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RMC planning full in-person classes by January 2022

The Royal Military College (RMC) is planning a full return to in-person classes for its undergraduate student population by January 2022. This information comes after months of near-silence from military university, who were unable to respond to media inquires during the beginning of the 2021-2022 school year. This was due

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Kingston EcDev CEO named Ontario East Economic Development Officer of the Year

Kingston’s own Donna Gillespie, CEO of Kingston Economic Development Corporation (EcDev), has been named the Ontario East Economic Development Officer of the Year. The award, bestowed by the Ontario East Economic Development Commission (Ontario East) was announced at the opening ceremonies of the Ontario East Municipal Conference (OEMC) being held

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Kingston restaurant resumes patio dining with help from the community

Last month, Amadeus Cafe, a local Kingston restaurant, lost their winter heaters to theft that they had installed the previous year to extend the patio dining option for customers.  The incident happened just at the time the cafe was starting to kick off its annual Oktoberfest festivities — and just

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Kingston City Council to vote on sleeping cabin program to address homelessness

After over two years of housing and homelessness being a top priority for City of Kingston and many of those living in the area, City Council will be faced with a decision regarding the implementation of a “relatively new approach” to provide “an alternative option to temporary house people.” On

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Napanee business owner publicly explains conflict with vaccine mandate

A Napanee business owner who posted what he considered a well-intentioned video to Facebook about why he wouldn’t turn away unvaccinated people has had a change of mind due to pressure from his landlord and KFL&A Public Health. Jay Bradley, President of Disco Ball Events Rollerskating, initially posted the video

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Theft of heaters freezes out patio season for Kingston’s Amadeus Cafe

Just as pandemic restrictions have eased and diners are starting to enjoy meals out at local restaurants, one downtown Kingston eatery has been forced to reduce its number of tables following the theft of its outdoor heaters. Amadeus Cafe is a local Kingston restaurant serving authentic German and Austrian family

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AGCO suspends liquor licence of J.A.K.K. Tuesdays

The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) has issued an Order of Interim Suspension of the liquor licence of J.A.K.K. Tuesdays “for reasons of public interest and safety.” The announcement comes on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021, less than two weeks after the Kingston-based business on Progress Avenue announced its

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Public Health urges vigilance as winter approaches

Dr. T. Hugh Guan, Associate Medical Officer of Health for Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington Public Health (KFL&APH) started his online press update with a big “thank you” today. Guan congratulated the community for its continued efforts, and reminded everyone to keep their guards up and continue to follow protocols.

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Shelby Kramp-Neuman elected MP for Hastings-Lennox and Addington

If there is something about Conservative MP Shelby Kramp-Neuman that seems familiar to those in the riding, it could be her maiden name, which is included in her now-hyphenated surname, or even a familial resemblance. That’s because those in this riding are more than familiar with one of the people

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LDSB: Two Bath PS students test positive for COVID-19, no risk to school

According to the Limestone District School Board (LDSB), Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) Public Health has been notified that two students at Bath Public School have tested positive for COVID-19. “It has been determined that this case (sic) poses no risk to students or staff. As such, no cohorts

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Kingston voters weigh in on federal election

From 9:30 a.m. until 9:30 p.m. today, Monday, September 20, 2021, Canadians will cast their vote at this year’s election. “I feel good, I’m excited,” said Abby Busche, 21, a Queens University student waiting outside the Leon’s Centre polling station in Kingston to fill out her ballot. She is finding

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Your candidates for Kingston and the Islands: Gary Oosterhof, Conservative

Gary Oosterhof grew up working on his family’s dairy farm in Athens, Ont., and has spent most of his life here in Kingston, raising his four children with his wife, Corina. He is a huge hockey fan, dedicating some of his time to coaching and playing Canada’s sport, and he

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