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KFL&A Public Health shares COVID-19 community update

Kingston’s Medical Officer of Health Dr. Kieran Moore has released a COVID-19 community update heading into the holiday season. Data for the Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox & Addington (KFL&A) Public Health region is trending in a good direction, he said, as the area heads into the Christmas and New Year Holidays,

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Dr. Moore’s advice for the upcoming holiday season

Kingston’s Medical Officer of Health Dr. Kieran Moore released a new video this week, telling Kingston, Frontenac Lennox & Addington (KFL&A) constituents they could be on course for a COVID-19 “disaster.” “We’re in a higher risk environment now,” he said on Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020. “Our case counts have never

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Letter: We’re all in this together – even when we have to be apart

The following is a submitted letter to the editor. The views and opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of The Kingstonist. We are all in this together. It has become the mantra of the COVID-19 pandemic, recited by every level of government, from the top down. And it is

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OPP Festive RIDE program finds ‘disturbing’ number of impaired drivers

Nearly 100 drivers were charged for impaired driving through the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) East Region Festive RIDE program over the holidays. According to the OPP, 2,289 Festive RIDE (Reduce Impaired Driving Everywhere) programs were conducted across the East Region of Ontario between Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019 and Thursday, Jan.

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Santa is coming to Springer Market Square

Pack your Christmas list and make your way downtown, as Santa is returning to the Limestone City in advance of the holidays. Now in its 12 year, Santa in the Square, presented by the Downtown Kingston! BIA has become a holiday tradition here in Kingston, and Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019

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Toys for Tickets takes place next week

It’s that time of year again! For two days only, those in Kingston with outstanding parking tickets will be able to pay those tickets off while making a difference in a child’s holidays. On Thursday, Dec. 5 and Friday, Dec. 6, 2019, residents can pay off their parking tickets with

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Pewter ornament collection to go on sale beginning next week

It wouldn’t be the holidays in Kingston without the release of the Downtown Kingston Business Improvement Area (BIA)’s pewter ornament collection… At least, not for the past 26 years. Each year since 1993, the Downtown Kingston BIA has released a collection of collectible pewter ornaments, each ornament depicting a well-known

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The Six Days of Council

I worked in federal and provincial politics for almost a decade. While I had many good experiences in those arenas, and was truly honoured to give back to our community in that way, they were intense environments. Sometimes things were nasty. In fact, it seems that the very nature of

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Kingstonist’s Wizard of Paws: Pet adoptions and the holidays

The holidays are just around the corner and you know what that means… time with your family, holiday traditions, awesome food, and crazy shopping madness. Still looking for that perfect gift? Why not do a good deed and give two gifts? Pet adoption is a popular idea at this time

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Holiday schedule for public services and facilities

With Christmas and New Year’s Eves both happening in the next two weeks, the schedules for a number of different public services and facilities will be altered to accommodate the holidays. We know it’s a pretty busy (and sometimes chaotic) time of year, with family get-togethers, parties, events, and, of

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Holiday spirit restored after Tree of Hope vandalized and local electric company steps up

It doesn’t do much for holiday spirit when the namesake of the Family and Children’s Services; holiday campaign is found vandalized in Kingston. But when a local company steps up to help, it’s a reminder of the kindness the holiday season is all about. On Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2018, officials

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Tree of hope campaign coming close to toy target, falling short on others

The annual Tree of Hope campaign kicked off at the beginning of November, and with nearly two weeks left in the campaign, the agency has almost reached its toy target in record time. But the 100-year old holiday appeal, which provides toys, clothing, and more to almost 900 children every

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