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KFL&A Public Health shares COVID-19 community update

Kingston’s Medical Officer of Health Dr. Kieran Moore has released a COVID-19 community update heading into the holiday season. Data for the Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox & Addington (KFL&A) Public Health region is trending in a good direction, he said, as the area heads into the Christmas and New Year Holidays,

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What’s open and closed in Kingston for the Christmas and New Year’s holidays

This holiday season is like no other. With a government mandated lockdown period beginning on Saturday, Dec. 26, 2020, creating this list feels like saying goodbye to a long and emotionally draining year. Many businesses will not open their doors for in-person shopping and services after the holidays, but that

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Letter: We’re all in this together – even when we have to be apart

The following is a submitted letter to the editor. The views and opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of The Kingstonist. We are all in this together. It has become the mantra of the COVID-19 pandemic, recited by every level of government, from the top down. And it is

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Dr. Moore responds as Kingston reaches highest COVID-19 levels yet

Dr. Moore is calling the outbreak of COVID-19 at Gananoque Chev Buick GMC Cadillac a “superspreader event,” as the number of cases linked to that location rises to 37. “We’ve had 12 direct cases associated with that, plus seven of their contacts. So 19 positive individuals from there,” he explained

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Downtown Kingston BIA announces 2020 pewter ornaments collection

One thing Kingstonians can count on every year to help mark the beginning winter holiday season is the announcement of the five new pewter ornaments celebrating the city, announced annually. Today, Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020, the Downtown Kingston! Business Improvement Area (BIA) announced the five new buildings and landmarks being

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Kingston Ice Wolves warm hearts at Providence Manor

There was singing, giving, and a lot of smiling today at Providence Manor, as members of the Kingston Girls Ice Wolves Atom AA hockey time arrived at the long-term care home with some holiday cheer. The young female hockey players entered Providence Manor with over 100 handmade Christmas Cards that

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What’s open and closed in Kingston for the Christmas and New Year’s holidays

If you’ve been out shopping anywhere in Kingston over the past few days, you know just how busy everyone seems to be at this time of year. From grocery stores to boutique shops, and after-hours clinics to pharmacies, it seems everyone is trying to get things done ahead of the

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Influx of donations at end of campaign ensures Tree of Hope surpasses fundraising target

The annual holiday fundraiser for Family and Children’s Services of Frontenac, Lennox and Addington has once again surpassed its target, allowing the campaign to help more than 725 area kids. The 2019 Tree of Hope campaign raised $60,000, the second-largest total in the campaign’s history of over 100 years. Just

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Tree of Hope campaign still short of 2019 goal

After reaching a record $70,000 raised last year, the 2019 Tree of Hope campaign is falling short, and there are just days left for the campaign to reach its $40,000 target. The campaign is run annually by Family and Children’s Services of Frontenac, Lennox and Addington, and is one of

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Santa is coming to Springer Market Square

Pack your Christmas list and make your way downtown, as Santa is returning to the Limestone City in advance of the holidays. Now in its 12 year, Santa in the Square, presented by the Downtown Kingston! BIA has become a holiday tradition here in Kingston, and Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019

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A holiday wonderland in support of Almost Home takes place this weekend

As November draws to a close, it’s the perfect time to get into the holiday spirit, with a market, music, Santa, and more, all in support of Almost Home. The Almost Home Winter Makers Market and Christmas Village will take place on Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019 at the Ambassador Hotel

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Toys for Tickets takes place next week

It’s that time of year again! For two days only, those in Kingston with outstanding parking tickets will be able to pay those tickets off while making a difference in a child’s holidays. On Thursday, Dec. 5 and Friday, Dec. 6, 2019, residents can pay off their parking tickets with

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