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Napanee ‘witches’ brew up some good fun to help the community

Dressing up in spook and imaginative attire, decorating brooms and hats, dancing and having fun—all while raising funds for the community— these are the goals of The Cauldron Sisters, a 29-member group of witches and one warlock based in Napanee. Founder Lorraine Ross, a nurse working at the Alzheimer Society

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Kingston woman raising funds and awareness for rare, silent syndrome

For the first 16 years of her life, Ashley Clark was unaware she had a congenital disorder. She loved to sing and play the ukulele, and admits to being a Disney geek and Broadway devotee. Clark’s mother only had one concern that warranted a doctor’s visit: the absence of menstruation.

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What you need to know about the new electric ferries coming to Kingston

Catch a glimpse of the Wolfe Islander IV as it passes through Kingston on Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021, weather pending Two new electric ferries, at a combined cost of $94 million, are set to replace the current ferries in Kingston in the Spring of 2022. The ferries — the Wolfe

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Kingston beauty Rileigh Smith competes at Miss World Canada

Kingston-born and raised biracial beauty, Rileigh Smith, is competing this week for the Miss World Canada crown, with the final competition held on Sunday, Oct. 3, 2021. “I’ve been preparing for this for a while now,” Smith said. “For the past few days, there’s been different challenges, like a quick

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Queen’s University students endure up to three-hour lineups to vote

While voters at many polling locations in Kingston cast their ballots within 15-30 minutes, the majority of Queen’s University students living on campus lined up for almost three hours during federal election day on Monday, September 20, 2021. From around lunch time onward, the MacGillivray-Brown Hall polling station located on

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How Kingston and the Islands candidates are spending federal election day

With the surprise federal election announced just five weeks ago, campaigning is coming to a close as federal election day is upon us, but candidates here in Kingston and the Islands aren’t resting until the ballots are counted. Here’s how the local candidates are spending their day, and how and

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Kingston voters weigh in on federal election

From 9:30 a.m. until 9:30 p.m. today, Monday, September 20, 2021, Canadians will cast their vote at this year’s election. “I feel good, I’m excited,” said Abby Busche, 21, a Queens University student waiting outside the Leon’s Centre polling station in Kingston to fill out her ballot. She is finding

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Paralympian Abi Tripp reveals how disqualification brought clarity, joy

Kingston’s two-time Paralympian swimmer, Abi Tripp, is deep into her psychology classes at Laval University, but memories of her Tokyo Paralympic race on Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2021 still fill her with joy, even though she was disqualified from the women’s 100 metre breaststroke. Tripp handled the disqualification with grace, saying,

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Wynn Farms’ delivers ‘wynn-ing’ family-friendly experience

Some farms just seem to have it all. With a challenging corn maze, pick-your-own apples, in-house apple cider, make-your-own flower bouquets, and specialty caramel apples, Wynn Farms — just a 20 minute drive west of Amherstview — is a ‘wynn-er.’ James and Sarah Wynn started farming 10 years ago, taking

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LDSB ‘well positioned’ to open schools safely

As a community, we must do our utmost to ensure our schools remain safe and open.” — Krisha Burra, LDSB Director of Education *CORRECTION: This article states that “Patty Gollogly, Associate Superintendent of Education, said KFL&A Public Health reported 76 per cent of eligible students have had the first dose

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Kingston school fundraising for air purifiers instead of raising tuition

“There was no other funding available to us.” Laura Desousa A Kingston alternative school classified as non-profit and non-charity—thus disqualifying them from grants and funding—is seeking donations to help fund the purchase of air purifiers needed in the classroom. “With the pandemic, there’s been lots of unanticipated costs for the

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Queens students launch project to help older adults, small businesses

“Having one hand-held resource with information that’s not confusing (to older adults) is what we’re aiming for.” — Dryden Chadwick Two Queen’s University students are in the process of launching a free information pamphlet to help both older adults and small businesses in Kingston. Dryden Chadwick, a fourth-year biochemistry student,

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