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Local parents working to improve and strengthen child & youth mental health services

Parenting has often been compared to walking through a minefield. Each step filled with stress and gratitude, where roadblocks and unexpected detours are common, and missteps are feared. Parenting a child who is experiencing difficulties with their mental health? Well, you might as well add a blindfold to that minefield

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Grandma Bee’s Hats by Napanee natives is perfect gift for mum

In case you need a reminder, Mother’s day is Sunday, May 9, 2021. After a year that seems endless, this is the perfect time to celebrate our mother figures by showering them with attention and love. Whether near or far, whether we get to visit or not, tokens of our

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Eco-Adventure Camp offering virtual summer camp experience

Eco- Adventure Camp, a camp run by the Queen’s University Biology Station, normally to sets off for Elbow Lake each morning from Queen’s University by school bus to make the almost 40 minute drive, and drop the kids off for a day filled of learning, canoeing, hiking and gaining an

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Suggestions for coping with teachers’ strikes

Editorial note: With the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO)’s moving into Phase 6 Strike Action yesterday (Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020), and today being the second consecutive snow day this week, we thought today would be a great day to launch our 2020 Community Editorial Board, as one of the

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Helping struggling readers at KFPL

Do you know a child who is struggling to read? Join Jan MacLean, a Structured Literacy/Dyslexia Specialist, at the Kingston Frontenac Public Library (KFPL), and learn some important steps for teaching young children to read. When I asked Jan to share more about her presentation, she had a lot to

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Parents protest at Molly Brant Elementary as doors remain unlocked

A small but determined group of parents and students gathered out front of Molly Brant Elementary School today, voicing concerns about a change that has occurred as a result of the partial withdrawal of CUPE services “I’m sitting outside with signs, asking the principal and School Board to lock the

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KFL&A Public Health launches Breastfeeding in Public campaign

In an attempt to normalize and promote social acceptance of breast feeding “anytime, anywhere,” Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) Public Health and its community partners are launching a new campaign. The ‘Breastfeeding in Public’ campaign will feature life-sized cut out images of local moms breast feeding, which will be

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Shop & Play Café opens its doors in Kingston’s west end

  Life just got a little sweeter for young families in the Kingston area. On Friday, Apr. 5, 2019 Shop & Play Café, a multipurpose storefront, opened its doors on Gardiners Road. Encouraging imaginative free play for little ones, this shop is the first of its kind in Kingston. “Shop

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Kingston man facing seven charges after threatening and assaulting parents

Police responding to a neighbour dispute ended up dealing with an issue between two parents and their son, and the subsequent arrest and charging of that son. Police attended a residence downtown at approximately 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, Mar. 3, 2019. Police had been called due to an ongoing dispute

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Kingston Police launch Online Vulnerable Person Registry

In an attempt to “enhance the safety of vulnerable individuals living in the community,” Kingston Police are now offering an online vulnerable persons registry. The registry is completely voluntary and open to anyone living within the jurisdiction served by Kingston Police. The registry aims to provide information to assist officers

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Bullying between children leads to fight between adults

An incident of bullying at a downtown park led to an altercation between two adults, according to Kingston Police The victim in the altercation was the father of a young boy who returned home distraught after being bullied by a group of kids in a park on Pine Street on

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