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Frulact expansion means more jobs for Kingstonians

Frulact, a fruit processing plant located in Cataraqui Estates Business Park in Kingston’s west end, is expanding and looking to hire more Kingstonians to support their growing industry. Despite the challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the global company has continued to increase their production in response to new acquisitions.

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‘Artists are Essential’ – Kingston Arts Council urges support for artists

Kingston Arts Council (KAC) is asking the Kingston community to support artists during this long pandemic, and beyond. The organization says the COVID-19 pandemic has devastated the global community, and its impact on our arts sector has been extensive and heartbreaking.  Over the last year, Kingston’s artists – despite their

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A day at the spa? Thoughts on the intersection of Battersea and Glenburnie Roads

I want to see our city grow. Not in a blind or wasteful way. Some things, like pollution, should not increase, nor should poverty. Both need to be reduced as quickly as possible. But smart, sustainable programs that create jobs and support environmentally friendly and socially responsible industries and initiatives

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Queen’s program hopes to solve the work-experience paradox for grads

It has long been a paradox — employers want experience in a candidate before they’ll hire, but how does a new arts or humanities graduate earn that experience before they get a job? A program at Queen’s University, preparing for its third year, seems to have found the the answer.

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Six questions with Barrington Walker of the New Democratic Party of Canada

Born in Scarborough, Ontario, Barrington Walker, the New Democratic Party of Canada (NDP) candidate for Kingston and the Islands moved to the riding in 2002. Walker said he has been a supporter of the NDP since he could vote, and has been a card carrying member of the party since

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Six questions with Ruslan Yakoviychuk of the Conservative Party of Canada

Ruslan Yakoviychuk is the Conservative Party of Canada candidate for Kingston and the Islands. Born and raised in the town of Roztoky in western Ukraine, Yakoviychuk came to Kingston in January 2005, and started his first day of work here the next morning. After coming to Canada under a Conservative

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Six questions with Andrew Brooke of the People’s Party of Canada

Andrew “Andy” Brooke is the People’s Party of Canada (PPC) candidate for Kingston and the Islands. Born in Montreal, Quebec, Brooke arrived in Kingston in 1971. He has been a PPC member since February 2019. In his spare time, he likes jogging and spending time with his family. Of his

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New scam targeting international students in Kingston

Kingston Police are warning the public of a new scam after receiving several complaints of fraud primarily targeting international students who speak English as a second language. Several of these incidents have been reported at St. Lawrence College, however the occurrences are not limited to St. Lawrence College. The fraudsters

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Suit Up event offering free, professional clothing to Kingstonians in need

Not having the right attire can seriously impede people from going to job interviews to get the job they need and want – and for those with KEYS, Dress for Success, and Well Suited, an outfit shouldn’t stand between a person and a job they’d excel at. It’s for preciously

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Workers needed for upcoming election – and it pays $200+ per day

If you have taken an interest in the municipal election, and you’re interested in making $200 or more in one day, the City of Kingston has an opportunity for you. The Kingston Elections Office is now accepting applications for the following positions: site supervisors, deputy returning officers, machine operators, and

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