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Earthub opens Kingston Chapter to divert waste from landfills

In 2019 Brittanny Belanger realized that many of her friends and family had a serious lack of ‘eco-awareness,’ and she decided to do something about it. As a Certified Engineering Technologist working towards her Civil Engineering degree, Belanger launched Earthub (pronounced Earth-hub), hoping to change the way individuals in our

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Martello Alley’s virtual solution to pandemic shopping

Imagine being able to visit your favourite store from the comfort of your own home. Although there’s no replacement for the real thing, one business owner is hoping a virtual touch will help boost sales amid the COVID-19 pandemic.  “It made me really decide at the last minute that I

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Who’s that guy gliding along Kingston’s waterfront?

He easily draws as much of a crowd as is permitted wherever he goes. Gliding on the water like a hot knife through butter. You may have seen him at his usual spots, either at Confederation Basin or down by the Pump House Museum. “Everyone who sees it is amazed

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The view from Harriet’s window

The following is a submitted article on Harriet Dobbs Cartwright, looking at her role as one of the Kingston area’s earliest feminists. The views and opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of the Kingstonist. The Cartwright house on King Street provides a window to the Kingston of 1833; it

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Kingston Gets Active Month challenge offers free virtual activities

This year, Kingston Gets Active Month has teamed up with St. Lawrence College Therapeutic Recreation students to offer a challenge, just in time to help you beat the winter and COVID blues. According to a release from Kingston Gets Active, this month is traditionally a time to try a new

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‘Artists are Essential’ – Kingston Arts Council urges support for artists

Kingston Arts Council (KAC) is asking the Kingston community to support artists during this long pandemic, and beyond. The organization says the COVID-19 pandemic has devastated the global community, and its impact on our arts sector has been extensive and heartbreaking.  Over the last year, Kingston’s artists – despite their

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KFPL hosting virtual session on Managing Stress During Uncertain Times

We are coming up on a year of isolating, keeping our distances and staying safe at home. Kingston Frontenac Public Library (KFPL) will host a KFPL Live session that will talk about stress, and how to find some relief. “It can be very unsettling to live with uncertainty for an

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Advance Care Planning online sessions hosted by KFPL

Kingston Frontenac Public Library (KFPL), in partnership with Compassionate Communities Kingston, are offering free sessions on Advance Care Planning through KFPL Zoom programming. “Have you thought about what would be most important to you if you became seriously ill or injured, or if you were near the end of life?”

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Local family shares their experiences on World Prematurity Day

Every year, on November 17, World Prematurity Day brings awareness to the worldwide prevalence of preterm births. Premature births are the leading cause of infant mortality nationally, and around the world. According to the Canadian Premature Babies Foundation (CPBF), 30,000 babies are born prematurely each year in Canada. CPBF says

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Local philanthropists recognized for outstanding contributions

Each year, the local chapter of The Association of Fundraising Professionals of Southeastern Ontario (AFP SEO) works with charitable organizations in our communities to recognize and celebrate outstanding local philanthropists and volunteers. Throughout the week, AFP SEO will be celebrating the National Philanthropy Day Award recipients online and highlight their

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Library offering internet hotspots thanks to community donation

Thanks to the support of the Cameron & Laurie Thompson Fund with the Community Foundation of Kingston and Area, Kingston Frontenac Public Library (KFPL) now has wireless internet hotspots available to lend. With critical information becoming available quickly over the internet, it is vital that everyone in the community has

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Climate concerns focus of upcoming KFPL workshops

Kingston Frontenac Public Library (KFPL) will be hosting interactive workshops this fall on the current climate emergency, and how we can focus our energy, as individuals and as a community, on addressing climate change. Kingston became the first city in Ontario to declare a climate emergency, on March 5, 2019. 

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