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LDSB reports two COVID-19 cases at separate schools: ‘No risk to students or staff’

Limestone District School Board (LDSB) has confirmed two cases of COVID-19 at local schools over the past week, but says there is no risk to the public. LDSB reported a student had tested positive at Kingston Collegiate & Vocational Institute (KCVI) on Friday, Dec. 4, 2020. They reported a student

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Updates on Kingston Secondary School

If you’ve not been in the area recently, you might be surprised to see how the construction of Kingston Secondary School (KSS) is coming along. Originally intended to open for the 2019-2020 school year, the project is now 86 per cent done, according to those with the Limestone District School

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Kingston teen finding international fame for flipping classic cars

  “I never intended to be in the entertainment industry at all,” said 18-year-old Blake McGinness. “All that I knew was that I wanted to do car stuff.” McGinness is in grade 12 at KCVI and flips classic cars. He’s currently signed to Mayhem Entertainment, a Burnaby-based production company, and

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Local students bring home 11 medals from Special Olympics

  Several School to Community students with the Limestone District School Board earned an impressive medal haul at the recent Youth Invitational Games hosted by Special Olympics in Toronto Tuesday, May 14, 2019 to Friday, May 17, 2019. Students from Napanee District Secondary School (NDSS) earned gold in soccer and

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Students walk out in protest of cuts and changes to education

Hundreds of students could be seen throughout the city and county today as they walked out of school and voiced their concerns about the changes and cuts to education at the provincial level. Approximately 650 secondary school students walked out of school and either walked, drove, or took public transit

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Construction of new high school draws concerns about tar fumes, won’t be complete for next school year

When Jennifer Kehoe brought her son home sick from school, she initially thought he was feigning illness. She’d been called to pick him up from Molly Brant Elementary six of the past 12 school days, but his nausea, headache, and sore throat seemed to go away within an hour of

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Five more area schools placed on lockdown following threats

After Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018 saw three Kingston schools placed on lock down following threats made over the phone, the threats have continued today. Five schools in the area were placed on lock down today after receiving threats similar to those made towards local schools yesterday. Kingston Police responded to

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What Should Kingston’s New School Be Named?

This past fall, construction began on Kingston’s newest high school, located on the former Queen Elizabeth Collegiate & Vocational Institute (QEVCI) property on Kirkpatrick Street. The 171,000 square-foot facility will accommodate 1,340 students, (240 intermediate students and 1,000 secondary students) and includes the International Baccalaureate (IB) Program, and intermediate and

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#ygkChallenge: Christmas Tree Disposal

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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School Board Incurs Enormous Legal Costs to Close High Schools

The applicants for the legal action against the Limestone District School Board in Kingston, Ontario, say they are very surprised that the School Board spent over $250,000 on a case that took only a day and a half in court. Save KCVI and the Sydenham District Association appealed the School

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Best of 2014: In Pursuit of Memorial Collegiate High School

The impending closure of KCVI and the fight to stop it have been hot topics in YGK for a couple of years now.  The discussion surrounding the closure of Ontario’s oldest public high school has been met with many opinions and varying ideas of what to do next.  While many

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‘Move on’ says Kiwala, while Holland and Kiley Continue Support to Save Schools

The Kingston community should ‘move on’ and accept the provincial decision to close KCVI and QECVI, says Sophie Kiwala, Liberal candidate for Kingston and the Islands. Kiwala’s remarks in a recent CFRC radio interview indicate that the candidate has changed her position on the schools issue. Originally a supporter of

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