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Local railfan is Kingston’s ‘model’ citizen

In many ways, 57-year-old Eric Gagnon seems like your typical Amherstview retiree: he enjoys spending time with his family, reading a good book, and pursuing an engrossing hobby. It’s this hobby, however, that has garnered him a fair bit of attention around Kingston in recent years because – well –

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Unmasked people flood Kingston dance floor violating COVID-19 protocols

Dozens of people filled the dance floor at The Spot nightclub in downtown Kingston the night of Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021, in violation of at least one COVID-19 government mandate, and possibly a second. The incident, which prompted a source who preferred to remain anonymous to record the happenings, was

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Islamic History Month celebrates with virtual events this October

For the 15th year in a row, Kingston City Council has proclaimed October as Islamic History Month. Inaugurated in 2007, Islamic History Month is a nationwide celebration that seeks to share the history, heritage and culture of Muslims with fellow Canadians. The theme for Islamic History Month 2021 is Muslims

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Your candidates for Kingston and the Islands: Mark Gerretsen, Liberal

Born and raised in Kingston, Mark Gerretsen (Liberal) earned a degree in Economics from Queen’s University. He lives in Kingston’s east end with his family and says, “I have the most loving and supportive wife, Vanessa. My children are Mason, who is 17 years old in grade 12 at Regi,

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City of Kingston welcomes post-secondary students and urges full vaccination

The following is a message from the City of Kingston, sharing important information and resources for students returning to school in the city: The City of Kingston and its community partners are preparing to welcome post-secondary students for the fall semester, and they are urging them to arrive in Kingston

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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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