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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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KFL&A Public Health: Act now to get vaccinated for back to school

Now is the time to get your first dose in order to be fully vaccinated in time for back to school in September, says Dr. T. Hugh Guan, Associate Medical Officer of Health for Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) Public Health.  With a 21 day wait period between first

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Napanee’s Britt Benn goes for gold in Tokyo

Britt Benn is a force to be reckoned with both on and off the field, says her aunt and supporter, Ange Benn. “She’s just been a very determined girl her whole life. And she’s always strived for big things and she made them come true when she made the last

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KHSC healthcare workers to complete one of three options regarding COVID-19 vaccinations

Healthcare workers at Kingston’s hospitals will have to complete one of three options regarding COVID-19 vaccinations by the end of July 2021, according to Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC). Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) Public Health reported last week that over 80 per cent of those over the age

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Kingston Health Coalition calls on Ford to ‘correct critical condition’ in LTC

About a dozen demonstrators gathered at the corner of Sir John A. Macdonald and Princess streets Thursday, Jul. 22, 2021 to raise awareness of the “critical condition” in long-term care (LTC) homes. “The Ford government has to take firm action to correct the critical condition [in long-term care homes]. He

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Local artist captures Kingston’s urban landscape on paper cups

Kingston-based urban sketcher and painter, John Wright, is making cup-cycling paintings of Kingston’s urban landscape. These paintings consist of sketches and art on the paper cups. Ten years ago, he discovered Urban Sketchers on the internet and it captured his imagination.   “I had never really painted, but bought a watercolour

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Heavy rains keeping a local business’ doors closed beyond lockdown

After nearly a year and a half of business owners opening and closing their doors, and adjusting businesses strategies to adapt to all the curveballs the pandemic threw at them, the last thing a small town business owner needs is to close its doors for repairs. However, that’s just what

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Dr.Guan to KFL&A: Keep getting vaccinated, it’s working

Dr. T. Hugh Guan, Associate Medical Officer of Health for Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) Public Health provided a positive COVID-19 update for the week of Thursday, Jul. 22, 2021. “I have some good news for this week,” he said. “There have been no new cases today, and for

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Kingston Police warn of scammers exploiting the COVID-19 pandemic

Kingston Police have become aware that scammers are preying on the public’s fear and sending various scam-based emails related to the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, according to a release dated Thursday, Jul. 22, 2021. Below are some examples of the types of scam police said individuals should be on the

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Government of Canada announces millions in funding for Kingston rapid housing

The Government of Canada announced an allotment of  $7.4 million for the City of Kingston to put toward rapid housing on Thursday, Jul. 22, 2021. Adam Vaughan, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Families, Children and Social Development and Minister Responsible for Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) made the

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Letter: Shining the light on community-minded students

Editorial note: The following is a submitted letter to the editor. The views and opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of Kingstonist. Queen’s students have taken some flack this year about their group activities during the pandemic, their lack of social distancing, and their contribution to local outbreaks. As

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Local students launching businesses instead of applying for summer jobs

Ten students from Kingston have made their way into the Summer Company Program, which will provide their businesses with a $3,000 grant funded by the Ontario government.  “Having Summer Company connect me with other people in the industry has motivated me to accomplish more than I thought possible!” said Kassandra Greenhalgh,

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