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Kingston Town Crier is Best in the World

Chris Whyman, the city’s other Kingston herald, won the 2010 world championship Town Crier tournament in Chester, U.K. this past Saturday. 2014 Update: Chris Whyman is once again named World’s best Town Crier ! According to the “Chestival” website, almost forty town criers arrived for the tournament – which was held outside Chester’s town hall – from countries… Keep Reading

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Parliament Passes Bill to Prevent Homolka Pardon

Just before their summer break, MPs have passed a bill that would prevent schoolgirl killer, and former Kingston Prison for Women inmate,  Karla Homolka from getting a pardon for her crimes. Although there was no indication Homolka had applied for a criminal pardon, she would have been eligible for one within a few of weeks.… Keep Reading

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Local Teachers Awarded

Limestone District School Board teachers have been recognized in two separate award presentations, as was QECVI high school in Kingston. Mike Byers was the recipient of this year’s Wess Garrod “Healthy Active Living” Award.  The First Avenue public school teacher is a driving force behind the school’s physical fitness program, and recognized for his work… Keep Reading

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City Seeks Input on Cataraqui North Park

The City of Kingston is asking the public to offer its ideas for the future design of new green space in a Cataraqui North neighbourhood, soon to be known as Augusta Common Park. A public meeting about the various aspects of its recreational features are set to take place between 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.… Keep Reading

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City Seeks Public Input on Waste Reduction Methods

The City is inviting residents to learn about, and help select, a number of methods being considered to divert even more waste from landfill. Its plan is to divert 65 per cent of its waste from landfill by 2012, and the City is consulting the public as part of its move towards an Integrated Waste… Keep Reading

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First Capital And Mayor’s Youth Awards Announced

The City of Kingston has announced the 2010 First Capital Award and the Mayor’s Award for Youth Volunteerism, who will be honoured at the civic ceremony on Canada Day July 1. These awards are presented every year to acknowledge individuals who have demonstrated incredible dedication through volunteerism and have made a significant impact on the… Keep Reading

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City Seeks Input on Allowing Backyard Chicken Coops

The City of Kingston has decided to seek public input during two meetings to decide whether to accept a proposal to allow backyard hens in urban areas. The Arts, Recreation, and Community Policies Standing Committee (ARC) announced it will hold the two upcoming public meetings set to immediately follow the regularly scheduled meetings of this… Keep Reading

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CFB Kingston Identifies Soldier in House Explosion

CFB Kingston has identified the soldier killed in a Napanee Ontario house explosion last week. Corporal Patrick Andrew Painter, a Land Communications and Information Systems (LCIS) Technician, was also credited for maintaining computer network systems used by the military during the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games, and serving his country in Afghanistan, the Golan Heights and… Keep Reading

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Kingston Schools Certified as “EcoSchools”

Students and teachers at Bath, Lancaster Drive, and Sandhurst Pubic Schools as well as Bayridge, Frontenac, Napanee District Secondary School, North Addington Education Centre, and Sydenham High Schools have been certified as ‘EcoSchools’ by a provincial consortium. The Ontario EcoSchools program, created by a group of education stakeholders to promote environmental issues in schools,  expanded… Keep Reading

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First Capital Day Celebrations Announced

The city will be celebrating First Capital Day this Tuesday, June 15, and hold events for students and families to honour Kingston’s legacy as the first capital of Canada. A number of 1841-era activities have been scheduled on Tuesday from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in Confederation Park, across from City Hall on Ontario Street.… Keep Reading

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