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Shedding light on COVID-19, instability among Kingston’s most vulnerable

Vulnerable populations camping in and around Belle Park in Kingston have been experiencing an increase in COVID-19 infection rates over the last few weeks, and while services have been provided for these individuals by the Integrated Care Hub (ICH) and other agencies, the rise of COVID-19 cases in these populations

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Queen’s University student workers express distress at #ValueOurWork rally

On Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021, at 12:30 PM, Queen’s graduate student workers and their supporters gathered outside Stauffer Library for a #ValueOurWork rally, demanding a meaningful response to the concerns of the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) Local 901 at Queen’s University.  Teaching assistants, research assistants, and teaching fellows

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Feds announce $7.4 million for Kingston’s Rapid Housing Initiative again

Editorial note:Although Minister Huseen said this was the “second round” of the Rapid Housing Initiative funding, the City of Kingston has more recently clarified that the $7.4 million announced today, Friday, Nov. 26, 2021, is the same $7.4 million that was announced in July of 2021, and not in addition

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Police seek public assistance to locate missing teen

Kingston Police have released the above photos and are asking for public assistance in locating a missing male teen, Drayton Doucette-Smith, 15. According to police, Drayton left his residence on Wilson Street in the Rideau Heights neighbourhood at just after 12 p.m. (noon) on Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2021. He was

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A letter of thanks: Local Love in KFL&A

The following is a submitted letter to the editor. The views and opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of The Kingstonist. As the 2021 United Way KFL&A Campaign draws to a close, we wanted to take an opportunity to thank the Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox & Addington community and all

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COVID-19 watch declared at Providence Manor

While not an official outbreak, Providence Care has declared a COVID-19 watch on Montreal 5, a resident home area at Providence Manor. The COVID-19 watch comes after the confirmation of a staff member on Montreal 5 testing positive for COVID-19. The COVID-19 watch is a heightened form of COVID-19 surveillance,

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Kingston Police nab fleeing wanted man in Westbrook

A heavy police presence descended on the Westbrook area of Kingston yesterday and, while they left having apprehended the man they were after, the flurry of activity in between was perhaps more than they’d expected. At approximately 12:20 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2021, a number of Kingston Police officers

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Kingston’s Smile Cookie campaign raises over $156k for local NICU

Kingstonians’ love for smiles, cookies, and helping little ones in need has done it again! In its 18th year, the local Tim Hortons Smile Cookie campaign has surpassed its goal, once again, raising a record-breaking total of $156,806 in support of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Kingston Health

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‘Go back to the basics’: KFL&A MOH implores community as COVID-19 cases reach all-time high

The message still remains true: the best way to control this outbreak is to go get immunized.” Dr. Piotr Oglaza With COVID-19 cases in Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) reaching an unprecedented all-time high of 220 active cases, 16 hospitalizations and a total of seven deaths (since the pandemic

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Rideau Street fire causes estimated $100k damages

A structure fire in downtown Kingston sent two people to hospital and resulted in an estimated $100,000 in damages, according to Kingston Fire and Rescue. At approximately 8:24 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2021, Kingston Fire and Rescue were called to the 100 block of Rideau Street, where a two-storey

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KFL&A records eighth death from COVID-19

The Kingston, Frontenac and Lennox and Addington region has recorded its eighth death from COVID-19, KFL&A Public Health reported on Wednesday. The deceased was a female in her 70s, according to provincial information. This was the second death in KFL&A associated with COVID-19 in as many days, after a male

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