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Indie the intervention dog training to comfort Kingston high school students

Through the doors of the BMO entrance at the Cataraqui Centre stands a group of masked humans, each holding leashes attached to puppies in various stages of their service dog training.  Ability Dogs Canada, the organization training these pups, have brought the dogs to the mall in search of a

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Queen’s student James Juhasz pushes forward toward Olympic dream

On Monday, Nov. 2, 2020, the weather was 23 degrees Celsius and after a long day of training in the wind and the waves, and James Juhasz, 21, reached Kingstonist at 6:15 pm, his time.  His time being in Valletta, Malta, an archipelago in the central Mediterranean Sea, which might

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Utilities Kingston to start pipe improvement

Starting in July, Utilities Kingston will be starting the lining of almost 5,000 metres of sanitary sewer main with a new solution that won’t require digging up neighbourhoods while also creating a “new pipe” within a pipe for a long-lasting solution.  According to a press release made by Utilities Kingston

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Chief Medical Officer encourages community kindness and shares COVID-19 data

In a press conference, Chief Medical Officer Dr. Kieran Moore encouraged community kindness, and provided information about the patient in the Intensive Care Unit at Kingston General Hospital as well as the demographic data found surrounding the people in the community who have tested positive for COVID-19.  According to Dr.

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Get a view of the waterfront and a history lesson with a private tour on the Island Queen

Kingston 1000 Islands Cruises has a passion for showcasing the history and beauty of the Kingston waterfront to local Kingstonians, a passion which has become much more challenging in the context of COVID-19. This summer, adhering to Public Health guidelines, they are offering tours for up to 10 people, maintaining

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The Who, How, and Where of mask usage in Kingston

In a series of YouTube videos, Dr. Kieran Moore, Chief Medical Officer for Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington has answered some frequently asked questions about the mandatory mask mandate set in place by Section 22.  Here is what he highlighted in the videos:  Who is exempted from wearing a mask

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How Bayridge Secondary School made a socially distanced graduation more personal

Every Bayridge Secondary student to enter the doors of the school since 2012 has participated in the ceremony of touching a polished wooden tiger paw on their first day of Grade 9 and touching the paw once more, on their way across the stage of their Grade 12 graduation, to

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Chief Medical Officer orders fines for refusing to adhere to quarantine

The Chief Medical Officer of Health at KFL&A Public Health, Dr. Kieran Moore, has issued a Class Order of Section 22 of the Ontario Health Protection and Promotion Act to enforce self-isolation requirements for people who live in the Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox & Addington region.  According to Dr. Moore, a person

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ALCDSB releases statement on report cards and upcoming school year

The Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board (ALCDSB) released information on how report cards are going to work and an update on the upcoming school year in statements made on Thursday, Jun 25, and Friday, Jun. 26, 2020.  According to a letter addressed to parents, they will be receiving

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Lakeshore Swimming Pool Association remains closed this summer

For the first time in 49 years, The Lakeshore Swimming Pool Association (LSPA) will not be opening for the 2020 summer season, announced the Board of Directors of the association on June 22.  According to a press release, this decision was made due to three main reasons: Ensuring the health

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Thousand Islands Playhouse launches fundraiser amid cancelled season

For the first time in 38 years, the Thousand Islands Playhouse is cancelling their season. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Playhouse will not be welcoming the 45,000 visitors this year that they typically see annually. Because of this, and the inevitable loss to their ticket sales, Thousand Island Playhouse

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