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Local retailers reopening just in time for Father’s Day

With the gradual reopening of the province, Father’s Day 2021 will be different yet again. Most local businesses will be able to accommodate customers and purchases, but COVID-19 protocols will still be in full force. Please have patience with local stores and restaurants, as many are reopening for business after

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Over 100 local businesses supported by Kingston Pandemic Recovery Program

The Kingston Pandemic Recovery Program, a partnership program between Kingston Economic Development Corporation (Kingston EcDev) and The City of Kingston is has been awarded to 111 local businesses. The program received 264 applications requesting $2.4M in funding, according to a release from Kingston EcDev. This program assists small businesses in Kingston,

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Kingston Chamber of Commerce to provide rapid COVID-19 tests to local businesses

In partnership with the federal and provincial governments, The Greater Kingston Chamber of Commerce has acquired an initial shipment of 50,000 rapid COVID-19 test kits for distribution to local businesses. “Businesses are in a difficult position right now as they try to provide the goods and services we rely on

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YGK Sign Wars heating up after Friendly Fires ignites the battle

Kingston is jumping on the bandwagon of sign wars to keep up spirits during this third round of pandemic lockdown. On Thursday, Apr. 29, 2021, Friendly Fires was the first to call out another local business, telling Gilmours “We have the grills. Where’s the beef” on their Dalton Avenue sign.

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Ontario Small Business Support Grants lack support for local businesses

Businesses in the Kingston area are experiencing difficulties and delays when applying for the Ontario Small Business Support Grant. When they need help or have questions about the grant, many say they are left floundering after calling the so-called helpline. Launched in January, the Ontario Small Business Support Grant provides

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Kingston Police warn of two separate fraud schemes targeting local businesses

Local businesses in the area should be aware of two types of frauds targeting businesses, stores and agencies in Kingston and throughout Ontario, the Kingston Police Fraud Unit warns. The first fraud scheme involves a fraudulent Electronic Fund Transfer (EFT) used to pay for merchandise. The targeted business receives a

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February giveaways at Gan Chev supports community during lockdown

By February, we’re all feeling a little tired of the cold, and this year we’re tired of the COVID lockdown as well. Gan Chev is looking to support local Gananoque businesses, and perhaps lift some spirits, with 16 Days of Giveaways over the four weeks of February. “We wanted to

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Valentine’s Day gift ideas to enjoy an evening in

As we head into February, our thoughts usually turn to all things hearts and flowers. This year, we’ll be lucky to be able to leave the house, but we can’t let that stop us from enjoying Valentine’s Day to the best of our abilities. We’ve rounded up some fun and

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‘Tis the season to shop local for unique holiday gifts

Here we are, back around to the holiday shopping season. This year we may be going “out” less, and doing more virtual shopping instead. Many local businesses have both in-store and online shopping options this season, and are gearing up to welcome holiday shoppers. We’ve gathered details on some local

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Art enthusiasts are invited downtown for a distanced Art After Dark experience

Art galleries and art loving businesses will once again open their doors for Art After Dark tonight, Friday, Sept. 25, 2020. This biannual event has been running for over 10 years and is always met with great reception by art enthusiasts who are starting or adding to their personal art

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Princess Street closed to traffic Saturday for Love Kingston Sidewalk Sale

This Saturday, Sept. 12th, 2020, Princess Street will be closed to traffic to allow Love Kingston Marketplace to hold a Sidewalk Sale in support of downtown businesses. This safe and fun shopping experience will be a day-long event, running from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Princess Street will be

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Good Taste Tour offers taste of the town in support of Loving Spoonful

Residents and tourists alike have a new opportunity to eat, drink and shop locally to support the Kingston business community while also supporting a good cause. The new Passport to the Good Taste Tour offers the holder discounts at local businesses. The COVID-19 pandemic has caused Loving Spoonful to cancel

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