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Positive COVID-19 case reported at Holy Cross Catholic Secondary School

KFL&A Public Health has notified the Algonquin & Lakeshore Catholic District School Board (ALCDSB) that one individual at Holy Cross Catholic Secondary School has tested positive for COVID-19. Families with students at the school received an email message confirming the positive case on Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020. “We recognize that

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Rally at Confederation Park draws hundreds

Confederation Park was the gathering place for hundreds of Kingstonians on the afternoon of Saturday, Jun. 6 2020 for the second large-scale rally this week in support of the Black Lives Matter movement and to denounce racism. At noon, the rally opened with statements from the organizers, speaking to an

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Kingston celebrates local volunteers during National Volunteer Week

This week, April 19-25, is celebrated across Canada and around the world as National Volunteer Week. It’s estimated that across Canada, around 12.7 million people are active volunteers. Karla Weber, current President of the Kingston & Area Association of Administrators of Volunteers (KAAAV), notes that volunteerism is a key underpinning

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Lionhearts Inc. offers food and hope during COVID-19

Over the course of the first four weeks of social distancing protocols, Kingston has experienced significant strains on services and resources that provide support to marginalized families and individuals. The need for food banks as a main source of sustenance has skyrocketed, while donations have dropped. However, Kingstonians are rising

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Kingston Muslim community leaders encourage support for local food bank

By the calendar, Ramadan is set to begin this year on Thursday, Apr. 23. On a typical year, the beginning of Ramadan would also mark the kick off an international campaign of locally-based charitable giving by an organization called Give 30. The Muslim community in Kingston is an active part

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1,000 N95 face masks donated by local business

He’s not a front-line health care worker, but Jack Moussaoui, owner of Town and Country Painting and Construction, has found a way to support the function of Kingston hospitals in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis. Moussaoui is donating approximately 1,000 N95 face masks to the Kingston Health Sciences Centre,

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Slow Down for Wet’suwet’en demonstrations continue

Sunday, February 9th marked the fourth day of protests and rallies in the Kingston area, with local Indigenous and non-Indigenous people publicly demonstrating solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en people in British Columbia. Despite a court-ordered injunction, train delays and cancellations continued along the Toronto-Ottawa routes, with protests near Belleville preventing trains

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