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Free program to help residents with shopping during the pandemic

As we head into the holiday shopping season, a new initiative has begun here in Kingston, which may make it easier for immunocompromised individuals to check items off their list. Shopping Angels Canada is a community led program designed to provide shopping services to those deemed especially at-risk for contracting

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H’art Centre opting for phased-in approach to reopening

Like many services, businesses, and charities, H’art Centre in downtown Kingston has faced a number of challenges and changes during the COVID-19 pandemic – and according to those with the organization, their staff met those challenges and changes head on. The not-for-profit community arts hub, which provides artists with disabilities

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New OHC report reveals worsening situation in Long Term Care

The Ontario Health Coalition (OHC) released a sobering report on Wednesday, Jul. 22 revealing systemic staffing shortages in Long Term Care (LTC) homes. The survey took place during the week of Jul. 10 to 17, 2020 in every region in Ontario. Ninety-five percent of respondents indicated their LTC homes were

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Queen’s med student group 3D print 15,000 pieces of PPE

A group of Queen’s University medical students who started making personal protective equipment (PPE) on a 3D printer in April, have reached a milestone: 15,000 pieces of PPE produced.  “It’s all thanks to the team work and the support that we have from the community,” said Catherine Spagnuolo, a second-year

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Local charity Dress for Success targeted by thieves

When those working with Dress for Success Kingston opened their doors yesterday morning, what they found was disappointing, to say the least. Sometime over the weekend from Friday, Feb. 21 to Monday, Feb. 24, 2020, the local charitable organization had been broken into. For seven years, Dress for Success has

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Nonprofit doula service and information centre to open in Kingston

    The Doula Support Foundation will be opening in Kingston this fall to provide pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum services and education. Doula Support Foundation (DFS) will be accessible to low-income families, but their services will be available to all community members, regardless of socioeconomic status. DSF will offer three

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Refresh your wardrobe for a good cause with Crème de la Closet clothing sale

  Spring is a time of rebirth, refreshment, and rejuvenation – and a time when people are just as busy cleaning out their closets as they are bringing new clothes into their wardrobe for the coming seasons. Because of that, it’s the perfect time for the Crème de la Closet

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Anonymous donor takes ‘25 Days of Giving’ to the next level

As the holidays draw to a close, the spirit of giving and supporting the community is not only continuing, but growing here in Kingston. Inspired by Kingstonist’s final ‘25 Days of Giving’ pledge to donate $250 to the charity of our readers’ choice, one Kingstonian has stepped up to make

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