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Queen’s plans to move forward with cuts after revised deficit

Queen's University is reporting that it's projected operating budget deficit from the past academic year has declined more than $12 million from the deficit...

LaSalle Causeway closure significantly impacts Kingston’s peak tourism season: CEO

After five weeks of the LaSalle Causeway closure, Kingston’s tourism sector is already seeing a major impact and projecting a difficult season.  The LaSalle Causeway...

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Queen’s plans to move forward with cuts after revised deficit

Queen's University is reporting that it's projected operating budget deficit from the past academic year has declined more than $12 million from the deficit...

LaSalle Causeway closure significantly impacts Kingston’s peak tourism season: CEO

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After five weeks of the LaSalle Causeway closure, Kingston’s tourism sector is already seeing a major impact and projecting a difficult season.  The LaSalle Causeway...

LaSalle Causeway reopens to pedestrian traffic

After over a month without any access to the LaSalle Causeway, Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) announced on Wednesday that the bridge would...

Northern lights fill skies around Kingston

The aurora borealis lit up the sky in Kingston and other areas over the weekend, with powerful solar storms causing a uniquely vibrant northern...

Cruise operators calling on Prime Minister intervention on LaSalle Causeway

St. Lawrence Cruise Lines (SLCL) hosted a press conference on Thursday morning joined by Thousand Islands Cruises and other impacted business owners to call...

Queen’s sorts out emergency notification systems after mishap

Queen's held a routine live test of their emergency notification systems (ENS) on Thursday afternoon, after a previous test held on May 1 didn't...

Frontenacs goalie named OHL Humanitarian of the Year

Kingston Frontenacs goaltender Mason Vaccari has been named the recipient of the OHL's Dan Snyder Memorial Trophy. The award is given out to the...

No Mow May returns despite dubious impact

As we move closer to summer and homeowners look to manicure their properties, support for the "No Mow May" movement has come roaring back...

Queen’s student embarks on month-long hike for Lionhearts

Connor Hamlyn, a 4th year Queen’s University student will be embarking on a 900 km hike along the Bruce Trail tomorrow raising money for Lionhearts. Hamlyn...

Topsy Farms: A Legacy of Love

Favourite places --- we all have them. Some places make you feel a little bit better when you’re there: more relaxed, more connected, more free...

Local festival awarded 2nd place in national awards

The local Youth Imagine the Future (YIF) Festival was named second place in the Canadian Youth Climate Action Awards, which looks to celebrate young...

Kingston comedy scene finding opportunities to thrive

Stand up comedy in Canada and around the world is booming, with social media and streaming services like Netflix bringing a renewed focus to...

Kingston boat lines consider legal action over Causeway closure

With the closure of the LaSalle Causeway causing traffic disruptions both by road and by waterway, impacted cruise line businesses are considering legal action...

Which NFL Team Should You Support as an Ontarian?

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For sports fans in Ontario, the lure of American football is undeniable. While Canada has its own gridiron traditions such as the CFL -...

Timelines unclear as LaSalle Causeway work to happen in phases

On Monday afternoon, Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) provided an update on the LaSalle Causeway closure and the ongoing work to repair it....

Non-Public Funds workers in Kingston set to return to work

After nearly 100 days on the picket lines for civilian military workers in cities including Kingston, Non-Public Funds (NPF) workers will finally return to...

Queen’s unions explore unifying for negotiations

Unions at Queen's are considering coming together for future bargaining in an attempt to secure better deals across the board with the university. Leaders...

Frontenacs looking towards future after elimination

Friday's 5-1 loss to the North Bay Battalion spelled the end of the Kingston Frontenacs' 2023-24 season and brief playoff run, improving upon their...

Eclipse and Causeway closure could cause major gridlock for Kingston

As Kingston prepares to welcome a mass influx of tourists on Monday, it appears the city will still have to contend with the closure...

Kingston Victim Services to take part in pilot program of app

Kingston will be one of nine municipalities whose Victim Services providers will take part in a pilot program alongside the tech company Genvis. The...

Queen’s student efforts raise record funds for cancer research

Queen's is celebrating a record setting donation from this year's student led Cure Cancer Classic. The student organized fundraising initiative includes a number of flagship...

Kingston encampments see rash of fire safety issues as city prepares for daytime camping...

Last week, the City of Kingston put out several statements regarding fire safety at the Belle Park Encampment. Kingston Fire & Rescue gave out...

Kingston Police say St. Patrick’s day was the smoothest in years

Kingston Police have released a summary of actions taken from St. Patrick's Day, and while a number of fines were handed out, many officers...

Queen’s students trying to keep cats indoors

A group of Queen's biology students are working on a project to raise awareness about the negative impacts outdoor pet cats have on biodiversity...

Queen’s Grad Club facing uncertainty with rising costs

The Grad Club has launched an emergency fundraising campaign to combat multiple factors that the Board of Directors say are causing unprecedented financial hardship....