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Tsi Tyónnheht Onkwawén:na announces architect for Kenhtè:ke Language and Cultural Centre

To preserve and protect the endangered Mohawk language, Tsi Tyónnheht Onkwawén:na has begun work on the creation of a Kenhtè:ke Language and Cultural Centre in Tyendinaga. With less than 2,500 in Canada and the USA, the number of first language speakers is declining across all Mohawk territories, despite the fact

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LCVI student tests positive for COVID-19

A student at Loyalist Collegiate & Vocational Institute (LCVI) has tested positive for COVID-19, according to the Limestone District School Board (LDSB). The Board announced that the case had been detected, and that Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) Public Health has been notified of the case, on Wednesday, Sept.

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ALCDSB expands mask mandate to include kindergarten students

The mask mandate for students in the Algonquin Lakeshore Catholic District School Board (ALCDSB) has been extended to include kindergarten students. In a letter to families, dated Friday, Sept. 17, 2021, David DeSantis, Director of Education for ALCDSB, announced “at the September 14th Issues & Directions Committee Meeting, the ALCDSB

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SLC furthers commitment to Indigenous Ways of Knowing and Being

St. Lawrence College (SLC) has renamed and rebranded the Indigenous Student Centres on each campus in Kingston, Brockville, and Cornwall as part of their continuing journey of reconciliation and commitment to Indigenous Ways of Knowing and Being (IWKB). According to a release from the college, this commitment, and the steps being taken, will ensure that IWKB is

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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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Local Medical Officers of Health issue statement regarding return to school

The following is a message from KFL&A Public Health regarding support of in-person learning for the upcoming school year: The Medical Officers of Health from Hastings Prince Edward Public Health (HPEPH) and Kingston, Frontenac, and Lennox & Addington Public Health (KFL&APH) have released a joint statement regarding the upcoming return

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LDSB ‘well positioned’ to open schools safely

As a community, we must do our utmost to ensure our schools remain safe and open.” — Krisha Burra, LDSB Director of Education *CORRECTION: This article states that “Patty Gollogly, Associate Superintendent of Education, said KFL&A Public Health reported 76 per cent of eligible students have had the first dose

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Kingston school fundraising for air purifiers instead of raising tuition

“There was no other funding available to us.” Laura Desousa A Kingston alternative school classified as non-profit and non-charity—thus disqualifying them from grants and funding—is seeking donations to help fund the purchase of air purifiers needed in the classroom. “With the pandemic, there’s been lots of unanticipated costs for the

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Queen’s University begins ‘cutting edge’ psychedelic research

Use of psychedelic drugs to treat serious illnesses a rapidly developing area of research internationally Queen’s University is embarking on building a research collaborative to study the efficacy and use of psychedelic drugs on people dealing with serious illnesses, such as post-traumatic stress syndrome (PTSD) and severe depression. The research

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Province approves funding for new Catholic school in west Kingston

The Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board has received approval from the province to tender a new Kingston West Catholic Elementary School. The new school will include new child care rooms and an EarlyON Child and Family Centre, in addition to over 450 elementary student spaces. The investment from

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Liberals: Disruption of education due to ‘lack of leadership’ by Ford, Lecce

Hard capped classes of 20, increased access to special education and mental health professionals, and a promise to match the over $500 million that’s already been invested by the federal government to improve school ventilation — these were the top promises made by Ontario Liberal Leader Steven del Duca laid

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