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Letter: Ramadan reflections 2021

Editorial note: The following is a submitted letter to the editor. The views and opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of The Kingstonist. O believers! Fasting is prescribed for you—as it was for those before you1—so perhaps you will become mindful of God. (Qur’an 2:183) The month of Ramadan

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Celebrate Mom, but do so virtually, Dr. Moore urges

It’s not a new sentiment – Stay home, wash your hands, physically distance, wear a mask. But it’s one that bears repeating, as the downfall of voiding just one of those directives has been seen time and again, Dr. Kieran Moore, Medical Officer of Health for Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and

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Poll: Will your family trick or treat this year?

Now that Kingston, Frontenac , Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) Public Health has given the green light for kids to trick or treat this Halloween, we want to hear from the community! On Friday, Oct. 23, 2020, Dr. Kieran Moore, Medical Officer of Health for KFL&A Public Health, held a press

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Trick-or-treating gets go ahead from KFL&A Public Health

Thanks to the continued diligence of our community, KFL&A has returned to a green status level of COVID-19 cases. This has prompted Public Health to release a statement regarding trick-or-treating in the region this Halloween. The green community status level indicates that active positive cases are rare, no active outbreaks,

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Alzheimer Society offering family portrait fundraiser in KFL&A region

The Alzheimer Society of Kingston Frontenac Lennox & Addington (KFLA) is running their annual Forget Me Not Family Portraits fundraiser, in a “socially distant style” this year. After a successful first session on Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020, a second date has been added for this weekend. For $75, Kingston families

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L&A County Museum and Archives creating COVID-19 time capsule

The world has changed significantly during the COVID-19 pandemic, and the different changes we’re all experiencing are history in the making. It is for that reason the Lennox and Addington (L&A) County Museum and Archives in Napanee is creating a COVID-19 time capsule to capture the happenings in L&A communities

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Opinion: It could be worse

It took me 45 minutes to set up online banking for my mother. Five days of convincing her to let me do this, and then 45 minutes to work through the process of creating her online account. My mother lives a 5-hour drive from Kingston – she’s a healthy and

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Local family sets up self-isolation trailer for ER nurse during pandemic

The family of a local front line ER nurse is working with the City of Kingston after a resident reported a bylaw infraction when they set up a trailer to allow the nurse to self-isolate after work. The nurse, who will not be named to protect her privacy, became concerned

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Santa is coming to Springer Market Square

Pack your Christmas list and make your way downtown, as Santa is returning to the Limestone City in advance of the holidays. Now in its 12 year, Santa in the Square, presented by the Downtown Kingston! BIA has become a holiday tradition here in Kingston, and Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019

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At the movies in Kingston: November 1 edition

Welcome back to ‘At the movies in Kingston.’ He said he would be back, and Arnold Schwarzenegger returns to the big screen this weekend in his most iconic role. Will it be number 1 at the box office? Here is what’s new at the Kingston theatres for the week starting

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KFL&A Public Health launches Breastfeeding in Public campaign

In an attempt to normalize and promote social acceptance of breast feeding “anytime, anywhere,” Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) Public Health and its community partners are launching a new campaign. The ‘Breastfeeding in Public’ campaign will feature life-sized cut out images of local moms breast feeding, which will be

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My mother, the YMCA West, and the way she raised us

If you have ever been crazy enough to get yourself out of bed on a cold, dark, dead morning in the middle of winter on a Monday, Tuesday or Thursday and dragged yourself to the YMCA West on Progress in the heart of Kingston’s suburbia at 6 o’clock in the

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