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Napanee business owner publicly explains conflict with vaccine mandate

A Napanee business owner who posted what he considered a well-intentioned video to Facebook about why he wouldn’t turn away unvaccinated people has had a change of mind due to pressure from his landlord and KFL&A Public Health. Jay Bradley, President of Disco Ball Events Rollerskating, initially posted the video

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Love Kingston Marketplace launches for 2021 season

The City of Kingston and its partners, Tourism Kingston and the Downtown Kingston! Business Improvement Area (BIA), have announced the official launch of Love Kingston Marketplace (LKM) 2021 this spring. The reimagined LKM 2021 has expanded on last year’s plan to support local downtown businesses and hopes to hold outdoor

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Greyhound to cease all Canadian operations

Greyhound Canada, which operates out of the bus terminal on John Counter Boulevard, has announced it will cease its entire Canadian operations effective immediately.  “We deeply regret the impact this has on our staff and our customers, as well as the communities we have had the privilege of serving for

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Mealshare, A&W support local food bank with new initiative

Kingston’s Partners in Mission Food Bank will be the local recipient of funding for a new initiative rolling out across Canada. Mealshare, a national organization committed to helping end youth hunger, and A&W Canada have teamed up to provide meals to youth in need across the country. According to a

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Kingston manufacturing business supports military veterans

While Kingston is known for its historic downtown and having more restaurants per capita than most other cities in the country, manufacturing is an important and growing part of the Limestone City. One manufacturing business that has seen continued growth despite the pandemic is Fab-Cut Systems Inc. At their new

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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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First COVID-19 business survey offers insight to guide recovery

Nearly 60 percent of Kingston businesses in the arts, services and hospitality sector have indicated that on-going mandatory closures or restricted operations could force them to close, according to a report from the Kingston Economic Development Corporation (KEDCO).  A survey of 203 local businesses was carried out between Thursday, Apr.

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Campaign aims to show love to local businesses during pandemic

Without doubt, the COVID-19 pandemic has affected every person in our community, leaving many with feelings of uncertainty. But as we look to adapt to whatever the new normal is, one thing is very clear: the local economy will depend on all of us as a community to come together

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Queen’s program hopes to solve the work-experience paradox for grads

It has long been a paradox — employers want experience in a candidate before they’ll hire, but how does a new arts or humanities graduate earn that experience before they get a job? A program at Queen’s University, preparing for its third year, seems to have found the the answer.

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Kingston Police warn local businesses about rise in email scams

  In light of a recent increase of email and internet scams, Kingston Police are reminding local businesses and corporations to be vigilant. According to Kingston Police, phishing attacks are at an all-time high. Phishing scams use brand impersonation, and cyber criminals will pose as familiar companies so they can

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Kingstonian cell phone users have ‘worst plans in the world’

  At this moment, I’m betting your cell phone is either in your hand, on the surface beside you, or in a pocket, steps away.  As we all know, cell phone usage now permeates every aspect of daily life. Just ask Sandra Birk*, who started selling mobile devices at the

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What type of business does Kingston need?

Last week, we looked at some of Kingston’s favourite past businesses. Now we want to take a look at what Kingston needs in the future. Some of our ideas are for things we’ve had in the past like a cat cafe (Southpaw Cat Cafe closed  last year), an outdoor amusement

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