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‘Healing Through Storytelling’ project records testimony of Tyendinaga Mohawk residential school survivors

A new book, Healing Through Storytelling, provides a touchstone to recovery and restoration from the intergenerational trauma caused by the residential school system by recording survivors’ stories in words and art. The book, honouring local residential school survivors from the Bay of Quinte and their families, was made possible when

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Kingstonians urged to display positive bedsheet banners December 6

As a positive twist on the misogynistic signs painted on white bed sheets during Queen’s University Homecoming weekend this past October, three Kingston groups have come together to give residents a chance to paint messages of support to end violence against women. “We want people to hang sheets [outside their

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Tara Natural Foods claims top spot in WSIB health and safety awards

A Kingston-based organic grocery store, located on downtown Princess Street, has garnered Gold Level in the Small Business Health and Safety Leadership Awards for 2021. Presented annually by the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB), the award amounts to $5,000, and the winner was selected among the participating stores and

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Fellowship opportunity offers African students entrepreneurial support

University students from Africa have an opportunity to receive entrepreneurship training through the Jim Leech Mastercard Foundation Fellowship of Entrepreneurship for African Students at Queen’s University. The Mastercard Foundation and the Dunin-Deshpande Queen’s Innovation Centre (DDQIC) have announced a partnership offering the free virtual entrepreneurship training, and an opportunity to

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Kingston Police request public assistance to locate missing woman

Kingston Police have released the above photo and are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing female, Erin Davis, 42. According to police, Davis was reported missing on Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021 and her whereabouts remain unknown. She is described as a white female standing 5’7” and weighing

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Bath Institution currently under lockdown

Medium-security Bath Institution is currently on lockdown, according to Correctional Service Canada (CSC). A lockdown was put in place at the Institution at approximately 7:20 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021. The lockdown, which CSC said was prompted by a suspected throw-over, was put in place to allow staff members

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Operation HOHOHO brings holiday cheer to young patients at KGH

A Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) CH-146 Griffon helicopter landed at Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC)’s Kingston General Hospital (KGH) helipad today, Friday, Dec. 3, 2021, as part of Operation HOHOHO, an annual event that brings holiday cheer to the hospital’s young patients and their families. With the help of

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Op/Ed: Reflections on World AIDS Day, Indigenous AIDS Awareness Week

The following is a submitted Op/Ed. The views and opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of Kingstonist. In June 1981, the world received the first reports of what would later be known as HIV/AIDS. In the forty years since, over 36 million people have died from the disease. Today,

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