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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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Go Back to School shopping and support local businesses

September is just around the corner. While this year may be different, with many families scrambling to make sense of what’s to come, we still need to prepare for the Back to School season. From programs to help children return to school, to finding technology, supplies, and services to help

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First COVID-19 business survey offers insight to guide recovery

Nearly 60 percent of Kingston businesses in the arts, services and hospitality sector have indicated that on-going mandatory closures or restricted operations could force them to close, according to a report from the Kingston Economic Development Corporation (KEDCO).  A survey of 203 local businesses was carried out between Thursday, Apr.

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Webinar aims to help business owners navigate government programs

The City of Kingston, in partnership with the Kingston Economic Development Corporation and KPMG LLP, will be conducting a webinar to help small and medium sized businesses navigate government programs related to COVID-19. The pandemic has forced many of Kingston’s small businesses to take immediate action to protect their staff

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Great local gifts just in time for Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is almost here. While we won’t be celebrating in the same style this year, Moms need celebrating more than ever. In keeping with efforts to shop local, we have curated this list of local businesses offering specials specifically for moms. Local gifts for every mom Chartreuse Flower Works

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Kingston businesses offering free home delivery during the pandemic

It is not “business as usual” for many bricks and mortar establishments these days. Those with products have been scrambling to find ways to continue selling their wares to their customers. Below is a collection of local businesses who offer free delivery to their clients. It is by no means

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City seeks input from businesses on Open Door Air-Conditioning Bylaw

In August, Kingston City Council directed the City to develop an open door air-conditioning bylaw, and now the City is offering ways for local business owners to learn more and provide input. At their regular meeting held Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019, City Council had a lively debate about the concept

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