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Downtown business owners say LKM 2021 consultation, design, much improved

Kingston City Council has authorized City staff to move ahead with recreating the Love Kingston Marketplace (LKM) this summer. At their meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021, Council approved downtown parking, patio bylaw and traffic exceptions to make room for outdoor dining and shopping starting in May. Downtown Kingston business

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Public Health: downtown, rural and mobile vaccination clinics in the works

Medical Officer of Health Dr. Kieran Moore said he wants to be able to administer 10,000 COVID-19 vaccines per day in the Kingston Frontenac Lennox & Addington (KFL&A) Public Health region. “I think we could achieve that,” Dr. Moore said on Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021. “I’m trying to get to

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New EDI Manager, Love Kingston Marketplace 2021 discussed at Kingston City Council

City Council met virtually on Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021. After a closed session, in which they discussed labour relations, potential litigation over the collapse of 223 Princess St. on Christmas day 2020, and activity around Clyde Industrial Park, Council proceeded with a public meeting broadcast to YouTube starting at 7

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COVID-19 cases creeping upwards in KFL&A region

The number of daily cases of COVID-19 has seen a slight increase in Kingston Frontenac Lennox & Addington (KFL&A) since the start of February, fuelled in part by two local clusters. An outbreak at an unconfirmed industrial or manufacturing facility, first declared on Friday, Feb. 12, 2021 had risen to

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Public Health announces INVISTA Centre as Kingston’s mass vaccination site

Kingston Frontenac Lennox & Addington Public Health has confirmed the INVISTA Centre’s MNP Rink as a venue for mass COVID-19 immunization clinics when adequate vaccine supply arrives in the region. “The INVISTA Centre has been an integral part of keeping Kingston and area residents healthy and connected for over 10

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Teachers’ unions oppose March break delay

The Association des enseignantes et des enseignants franco-ontariens (AEFO), the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO), the Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association (OECTA), and the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF/FEESO) released a statement Thursday afternoon condeming the Ontario government’s March break plans. All four unions say they strongly oppose

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March Break delayed until April 12

The Ontario government has announced that this year’s March Break will be delayed. “In support of our collective efforts to keep schools safe, we are postponing March break until April 12-16, 2021,” said a statement from Minister of Education Stephen Lecce. “This decision was made with the best advice of

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Public Health: visitors, essential temporary workers may not have local ID

Today, as the stay-at-home order has been lifted in the Kingston Frontenac Lennox & Addingtong (KFL&A) region, KFL&A Public Health is reminding residents to be understanding of temporary residents, visitors and essential workers in the community. “Our KFL&A region is an exceptional place to live,” said a statement from Medical

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The Tragically Hip announces lawsuit against Mill St. Brewery

Kingston’s legendary rock band The Tragically Hip announced yesterday that they have launched a lawsuit against Mill St. Brewery. At issue is the brewery’s 100th Meridian Beer, which shares a name with the popular 1993 Tragically Hip song. “Many of you are probably under the impression that we are associated

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Memorial Centre enters first phase of Kraft Hockeyville competition

Kingston’s Memorial Centre has been nominated for the 2021 Kraft Hockeyville Competition, with $250,000 worth of upgrades and an NHL pre-season game event on the line. “I’ve been asking people to nominate the Memorial Centre because it’s a memorial to our veterans, it’s very old and a lot of us

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