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What’s open and closed in Kingston for Thanksgiving 2021

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! Ah, Thanksgiving! It’s a time when the leaves on the trees reflect the colours of a brilliant campfire, family and friends gather, safely, of course, to eat all of their favourite holiday foods, and someone ends up fighting with someone else about football or politics. Thanksgiving tends

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What’s open and closed for Civic Holiday 2021

Ah, the Civic Holiday long weekend It doesn’t really mean anything except an extra day off, and who doesn’t enjoy a three-day weekend in the depths of summer in the Limestone City? With the KFL&A region faring exceptionally well on the COVID-19 front, and things opening back up, there’s no

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Update: Contractor fined – ‘Snow’ in July has some Kingston residents deeply concerned

Update (Friday, Jul. 23, 2021) According to the City of Kingston, the contractor responsible for the small bits of styrofoam littered throughout Kingston’s east end has been fined over the matter. In an email to Kingstonist, the City relayed that they are aware of reports of polystyrene, which is commonly

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Letter: 12-year-old urges preservation of Amazon rainforest

The following is a submitted letter to the editor from a 12-year-old reader who asked to remain anonymous. The views and opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of The Kingstonist. Dear Editor, I am interested in saving the Amazon Rainforest from destruction and pollution, and I have made this

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Queen’s cleanout: the good, the bad, and the creative

What do 300 computer chairs, 500 bags of non-perishable food items, and a brand new Canada Goose jacket have in common? You might be shocked to learn they are all things thrown out last week by students departing Kingston for the summer. “The last couple of weeks it’s been crazy,”

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What’s open, closed and happening for Family Day long weekend 2021

Here we are on the other side of a six week lockdown, just in time for the Family Day weekend. While we are still urged to stay safe and avoid unnecessary trips out and about, in KFL&A businesses are reopening, and a sense of relief is spreading across the region.

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What’s open and closed in Kingston for the Christmas and New Year’s holidays

This holiday season is like no other. With a government mandated lockdown period beginning on Saturday, Dec. 26, 2020, creating this list feels like saying goodbye to a long and emotionally draining year. Many businesses will not open their doors for in-person shopping and services after the holidays, but that

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What’s open and closed for Thanksgiving 2020

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! Ah, Thanksgiving! It’s a time when the leaves on the trees reflect the colours of a brilliant campfire, family and friends gather, safely, of course, to eat all of their favourite holiday foods, and someone ends up fighting with someone else about football or politics – our

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What’s open and closed Labour Day 2020

During the pandemic, time has stood still and raced by without notice, all at the same time. It’s hard to believe that Labour Day weekend is upon us, and yet, here we are: students are returning to school, the days are getting shorter, and the summer is truly almost coming

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KARC resuming normal operating hours for fall

The Kingston Area Recycling Centre (KARC) will fully reopen on Monday, Aug. 31, 2020. While the facility hours will return to normal, some operations have changed to accommodate COVID-19 measures, the City said in a press release on Thursday, Aug. 27, 2020. “We wanted to let residents know what the

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Downtown transformation starts next week

The City has released details of the plan to reimagine downtown in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Dubbed “Love Kingston Marketplace,” the redesign will restrict vehicle access in order to create more room for social distancing at outdoor retail, restaurants and pedestrian spaces. “Residents and businesses can expect to see

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City of Kingston announces changes to waste pick-up and drop-off

The City of Kingston is reinstating the usual one untagged garbage bag limit for weekly pick-up, along with some other changes with regard to waste management. As of Monday, Jun. 15, 2020, residents will once again have a limit of one untagged garbage bag per week for weekly curbside pick-up.

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