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KGH launches annual campaign to purchase pediatric care equipment

Today marks the launch of the annual Kingston General Hospital (KGH) 2021 Teddy Bear Campaign, which aims to raise funds for purchasing patient care equipment for the pediatric program at Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC). The Campaign takes a sweet and simple approach to the fundraising, allowing those who contribute

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City Council approves sleeping cabins concept for Kingston’s homeless

Kingston City Council convened on Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021, with Report #89 of the CAO being one of the primary topics of focus in meeting’s agenda. Specifically, several delegates spoke to address the city’s ‘Winter Response Plan’ for homelessness and the lack of available temporary housing for Kingston’s vulnerable population.

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Family, friends give over $20k to Maltby Centre in memory of Tyler Lambert

In an effort to increase access to mental health services for young people – particularly young males – the family and friends of one local man who was lost too young are creating a memorial fund in his memory. Tyler Lambert was just 18 years old when he passed away

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Kingston Humane Society’s Big Paws in-person walk will take place in City Park

The Kingston Humane Society (KHS) will be returning to an in-person Big Paws event later this month. On Saturday, Sep. 25, 2021, pets and their owners are invited to City Park to walk and raise funds to improve the lives of pets in our community. “We’re thrilled to welcome back

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Kingston couple helping a homeless man get micro home

While working one day from home on her front porch, Kim Cormier, a mortgage agent in Kingston, saw David McDonald struggling with the tire of his scooter in front of her house. As Cormier describes, it was a hot, humid day, and she offered to help the man and asked

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Kingston teacher helping people in Haiti affected by earthquake

Linda Adams, a local teacher from Kingston, has traveled to Les Cayes, Haiti, for over 15 years, teaching teachers and leading community outreach and leadership development programs for youth. She is now also helping people affected by the recent earthquake by raising funds with Vision Citadelle (a Haitian-led organization based

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Kingston Grandmother Connection returns to raising funds through in-person sales

The Kingston Grandmother Connection is holding a series of in-person pop-up sales, the first in nearly a year, starting next month. The sales will raise money to support African Grandmothers; women struggling to raise their grandchildren, whose parents have died primarily from HIV/AIDS related diseases. Kingston Grandmother Connection (KGC) is

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Over 24K raised during YMCA’s 2021 Walk, Run & Roll Challenge

The YMCA of Eastern Ontario’s 100 km Walk, Run & Roll Challenge ran for two weeks and ended on August 9, 2021. Participants raised a total of $24,015 for the YMCA’s Financial Assistance Program. The program provides access to healthy programs, safe spaces and inclusive social connections to those who

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Kingston-Quinte Ride for Dad campaign raises $38k for local prostate cancer research

You’ve surely seen them: the men and women, often in orange, sporting their motorcycle vests and zooming around the Kingston region, both in groups, and alone. And while they may look like a classic motorcycle club, there is something different about these chopper-riding, leather-clad folks. Sure, they’re members of a

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Kingston Rotary Centennial Projects make long lasting community changes

Rotary in Kingston wraps up its Centennial celebrations this week with some pretty extraordinary projects and changes, including donating over $500,000 back to the community through 16 new initiatives. Rotary began in Kingston in March of 1921. Today, six clubs operate throughout the Kingston region, with nearly 200 Rotarians building

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Napanee grassroots initiatives ramp up to show more pride during Pride Month

It’s about accepting people for who they are.” — Chris Beauchesne June is Pride month and while many communities have quickly stepped up to celebrate in big, elaborate ways, Greater Napanee has arguably taken a slower, backseat approach to Pride celebrations, according to some in the community. During a Greater

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Alzheimer Society annual event surpasses goal by over $11K

The second virtual IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s hosted by the Alzheimer Society of KFL&A surpassed last year’s total, which was an absolute suprise to the event organizers. The 2021 walk wrapped up on Monday, May 31, with an amazing total; coming in at $11K more than their goal

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