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Open letter: City residents opposed to intensification plans for Johnson Street Corridor at Portsmouth Avenue

The following is a submitted open letter to the City of Kingston Planning Committee from a group of residents concerned about the proposed plans for the Johnson Street Corridor at Portsmouth Avenue. The views and opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of Kingstonist. Dear Planning Committee, The intent of

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Insensitive COVID-19 comments ‘heart wrenching’ to Kingston women grieving two loved ones

A Kingston family, who has lost two loved ones to COVID-19 this year, share their anguish and frustration today in hopes that other families won’t be forced to go through similar experiences.  Janet Carter, 70, and her daughter, Shannon Millikin, a local Personal Support Worker, say they are devastated every

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COVID-19 outbreak declared at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School

A COVID-19 outbreak has been declared at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School, an elementary school in Kingston’s north end. The outbreak was declared on Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2021, and involves two student cases, according to data from both KFL&A Public Health, and the Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School

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COVID-19 outbreak declared at Welborne Avenue Public School

Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) Public Health has declared a COVID-19 outbreak at Welborne Avenue Public School, located in Kingston’s west end. According to data from KFL&A Public Health, the outbreak was actually declared on Monday, Nov. 29, 2021, however, it was not listed on the local Health Unit’s

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MOH addresses continued rise of COVID-19 cases in KFL&A

Residents in the Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) region began the week with the unwelcome news that over 100 cases of COVID-19 had been detected over the weekend. This blossom of cases, paired with the region’s first experience of over 300 active COVID-19 cases at the same time, came

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City of Kingston posts trespass notices on Memorial Centre barns

Citing health and safety risks, the City of Kingston posted trespass notices at the barns on the Memorial Centre property on the afternoon of Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2021. This comes after those seeking shelter were utilizing the barns earlier this month, seemingly allowed to do so with the City having

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OPP investigating after firearm discharged at Napanee residence

The Lennox and Addington County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are currently investigating a firearms incident, which took place outside of a residence in Greater Napanee last week. According to police, a firearm was discharged on Monday, Nov. 22, 2021, on Isabella Street East just before 8 a.m.

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Serious collision on Highway 38 leads to impaired driving charges

Kingston Police have laid charges after a Napanee man collided with a guardrail on Highway 38, sending the truck he was driving “careening down a steep embankment,” police said on Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2021. The collision occurred just after 10:15 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 29, 2021, when the accused man

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KFL&A region surpasses 300 active COVID-19 cases during ‘fourth wave’

The ‘fourth wave’ of the COVID-19 pandemic is resulting in pandemic milestones for the Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) region, as the Public Health district has surpassed 300 active cases of the virus for the first time. This comes on Monday, Nov. 29, 2021, the same day that the

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KFL&A Public Health declares COVID-19 outbreak at Lord Strathcona PS

A COVID-19 outbreak has been declared at Lord Strathcona Public School, an elementary school located on McMahon Street in central Kingston. According to Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) Public Health, although the outbreak was declared today, it involves seven case and only three of those cases are currently active.

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COVID-19 outbreak declared at J.R. Henderson Public School in Kingston

Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) Public Health has declared an COVID-19 outbreak at J.R. Henderson Public School, located on Henderson Boulevard in Kingston’s west end. According to Public Health, there are currently five active cases of COVID-19 at the elementary school, where an outbreak was declared on Monday, Nov.

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Kingston spa raising funds for Alzheimer Society in memory of beloved father

In memory of her father, Total Diva Boutique Spa owner, Andrea Latimer-Scahill, is partnering with the Alzheimer Society of Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox & Addington (KFL&A) to raise funds to help people diagnosed with dementia, and to raise awareness for the cause. The online Coffee Break & Silent Auction fundraiser will

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