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What’s open and closed for Civic Holiday 2021

Ah, the Civic Holiday long weekend It doesn’t really mean anything except an extra day off, and who doesn’t enjoy a three-day weekend in the depths of summer in the Limestone City? With the KFL&A region faring exceptionally well on the COVID-19 front, and things opening back up, there’s no

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Letter: 12-year-old urges preservation of Amazon rainforest

The following is a submitted letter to the editor from a 12-year-old reader who asked to remain anonymous. The views and opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of The Kingstonist. Dear Editor, I am interested in saving the Amazon Rainforest from destruction and pollution, and I have made this

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What’s open, closed and happening for Family Day long weekend 2021

Here we are on the other side of a six week lockdown, just in time for the Family Day weekend. While we are still urged to stay safe and avoid unnecessary trips out and about, in KFL&A businesses are reopening, and a sense of relief is spreading across the region.

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What’s open and closed in Kingston for the Christmas and New Year’s holidays

This holiday season is like no other. With a government mandated lockdown period beginning on Saturday, Dec. 26, 2020, creating this list feels like saying goodbye to a long and emotionally draining year. Many businesses will not open their doors for in-person shopping and services after the holidays, but that

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What’s open and closed for Thanksgiving 2020

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! Ah, Thanksgiving! It’s a time when the leaves on the trees reflect the colours of a brilliant campfire, family and friends gather, safely, of course, to eat all of their favourite holiday foods, and someone ends up fighting with someone else about football or politics – our

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What’s open and closed Labour Day 2020

During the pandemic, time has stood still and raced by without notice, all at the same time. It’s hard to believe that Labour Day weekend is upon us, and yet, here we are: students are returning to school, the days are getting shorter, and the summer is truly almost coming

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KARC resuming normal operating hours for fall

The Kingston Area Recycling Centre (KARC) will fully reopen on Monday, Aug. 31, 2020. While the facility hours will return to normal, some operations have changed to accommodate COVID-19 measures, the City said in a press release on Thursday, Aug. 27, 2020. “We wanted to let residents know what the

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Hall Monitor: Carrying camp

Kingston City Council sat for meeting 18-2020 (agenda) on Tuesday, June 2, 2020, sitting in its virtual format. Though council had a variety of topics on the agenda, the focus of the meeting clearly circled around the ongoing homeless camp at Belle Park. The meeting opened with a delegation, who

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City of Kingston announces changes to waste pick-up and drop-off

The City of Kingston is reinstating the usual one untagged garbage bag limit for weekly pick-up, along with some other changes with regard to waste management. As of Monday, Jun. 15, 2020, residents will once again have a limit of one untagged garbage bag per week for weekly curbside pick-up.

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What’s open and closed Victoria Day long weekend 2020

Ah, May 2-4. While it’s actually a holiday weekend meant to observe Victoria Day on Monday, May 18, 2020, the May long weekend is often regarded as the unofficial beginning of summer. Traditionally, it is a time that sees family and friends come together for barbecues and cold drinks, or

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City of Kingston suggests ways to celebrate Earth Day 2020 from home

As the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the way we go about our regular day-to-day life, it has also affected the way we come together to celebrate annual events, such as birthdays, holidays, and significant milestones. Earth Day is another of those events which would normally see people coming together for

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What’s open and closed for Easter weekend 2020

This holiday long weekend will certainly look different from the Easter weekends that came before it, as residents in Kingston and across the country are urged to continue to stay at home and maintain physical distancing. This means only leaving home for essential trips, and not gathering with those we

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