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Road closures and traffic delays, week ending Dec 3, 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 Dec. 3, 2021. Full lists of closures and delays provided by the City of Kingston and the MTO can be viewed here and here. Albert Street between

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Public Health issues Class Order restricting indoor private gatherings

Due to the rising case levels in Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A), Dr. Piotr Oglaza, Medical Officer of Health at KFL&A Public Health issued a Class Order pursuant to Section 22 of the Ontario Health Protection and Promotion Act, 1990. The Order will proactively protect our community, keep our

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Community responds to Kingston Humane Society’s plea for help

On Monday, Oct. 18, 2021, the Kingston Humane Society (KHS) issued a plea for help to the community. At that time, the KHS was well beyond its capacity to look after all the animals in their care, and had more animals at the shelter than at any other time in

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Winter parking restrictions return to Kingston streets on December 1

Starting Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021, the overnight Winter Parking Bylaw will again be enforced in the City of Kingston. The bylaw ensures that vehicles are kept off streets so that snowplows can effectively respond to winter weather events. Parking is prohibited on all city streets from 1 a.m. to 7

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Queen’s neurosurgeon, clinician, and entrepreneur one of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40

Teresa Purzner, a Queen’s neurosurgeon who founded a baby food company to support brain development and repurposed a cancer drug to address pediatric brain tumors, has been named one of Canada’s Top 40 under 40®. This annual leadership award recognizes exceptional achievement by 40 outstanding Canadians who are under the

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Queen’s grad to attend Oxford as 2022 Rhodes Scholar

Queen’s University graduate Jane Hutchings has been selected as a 2022 Rhodes Scholar, earning a prestigious scholarship to the University of Oxford worth more than $100,000. During her time at Queen’s, Hutchings took on a variety of leadership roles and coordinated community service opportunities both at home and abroad, according

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United Way KFL&A surpasses 2021 annual campaign goal with $3.8M raised

The United Way KFL&A announced today, Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021, that their annual campaign has raised a record $3.8 million, surpassing their goal of $3.6 million. This is a remarkable achievement by the community in this pandemic year, the United Way said in a media release. The total was announced

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KHSC is Canadian leader in robotic surgery for rectal cancer

In just a few short years, surgical teams in Kingston have leapfrogged their peers, becoming the highest volume robotic colorectal surgery program in the country. Officially launched in 2018, the A.B. Smith QC Robotics program at Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) now regularly completes between 80-110 robotic cases a year

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KFL&A Public Health issues letter of instruction for youth indoor sports safety

One day after vaccine appointments became available to book for children between the ages of five and 11, Dr. Piotr Oglaza, Medical Officer of Health at KFL&A Public Health issued a Letter of Instruction pursuant to Section 2 (2.1) of Schedule 1 of Ontario Regulation 364/20: Rules for Areas at Step 3

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L&A OPP hope to ‘Cram the Cruiser’ in Napanee this weekend

Napanee food banks will receive a boost later this month, after the Lennox & Addington (L&A) County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) will be hosting a “Cram the Cruiser” event in Greater Napanee. On Saturday, Nov. 27, 2021, Auxiliary Officers from the L&A Detachment will be collecting non-perishable

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KCCU Staff, Board donate $9,065 to United Way Campaign with full staff participation

The staff and Board of Directors of Kingston Community Credit Union (KCCU) have announced that their donation to the United Way KFL&A’s annual campaign helped the campaign surpass its 2021 goal. KCCU staff and Board raised a total of $6,042 through their United Way workplace campaign this year, according to

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LDSB opens renaming survey for École Kingston East Elementary School

At a regular board meeting for the Limestone District School Board (LDSB) on Jun. 16, 2021, a motion was passed to initiate a renaming process for École Sir John A. Macdonald Public School. A complementary motion was passed to call the school by its original name, Kingston East Elementary School,

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