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NDP leader stops in Kingston with clear message: get out and vote

Sunny skies were overhead as the leader of the New Democratic Party’s bus rolled into Lake Ontario Park to a chorus of “NDP! NDP! NDP!” on Thursday, Sep 16, 2021, just five minutes later than expected at 4:20 pm. Jagmeet Singh made the campaign stop in Kingston in support of

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Lyme disease: as cases rise, author details prevention, diagnosis and treatment

Cases of Lyme disease have grown exponentially in Ontario in the last decade, especially in the Kingston and Thousand Islands region. In 2010, only 88 cases were reported in all of Ontario, but that increased to 1159 reported cases in 2019 (the last year for which data is available), with 285

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City approves recommendations on Rapid Housing Initiative funding

At the Tuesday, Aug 10, 2021, virtual meeting of  Kingston City Council, City Staff brought forward their recommendations with regard to allocation of the  $7,418,328 through the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation’s Rapid Housing Initiative (RHI) that was awarded to the City at the end of last month.   Speed is

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Weir ready to represent Canada, Kanyen’kehá:ka, and family in Tokyo

One of the best parts of watching the Olympic games on television is seeing the overjoyed reactions of an athlete’s friends and family when the Olympian wins gold or completes a fantastic routine or game. Unfortunately, for Kim Maddux and all other Olympic moms, dads, families, and friends, that just isn’t

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Napanee’s Britt Benn goes for gold in Tokyo

Britt Benn is a force to be reckoned with both on and off the field, says her aunt and supporter, Ange Benn. “She’s just been a very determined girl her whole life. And she’s always strived for big things and she made them come true when she made the last

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Refuge Canada exhibit on loan to PumpHouse Museum

This summer and fall, the PumpHouse Steam Museum will proudly host  ‘Refuge Canada,’ an exhibition on loan from the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21. Opening Tuesday, Jul. 20, 2021, the fully-bilingual exhibit dives into Canada’s place within the current global refugee crisis, while bringing to light the challenges

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Finding unmarked graves: Queen’s University offers free expertise to Indigenous communities

We want to know, the relatives want to know, and they have the right to know if relatives are buried there.” Dr. Alexander Braun, Queen’s university geophysics professor Several Queen’s University staff members have started an initiative offering free, professional expertise in finding unmarked graves to Indigenous communities across Canada.

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Music comedy duo offer mentorship to high school students pursuing the arts

High school students considering a future in the arts are being offered a unique mentorship opportunity by internationally-acclaimed music and comedy duo, Bridge & Wolak. Oftentimes when a musically gifted student is thinking about pursuing higher education, they tend to be steered away from pursuing their art in favour of

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Sir John A. remembered despite having failed Indigenous Canadians

The traditional yearly commemoration of the death of Sir John A Macdonald by the Kingston Historical Society (KHS) went forward Sunday, Jun 6, 2021 with obvious caveats. The event occurred in a pre-recorded Zoom presentation with the public, the first of its kind since the ceremony was cancelled last year

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COVID-19 protocols have nearly eradicated flu, other viruses

Covid protocols such as masking, social distancing, and increased hygiene have practically eliminated the other nasty viruses that normal bog down the Canadian healthcare system. This was according to Dr. Kieran Moore, Medical Officer of Health for Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) Public Health, and soon to be Chief

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Queen’s students create fundraiser for COVID-19 devastation in India

A small group of South Asian students at Queen’s University, with the support of Queen’s International Students Working Group (ISWG), has set up a GoFundMe page to help fund grassroots work in India amidst the current devastation caused by COVID-19. Since mid-April, news coming out of India has highlighted a

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Kingston woman sends climate change book to MPs for Earth Day

Just in time for Earth Day, a Kingston resident has taken it upon herself to send an appropriately themed gift to each member of Parliament in Ottawa. Mary Jane Philp says she wanted to ensure every MP in the country had a copy of the book ‘A Good War’ by

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