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Kingston EcDev CEO named Ontario East Economic Development Officer of the Year

Kingston’s own Donna Gillespie, CEO of Kingston Economic Development Corporation (EcDev), has been named the Ontario East Economic Development Officer of the Year. The award, bestowed by the Ontario East Economic Development Commission (Ontario East) was announced at the opening ceremonies of the Ontario East Municipal Conference (OEMC) being held

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Napanee business owner publicly explains conflict with vaccine mandate

A Napanee business owner who posted what he considered a well-intentioned video to Facebook about why he wouldn’t turn away unvaccinated people has had a change of mind due to pressure from his landlord and KFL&A Public Health. Jay Bradley, President of Disco Ball Events Rollerskating, initially posted the video

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Local abbatoir growing operations to ‘meat’ demand

Quinn’s Meats, Yarker’s long-established abbatoir, has plans to increase their meat-processing capacity in a move that will benefit local farmers. Darold and Kara Enright, who purchased Quinn’s Meats earlier this year, said they also are working on upgrading their on-site store “to make room for more locally grown and produced

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International Economic Development Council awards Gold Rank to Queen’s Career Apprenticeship: Kingston

Kingston Economic Development Corporation (Kingston EcDev) has won a Gold Rank for its Queen’s Career Apprenticeship: Kingston, a project in the category of Partnerships with Educational Institutions from the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) 2021 Excellence in Economic Development Awards Program. The honour was announced on Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021,

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Li-Cycle sees lithium ion batteries as a resource, not a waste

As the world moves toward rechargeable batteries in consumer electronics, industrial energy storage, and green vehicles, recycling and reclaiming the materials from these lithium ion batteries has become increasingly important. Li-Cycle has been developing technology to recycle rechargeable lithium ion batteries and separate the important components in order to sustainably

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‘Algi’ awarded Awesome Kingston September grant

Awesome Kingston’s September grant was awarded to ‘Algi,’ a project devoted to developing a sustainable and delicious vegan protein. The $1,000 micro-grant supports local projects the Awesome Kingston trustees think will help keep Kingston awesome. Algi was founded by two Queen’s University students who are frustrated by the current climate

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Over 50 Kingston businesses say they won’t comply with COVID mandates

A number of small and prominent businesses in the Kingston area have come together via a private Facebook group to discuss how they won’t be cooperating with government mandates pertaining to COVID-19. The group, Kingston and Surrounding Area Businesses Supporting Freedom of Choice, encompasses over 50 businesses, over 750 total

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Frulact celebrates $22.5 million expansion in Kingston

Multinational company Frulact, who set up shop in Kingston with their fruit processing and preparation production factory in 2017, continues to grow. On Friday, Aug. 27, 2021, Frulact Canada brought its employees, local partners and representatives, and members of the community together to celebrate the expansion of the facility here

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Orange Neurosciences supports neurodiverse learners with digital therapy platform

Local technology company Orange Neurosciences is preparing to launch a new program to support those with ADHD and autism. Titli, the second commercial application of DigiCoT, Orange Neurosciences’ technology platform, is currently available to therapists and parents at no cost while the company is collecting feedback to improve user experience.

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Novari Health provides much-needed support to reduce surgery wait times

Novari Health, a Kingston entity since 2003, started out as a project inside Kingston General Hospital (KGH) aimed at creating an organizational system to support their list of patients waiting for surgery and provide eBooking for procedures. The surgical waitlist software was originally designed as a colour-coded list that shows

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Downtown Kingston businesses can receive free Naloxone training this fall

As opioid-related emergencies in the KFL&A region surpass the provincial average, Kingston Economic Development Corporation, Downtown Kingston! BIA and Respect RX Pharmacy are partnering to provide free Naloxone training to downtown businesses, so they can help during an opioid overdose. “Supporting our businesses to be able to respond quickly in

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