The Most Popular Kingston Herald Articles of 2018

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Now that 2018 has come to an end, we look back to see which Kingston Herald articles generated the most ‘reaction’ engagements on combined social media platforms.

So here are our Top 5 Most Popular Articles in 20187 – click the headlines to learn more about each of them:


#5 – City of Kingston Announces Jason Heroux as New Poet Laureate [ Click to Read ]

In November, the City of Kingston announced that Jason Heroux was appointed Kingston’s third Poet Laureate.

This honourary position celebrates the contribution of poetry and literary arts to life in Kingston.


#4 – Happy Soul Project Celebrates Local Kids with Calendar Photoshoot [ Click to Read ]

Every year, Happy Soul Project creates a beautiful calendar featuring children with extraordinary needs & vast differences. Not only to bring awareness, but more importantly to make each child in the Calendar feel like a Rock-Star and celebrate who they are.

Their 2019 Calendar photoshoot took place last summer and featured 36 local children.


MP Mark Gerretsen Budget 2018


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#3 – Mark Gerretsen Announces Federal Funding to Reopen Prison Farms [ Click to Read ]

In February, Kingston and the Islands MP Mark Gerretsen announced in a Facebook Live video that the 2018 federal budget includes $4.3M in funding to reopen Collins Bay and Joyceville Prison Farms.


#2 – Queen’s Medical Students Bring Halloween to Kids in Hospital [ Click to Read ]

Queen’s University medical students dressed up to deliver treats and goodies at the paediatric unit at Kingston General Hospital (KGH ) and the emergency paediatric unit at Hotel Dieu Hospital.

Dawn Armstrong, who organized the event, hopes it will continue for many years to come.


#1 – $297,615.70 LOTTO MAX Ticket Purchased in Kingston [ Click to Read ]

There were a LOT of Kingston area lottery winners in 2018, and the September announcement that someone local had won $297,615.70 in a LOTTO MAX draw garnered the most attention of all our articles.

UPDATE: OLG confirmed today that this ticket remains unclaimed!


Best wishes for a happy, healthy and safe 2019 to everyone from the Kingston Herald!


Photo (“Time” statue): Aidan Wakely-Mulroney (cc)