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Climate crisis, health care hot discussion points as PM endorses Bossio in Napanee

On the first day of campaigning, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made a surprise visit to Napanee’s waterfront on Monday, Aug. 16, 2021, in support of Liberal Candidate Mike Bossio’s campaign to return to Parliament. Bossio, who was ousted as MP in the last election by controversial, then-Conservative now-independent MP Derek

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Kingston and area federal election 2021: Have your say

On Sunday, Aug. 15, 2021, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that Canadians will be going to the polls in September for a federal election. Only two parties have nominated a candidate in Kingston and the Islands so far. The deadline to nominate candidates is Monday, Aug. 30 at 2 p.m.,

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Indigenous water walk protests poor water

Ten people, Indigenous and their allies, walked from Kingston to Parliament Hill with a copper pail in hand as part of an annual water walk. “Mr. Trudeau said he’d give all of our people fresh water, clean water on our territories,” said Kingston resident, Lisa Cadue, who organized the walk.

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Parade honours Shannonville veteran’s 100th birthday

Austin Fuller’s 100th birthday was the cause of a celebratory parade in Shannonville on Thursday, May 20, 2021. Sheltered from the sun by a patio umbrella, Mr. Fuller’s family enjoyed the beautiful day and festivities with him. The new centenarian said the secret to his long life was to, “Always

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Contact tracing apps ‘fundamentally flawed’ for controlling COVID-19

A computing expert from Queen’s University says mobile contact tracing apps simply aren’t useful for managing the spread of COVID-19. “The thing is, these just can’t work,” said David Skillicorn, a professor of computing at Queen’s University. Contact tracing apps use a phone’s Bluetooth mechanism to alert people when they’ve

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Layers of PPE now ‘second nature’ to Frontenac Paramedics

Gloves, gown, goggles, mask. Possibly a hair net and a face shield, or even a full, impermeable body suit. During medical emergencies, where every second counts, Kingston’s first responders can not afford to miss one of these steps during the COVID-19 pandemic. After nearly three months of increased safety protocol,

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Canadian Blood Services seeks new donors in Kingston

Canadian Blood Services’ (CBS) Kingston clinic is currently achieving 67 per cent of their daily blood collection goal during the month of May, compared to over 95 per cent the same time last year.  “We really need to attract new blood donors in the Kingston area,” said Territory Manager Debbi

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Update: Queen’s student among casualties of Ukrainian plane crash in Iran

A Queen’s University student was one of the 176 people who died as a result of the Ukrainian plane crash in Iran on Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020. Queen’s University Principal and Vice-Chancellor Patrick Deane announced today a student attending the university died in the crash, which took place minutes after

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What would you do if you met Donald Trump?

What would you do if you met the President of the United States? A few years ago, this would have been an easy answer, at least for many in Canada who seem to love the Democrats. A handshake or hug, maybe even a dose of fan girl or boy, as

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PM’s speech lauds party and supporters for accomplishments while protestors clash outside

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visited Kingston’s St. Lawrence College yesterday for Liberal party fundraiser. Inside the conference room, guests enjoyed drinks and hors d’oeuvres. The building’s fire alarm went off twice while attendees were waiting for the PM to take the stage. Just before 8 p.m., The Tragically Hip’s Rob

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