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Local students launching businesses instead of applying for summer jobs

Ten students from Kingston have made their way into the Summer Company Program, which will provide their businesses with a $3,000 grant funded by the Ontario government.  “Having Summer Company connect me with other people in the industry has motivated me to accomplish more than I thought possible!” said Kassandra Greenhalgh,

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Kingston business owner grapples for answers after string of thefts

It’s no secret that local, independent businesses have been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, but some local businesses, it seems, have been hit hard in more ways than one. Amanda Stewart, owner of Amanda’s House of Elegance on lower Princess Street in the downtown core, recently took to social

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Farmers ‘at their wit’s end’ regarding need for new abattoir locally

After one local farmer discovered the uphill battle of attempting to open a new meat processing facility to serve meat producers in the area, a public meeting to drum up support for the future of abattoirs in Kingston and surrounding areas took place on Wednesday, Jun. 30, 2021 at the

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New initiative hopes to draw new businesses to Gananoque and area

The Town of Gananoque and Township of Leeds and the Thousand Islands are hoping to draw business owners and entrepreneurs to their municipalities through the new Make a Life, Make a Living Storefront Vacancy Initiative. The first installments of this project can be found on the main streets of Gananoque

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Frulact expansion means more jobs for Kingstonians

Frulact, a fruit processing plant located in Cataraqui Estates Business Park in Kingston’s west end, is expanding and looking to hire more Kingstonians to support their growing industry. Despite the challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the global company has continued to increase their production in response to new acquisitions.

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SnapCab introduces new mobile medical exam room at KHSC COVID-19 Assessment Centre

A Kingston-based manufacturer has used its COVID-19 pivot to create SnapCab Care, a mobile medical exam room created in collaboration with medical experts. Located in Kingston Health Sciences Centre’s COVID-19 Assessment Centre, the exam room is an isolated pod connected to a semi-enclosed examination area that physicians can take advantage

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Simply J.R.: Basic cremation with no hidden fees

Caring for a loved one after death can be less difficult, and less expensive. James Reid Funeral Home offers two low cost, inclusive cremation packages: Simply J.R. Basic Cremation at $1997.55, and Simply J.R. Estate Cremation at $2997.60, taxes included. A thriving business in Kingston for 167 years, those with

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Love Kingston Marketplace: do Kingston businesses love or hate it?

After months of being cooped up during lockdown, Friday, June 11, 2021 couldn’t come any sooner for most Ontarians. It is the day we are able to have a small semblance of ‘normal life’—dining outdoors under patio umbrellas as well as doing some non-essential shopping. Last year, the City of

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Montreal Street Collective set to open doors to Kingston community

Montreal Street Collective started after the partnership at Open Studios Kingston, an art studio and sewing shop, ended just before the pandemic hit. One of the partners, Vanessa Martin, worked through the idea of a thrift shop during the pandemic. Amid the financial challenges, Martin put together a new business

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Summer vendors market will be in-person and online this year in Napanee

Napanee’s Hometown Market is set to kick off the season this Saturday, Jun. 12, 2021, at the Strathcona Paper Centre (SPC) The Hometown Market will operate weekly every Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. until Saturday, Aug. 28, 2021.   This summer’s featured vendors, who will be serving customers every

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Over 100 local businesses supported by Kingston Pandemic Recovery Program

The Kingston Pandemic Recovery Program, a partnership program between Kingston Economic Development Corporation (Kingston EcDev) and The City of Kingston is has been awarded to 111 local businesses. The program received 264 applications requesting $2.4M in funding, according to a release from Kingston EcDev. This program assists small businesses in Kingston,

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CSN Gananoque continues excellent customer service under new management

Did you know the CSN Collision Centre in Gananoque is an extension of the Gan Chev dealership? The body shop was part of the Gan Chev service department, and still is, even though they have moved to a state-of the-art facility on Herbert Street. The original body shop at Gan

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