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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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Poll: Will your family trick or treat this year?

Now that Kingston, Frontenac , Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) Public Health has given the green light for kids to trick or treat this Halloween, we want to hear from the community! On Friday, Oct. 23, 2020, Dr. Kieran Moore, Medical Officer of Health for KFL&A Public Health, held a press

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The Baby Grand to resume operations for small audiences

The City of Kingston’s Baby Grand Theatre is set to reopen for audiences of up to 20 people, starting on Monday, Oct. 26, 2020. “We are very excited to start to welcome small live audiences and performers back to the Baby Grand stage,” said Dianne Zemba, Theatre Manager for the

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Public Health asks residents to ‘give thanks, not COVID-19’ this Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving will be celebrated this weekend, and KFL&A Public Health are urging residents to practice physical distancing with those outside their own households to continue to keep local case numbers low. Today, Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020, KFL&A Public Health released a COVID-19 transmission model that estimates the potential impact Thanksgiving

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Art enthusiasts are invited downtown for a distanced Art After Dark experience

Art galleries and art loving businesses will once again open their doors for Art After Dark tonight, Friday, Sept. 25, 2020. This biannual event has been running for over 10 years and is always met with great reception by art enthusiasts who are starting or adding to their personal art

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City of Kingston emergency order requires physical distancing at City parks

Update: In response to the question of the what defines a household, as stated in the Order, the City of Kingston provides additional clarification in regards to the details of implementation of the Order. It  will not apply to: persons who are members of a single household, members of the

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Four major Ontario teachers’ unions taking legal action against provincial government

The four largest teacher and education worker unions in the province is filing formal appeals with the Ontario Labour Relations Board (OLRB), the unions announced on Monday, Aug. 31, 2020. The Association des enseignantes et des enseignants franco-ontariens (AEFO), the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO), the Ontario English Catholic

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ETFO President says teachers nervous about school reopening

The President of the Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario (ETFO) local branch says teachers are apprehensive heading into the school year during a pandemic. She also called Premier Doug Ford’s message to teachers unions yesterday ’insulting.’ “It’s time for teachers to step up,” Ford told the media on Thursday, Aug.

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