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Unmasked people flood Kingston dance floor violating COVID-19 protocols

Dozens of people filled the dance floor at The Spot nightclub in downtown Kingston the night of Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021, in violation of at least one COVID-19 government mandate, and possibly a second. The incident, which prompted a source who preferred to remain anonymous to record the happenings, was

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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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ALCDSB releases Return to Learning plan for 2021-2022 school year

On Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2021, David DeSantis, Director of Education for the Algonquin Lakeshore Catholic District School Board (ALCDSB) shared a welcome back letter, including a return to school update, with families in the school board. The five-page letter details the board’s compliance with Public Health protocols and guidelines, and

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Downtown Kingston merchants to offer outdoor shopping Saturday

While it isn’t the official Princess Street Promenade experience, it’s certainly the closest event to it Kingston has seen since the start of the pandemic.  Tomorrow, Saturday, Jul. 10, 2021, Princess Street will be closed to vehicles while downtown Kingston merchants participate in a day-long on-street shopping experience. From 10

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City of Kingston shares local reopening schedule for municipal services

City of Kingston services, facilities and amenities will begin opening up to the public as we move into Step one of the province’s Roadmap to Reopen. The focus of Step one is on resuming outdoor activities with smaller crowds, where the risk of transmission is lower, according to a release

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1000 Island Drive-in coming soon to Gananoque

The timing is finally right for a drive-in movie theater in Gananoque — an idea that’s been circulating for years in the mind of Silver Cinema owner Jamie Peterson. “Since Kingston’s drive-in closed, there’s been a void in the area. With (the COVID pandemic), it just seems like the right

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Witness: New Queen’s residence construction site not COVID-19 safe

A neighbour says he has witnessed construction workers onsite of the new Queen’s University residence on Albert Street not complying with COVID-19 safety protocol. A community member and nearby neighbour to the construction site says he has witnessed workers not wearing masks while performing tasks that require them to be

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Thousand Islands Playhouse back for 2021, virtually and in-person

The Thousand Islands Playhouse will be returning to the stage for the 2021 summer season, including a new virtual option for those who can’t attend, or may prefer it. The group cites some forward-thinking back in 2004 when the Firehall Theatre was purchased. That move allowed the theatre company to

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Kingston City services impacted by new COVID-19 emergency measures

A number of services through the City of Kingston will be impacted by the stricter COVID-19 measures being put in place after the Ontario government declared a second state of emergency. The provincial government announced emergency orders as part of that declaration, which will come into effect at 12:01 a.m.

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KFPL Live presents Jane Austen’s Bad Boys

Valentine’s Day is about a month away. During the pandemic it certainly won’t feel the same. Kingston Frontenac Public Library (KFPL) says that people are returning to literary classics in search of examples of romance thriving despite the stresses of physical distancing. “One could argue that dating has again become

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Ford declares second provincial emergency due to COVID-19 pandemic

Citing the doubling of COVID-19 cases in the province of the past two weeks, Premier Doug Ford declared a second provincial State of Emergency on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021. The move is also in response to the “real and looming threat of the collapse of the province’s hospital system and

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All branches of KFPL to return to curbside pick up

Kingston Frontenac Public Library (KFPL) announced they will be returning to curbside pick up at all sixteen branches, after the provincial government announcement of a month-long lockdown for most of Ontario. Beginning Monday, Dec. 28, 2020, library patrons will be required to reserve books through the library’s online system and

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