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Maltby Centre requires full vaccination for staff, volunteers, students and contractors

The Maltby Centre announced that it is taking steps to keep the children and youth that it serves, and their families, safe. Today, Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021, the 25-year-old children and youth mental health and autism services agency said that it is requiring staff, volunteers, students and contractors to be

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United Way looks to raise over $3.6M with fall fundraising campaign

The United Way of KFL&A announced their ambitious goal of raising $3,614,800 during this year’s fall fundraising campaign at a virtual event on Friday, Sept. 10, 2021. Campaign Chair Daren Dougall stated that this Campaign Goal represents an increase of 25 per cent over the 2020 goal and reflects the

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New project, FoodWRx, supports youth, contributes to food security

A new pilot project for Community Harvest Kingston, FoodWRx, will support youth experiencing barriers to employment, as well as contribute to local food security. In a media release, Kingston Community Health Centres (KCHC), sponsor for Community Harvest Kingston (CHK), said that FoodWRx is a multi-faceted social enterprise project which will

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KFPL’s Climate Feelings Circle will address emotional responses to climate crisis

The Kingston Frontenac Public Library (KFPL) has partnered with the Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation office of the Sisters of Providence to offer the Kingston Climate Feelings Circle. According to a release from KFPL, the Circle will be a space to connect with other community members experiencing heavy and

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KFL&A Public Health report increase in COVID-19 cases in University District

Dr. Hugh Guan, Acting Medical Officer of Health at KFL&A Public Health has confirmed an increase in positive COVID-19 cases in young adults in the downtown core.  Young adults, aged 18-29, make up more than half of the most recent COVID-19 cases in the KFL&A area. Eighteen of the 33

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City to provide space for Kingston Indigenous Languages Nest

The City of Kingston is partnering with the Kingston Indigenous Languages Nest (KILN) to support community members rebuilding their connections to culture and learning to speak Indigenous languages, including Kanyen’kéha (Mohawk), Anishinaabemowin (Ojibway) and Nêhiyawak (Cree). “Learning our languages, through song, conversation, and land-based traditions, is an essential part of language revitalization and reclaiming our cultures,” said KILN’s Liv Rondeau.  

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Walk of Hope supports Ovarian Cancer Canada

The 2021 Ovarian Cancer Canada Walk of Hope takes place this Sunday, Sept. 12. The fundraiser aims to assist and support women with ovarian cancer and all women at risk of the disease to live fuller, better, longer lives. The walk will be virtual again this year, and Ovarian Cancer

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Police, City report enforcement of University District Safety Initiative

The City of Kingston and Kingston Police (KP) have provided information on their efforts to enforce the University District Safety Initiative (UDSI) between Friday evening and Tuesday morning. “We are witnessing an increasingly concerning trend of unlawful high-risk gathering,” said Kingston Police Chief Antje McNeely. “Such disrespect for the rights

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Snowbirds to fly over, land at Kingston airport

The Canadian Forces Snowbirds will fly over Kingston tomorrow, Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2021, as part of their ongoing demonstration of military aviation excellence for 50 seasons. Based out of 15 Wing Moose Jaw in Saskatchewan, the elite air demonstration team is comprised of approximately 80 Canadian Armed Forces members, 24

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Staples and Kiwanis partner to provide Chromebooks for area schools

Staples and the Kiwanis Club of Kingston are again raising money to purchase Chromebooks and additional school supplies for disadvantaged schools in the area. Last year the Staples-Kiwanis Back to School Partnership raised $28,000 and purchased 60 Chromebooks, including full replacement plans in case of breakage, that were distributed equally

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Parents raising funds to help install webcams in KGH NICU

One local family and their steadfast supporters have begun on a mission to raise funds for webcams in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at Kingston General Hospital (KGH) Patrick Kerr and his wife, Abigail, started the campaign, ‘Operation Hellping Hannah,’ raising funds to install webcams at all isolettes in

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What’s open and closed Labour Day 2021

Observed in Canada since the 1880s, Labour Day was officially declared a national holiday by Prime Minister John Thompson in 1894. Celebrated by unionized and non-unionized workers alike, the day used to include parades, picnics, and family outings to mark the last weekend before the beginning of the school year

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