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Kingston’s INVISTA Centre selected to host 2022 Pickleball Canada National Championship

Kingston has been chosen to host the 2022 Pickleball Canada National Championship (the Nationals) next summer. The event will be held at the INVISTA Centre from June 20-26 2022. Kingston previously hosted the Nationals in 2019 and has also been the host to two Eastern Canadian Pickleball Championships, according to

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City of Kingston unveils two new electric Zambonis

The City of Kingston has received its first two electric ice resurfacers — more commonly referred to by their brand name, Zamboni — that will be used at the INVISTA Centre, the City’s new recreation facility that houses four ice-pads and a fitness centre. Each of these new battery-operated machines

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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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KFL&A Public Health: Act now to get vaccinated for back to school

Now is the time to get your first dose in order to be fully vaccinated in time for back to school in September, says Dr. T. Hugh Guan, Associate Medical Officer of Health for Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) Public Health.  With a 21 day wait period between first

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All-day walk-in appointments available for COVID-19 vaccine

KFL&A Public Health is now offering all-day walk-in appointments for first and second doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. Both the INVISTA Centre in Kingston and the Strathcona Paper Centre in Napanee will be open for walk-in appointments to make getting fully vaccinated easier for individuals 12 years of age and

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More city facilities to reopen as part of Step Three of reopening framework

The City of Kingston has released details on city services, facilities and amenities as part of the move to Step 3, the last step in the Province of Ontario’s Roadmap to Reopen. “The focus of Step 3 is on adding indoor services and allowing more people to use them (with

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Vaccinations, variants, and an outbreak: A COVID-19 update for KFL&A

Update (Friday, Jul. 9, 2021): As of Friday, Jul. 9, 2021, one more secondary case has been detected as part of the current COVID-19 outbreak at the Davies 5 unit of KGH. This brings the total number of cases associated with that outbreak to 14 primary (seven staff members and

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City of Kingston installs three Bike Repair Posts at recreation facilities

Cyclists in the city of Kingston have new options for basic bike repairs. Three Bike Repair Posts have been installed at City-owned recreation facilities. “The City is pleased to provide residents with bike repair stations at three of our recreation facilities across the city. We hope these repair stations will

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What’s open and closed Victoria Day long weekend 2021

Our second Victoria Day long weekend during the pandemic is here. Temperatures are looking good for our quieter celebrations at home, and Kingston and area residents are reminded that the provincial Stay-At-Home order has been extended into June. But that doesn’t mean we can’t still enjoy the holiday long weekend

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Dr. Moore provides COVID-19 update, vaccination forecast for KFL&A

After reaching an all-time high count of active COVID-19 cases earlier this week, Dr. Kieran Moore said those numbers are dropping, but we’ve still got a long way to go – which might include the month of May looking a lot like April has thus far. The Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox

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What’s open and closed for Easter weekend 2021

A second pandemic Easter weekend is here. In KFL&A we are still under the Section 22 Class Order, prohibiting gatherings of over five people, indoors or out, but it doesn’t mean we can’t connect with loved ones over the telephone or online. The City reminds us that visiting in person

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Rotary Club volunteers support INVISTA Centre immunization clinic

The Rotary Clubs of Kingston and area are continuing their tradition of community service by providing volunteers as ushers and screeners for the local COVID-19 immunization clinic at the INVISTA Centre. There are four Rotary clubs and two Rotaract clubs in Kingston, and members from all six clubs are assisting

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