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Hard Way Cider expands to Kingston’s West End

Steve and Lisa Goddard opened Hard Way Cider in 2016 after friends were constantly asking them for more of their home brew. After finding great success with their brews, the pair have opened a new location in Kingston’s west end. According to the Lisa, Steve had the initial idea of

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Two vehicle collision in Napanee results in impaired driving charges

One driver is facing charges after the Lennox and Addington (L&A) County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a report of a two vehicle collision in Greater Napanee at approximately 8:34 p.m. on Friday, Apr. 30, 2021. Investigation revealed that the driver of a Green Mazda lost

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Road closures and traffic delays, week ending May 7, 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 May 7, 2021. Full lists of closures and delays provided by the City of Kingston and the MTO can be viewed here and here. Garrett Street near

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YGK Sign Wars heating up after Friendly Fires ignites the battle

Kingston is jumping on the bandwagon of sign wars to keep up spirits during this third round of pandemic lockdown. On Thursday, Apr. 29, 2021, Friendly Fires was the first to call out another local business, telling Gilmours “We have the grills. Where’s the beef” on their Dalton Avenue sign.

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Support local women in business this Mother’s Day

Celebrating our second Mother’s Day during the COVID-19 pandemic isn’t ideal. Women, especially working mothers, have been taking on more than their fair share of stress during this uncertain time. From leaving the workforce to care for their families during lockdown periods, to facing barriers to reemployment due to the

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Grownup Storytime Online at KFPL returns this spring

A new round of Kingston Frontenac Public Library’s Grownup Storytime Online will run through the month of May, still in a socially distanced form until in-person programs resume.   “Listening to audiobooks has long been popular among adults, but there’s something special about listening to someone read to you, live

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The Grocery Basket cookie sale to support post-secondary education for local youth

Sales from The Grocery Basket’s fresh, house-baked chocolate chip E = mc2 cookies will support post-secondary education for a local youth through Pathways to Education’s new FAR (Facilitator of Alumni Relations) program. The program helps bridge the gap between highschool and post-secondary for local youth, according to a release from

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Rush Truck Centres and Navistar Canada donate $5K to Sunshine Celebrations

Rush Truck Centres of Canada and Navistar Canada have announced their support of Sunshine Celebrations in Kingston, Ontario. Sunshine Celebrations is an organization dedicated to providing subsidized birthday parties for families in need in Kingston. The two companies have partnered to donate $5,000 to the Queens University student-led non-profit organization.

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KFPL Live presents The Battle of Normandy

One of the pivotal events of WWII, the Battle of Normandy in 1944 was a massive operation by the Allied forces, commemorated worldwide in 2019 on its 75th anniversary. Kingston Frontenac Public Library (KFPL) is delighted to host Memory Project speaker Darryl Casselman in this online examination of Canada’s role in

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Kingston Police warn of romance scam targeting single men over social media

Kingston Police are warning the public of a romance scam using a female voice to target single men. “In a recent phishing attack that targets single men, cybercriminals show us how they use modern technology to trick their victims,” said Constable Ash Gutheinz, Media Relations Officer, C.O.R.E. Unit. “The scam

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The Honourable Murray Sinclair announced as 15th Chancellor at Queen’s

Queen’s University Principal and Vice-Chancellor Patrick Deane announced today, Wednesday, Apr. 28, 2021, that the university has selected The Honourable Murray Sinclair to serve as its 15th Chancellor. As an experienced national leader, Sinclair will be well-positioned to offer insight and guidance to the university, according to a statement from

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Ontario Small Business Support Grants lack support for local businesses

Businesses in the Kingston area are experiencing difficulties and delays when applying for the Ontario Small Business Support Grant. When they need help or have questions about the grant, many say they are left floundering after calling the so-called helpline. Launched in January, the Ontario Small Business Support Grant provides

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