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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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Sloan and Hillier face breach of Re-Opening Act charges

Independent MP Derek Sloan and Independent MPP Randy Hillier attended an Aylmer, Ontario church service on Sunday, Apr. 25, 2021, where police have now laid charges for failure to comply under the Reopenining Ontario Act. According to Aylmer Police on Facebook, “Church of God Restoration has been charged under the

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The Baby Grand to resume operations for small audiences

The City of Kingston’s Baby Grand Theatre is set to reopen for audiences of up to 20 people, starting on Monday, Oct. 26, 2020. “We are very excited to start to welcome small live audiences and performers back to the Baby Grand stage,” said Dianne Zemba, Theatre Manager for the

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Inmates at Millhaven Institution end hunger strike over living conditions

A five-day hunger strike by prisoners at Millhaven Institution came to an end on Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020, according to Correctional Services Canada (CSC). Inmates in the 29-person 2L range of the prison reportedly started their strike on Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020 in protest of their living conditions. “Management at

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Letter: Thank you to LDSB for consistent masking approach

The following is a submitted letter to the editor. The views and opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of Kingstonist. Director Burra and Trustees, I wanted to take a few moments to thank all Trustees, student Trustees, Director Burra and Senior Staff at Limestone District School Board (LDSB) for

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LDSB to require masks for all students, grades K-12

The Limestone District School Board (LDSB) has passed a unanimous motion to require face masks for all students, from kindergarten to grade 12. This is an additional measure beyond the provincial masking requirement for students in grades four and up. Brought forward by Trustee Garrett Elliott, the motion passed at

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Pop Up Art Show and Sale at Glocca Morra’s Big Red Barn

On Saturday, Aug. 22, 2020, local artists will be safely gathering at Glocca Morra Farms & Studio’s Big Red Barn on Highway 15 for a Pop Up art show and sale. Nine artists and makers will be participating, and every one of them is excited by the opportunity to reconnect

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Masking, other measures to be ‘community standard’ for coming year

As the Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) Public Health region moves into Stage Three of the Provincial Framework for Reopening, Dr. Kieran Moore, Medical Officer of Health for the region, offered up some information and advice for local residents. Moore hosted a press conference online on Friday, Jul. 17,

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Local YMCA readies to reopen in September

Over the next month and a half, residents can expect to see a flurry of activity at 100 Wright Crescent, as staff at the local YMCA work to reopen the facility. The staff at the YMCA of Eastern Ontario are readying to open the facility on Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020,

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Infectious disease doctor offers advice as Kingston moves into Stage 3

Kingston Frontenac Lennox & Addington (KFL&A) is moving into Stage three of the Provincial Framework for Reopening on Friday, Jul. 17, 2020, giving Kingstonians more choices about where to go and how to behave during the COVID-19 pandemic. The City confirmed Wednesday, Jul. 15 that parents will be able to

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When and how businesses should enforce Kingston’s mask order

Mayor Bryan Paterson has asked Kingstonians not to police one another on the City’s universal masking policy. “Public health officials have been clear that anybody who has breathing difficulties or a related medical condition does not need to wear a mask,” the Mayor said in a public YouTube address on

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‘Governance by decree’ creating COVID-19 confusion, prof says

When Kingston Frontenac Lennox & Addington Public Health announced a universal masking policy on Friday, Jun. 26, 2020, Kingston’s Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Kieran Moore said complaints quickly began to roll in. “We’ve had ten emails so far this morning,” Dr. Moore told a press conference on the

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