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A letter of thanks: Local Love in KFL&A

The following is a submitted letter to the editor. The views and opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of The Kingstonist. As the 2021 United Way KFL&A Campaign draws to a close, we wanted to take an opportunity to thank the Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox & Addington community and all

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COVID-19 watch declared at Providence Manor

While not an official outbreak, Providence Care has declared a COVID-19 watch on Montreal 5, a resident home area at Providence Manor. The COVID-19 watch comes after the confirmation of a staff member on Montreal 5 testing positive for COVID-19. The COVID-19 watch is a heightened form of COVID-19 surveillance,

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Community responds to Kingston Humane Society’s plea for help

On Monday, Oct. 18, 2021, the Kingston Humane Society (KHS) issued a plea for help to the community. At that time, the KHS was well beyond its capacity to look after all the animals in their care, and had more animals at the shelter than at any other time in

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Kingston Police nab fleeing wanted man in Westbrook

A heavy police presence descended on the Westbrook area of Kingston yesterday and, while they left having apprehended the man they were after, the flurry of activity in between was perhaps more than they’d expected. At approximately 12:20 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2021, a number of Kingston Police officers

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Kingston’s Smile Cookie campaign raises over $156k for local NICU

Kingstonians’ love for smiles, cookies, and helping little ones in need has done it again! In its 18th year, the local Tim Hortons Smile Cookie campaign has surpassed its goal, once again, raising a record-breaking total of $156,806 in support of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Kingston Health

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Winter parking restrictions return to Kingston streets on December 1

Starting Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021, the overnight Winter Parking Bylaw will again be enforced in the City of Kingston. The bylaw ensures that vehicles are kept off streets so that snowplows can effectively respond to winter weather events. Parking is prohibited on all city streets from 1 a.m. to 7

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Queen’s neurosurgeon, clinician, and entrepreneur one of Canada’s Top 40 Under 40

Teresa Purzner, a Queen’s neurosurgeon who founded a baby food company to support brain development and repurposed a cancer drug to address pediatric brain tumors, has been named one of Canada’s Top 40 under 40®. This annual leadership award recognizes exceptional achievement by 40 outstanding Canadians who are under the

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‘Go back to the basics’: KFL&A MOH implores community as COVID-19 cases reach all-time high

The message still remains true: the best way to control this outbreak is to go get immunized.” Dr. Piotr Oglaza With COVID-19 cases in Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) reaching an unprecedented all-time high of 220 active cases, 16 hospitalizations and a total of seven deaths (since the pandemic

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Rideau Street fire causes estimated $100k damages

A structure fire in downtown Kingston sent two people to hospital and resulted in an estimated $100,000 in damages, according to Kingston Fire and Rescue. At approximately 8:24 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2021, Kingston Fire and Rescue were called to the 100 block of Rideau Street, where a two-storey

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Queen’s grad to attend Oxford as 2022 Rhodes Scholar

Queen’s University graduate Jane Hutchings has been selected as a 2022 Rhodes Scholar, earning a prestigious scholarship to the University of Oxford worth more than $100,000. During her time at Queen’s, Hutchings took on a variety of leadership roles and coordinated community service opportunities both at home and abroad, according

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United Way KFL&A surpasses 2021 annual campaign goal with $3.8M raised

The United Way KFL&A announced today, Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021, that their annual campaign has raised a record $3.8 million, surpassing their goal of $3.6 million. This is a remarkable achievement by the community in this pandemic year, the United Way said in a media release. The total was announced

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KFL&A records eighth death from COVID-19

The Kingston, Frontenac and Lennox and Addington region has recorded its eighth death from COVID-19, KFL&A Public Health reported on Wednesday. The deceased was a female in her 70s, according to provincial information. This was the second death in KFL&A associated with COVID-19 in as many days, after a male

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