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LDSB confirms positive case of COVID-19 at LCVI

The Limestone District School Board (LDSB) has disclosed that a staff member at Loyalist Collegiate and Vocational Institute (LCVI) tested positive for COVID-19. According to a press release sent out by the Board on Thursday, Apr. 15, 2021, Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) Public Health has been notified of

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New partnerships see Lionhearts Street Project continue through winter

Those relying on Lionhearts Inc. for meals will continue to get the support they need this winter. Thanks to a partnership with long-time Lionhearts supporter Stages Night Club, Lionhearts has secured an indoor location for its COVID-19 Street Project from November through to April. Kingston City Council votedunanimously on Nov.

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Seedy Saturday offers local green thumbs an early start to their gardening

Gardeners, from novice to expert, take note: The Kingston Area Seed System Initiative (KASSI) will be holding their annual Seedy Saturday on Saturday, Mar. 14, 2020. “Seedy Saturday is a warm-spirited celebration of seeds, gardening and community,” says Dianne Dowling, Kingston Area Seed System Initiative board member. “By March, gardeners are really

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Reflections on my time with the Saeed family

In my position as lead writer and editor in chief here at Kingstonist, I receive multiple press releases on a daily basis, sometimes on an hourly basis. I try to sort them into different files – upcoming events, things that must be covered immediately, things I want to throw to

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Local student selected as a Loran Scholar

There are hundreds of awards and accolades handed out to students across the nation and around the world, all of them exciting and important in shaping the lives of those students. But when it comes to being named a Loran Scholar, there is something extra-special about it. That’s because the

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Program to continue offering accessibility to fresh produce for another year

After a year of successfully increasing accessibility to fresh produce, the Good Food Stand Program will continue as a pilot program for another year. Good Food Stands began popping up in area schools in 2018 as the result of the community’s Poverty Reduction Initiative. The United Way of Kingston, Frontenac,

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LCVI helps students continue education with $15k Charitable Trust Fund

As an alumni and staff member for over 20 years, LCVI student services enrichment counsellor Martha Read-Gray said she’s seen a huge change in the amount of students that were trying to go to college or university. Read-Gray stated that her work as a guidance counsellor made her acutely aware

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Kingston Transit, LDSB announce 15 bus shelters will be wrapped in art

  The Limestone District School Board (LDSB) and Kingston Transit have announced that 15 bus shelters in the city will be wrapped in student art. This spring, select bus shelters will be wrapped in student artwork from the LCVI-based, Creative Arts focus program. In 2018, students designed artwork for a

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LCVI Special Olympics athletes treated to celebratory lunch

  When it comes to celebrating diversity in the community, local business owner Jimmy Hassan is no stranger to drawing attention to how important all Kingstonians are to making this city thrive. Having emigrated from Pakistan in 2003, Hassan has since not only set up a popular Pizza Pizza location

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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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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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