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Kingston EcDev CEO named Ontario East Economic Development Officer of the Year

Kingston’s own Donna Gillespie, CEO of Kingston Economic Development Corporation (EcDev), has been named the Ontario East Economic Development Officer of the Year. The award, bestowed by the Ontario East Economic Development Commission (Ontario East) was announced at the opening ceremonies of the Ontario East Municipal Conference (OEMC) being held

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Kingston restaurant resumes patio dining with help from the community

Last month, Amadeus Cafe, a local Kingston restaurant, lost their winter heaters to theft that they had installed the previous year to extend the patio dining option for customers.  The incident happened just at the time the cafe was starting to kick off its annual Oktoberfest festivities — and just

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Kingston City Council to vote on sleeping cabin program to address homelessness

After over two years of housing and homelessness being a top priority for City of Kingston and many of those living in the area, City Council will be faced with a decision regarding the implementation of a “relatively new approach” to provide “an alternative option to temporary house people.” On

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COVID-19 data reporting, current outbreaks, Homecoming, and flu shots: Dr. Guan’s final update to the KFL&A community

Dr. Hugh Guan, Acting Medical Officer of Health (MOH) for Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) Public Health, provided his final regular COVID-19 update to the local media on Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021. “This will be my last COVID-19 update in the acting MOH role, I believe. Next week, Dr.

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Positive case of COVID-19 confirmed at Maple Country Home & Farm

Dr. Hugh Guan, Acting Medical Officer of Health at KFL&A Public Health confirmed a COVID-19 positive case at Maple Country Home & Farm Ltd. at 3851 Davidson Side Road, Inverary. “KFL&A Public Health recommends that individuals who attended Maple Country Home & Farm on Monday, October 4, 2021, through to Saturday, October 10,

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Community COVID-19 outbreak declared on Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory

“Those considered high-risk for exposure will be contacted by HPEPH. Low-risk contacts were sent this letter by email. The school remains open,” The Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board said on Twitter. View a copy of that letter below. Original article: A community outbreak of COVID-19 has been declared

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Napanee business owner publicly explains conflict with vaccine mandate

A Napanee business owner who posted what he considered a well-intentioned video to Facebook about why he wouldn’t turn away unvaccinated people has had a change of mind due to pressure from his landlord and KFL&A Public Health. Jay Bradley, President of Disco Ball Events Rollerskating, initially posted the video

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Over 50 KHSC staff placed on unpaid, indefinite leave

After enforcing its COVID-19 vaccination policy resulted in 136 staff members placed on unpaid leave from Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC), 59 of those individuals have now been placed on an indefinite unpaid leave. KHSC originally placed the staff members who would not provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a

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Theft of heaters freezes out patio season for Kingston’s Amadeus Cafe

Just as pandemic restrictions have eased and diners are starting to enjoy meals out at local restaurants, one downtown Kingston eatery has been forced to reduce its number of tables following the theft of its outdoor heaters. Amadeus Cafe is a local Kingston restaurant serving authentic German and Austrian family

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KFHC report and response expose some harsh realities

After numerous complaints by tenants of safety issues and mistreatment have come to light over the summer of 2021, Kingston Frontenac Housing Corporation (KFHC) has had to answer some tough questions about its business practices. The Pandemic has put the issues in stark focus. Frustrated tenants complain that they aren’t

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Pumpkinferno lights up Fort Henry like never before

In years past, Fort Henry has often been lit up by ceremonial cannon fire, and while those events have been cancelled for 2021, Kingstonians craving spectacle can still see a magnificent light show this October, as artists collaborate to bring pumpkin sculptures to life in captivating orange glows within its

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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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