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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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Kingston community speaks out against child psychiatrist charged with historic sex crimes

Dr. Nasreen Roberts, a now retired child and adolescent psychiatrist who practiced within Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) and Queen’s University, was recently charged by the RCMP with two historical sex crimes. The crimes took place against a minor in Alberta between 1993 and 1994. This event has been a

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‘B’s Bike Bites Upgrade’ wins Awesome Kingston April grant

Every month, Awesome Kingston gives away a $1,000 micro-grant to a local project pitched by its creator(s). These days, the pitch party is happening virtually, but the outcome is still the same: No-strings-attached money is given to the winner to help them develop the projects that Awesome Kingston thinks will

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Volunteers needed for clinical trial on autism-related disorders

A Kingston-based research study into a treatment for autism-related social disorders needs volunteers to move forward. The Department of Psychiatry at Queen’s University is running a clinical trial for Autism under the leadership of Dr. Lucia Capano (KHSC-Hotel Dieu site) in conjunction with the Province of Ontario Neurodevelopmental Disorders (POND)

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Letter: Raising autistic children is hard, but there is support

The following is a submitted letter to the editor. The views and opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of The Kingstonist. When I read the article Kingston Costco refuses service for mask non-compliance earlier this week, my heart went out to all involved.  Being a single parent (divorced) to

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B’s Bike Bites: An innovative business model with a bit of nostalgia

There are times when it seems things happen for a reason – that all the factors in a project somehow come together perfectly at exactly the right time. B’s Bike Bites, a new mobile ice cream and beverage business here in Kingston, is one of those projects – but not

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Local musicians band together for Autism Spectrum Disorder awareness this Sunday

Derrick Claridge can’t stop gushing about the Kingston music scene. He’s lived in Kingston, and been part of the scene himself, since 1992. “The spirit of cooperation that this scene continually shows is unmatched anywhere, as far as I’m concerned,” says Claridge. “The single biggest reason I am still in

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