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‘B’s Bike Bites Upgrade’ wins Awesome Kingston April grant

Every month, Awesome Kingston gives away a $1,000 micro-grant to a local project pitched by its creator(s). These days, the pitch party is happening virtually, but the outcome is still the same: No-strings-attached money is given to the winner to help them develop the projects that Awesome Kingston thinks will

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Kingston business ‘Love Over COVID’ gets boost from Dr. Moore

Local entrepreneur Ken Foster has garnered attention since Dr. Kieran Moore wore one of his Love Over COVID t-shirts to his COVID-19 vaccination appointment yesterday. Foster, who said the tag line ‘Love is More Contagious than COVID’ came to him in the middle of the night about six months into

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Local machine shop supports COVID-19 testing

Nuformex, a full-service machine shop in Kingston’s west end, helps inventors and entrepreneurs who require unique, custom prototypes and short runs for their production needs. The trio of Clay Crosby, Paul Steele and George Brunner style themselves a “local, home-grown group of guys 20-years strong within the manufacturing industry.” The

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Quinn’s Meats finds new owner: Enright Cattle Company

In November, Kingstonist ran a feature about a long-standing abattoir and butcher shop that had gone up for sale in Yarker, Ont. This week, it was confirmed that Darold and Kara Enright of Enright Cattle Company are the new owners, having taken over operations as of Monday, Feb. 1, 2021.

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Kingston manufacturing business supports military veterans

While Kingston is known for its historic downtown and having more restaurants per capita than most other cities in the country, manufacturing is an important and growing part of the Limestone City. One manufacturing business that has seen continued growth despite the pandemic is Fab-Cut Systems Inc. At their new

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Loyalty program offers savings on quality plumbing to Kingston customers

For most Kingston residents, their home is their most valuable asset. Hiring a professional plumber to do high quality work in your home is important, so you can be confident in the longevity of your plumbing system. So what’s a Kingston resident to do? John The Plumber aims to make quality

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Vandervoorts selling off final items with an online auction

Vandervoorts General Store, a familiar downtown fixture for the past 70 years, has closed its doors for the last time. To clear out their physical location, Vandervoorts is auctioning off the last items remaining in their location. Most of the stock has already been depleted, and now Vandervoorts is hoping

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CarHop Bonanza! will serve up a taste of nostalgia at Pisanos: Old School

A taste of nostalgia can be had Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020, at Pisanos: Old School in Kingston’s west end. The restaurant pays homage to old school recipes with a modern twist, with fare that mainly focuses on Philly Cheesesteaks, gourmet hamburgers, hotdogs, poutines, and classic deep-dish pizzas. Pisanos: Old School

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Private gym, Rebelle Fit, offers exclusive strength training classes

Located at 96 Innovation Drive in Kingston’s east end, Rebelle Fit is a small 1000 sq ft, unassuming space, perfect for physically distanced group workouts. They focus on circuit training and whole body fitness. With a maximum capacity of 6 people, and classes by appointment only, keeping clients safe and

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Queen’s University team launches new platform to support Canadian small businesses

A new marketplace-style platform allows consumers to purchase gift certificates, pre-purchase products, and pre-book services to be redeemed at any future time. Designed in Kingston by a team at Queen’s University, SupportSME is a free platform designed to help support small and medium businesses affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Participating

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Weekend activities to make YGK smile

It’s been over a month since the City of Kingston declared a state of emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and staying entertained is getting more and more difficult. With that in mind, we’ve compiled a list of pandemic-safe activities (providing everyone adheres to physical distancing guidelines and only participates

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Queen’s program hopes to solve the work-experience paradox for grads

It has long been a paradox — employers want experience in a candidate before they’ll hire, but how does a new arts or humanities graduate earn that experience before they get a job? A program at Queen’s University, preparing for its third year, seems to have found the the answer.

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