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KCCU Staff, Board donate $9,065 to United Way Campaign with full staff participation

The staff and Board of Directors of Kingston Community Credit Union (KCCU) have announced that their donation to the United Way KFL&A’s annual campaign helped the campaign surpass its 2021 goal. KCCU staff and Board raised a total of $6,042 through their United Way workplace campaign this year, according to

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Letter to Board of Directors at L&A Interval House from Unifor Local 414

The following is a submitted open letter addressed to Chris Jackson, Chairperson of the Board of Directors for Lennox and Addington (L&A) Interval House. The views and opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of Kingstonist. Mr. Jackson, My name is Gord Currie, President of Unifor Local 414, who are

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Kingston Pride mandates vaccines for in-person events

On the same day St. Lawrence College and Queen’s University made similar announcements, Kingston Pride’s Board of Directors decided to require COVID-19 vaccination to maximize safety for attendees. The board released a statement that said they have made the “difficult but necessary decision that all attendees of in-person, COVID-screened events

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Kingston WritersFest announces new Artistic Director

The Board of Directors of Kingston WritersFest announced yesterday, Monday, Nov. 2, 2020, that Barbara Bell would complete her service to the Kingston community as Artistic Director of the Festival on December 31, 2020. The twelfth annual festival was presented completely online this year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, yet

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Family and Children’s Services announces new board chair

The Family and Children’s Services of Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (FACSFLA) released a statement today, Friday, Oct. 23, 2020, announcing Norma Jean Barrett, CD, JD, LLM as the new Chair of their Board of Directors. She replaces Dan Corbett who will become Chair Emeritus on the Board. Barrett is a

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Kingston Fall Fair cancelled for 2020

The grounds of the Memorial Centre will look quite a bit different this fall, as the Kingston and District Agricultural Society have made the “difficult decision” to cancel this year’s Kingston Fall Fair due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The decision was announced in the press release on Monday, May 11,

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Something Special Children’s Centre resumes regular operations

It was a happy morning for those at Something Special Children’s Centre and the families that attend the facility as regular operations resumed. After reaching a tentative agreement on Friday, Nov. 15, 2019, the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Local 3625 voted to ratify that agreement over the weekend.

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Childcare centre addresses ‘temporary suspension of services’

A popular downtown childcare centre has suspended operation at its Chapman Street location, according to a press release from Something Special Children’s Centre. The Centre’s Board of Directors indicate this suspension is temporary, and the result of having operated with solely non-unionized staff since Monday, Nov. 4, 2019. The CUPE

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Board of Directors addresses strike action at Something Special Children’s Centre

On Friday, Nov. 1, 2019, the union workers at Something Special Children’s Centre (SSCC) were locked out at the end of the work day. The workers reported being locked out after refusing to have their health benefits stripped as part of their union’s negotiations with the child care facility. However,

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