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Kingston City Council defers conversion therapy bylaw for revisions

On Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021, former Kingston resident, Ben Rodgers, appeared before Kingston City Council as a delegate, speaking to a report before Council regarding new programming and a bylaw seeking to ban conversion therapy. Specifically, Rodgers spoke to Report #79 of the CAO, referring to a proposed Kingston bylaw

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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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Parents raising funds to help install webcams in KGH NICU

One local family and their steadfast supporters have begun on a mission to raise funds for webcams in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at Kingston General Hospital (KGH) Patrick Kerr and his wife, Abigail, started the campaign, ‘Operation Hellping Hannah,’ raising funds to install webcams at all isolettes in

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Kingston school fundraising for air purifiers instead of raising tuition

“There was no other funding available to us.” Laura Desousa A Kingston alternative school classified as non-profit and non-charity—thus disqualifying them from grants and funding—is seeking donations to help fund the purchase of air purifiers needed in the classroom. “With the pandemic, there’s been lots of unanticipated costs for the

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Community rallies to help Kingston family after sudden loss of patriarch

Two weeks ago, on August 11, like any other morning, Marc Boucher, 47, said “I love you” on the way out the door to his daughters and wife to leave for a hockey game — he’d been waiting to resume playing as protocols loosened during the pandemic. No one had

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Inner Harbour Collective founds scholarship to support boys in ballet

Two successful male ballet dancers, who got their start at Kingston dance studio 5678, have started a scholarship to support and encourage boys to explore the world of ballet. Funds will be raised through a live showcase hosted by the Inner Harbour Collective later this month. Daniel Robertson-Styles and Bryce

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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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KSS students seek funds for Little Forest outdoor classroom

Kingston Secondary School (KSS) students are asking for your help to plant a “Little Forest” outdoor classroom in Champlain Park. Namirah Quadir, Urban Student Trustee for the Limestone District School Board (LDSB) and Isadora Ferguson of Friday’s for Future Kingston, both students at KSS, appear in a YouTube video asking

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Kingston Circus Arts needs community support during pandemic

Kingston Circus Arts, a circus arts performance and teaching organization, is struggling greatly due to the pandemic and the second lockdown imposed by the Ontario government. Erin Ball, who founded of Kingston Circus Arts (KCA) in 2015, strives to welcome and teach as many people as possible in KCA’s access-centered

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Impact of hearing disability magnified for local woman during pandemic

While wearing masks may be an uncomfortable annoyance for the majority of the population, there are those who experience much more significant problems due to this particular pandemic protocol. Chelsea Prust, a 25-year-old woman raising a two and a half year old, finds it very difficult to function in public

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Kingston ranks third on GoFundMe’s list of Most Generous Cities in Canada

The global fundraising platform GoFundMe released its annual Year in Giving Report on Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020. Kingston has ranked third ‘most generous city’ in Canada for the year, based on donations per capita. “Kingston continues to prove its generosity, from helping a local music scene legend fight terminal bone

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