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What’s open and closed for Easter weekend 2021

A second pandemic Easter weekend is here. In KFL&A we are still under the Section 22 Class Order, prohibiting gatherings of over five people, indoors or out, but it doesn’t mean we can’t connect with loved ones over the telephone or online. The City reminds us that visiting in person

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What’s open, closed and happening for Family Day long weekend 2021

Here we are on the other side of a six week lockdown, just in time for the Family Day weekend. While we are still urged to stay safe and avoid unnecessary trips out and about, in KFL&A businesses are reopening, and a sense of relief is spreading across the region.

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Kingston Costco refuses service for mask non-compliance

Local man, Michael Trautrimas, expressed his frustrations on social media Sunday morning, after being asked to leave the Kingston Costco warehouse on February 7, 2021, because his autistic son is unable to wear a face covering. “We just got kicked out of Costco, because my severely autistic, non-verbal son who

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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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Cereal drive in memory of Brady Faroldi enters fifth year

When Brady Faroldi was in his first placement as part of the Queen’s Consecutive Education program (teacher’s college), he noticed something that would change his life, and his legacy. There, in the school, before classes began, he noticed that students would enter the classroom and drop off their backpacks, before

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What’s open and closed for Thanksgiving 2020

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! Ah, Thanksgiving! It’s a time when the leaves on the trees reflect the colours of a brilliant campfire, family and friends gather, safely, of course, to eat all of their favourite holiday foods, and someone ends up fighting with someone else about football or politics – our

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What’s open and closed Labour Day 2020

During the pandemic, time has stood still and raced by without notice, all at the same time. It’s hard to believe that Labour Day weekend is upon us, and yet, here we are: students are returning to school, the days are getting shorter, and the summer is truly almost coming

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What’s open and closed Victoria Day long weekend 2020

Ah, May 2-4. While it’s actually a holiday weekend meant to observe Victoria Day on Monday, May 18, 2020, the May long weekend is often regarded as the unofficial beginning of summer. Traditionally, it is a time that sees family and friends come together for barbecues and cold drinks, or

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What’s open, closed and happening for Family Day long weekend 2020

This long weekend is all about spending time with family – it says so right in the name! But there’s nothing worse than planning a make-your-own-pizza party or cocktail hour with extended family and friends, only to find one of the places you need to go shopping isn’t open. Worse

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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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What’s open and closed for Thanksgiving 2019

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! Ah, Thanksgiving! It’s a time when the leaves on the trees reflect those of a brilliant campfire, family and friends gather to eat all of their favourite holiday foods, and someone ends up fighting with someone else about football or politics – our money is on the

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What’s open and closed in Kingston for Labour Day 2019

Happy Labour Day weekend, everyone! Observed in Canada since the 1880s, Labour Day was officially declared a national holiday by Prime Minister John Thompson in 1894. Celebrated by unionized and non-unionized workers alike, the day often includes parades, picnics, and family outings to mark the last weekend before the beginning

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