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United Way donations matched by RDR Wealth Management

The United Way KFL&A COVID-19 Response Fund will see new donations matched by a generous grant from Ray and Paul Di Rinaldo and the team at RDR Wealth Management. The grant will apply to donations made to the United Way KFL&A COVID-19 Response Fund up to a maximum amount, according

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Letter: Lessons in gratitude – Be thankful for our healthcare workers

Editorial note: The following is a submitted letter to the editor. The views and opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of The Kingstonist. I’ve recently had to spend 10 days in the hospital due to non-Covid related issue. After a year of not working and a non-existent to-do list or

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COBS Bread Kingston raises over $20k for The Food Sharing Project

Thanks to generous fund matching from COBS Bread Kingston, The Food Sharing Project will be investing $21,600 toward their mission of getting healthy food to students at schools, and to families of vulnerable students during the COVID-19 pandemic. Ashley Logan, franchisee of the COBS location in the Rio Can centre,

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City of Kingston temporarily closes Breakwater Park

Following the announcement of a COVID-19 outbreak in the University District, the City of Kingston has announced the closure of Breakwater Park, the waterfront park along King Street adjacent to the University District. This comes after hundreds of students gathered in the park on Thursday, Apr. 8, 2021, the same

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COVID-19 cases stretch Kingston ICU beyond capacity

A surge in COVID-19 cases being treated at Kingston Health Sciences Centre is stretching ICU capacity beyond its limits, prompting warnings of a looming crisis if COVID-19 transmission is not brought under control. The warnings are made more urgent as Dr. Kieran Moore, KFL&A Public Health’s Medical Officer of Health,

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New podcast partners with Love Over Covid to foster hope and optimism

Love Over Covid and the Two Nurses and A Doc (2RN1MD) Podcast, launching May 1, 2021, have partnered to foster hope and optimism during these challenging times. Ken Foster, of Love Over Covid, has donated ‘Love is more contagious than COVID’ t-shirts to the nurses at the Ongwanada Resource Centre,

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Kingston leads the way in COVID-19 vaccine doses per capita

As we enter the first week of the provincially-mandated lockdown, it appears that the KFL&A region has at least one thing to celebrate: the most number of administered vaccines per capita across Ontario. The data is according to the website covid19tracker.ca and is accurate as of Saturday, April 3, 2021.

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Local group aims to raise awareness through BeADonor Month

April is BeADonor month in Ontario, and is celebrated by people who have received the gift of life in communities all over the province. The celebrants are individuals who have either donated or received live organs, as well as the families and friends of those who either gave or received

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South Frontenac Mayor Ron Vandewal: Words are not enough

The following is a message from South Frontenac Township Mayor Ron Vandewal following the successful rescue of three-year-old Jude Leyton. The amount of relief and joy felt by this community yesterday evening was vast and incredibly overwhelming. Our countless prayers and hopeful wishes were answered with the safe rescue of

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Heritage Foundation releases details on design settlement with IN8

The long debate over the height of a proposed residential building at 223 Princess Street has finally been settled. IN8, the developer of the residential building proposed for 223 Princess Street, Building Kingston’s Future Inc. (BKF) and the Frontenac Heritage Foundation (FHF) signed Minutes of Settlement earlier this week for

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Lost Kingston dog returns to Humane Society

Finding the right home for a foster animal can be pretty tricky. Sometimes, despite the best intentions, the animal just isn’t a fit. That’s what the Executive Director of the Kingston Humane Society said about the husky named Crane who was recently the subject of a group search effort. Crane,

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What’s open and closed for Easter weekend 2021

A second pandemic Easter weekend is here. In KFL&A we are still under the Section 22 Class Order, prohibiting gatherings of over five people, indoors or out, but it doesn’t mean we can’t connect with loved ones over the telephone or online. The City reminds us that visiting in person

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