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‘Wipe out C. difficile’ project wins Awesome Kingston November grant

Every month, Awesome Kingston gives away a $1000 micro-grant to a local project pitched by its creator. These days the pitch party is happening virtually, but the outcome is still the same. No-strings-attached money is given to the winner to help them develop the projects that Awesome Kingston thinks will

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Local doctor appointed Executive VP, Medical, at Ontario Health

Kingston cardiologist and Queen’s University School of Medicine Vice-Dean Dr. Chris Simpson is taking on a new role with Ontario Health. Simpson has been appointed as Ontario Health’s Executive Vice-President, Medical, effective Monday, Feb. 1, 2021. “I’ll be the first doctor on the senior leadership team and will be bringing

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A Letter to the Premier (in response to #AMOConf19)

Dear Doug, I must admit, it was an odd experience hearing you speak at the Association of Ontario Municipalities Conference in Ottawa on Monday, Aug. 19, 2019 (#AMOConf19). I was there, gathered with thousands of other councillors and mayors from across the province, front row/centre as I always am, ready

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Transgender health clinic opens in Kingston

Navigating Ontario’s health care system can be difficult for any patient. For trans and intersex patients, these barriers to care can be virtually insurmountable. Three local health care professionals are trying to change this with a new transgender health clinic. A gynecologist by training, Dr. Ashley Waddington started a clinic

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A Strategic Look: Priority #4 – Strengthen Economic Development Opportunities

Beginning in early January and, through public consultation and a number of additional special meetings, Kingston City Council set out its five strategic priorities through 2022, which they affirmed and approved an implementation plan for at their meeting on Tuesday, May 21, 2019. Today, we’ll explore the projects within their

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Knights of Columbus make $300k in donations to area churches and Providence Manor

When it comes to supporting local organizations, sometimes that means one organization supporting another. On Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019, several local organizations received generous donations that will help support their connection and service to the Kingston community – and all the funds came from just one local support organization. A

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#ygkChallenge: Take Care of Yourself

The #ygkChallenge is an ongoing series where we dare you to be different, resolve to be better, and or do something awesome in support of our beloved community. Each week, Kingstonist establishes a new, ambitious or quirky goal, encouraging you to step out of your comfort zone and do something

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Should We Keep Our Hospitals Public?

This past weekend it was near impossible to make your way around Kingston and not come across one of the fifty-five polling stations that had been established to gauge public opinion regarding the public private partnership (P3) funding model that’s being considered for our new 270-bed hospital.  The Providence Care

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