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Who’s that guy gliding along Kingston’s waterfront?

He easily draws as much of a crowd as is permitted wherever he goes. Gliding on the water like a hot knife through butter. You may have seen him at his usual spots, either at Confederation Basin or down by the Pump House Museum. “Everyone who sees it is amazed

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Funding announced for small and medium businesses affected by pandemic

Help is on the way for small and medium-sized businesses that have been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The City of Kingston has partnered with the Kingston Economic Development Corporation (EcDev) to award 1.1 million dollars in funding — $600,000 will come from the City of Kingston and EcDev

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Kingston doctor wins prestigious award for leadership in cancer research

A Kingston Doctor and Queen’s researcher has been recognized for her international leadership in cancer research. Dr. Elizabeth Eisenhauer has received the 2021 Canada Gairdner Wightman Award for outstanding leadership in medical science. “The prestigious award recognizes a Canadian health researcher who has demonstrated extraordinary leadership paired with exceptional science,”

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New open-air burning regulations in Kingston to take effect

If backyard campfires are one way you’ve been warding off the pandemic blues, you’ll need a new piece of paper for safekeeping. As of April 19, 2021, the City of Kingston will require residents to obtain an open-air burn permit. In addition to the new permit, the city will launch

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Kingston launches tree planting program

The City of Kingston is going to be a little bit greener and is asking for your help to make it happen.  The City has launched what it’s called the Neighbourhood Tree Planting Program to encourage residents to plant trees on their properties to help grow Kingston’s tree canopy. “We’re

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Kingston leads the way in COVID-19 vaccine doses per capita

As we enter the first week of the provincially-mandated lockdown, it appears that the KFL&A region has at least one thing to celebrate: the most number of administered vaccines per capita across Ontario. The data is according to the website covid19tracker.ca and is accurate as of Saturday, April 3, 2021.

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Volunteers needed for clinical trial on autism-related disorders

A Kingston-based research study into a treatment for autism-related social disorders needs volunteers to move forward. The Department of Psychiatry at Queen’s University is running a clinical trial for Autism under the leadership of Dr. Lucia Capano (KHSC-Hotel Dieu site) in conjunction with the Province of Ontario Neurodevelopmental Disorders (POND)

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Lost Kingston dog returns to Humane Society

Finding the right home for a foster animal can be pretty tricky. Sometimes, despite the best intentions, the animal just isn’t a fit. That’s what the Executive Director of the Kingston Humane Society said about the husky named Crane who was recently the subject of a group search effort. Crane,

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Lennox & Addington OPP charge three for impaired driving

The Lennox and Addington detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police charged a trio of impaired drivers from March 19 to 27, 2021. Impaired driver passes through R.I.D.E. program A Greater Napanee man has been charged with impaired driving. During a R.I.D.E Program on Friday, Mar. 19, 2021, on County Road

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A chilling technique to fight pandemic blues

Imagine willingly jumping into the frigid waters of Lake Ontario throughout the fall and winter.  No? You can’t? Well, believe it or not a group of Kingstonians did just that — willingly, once a week throughout the pandemic.  Albert Nerenberg, local filmmaker and man of many hats, spearheaded the initiative,

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Hazardous waste depot opens for the season

This Thursday is not only April Fool’s day but also the opening of Kingston’s Household Hazardous Waste Depot. The Hazardous Waste Depot is located at the Kingston Area Recycling Centre, 196 Lappan’s Lane, and is open Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 4

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New temporary hospital site ready to go, if needed

A new 70-bed facility is ready and waiting on standby if needed, according to Kingston Health Sciences Centre. The unveiling was made on the afternoon of Monday, March 29, 2021. The facility would provide care for non-COVID, and medically stable patients who would still require clinical support before discharge. It

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