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AMHS-KFLA and Frontenac OPP partnership supports rural communities

The Frontenac Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), alongside Addiction and Mental Health Services of Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (AMHS-KFLA) are relaunching a program cut short by the pandemic in March 2020. In the spring, the innovative, collaborative program saw experienced mental health staff at AMHS-KFLA partner with

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City looking to open Artillery Park as a drop-in day-service centre

In sharing some information on the Belle Park encampment updates in advance of the special City Council meeting scheduled for Tuesday, Jun. 23, 2020, the City of Kingston has announced it is looking to open Artillery Park as a drop-in centre. The City had previously indicated the allowing the encampment

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KFHC addresses concerns over Bagot Street social housing building

As we’ve reported in the past, the Kingston and Frontenac Housing Corporation (KFHC) building at 381 Bagot Street has been a hotbed for police activity and other emergency response actions over the past few years. In recent months, that activity seems to have ramped up, with Kingston Police responding to

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Hall Monitor: Carrying camp

Kingston City Council sat for meeting 18-2020 (agenda) on Tuesday, June 2, 2020, sitting in its virtual format. Though council had a variety of topics on the agenda, the focus of the meeting clearly circled around the ongoing homeless camp at Belle Park. The meeting opened with a delegation, who

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Eviction, empathy, and engagement: The complex case of Belle Park

A new encampment with many needs I received my first tip about the Belle Park encampment approximately three weeks ago from a resident of Kingston’s Inner Harbour. I had not driven past the outer Montreal Street park for many months, at least since the start of the pandemic in early

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AMHS-KFLA and CMHA Kingston discussing formal integration

The Kingston Branch of the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA Kingston) and Addictions and Mental Health Services – Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (AMHS-KFLA) have begun formal discussions to discuss integrating into one entity. Karen Berti, AMHS-KFLA Supervisor, and Sherry Lachine, CMHA Kingston Board President, announced the move in a

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Addiction and Mental Health Services offering support to the community

Everyone reacts and deals with tragic events in their own way, and Addiction and Mental Health Services (AMHS) of Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFLA) are offering support to those in the community. The following is a message from AMHS-KFLA: Events like yesterday’s can have an effect that ripples beyond

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Oakridge Ave. to play Holiday Rock Show tomorrow at Stages

  The annual Kingston Holiday Rock Show, this Thursday at Stages, is a benefit show that has been running for the past 23 years, founded and organized by former Weeping Tile bandmates Sarah Harmer and Luther Wright. It’s a gig that pretty much every Kingston band would want to play:

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