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New whimsical royal residence constructed in Napanee

South of Napanee, crystal waters, rolling farmer’s fields, and fairylands of forest beckon to the cyclist, hiker, and Sunday driver. The beauty of this lush countryside has even attracted the construction of a new royal residence. Although “The Firm” in this case might more accurately be described as “The Farm,” and

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Local Indigenous archives and language revitalization underway at KFPL

An initiative to create and digitize an archive of local Indigenous history is in full steam at the Kingston Frontenac Public Library (KFPL). Danycka Pereault, an Indigenous woman from the Kingston area, has recently joined the team responsible for the work, thanks to a grant from Young Canada Works going

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Residents of KFHC say they are not being treated like people

According to several residents of City-owned Kingston Frontenac Housing Corporation’s (KFHC) Rideaucrest Towers, on Saturday, Jul. 31, 2021, a hot water tank blew in a seventh-floor apartment, causing extensive damage and potential health risks on that floor and the floor below, and causing a sixth-floor ceiling to fall in.  As

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City of Kingston announces Civic Award recipients

The City of Kingston Civic Awards recognize residents who have made significant contributions to our community through volunteerism in the areas of culture, heritage, recreation, sports, health, education, health care, environment, safety, volunteering or business. On Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2021, the city released this year’s award recipients. “I’m regularly inspired

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KHSC updates family presence policy to two registered visitors per patient

Thanks to encouraging trends in the region, Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) has updated its COVID-19 family presence policy to allow those admitted to hospital to have a total of two registered visitors, with only one family visitor in the hospital at a time. According to a release from KHSC,

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Vessel operator facing impaired driving charges in Prince Edward County

Provincial Parks Wardens in the Dunes area of Sandbanks Provincial Park contacted the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Prince Edward County Detachment to assist with a suspected impaired vessel operator. Just before 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jul. 31, 2021, OPP responded to the wardens’ request and spoke with the vessel operator.

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Shuttle bus driver charged after collision with crop sprayer on Wolfe Island

The driver of the shuttle bus that collided with a crop-spraying arm of a tractor near the Dawson Point ferry dock on Wolfe Island has now been charged. The collision occurred just before 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2021, at Dawsons Point, a short distance from where the Wolfe

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Indigenous water walk protests poor water

Ten Indigenous men and women walked from Kingston to Parliament Hill with a copper pail in hand as part of an annual water walk. “Mr. Trudeau said he’d give all of our people fresh water, clean water on our territories,” said Kingston resident, Lisa Cadue, who organized the walk. Cadue

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Multiple people sent to hospital following accident involving shuttle bus, tractor on Wolfe Island

Update (Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2021 at 3:22 p.m.): The Ontario Provincial Police have confirmed that the spraying arm of a tractor pierced through the Wolfe Island shuttle bus in an accident that is currently under investigation. The arm of the tractor went through the front windshield of the bus on

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Kingston man arrested after violent assault outside downtown bar

A local man will appear in court to face assault charges after causing a violent altercation in downtown Kingston. On Saturday, Jul. 31, 2021, at approximately 1:15 a.m., members of the Kingston Police Uniform Patrol Division received a call regarding an assault that was taking place at The Mansion bar

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Local businesses encouraged to participate in COVID-19 rapid test kit program

Over 500 area businesses have participated in the free COVID-19 rapid test kit program supplied by the Greater Kingston Chamber of Commerce and its partners, since its launch in May. “We’re thankful for all those businesses which have taken this extra step to help protect their customers and employees and

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KFL&A vaccination strategy moves into new phase

After administering over 310,000 vaccinations in the Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) region, Public Health is now transitioning their vaccination strategy from large vaccination clinics to focus on smaller clinic venues, including mobile teams, pharmacies, and primary care clinics. According to a release from KFL&A Public Health, dated Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2021, local vaccine

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