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ALCDSB expands mask mandate to include kindergarten students

The mask mandate for students in the Algonquin Lakeshore Catholic District School Board (ALCDSB) has been extended to include kindergarten students. In a letter to families, dated Friday, Sept. 17, 2021, David DeSantis, Director of Education for ALCDSB, announced “at the September 14th Issues & Directions Committee Meeting, the ALCDSB

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Mayor recognizes need for cooperation ahead of Housing and Homelessness Committee meeting

Further to earlier reports this summer, Kingstonist has received a number of concerned messages from tenants of multiple residences owned by Kingston Frontenac Housing Corporation (KFHC).  In a candid conversation Mayor Bryan Paterson responded to residents’ concerns that they are being treated without respect by the corporation. First, in order

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Grad Club set to reopen after delayed approval from Queen’s

The Grad Club restaurant and bar on Queen’s University campus has received the green light to reopen after nearly two months of waiting. “I want to thank everyone that took time to speak up, it made a big difference,” posted their General Manager Virginia Clark on Facebook on Friday Sep.

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Four major Ontario teachers’ unions taking legal action against provincial government

The four largest teacher and education worker unions in the province is filing formal appeals with the Ontario Labour Relations Board (OLRB), the unions announced on Monday, Aug. 31, 2020. The Association des enseignantes et des enseignants franco-ontariens (AEFO), the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO), the Ontario English Catholic

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ETFO President says teachers nervous about school reopening

The President of the Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario (ETFO) local branch says teachers are apprehensive heading into the school year during a pandemic. She also called Premier Doug Ford’s message to teachers unions yesterday ’insulting.’ “It’s time for teachers to step up,” Ford told the media on Thursday, Aug.

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First COVID-19 business survey offers insight to guide recovery

Nearly 60 percent of Kingston businesses in the arts, services and hospitality sector have indicated that on-going mandatory closures or restricted operations could force them to close, according to a report from the Kingston Economic Development Corporation (KEDCO).  A survey of 203 local businesses was carried out between Thursday, Apr.

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