The Heritage Canada Foundation (HCF) has released its Top Ten Endangered Places and Worst Losses Lists drawing attention to architectural and heritage sites in Canada either threatened with demolition or already lost as part of its mission to raise awareness of the value that historic places bring to quality of

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1st Sustainable Kingston Community Forum

Many Kingstonian’s have latched onto the lofty goal of making this city the most sustainable in all of Canada.  But when we talk about sustainabily in relation to urban centres, just what does that mean? Better yet, how can individual citizens contribute? Corporate Knights defines the sustainable city as a

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What if Kingston…

Over the past few months we’ve watched numerous developments take shape such as bike lanes and the Montreal Street Park and Ride, while we’ve also learned of priority projects including long overdue lane extensions and the third crossing. While these initiatives are similar as they relate to how we move

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What Tourists Say About Kingston

Late last month, Star columnist Adrian Brijbassi visited various destinations in Limestone City, which he highlighted in an article titled: Perfect Weekend in Kingston: Markets, history and relaxation.  Brijbassi paid Kingston some very kind compliments, as he remarked that our city is “stocked with credible restaurants…unique experiences that are educational,

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Should Wolfe Island Get a Bridge?

Thinking back on my wonder years, I can vividly recall family outings to Cape Vincent, New York, which involved two ferry rides and a short cross country jaunt across Wolfe Island.  It’s been years since my last trip to Cape Vincent, however on occasion, we still board the Wolfe Islander

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Friday Foto

Today’s photo comes courtesy of Matt Pedlar, and it shows off a fantastic scene taking place along Kingston’s waterfront. If you stare long enough, you’ll notice the blades of the Wolfe Island Wind Farm peaking out from the fog bank. I wonder if there any other treasures hidden therein? Speaking

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VIA Rail Ads Feature City Hall

The current economic climate has has made day trips, and stay-cations increasingly popular options for tourists. Most Kingstonians are now, more than ever, trying to save a buck. With local attractions including Fort Henry, museums focusing on everything from penitentiaries to the Great Lakes, as well as the nearby Wolfe

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Are We Getting Any Greener?

It has been quite some time since I last took the stage atop my environmental soapbox, but with news of Kingston’s green-ness spreading far and wide, the time has come for a brief, yet honest discussion about our stature as a sustainable community.  In a star studded, green carpet affair,

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Friday Foto

Hey there, and happy Friday. This week we welcomed Kingston’s hippest Librarian to the City, and are optimistic that once she’s nonnomadic, she might be willing to share some of her experiences as a newcomer to our burgeoning metropolis. Notice how craftily I incorporated big, fancy words in that sentence?

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