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December 27, 2016 – 6:42 pm | Edit Post

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Barriefield Village turns 200

June 7, 2014 – 8:23 am | Edit Post

By Rae Chadwick, Staff Writer
Each city and town has its own story to tell; places of interest to visit and notable houses bring history to life. And for the village perched on the hillside over-looking the Cataraqui River, it’s no different.
In honour of Barriefield’s bicentennial milestone, Kingston East News continues its “Celebrating 200 Years in Barriefield” series with a …

Barriefield Street Names

June 7, 2014 – 8:19 am | Edit Post

The Village of Barriefield was born out of necessity to support and maintain a strong British fleet during the War of 1812.
The residents were the workforce to the adjacent Royal Naval Dockyards. To commemorate the efforts of a few key military, political and naval individuals who played a vital role throughout the war, streets were named in honour of …

Frontenacs tap Gens assistant as new head coach

May 21, 2014 – 11:36 am | Edit Post

Jim Barber, Staff Writer

After an arduous process that saw team management weed through dozens applicants, the Kingston Frontenacs have brought in one of the brightest young hockey minds in the Ontario Hockey League from a divisional rival as the team’s new head coach.
Oshawa Generals’ assistant coach Paul McFarland was introduced to the Kingston media and some season ticket holders …

Kingston East walker keeps our neighbourhoods clean

May 20, 2014 – 7:18 pm | Edit Post

Submitted by Edward O’Brien
There is a familiar, but nameless figure often seen walking throughout the neighbourhoods of Kingston’s east end.
Robert Charest has walked the area daily for the last four years. What makes Robert’s walks unique however, is that he picks up litter as he walks.
The tall, upright man, sometimes wearing a florescent scarf, can be seen in …

Kingston United U12 Girls Team scores in Kenya

May 20, 2014 – 7:11 pm | Edit Post

Submitted by Kingston United Soccer Club
Kingston United U12 Girls Team Cabral scored big with a soccer pass across the globe.
As part of the team’s continuing development as players and members of society, the girls are learning about civic duties.
Recently, they organized the collection of used uniforms from the soccer community in Kingston and the surrounding areas.
The team …

Spring gardening tips for eager green-thumbs

May 16, 2014 – 7:32 pm | Edit Post

Submitted by Terry Childs
Plant at the first sign of spring for fabulous summer colour.
With the arrival of spring many gardeners are eager to start planting their gardens. However, gardeners need to be careful about what they choose to plant since the nights still tend to be cool and frost can develop, which is not an ideal condition for many plants. …

Remote voting options for 2014 municipal election

May 16, 2014 – 7:27 pm | Edit Post

Staff, Kingston East News
As mentioned in Councillor Brian Reitzel’s column (above), the City is introducing technology in this Fall’s municipal election that will allow residents to vote remotely via land-lines and the Internet.
“New secure technologies mean we are now able to make voting more convenient than ever and allow electors to choose how, when and where they cast their ballots,” …

Attend final pre-election District meeting May 29

May 16, 2014 – 7:26 pm | Edit Post

Happy spring everyone.
Hopefully that put a little cheer and warmer feeling into everyone who reads this column.
We had plenty of winter and with a slow start to spring we could all use a little cheering up.
With the dreaded winter behind us and a colder than normal April, our city works crews are unfortunately as far behind as …

Location of east end community centre

May 11, 2014 – 6:58 pm | Edit Post

After following the stories regarding the proposed community centre that in all probability would end up in Greenwood Park, might I suggest to the selection committee what I believe is a more suitable location.
I suggest it be located on vacant waterfront property west of the Library and dog park off of Gore Road.
I believe the property is owned by the …

Barriefield Village poised to celebrate 200th anniversary

May 11, 2014 – 6:56 pm | Edit Post

By Rae Chadwick, Staff Writer
Nestled amongst the lilacs and evergreens, Barriefield Village is perched on a hillside by the Cataraqui River and has had a bird’s eye view of change, growth and community for the last 200 years.
In honour of its bicentennial milestone, the Barriefield Village Association has planned a 200th Anniversary Celebration on Saturday, 7 June, from 10 a.m. …