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Truth and reconciliation attempt by Sharbot Lake women nearly spoiled by misleading posts

A Facebook post can take on a life of its own, and sometimes that can be counter productive to what was intended. This was one of the lessons learned in Sharbot Lake this past week by community members who just wanted to make a positive gesture. Pamela Giroux says that

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Indigenous community members call for removal of Sir John A. Macdonald statue at ceremony

Members of Kingston’s Indigenous and non-Indigenous community held a sacred fire and land-based ceremony at City Park on Thursday, Jun. 10, 2021, covering the statue of Sir John A. Macdonald with red fabric and demanding its removal and replacement with a monument to residential school survivors. The ceremony began at

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King Con returns in virtual format for 2021

The Kingston Frontenac Public Library (KFPL), along with Minotaur Games and Gift and Kingston Nexus are excited to announce the return of King Con in a virtual format for 2021. King Con 2021, Kingston’s preeminent festival of sci-fi, fantasy, comics, gaming, cosplay, and other pop culture fandoms, is happening June

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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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Loyalist Township seeking public input for Infrastructure Master Plan

The Corporation of Loyalist Township is building an Infrastructure Master Plan (IMP) and is looking for input from the public. Completing an Infrastructure Master Plan is an exercise designed to identify the core infrastructure needs, specifically road right-of-way, potable water, wastewater, and stormwater systems within Loyalist Township for the next

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Kingstonist’s Wizard of Paws: Why you need a regular veterinarian

Veterinary medicine has never been busier in regards to taking care of animals and growing as a business (yes, it is a business) than over the past year. Currently, we are booking appointments three weeks ahead of time, and surgeries almost two months out. We do leave room for emergencies,

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Martha’s Table pivots to home delivery with OTF grant

“Accessing the vulnerable population where they exist is incredibly important. These are people without the capacity to arrive at locations where services exist,” he expressed. Arthur explained that the ability to go mobile and to be able to access vulnerable members of the community in their homes—“where they’re comfortable, where

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LDSB student awarded Schulich Leader Scholarship

A student in the Limestone District School Board (LDSB) has been selected to receive a $100,000 Schulich Leader Scholarship to study engineering at Queen’s University in the fall. Catherine (Cassie) Douglas, a Grade 12 graduate at Granite Ridge Education Centre (GREC), has been chosen as a recipient of this prestigious

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ALCDSB to hold virtual graduation ceremonies this month

The Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board (ALCDSB) sent a letter to families in the school community yesterday, Monday, June 7, 2021, regarding graduation plans for the school year. “In the interest of equity for students and families, and the logistics around planning graduation ceremonies so late in the

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Queen’s researchers work to make Resilient Kingston, helping economic and social recovery post COVID-19

A group of researchers from Queen’s University worked with the City of Kingston, discovering resilience in community members and proposing more ways to reach better social and economic recovery post-pandemic. The project is a part of the 2020-21 Ph.D. Community Initiative (PhD-CI), which is facilitated by Queen’s University School of

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New student trustees to be sworn in by ALCDSB later this month

Students in the Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board (ALCDSB) will again have their voices heard, and perspectives represented on the Board of Trustees for the 2021-2022 school year. For the second year, ALCDSB will have two student trustees representing the student population at the board level. In 2019,

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Kingston’s first Summer Queer Film Showcase starts June 4

It’s this really cool idea of showcasing lives that are often never seen authentically in film.” — Matt Salton, Executive DirectorReelOut queer film + video festival The show must go on — lockdowns notwithstanding — for ReelOut’s first Summer Queer Film Showcase starting Friday, Jun. 4, 2021. With two virtual

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