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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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YMCA of Eastern Ontario implements vaccination policy

The YMCA of Eastern Ontario has announced they have put a new vaccination policy in place requiring all members, visitors and staff – with the exception of those who are medically exempt or not eligible – to be fully vaccinated to access their facilities and programs. The charity announced their

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Return to school update provided by LDSB Director of Education

On Monday, Aug. 16, 2021, Krishna Burra, Director of Education for the Limestone District School Board provided a return to school update through a letter to families in the school board: Dear families, I am writing to provide you with an update on the Limestone District School Board’s continued planning for

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KBA saves summer one little leaguer at a time

I will never be an athlete. Not unless sarcasm becomes an Olympic sport. I mean, I “did sports” as a child, mainly baseball and only because it was expected of me.  And then I did a stint of hyper-violent lacrosse and rugby in high school to take out my adolescent

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Downtown Kingston merchants to offer outdoor shopping Saturday

While it isn’t the official Princess Street Promenade experience, it’s certainly the closest event to it Kingston has seen since the start of the pandemic.  Tomorrow, Saturday, Jul. 10, 2021, Princess Street will be closed to vehicles while downtown Kingston merchants participate in a day-long on-street shopping experience. From 10

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Investigation ongoing following large party in Kingston’s University District

Charges may be pending as Kingston Police continue to investigate a large party that became unruly in the University District of downtown Kingston. Police said they received numerous complaints from residents in the very early morning of Sunday, Jul. 4, 2021 regarding the gathering of over 300 people on Aberdeen

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RKY Camp unveils changes: family camps, new buildings

There’s no virtual substitute for the bonds you make with your peers while attending overnight camp.” — D’Arcy Munn, RKY Camp Director Canoeing, swimming, roasting smores, telling ghost stories around the campfire—these are some of the fun activities hundreds of kids normally get to do at RKY Camp on Eagle

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Community Harvest Farmers Market provides affordable produce in Kingston’s north end

Community Harvest, an initiative sponsored by Kingston Community Health Centres (KCHC), is reopening their affordable Farmers Market for the 2021 season. The Farmers Market will run every Tuesday from 2:30-4:30 p.m. at the Rideau Heights Community Centre (85 Macauley St.) Opening day will be Tuesday, Jun. 29, 2021. The last

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Memorial Centre Farmers’ Market returns to in-person marketplace

Find out what an okonomiyaki or bison pepperettes taste like at this year-round Kingston market As travel opportunities have ground to a halt this year, the return of Kingston’s Memorial Centre Farmers’ Market at Kingston Memorial Centre just might be perfectly timed to give residents a sense of normalcy, and

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Witness: New Queen’s residence construction site not COVID-19 safe

A neighbour says he has witnessed construction workers onsite of the new Queen’s University residence on Albert Street not complying with COVID-19 safety protocol. A community member and nearby neighbour to the construction site says he has witnessed workers not wearing masks while performing tasks that require them to be

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Background performers needed for two productions filming at Kingston Pen

Kingston will be hosting film crews again this year at Kingston Penitentiary. Two productions, Paramount’s “The Mayor of Kingstown” and Amazon’s “Reacher” will be filming scenes locally during the spring and summer of 2021. The Mayor of Kingstown is a new series co-created by Hugh Dillon. No official details have

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UPDATE: COVID-19 outbreak at Queen’s residence, students isolated

Update (Monday, Mar. 15, 2021): There are now 20 cases associated with the outbreak announced last week at Queen’s University. According to the University’s COVID-19 Case Tracker, 10 cases are in residence and 10 are in the off-campus community. Original Article: Queen’s University is responding to a COVID-19 outbreak of

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