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Your candidates for Kingston and the Islands: Vic Sahai, NDP

Vic Sahai (NDP) studied at Queen’s University in the 1980s and returned to Kingston with his wife and children in 2007 to work in public health as a Queen’s professor and research director at Hotel Dieu. He has 30 years of senior management experience, focusing on strategic planning, policy development,

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Update: Two healthcare workers at KHSC test positive for COVID-19

Update (Friday, Nov. 27, 2020): Today, Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) confirmed another case of COVID-19 amongst its staff. KHSC referred to the cases as “community-acquired transmission,” and said that both healthcare workers are from Kingston General Hospital (KGH) and are recovering at home while self-isolating. “Four other staff members

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UHKF holds small ceremony to award local philanthropists and volunteers

A small, private ceremony was held by University Hospitals Kingston Foundation (UHKF) on Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020 to celebrate a few of Kingston’s outstanding philanthropists and volunteers. Community nominations are accepted for the Davies Award for Philanthropic Leadership and the Ian Wilson Award for Volunteerism every year. The award recipients

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Kingston Health Sciences Centre ready to increase outpatient clinic visits

The Hotel Dieu Hospital (HDH) site of the Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KCHC) is increasing its in-person outpatient clinic visits starting today, Tuesday, Jun. 23, 2020. Though HDH has been maintaining 80 per cent of their volume through the pandemic, only 40 per cent of those appointments were being conducted

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Project to bring together religious archives at the Church of the Good Thief

The beautiful limestone church on King Street West has stood empty for quite some time, but a joint effort from multiple religious partners will see the building continue to hold its religious significance in an entirely new way. The Archdiocese of Kingston, the Sisters of Providence of St. Vincent de

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2019 Rose of Hope Golf Tournament matches best-ever fundraising total

Over 150 golfers, organizers, and volunteers gathered for a golf tournament earlier this week to raise funds for the breast screening unit at Hotel Dieu Hospital that sees about 3,700 female patients each year. The Rose of Hope Golf Tournament took place on Tuesday, Jul. 30, 2019 at Cataraqui Golf

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KHSC welcomes more than 20 physicians to Kingston

Over two dozen physicians have recently joined the team at Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) following a campaign to recruit highly trained doctors and specialist. The group of doctors are “all trained in various areas of medical specialities,” according to KHSC, and the influx of physicians is the result of

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Expanding Paid Residential Parking Permit Zones

While free on street parking is available on many residential streets in the central area of the city, most of these streets have time of day regulations during the week. These regulations are designed to keep drivers from leaving their car in one spot for an entire day which, according

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Downtown Kingston, 1880

We never tire of general views of Kingston here at Queen’s Archives. This lovely albumen print (which is a print make with egg white as a binding ingredient) likely taken by Henderson around 1880, give or take a few years, is wonderful for its crisp, clear and far-reaching view. Taken

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What if Kingston…

The City of Kingston, alongside residents of the Sydenham Ward, are preparing for the launch of a new pilot program on October 1st, which aims to establish updated rules for on-street parking in this bustling downtown district.  The proposal will set aside as much as 15% of on-street parking spaces for

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A Farewell to Free Parking in Kingston

The availability, or lack thereof, of parking in and around the downtown core is a constant sore spot for local residents, shoppers and event-goers. In recent years, we’ve been increasingly circling the block in search of that perfect parking spot thanks to the implementation of the pay and display permit

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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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