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Summer vendors market will be in-person and online this year in Napanee

Napanee’s Hometown Market is set to kick off the season this Saturday, Jun. 12, 2021, at the Strathcona Paper Centre (SPC) The Hometown Market will operate weekly every Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. until Saturday, Aug. 28, 2021.   This summer’s featured vendors, who will be serving customers every

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Music comedy duo offer mentorship to high school students pursuing the arts

High school students considering a future in the arts are being offered a unique mentorship opportunity by internationally-acclaimed music and comedy duo, Bridge & Wolak. Oftentimes when a musically gifted student is thinking about pursuing higher education, they tend to be steered away from pursuing their art in favour of

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Homestead application for 5 Lower Union Street under review by City

Homestead Land Holding Ltd, has submitted an application to the City of Kingston to amend The City’s Official Plan and Zoning By-Law for the property known as 5 Lower Union Street, and a public meeting about the application will occur later this summer.

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Sir John A. remembered despite having failed Indigenous Canadians

The traditional yearly commemoration of the death of Sir John A Macdonald by the Kingston Historical Society (KHS) went forward Sunday, Jun 6, 2021 with obvious caveats. The event occurred in a pre-recorded Zoom presentation with the public, the first of its kind since the ceremony was cancelled last year

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COVID-19 protocols have nearly eradicated flu, other viruses

Covid protocols such as masking, social distancing, and increased hygiene have practically eliminated the other nasty viruses that normal bog down the Canadian healthcare system. This was according to Dr. Kieran Moore, Medical Officer of Health for Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) Public Health, and soon to be Chief

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Premier Ford announces Ontario schools to remain closed

In a news conference at Queen’s Park on Wednesday, Jun 2, 2021, Ontario Premier Doug Ford announced that schools in the province will not reopen for in-person learning for the remainder of the academic year. Classrooms in the province have been closed since mid-April due to concerns about the spread

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Coming-of-age film ‘Verona’ to begin shooting this month

The town of Verona will become a film set this June featuring local establishments, homes, and people thanks to Verona native, Sebastian Back. Back came across Telefilm Canada’s Talent Fund-supported Talent to Watch Program, which finances emerging content creators who are recent alumni of a partner educational institution. As graduates

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KFL&A Public Health Board members ‘fully endorse’ in-person learning

Members of the Kingston, Frontenac and Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) Public Health Board unanimously approved a motion “fully endorsing” students’ return to in-person learning as soon as possible. “We fully endorse (students) returning to school, in particular in our region where our incidence of disease is low,” said Dr. Kieran

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Convicted drug trafficker with Napanee ties loses appeal

Ontario’s highest court has upheld the convictions of a Toronto man who trafficked drugs to the Napanee area. Van Phuc Luu was convicted August 13, 2018 of conspiracy to traffic in a controlled substance, trafficking in methamphetamine, and possession of the proceeds of crime exceeding $5,000. The appeal sought to

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Planting for pollinators this spring is easy and beneficial

More and more people are becoming aware of the benefits of planting pollinator friendly gardens. A pollinator is anything that carries pollen from the male part of the flower (anthers) to fertilize the female part of the flower (stigmas) and help it reproduce. In Canada, most pollinators are insects like

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Court files forfeiture order in Next Level Investments criminal proceedings

Kingston Police have provided an update for those victims involved in the criminal court proceedings against Next Level Investments. In 2017, Kingston Police commenced an investigation that was focused on a Kingston-based business known as Next Level Investments (Next Level Capital Group), which operated from 2016 to 2017. As the

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Multiple people arrested after police investigation into Outlaws drug trafficking in Kingston

Five people from Kingston and Whitby are facing a litany of charges after a long investigation, Project Stokes, resulted in multiple arrests. According to Kingston Police, their Street Crime and Drug Enforcement Unity began Project Stokes in the fall of 2020. The investigation involved the assistance of the Provincial Biker

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