Celebrating the War of 1812 : A $28 Million Heritage Extravaganza

May 27, 2012

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Warrior Nation: Rebranding Canada in an Age of Anxiety by Ian McKay and Jamie Swift’ explores these themes in considerable depth. Published by Between The Lines in May 2012, this book explores myths and messaging around war, especially in Canada. Don't miss the launch of this volume in Kingston, on June 7th from 5 to 7 p.m. at 260 Brock Street, and in Ottawa on June 17th from 5:30 to 7:30 at 251 Bank Street (corner of Bank and Cooper), 2nd floor.

Posted in: Warrior Nation

KINGTON’S POLITICAL WINDS SHIFTING: A quick guide to local election races

October 21, 2010

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Council2007

In the end, the Mayor is only a single vote on Council, though he (all candidates are men) certainly has a bully pulpit and more power in important day-to-day dealings with the civil service.

Solidarity Forever – or when it’s convenient

September 24, 2010

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Photo courtesy of Peter Boyle

The property developer did cause a few jaws to drop when he closed his brief remarks by attempting to lead the crowd of unionists in a rousing chorus of Solidarity Forever.

Adventures in Car-lessness, by guest blogger Melanie Dugan

September 17, 2010

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Melanie Dugan, carlless author and artist

City Hall has a responsibility to people and families (taxpayers that we are) who live downtown to do its best to ensure the core doesn’t turn into a wasteland of boutique stores and high-priced restaurants.

Posted in: Downtown Kingston

MEDIA MATTERS: WHY I’VE STOPPED TAKING THE LOCAL DAILY

August 24, 2010

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A sad garden of skeletal remains

I started “taking the paper” – as my grandmother used to say – when I moved to Kingston 21 years ago.

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Remember…’Til the Cows Come Home’

August 11, 2010

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August 9 dawned sultry and hot, with a heavy mist ghosting over the low-lying fields surrounding Kingston’s Disneyesque Collins Bay pen. Crickets chirped as the cows were milked for the last time at the adjacent Frontenac Institution’s prison farm.  Born on that farm, they were headed for a stifling ride along the 401. The cops, […]

Posted in: Prison Farms

Downtown Kingston: Pride of Place – Sometimes

July 4, 2010

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I went downtown to buy stationery and mail a letter the other day. Once upon a time you could go to Mills Office Supplies  at Bagot and Brock (now an army recruiting outfit) before you did your post office business. No more. Now there’s no competition in the office supply racket, so I have to […]

Posted in: Downtown Kingston
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