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Kingston teen helping students in need, one backpack at a time

One of the biggest concerns for parents at the beginning the school year is ensuring their child has school supplies. While some can afford to make that happen, some struggle to provide these items.  Understanding this concern, Kingston teenager Katie Onesi started a backpack campaign to help students with school

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COVID-19 vaccines for children 12 to 17: decried by Sloan, advised by Public Health

While both federal and provincial health authorities pursue a rigorous vaccine offensive against the spread of COVID-19, there are still those who question the efficacy and safety of the vaccination program.   “Please sign my e-petition to suspend these injections for children under the age of 18 until adequate, peer-reviewed, published

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Local parents working to improve and strengthen child & youth mental health services

Parenting has often been compared to walking through a minefield. Each step filled with stress and gratitude, where roadblocks and unexpected detours are common, and missteps are feared. Parenting a child who is experiencing difficulties with their mental health? Well, you might as well add a blindfold to that minefield

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Grandma Bee’s Hats by Napanee natives is perfect gift for mum

In case you need a reminder, Mother’s day is Sunday, May 9, 2021. After a year that seems endless, this is the perfect time to celebrate our mother figures by showering them with attention and love. Whether near or far, whether we get to visit or not, tokens of our

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COVID-19 case linked to Amherstview Day Care

All preschool children at Amherstview Day Care have been instructed to isolate after KFL&A Public Health confirmed a COVID-19 case has been linked to the centre. The information was conveyed to families of the daycare centre in an email on the evening of Sunday, Apr. 25, 2021. “Currently, Public Health

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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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