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Local retailers reopening just in time for Father’s Day

With the gradual reopening of the province, Father’s Day 2021 will be different yet again. Most local businesses will be able to accommodate customers and purchases, but COVID-19 protocols will still be in full force. Please have patience with local stores and restaurants, as many are reopening for business after

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Pride gets more colourful in Greater Napanee thanks to GSA

Greater Napanee Gender Sexuality Alliance’s Pride Picnic tables to be found at local parks

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Request for ‘visible and accessible placement’ for Napanee Pride flag not supported for 2021

A deputation to Greater Napanee council was made opposing the ‘inaccessible’ and non-inclusive location of the Pride flag flown ten minutes from Town Hall. For three years now, Chris Beauchesne has requested council fly the Pride flag in a prominent, well-travelled part of town – and for three years the

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Kingston group calls on City to improve community gardens access and food security solutions

Just Recovery Kingston was formed in early 2020, during the COVID-19 pandemic, to extend community support for recovery at the local level by putting people and the environment first.  Currently, the group has two priority areas. One is free transit for all, and the second is to expand access to

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#WasteNotYGK: Giveaway Day is this Saturday

This Saturday, Jun. 19, 2021, is Giveaway Day in the city of Kingston. That’s the day you put out reusable items you no longer want for your neighbours who might like them.  “Giveaway Days reduce waste. When you pick up free second-hand items, you not only save them from landfill

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Kingston Pen Tours open with small outdoor tours

The popular Kingston Pen Tours reopens this week, offering small outdoor tours of the historic penitentiary. This is the sixth season for the popular attraction, and the first set of tours will take place on Wednesday, Jun. 16, 2021. In order to comply with public health measures, advice and restrictions,

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Watering restrictions begin in Kingston this week

The City of Kingston’s annual seasonal watering restrictions go into effect on Tuesday, Jun. 15, 2021. Until September 15, residents and businesses with odd-numbered addresses may water on odd-numbered days, while evens may water on even-numbered days.  The City of Kingston’s Water By-law allows residents and businesses to:  Use a hand-held hose, can or bucket any time on their scheduled day  Use

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Land Conservancy adds property near Parham to nature reserves

The Land Conservancy for Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (Land Conservancy for KFLA) has announced the addition of a property near Parham to their growing list of nature reserves in the KFLA region. The 88-hectare (217 acre) property is adjacent to an existing Land Conservancy property – the Fourth Lake

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Road closures and traffic delays, week ending June 18, 2021

The following is a selection of the most significant road closures and expected traffic delays in and around the city of Kingston for the week ending June 18, 2021. Full lists of closures and delays provided by the City of Kingston and the MTO can be viewed here and here. In the Bayridge

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Love Kingston Marketplace: do Kingston businesses love or hate it?

After months of being cooped up during lockdown, Friday, June 11, 2021 couldn’t come any sooner for most Ontarians. It is the day we are able to have a small semblance of ‘normal life’—dining outdoors under patio umbrellas as well as doing some non-essential shopping. Last year, the City of

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Montreal Street Collective set to open doors to Kingston community

Montreal Street Collective started after the partnership at Open Studios Kingston, an art studio and sewing shop, ended just before the pandemic hit. One of the partners, Vanessa Martin, worked through the idea of a thrift shop during the pandemic. Amid the financial challenges, Martin put together a new business

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Truth and reconciliation attempt by Sharbot Lake women nearly spoiled by misleading posts

A Facebook post can take on a life of its own, and sometimes that can be counter productive to what was intended. This was one of the lessons learned in Sharbot Lake this past week by community members who just wanted to make a positive gesture. Pamela Giroux says that

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