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Kingston Adds Three New Walking Tours

Kingston has announced three new free self-guided historic tours for both tourists and residents of the city. Two are historic walks in the Ontario and Princess Street downtown areas, offering background information about the heritage buildings found there. And the third is for historic naval sites that include Forts Frontenac and Frederick, along with Fort… Keep Reading

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The Hip’s Gord Downie Releases Solo Album

The new solo album from Gord Downie, lead singer for the Tragically Hip, goes into wide release this Tuesday. Its titled “The Grand Bounce”,  is a term for desertion that comes from Evan S. Connell’s biography of General Custer used because, as Downie explained in a recent interview “we (Canadians) live in a deserter’s paradise… Keep Reading

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Bryan Adams Gives a Glimpse into Vancouver Studio

On June 4, Kingston born singer-songwriter Bryan Adams provided a glimpse into his B.C. based Warehouse Studio, a music recording facility housed in the oldest brick building in Vancouver. On Friday he posted a message on his Twitter account, linking to photo [shown here] taken inside the studio. Here is a shot of a guitar/piano… Keep Reading

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Dan Aykroyd Donates Wine to Kandahar Troops

An inequity between beer drinkers and wine lover has been resolved thanks to seasonal Kingston area resident, movie star Dan Aykroyd. Until recently, Canadian Forces personnel in Afghanistan – who are allowed only two drinks every month – were able to get beer for free, but had to pay $9 for a half bottle of… Keep Reading

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Don Cherry Faces Off Against Leaf’s GM

Two of the loudest and most stubborn men in hockey claim all is well in their recent Hockey war of words. One day after the exchange, Brian Burke – president and General Manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs – described his mood as ‘sour’ over comments Don Cherry made on his Coach’s Corner segment on… Keep Reading

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Lone Star Texas Grill Restaurant Reopens

Lone Star Texas Grill, closed since April 28 when the attached Confederation Place Hotel’s underground parking garage collapsed, has reopened at a temporary location. The restaurant has been serving Kingston residents and tourists for almost two decades, and is now back in business at the former site of the Mexicali Rosas restaurant, near the corner… Keep Reading

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Kingston Welcomes 2010 Skate Canada International

Kingston will host the 2010 Skate Canada International this fall, according to an announcement by the largest figure skating governing body in the world. This is to be the the second competition of six stages of the annual ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating series that also includes Skate America, Cup of China, France’s Trophee… Keep Reading

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Avril Lavigne’s New Fragrance Up for Award

Napanee raised Avril Lavigne will have her second new fragrance available this summer. This comes a year after her first perfume’s release – Black Star – and according to the singer required two years to develop. Forbidden Rose, which comes with the tag line “Dare to Discover”  – meant as a message to encourage girls… Keep Reading

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LCBO Bans Dan Aykroyd’s Vodka

Dan Aykroyd’s Crystal Head vodka has been ruled to be in “bad taste” and banned from stores by the Liquor Control Board of Ontario. This effectively prevents its sale in the province completely, since the LCBO is the only legal source of alcohol sales in Ontario. Aykroyd – a native Ontarian who often resides near… Keep Reading

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