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Kingston artists welcome back in-person events with Summer Art Show

Due to the pandemic, many art exhibitions and sales have adapted to virtual shows. However, as the restrictions are easing up, many events are happening in person.   Glocca Morra Studios is organizing its Summer Art Show and sale featuring 15 local artists’ work, taking place on Saturday, Aug. 21, 2021

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Heavy rains keeping a local business’ doors closed beyond lockdown

After nearly a year and a half of business owners opening and closing their doors, and adjusting businesses strategies to adapt to all the curveballs the pandemic threw at them, the last thing a small town business owner needs is to close its doors for repairs. However, that’s just what

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Dr.Guan to KFL&A: Keep getting vaccinated, it’s working

Dr. T. Hugh Guan, Associate Medical Officer of Health for Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) Public Health provided a positive COVID-19 update for the week of Thursday, Jul. 22, 2021. “I have some good news for this week,” he said. “There have been no new cases today, and for

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YMCA to reopen in September

The YMCA of Eastern Ontario has announced a re-opening date of Sept. 1, 2021. Membership fees, which have been frozen throughout the closure will also resume on that date. Information on programming, schedules and registration will be available in August. “At this time, we are evaluating and charting what our

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Acting Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Hugh Guan, provides COVID-19 update for KFL&A

Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington: Meet Dr. Hugh Guan, the region’s current acting Medical Officer of Health after Dr. Kieran Moore moved into the position of Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer. Previously, Guan served as the Director of the Infectious Disease Prevention and Environmental Health Division at KFL&A Public Health. He

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Montreal Street Collective set to open doors to Kingston community

Montreal Street Collective started after the partnership at Open Studios Kingston, an art studio and sewing shop, ended just before the pandemic hit. One of the partners, Vanessa Martin, worked through the idea of a thrift shop during the pandemic. Amid the financial challenges, Martin put together a new business

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KFL&A Public Health Board members ‘fully endorse’ in-person learning

Members of the Kingston, Frontenac and Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) Public Health Board unanimously approved a motion “fully endorsing” students’ return to in-person learning as soon as possible. “We fully endorse (students) returning to school, in particular in our region where our incidence of disease is low,” said Dr. Kieran

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YMCA updates staff, protocols before reopening

The YMCA of Eastern Ontario is re-opening their facilities for members on Monday, Feb. 22, 2021. “Our first priority has always been on the safety of everyone in our facilities and this re-opening phase will stay true to this approach” said Rob Adams, CEO, YMCA of Eastern Ontario. “Opening on

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H’art Centre opting for phased-in approach to reopening

Like many services, businesses, and charities, H’art Centre in downtown Kingston has faced a number of challenges and changes during the COVID-19 pandemic – and according to those with the organization, their staff met those challenges and changes head on. The not-for-profit community arts hub, which provides artists with disabilities

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KFPL now opening branches with limited capacity

Four branches of the Kingston Frontenac Public Library (KFPL) are now open for visitors. The Central, Calvin Park, Isabel Turner and Sydenham locations are open and operational, with varying hours. “We look forward to welcoming our patrons back into our spaces,” says Director, Branch Experience, Nicole Charles. “We appreciate our

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Local YMCA readies to reopen in September

Over the next month and a half, residents can expect to see a flurry of activity at 100 Wright Crescent, as staff at the local YMCA work to reopen the facility. The staff at the YMCA of Eastern Ontario are readying to open the facility on Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020,

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City confirms playgrounds reopen Friday

The City of Kingston has confirmed that municipal playgrounds will start to reopen on Friday, Jul. 17, 2020.  “Some playgrounds may open before others, as crews work to remove the safety fencing and caution tape in place,” said Erin Couch, Communications Officer for the City of Kingston.  The City closed

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