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Opinion: At wits’ end with pandemic of illogic

The following is a submitted opinion piece in response to recent Kingstonist articles. The views and opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of the Kingstonist. “A positive case at a school does not mean the individual was exposed to COVID-19 at the school. They may have been exposed somewhere

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Dr. Moore updates City Council on healthcare capacity, COVID-19 vaccines and more

Kingston’s Medical Officer of Health Dr. Kieran Moore addressed City Council on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020 to provide an update on COVID-19 in the area. He said Kingston Frontenac Lennox & Addington (KFL&A) Public Health is working with Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) to plan the distribution of the Moderna

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ETFO President says teachers nervous about school reopening

The President of the Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario (ETFO) local branch says teachers are apprehensive heading into the school year during a pandemic. She also called Premier Doug Ford’s message to teachers unions yesterday ’insulting.’ “It’s time for teachers to step up,” Ford told the media on Thursday, Aug.

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Poll: What is your decision for your children and the 2020-2021 school year?

With the 2020-2021 school year fast approaching, and with new information coming out daily on what the different models of curriculum delivery will look like, we want to hear from those in Kingston and the area about the decisions they’ve made with regard to their children for the upcoming school

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Three Kingston charities team up to weather pandemic shortfalls

Three community agencies facing massive income shortfalls during the COVID-19 pandemic have decided to fundraise together, rather than compete. The Boys and Girls Club of Kingston, Pathways to Education Kingston, and Big Brothers Big Sisters of KFL&A all offer charitably-funded programming for Kingston’s children and youth. They’re also all heavily

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Public Health addresses concerns about public parks and COVID-19

As the sun shone down on Kingston and the area this past weekend, many people experiencing the stir-craze of self-isolation and social distancing took to the outdoors. A with a taste of spring before the season arrives, families went on bike rides, couples went for hikes, and many spent time

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Seven dead after fatal plane crash in west end

Kingston Police have confirmed that seven people have died as the result of the plane crash in Kingston’s west end. The incident occurred shortly before 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019 at a field between Highway 401 and Creekford Road. The Transportation Safety Board (TSB) of Canada took over

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Local Health Unit advises residents of upcoming flu season

Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) Public is reminding residents — particularly children, seniors, and those with chronic illnesses — of publicly-funded influenza vaccinations in advance of flu season. The Health Unit is recommending the influenza vaccination for anyone aged six months or older, but particularly for those aged 65

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Kingston Police advise of activity sheets for kids regarding privacy issues

After a number of advisories about child safety with regard to online gaming and social media platforms, Kingston Police are advising parents of a new series of activity sheets to help children and youths understand privacy issues. Created by the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada in collaboration with

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Kingston Police warn parents of chat feature on popular gaming platform

Concerns regarding the popular gaming platform called Roblox have prompted both Kingston Police and the Canadian Centre for Child Protection to alert parents about the platform’s chat feature. According to Kingston Police, Roblox is “a user-generated gaming environment where children are encouraged to create adventures using their avatar, play games,

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Heat warning issued for Kingston and the area

Environment Canada has issued a heat warning for Kingston and the area on Friday, Jul. 5, 2019. “A heat event will continue into Saturday. A hot and humid airmass is expected to remain in place into Saturday. Daytime maximum temperatures into the low 30 with humidex values near 40 can

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Jeff Scott: The Countryside View – ‘Legislated Stupidity’

  Laws and policies are made with the best of intentions and for the safety of all, and are often put in place in reaction to a terrible tragedy. Unfortunately, they are enacted without thinking through the problems and consequences of the law, and actually entrench a problem by doing

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