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Silent act of community outreach puts purses filled with essentials in the hands of those in need

“I guess I knew there was a need for personal products for women, that people need them in the community, that people were struggling.” Rev. Susan McAllister An odd sight—14 summery, colourful purses hanging on a metal railing—might have caught your attention at the corner of Albert and Princess Streets

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Update: Downtown business targeted again – Kingston Police seek to identify female theft suspect

Update (Tuesday, Jul. 27, 2021)Kingston Police have now confirmed that the incident involving a female stealing merchandise from a downtown store took place at a local retail store that was hit with a theft just days before. Amanda’s House of Elegance, located at 70 Princess Street, was the subject of

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Ontario moving to Step Three of their Roadmap to Reopen next week

The province has announced Ontario will move into Step Three of the Roadmap to Reopen at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, Jul. 16, 2021. According to a release from the province, the key public health and health care indicators have continued to improve, and the province-wide vaccination rate is surpassing the

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New exhibition at Window Art Gallery in Kingston offers ‘A Sense of Place’

During the last one and half years, all people were homebound, and many had to postpone and cancel their travel plans to comply with health and safety protocols. However, artists have found alternative ways to travel virtually or translate the feeling in their work. Thousand Island Fine Art Association (TIFAA)

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SnapCab introduces new mobile medical exam room at KHSC COVID-19 Assessment Centre

A Kingston-based manufacturer has used its COVID-19 pivot to create SnapCab Care, a mobile medical exam room created in collaboration with medical experts. Located in Kingston Health Sciences Centre’s COVID-19 Assessment Centre, the exam room is an isolated pod connected to a semi-enclosed examination area that physicians can take advantage

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Love Kingston Marketplace: do Kingston businesses love or hate it?

After months of being cooped up during lockdown, Friday, June 11, 2021 couldn’t come any sooner for most Ontarians. It is the day we are able to have a small semblance of ‘normal life’—dining outdoors under patio umbrellas as well as doing some non-essential shopping. Last year, the City of

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Martha’s Table pivots to home delivery with OTF grant

Martha’s Table held a virtual appreciation event on Tuesday, Jun. 8, 2021 to formally thank Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) for a $97,100 Resilient Community Grant. The grant allowed Martha’s Table to purchase a van and to launch a food delivery program to bring food straight to the homes of vulnerable

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Province announces plans to move into the Roadmap to Reopen this week

The Ontario government has announced that the province will move into Step One of its Roadmap to Reopen at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, June 11, 2021. “Thanks to the ongoing success of Team Ontario’s vaccine rollout and the ongoing improvements in public health trends, we are able to enter step one of

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Kingston’s first Summer Queer Film Showcase starts June 4

It’s this really cool idea of showcasing lives that are often never seen authentically in film.” — Matt Salton, Executive DirectorReelOut queer film + video festival The show must go on — lockdowns notwithstanding — for ReelOut’s first Summer Queer Film Showcase starting Friday, Jun. 4, 2021. With two virtual

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Partners in Mission Food Bank raises over $80K with virtual event

For the second year in a row, the Partners in Mission Food Bank was forced to cancel their annual Food Blitz. Instead, the organization created a virtual donation drive and was completely blown away by the support from the community. Dan Irwin, Executive Director of the Partners in Mission Food

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Local artist needs community’s support to win $25,000 for KGH NICU

Kingston-based artist Linda Samuels has a painting in the running to win a $25,000 prize for Kingston General Hospital’s Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Artists from across Canada are competing to win a significant donation to the healthcare facility of their choice, and the first place winner will be chosen

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Openings available at One Roof for youth mental health, support services

Support services such as counseling, mental health, and therapy have moved online, and demand for such services has increased as people deal with not only pandemic worries, but their personal challenges.  According to an estimate, approximately 28,000 children and youth across Ontario are on wait lists for mental health care.

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