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An open letter to Queen’s students from Kingston moms

The following is a submitted open letter, written on Friday, Apr. 9, 2021. The views and opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of The Kingstonist. Dear Queen’s students, Hi, it’s nice to meet you. We’re the moms of Kingston. Or, at least, we’re speaking on behalf of a bunch

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Letter: Raising autistic children is hard, but there is support

The following is a submitted letter to the editor. The views and opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of The Kingstonist. When I read the article Kingston Costco refuses service for mask non-compliance earlier this week, my heart went out to all involved.  Being a single parent (divorced) to

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COVID-19: Are outdoor patios safer than indoor dining?

As the colder weather sets in, the patios of Kingston normally start to disappear, but, like most things this year, the 2020 patio season will be a little different. On Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020, Kingston City Council voted in favour of extending the allowance of sidewalk patios through the winter.

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Trick-or-treating gets go ahead from KFL&A Public Health

Thanks to the continued diligence of our community, KFL&A has returned to a green status level of COVID-19 cases. This has prompted Public Health to release a statement regarding trick-or-treating in the region this Halloween. The green community status level indicates that active positive cases are rare, no active outbreaks,

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Queen’s Prof calls for action after dozens of weekend parties downtown

A Queen’s University professor has published an open letter calling for more action to prevent student parties during the COVID-19 pandemic. Jeff Masuda, an Associate Professor in the School of Kinesiology and Health Studies, published his letter on Sunday, Sep. 6, 2020. He said he witnessed dozens of students partying

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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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A guide to Halloween in Kingston 2019

While the weather isn’t doing us any favours in terms of ideal Halloween conditions, tradition (and fun for the little ones) cannot be disrupted! With that in mind, we’ve put together a guide for all of our readers on different ways to celebrate the holiday, along with some handy tips

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Jeff Scott: The Countryside View – Increasing the speed limit to 110 km/h

  The Ontario Government is going to raise the speed limit on our freeways from 100 km/h to 110. At first, this sounded to me like a “buck-a-beer” move by Premier Ford to stoke support among his populist supporters. This is not what is actually happening. The Ministry of Transportation

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Police, hospitals urge Kingstonians to stay safe this St. Patrick’s Day

We all know St. Patrick’s Day has become synonymous with revelry and green beer, and that’s all well and good, so long as the day is celebrated safely. With that in mind, we’ve compiled some information and tips from local police, fire, and hospital authorities to share with a readers.

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Kingstonist’s Wizard of Paws: Winter and cold a safety tips for pets

Winter is upon us and, though you may want to stay inside where it’s warm and curl up by the fire or under a blanket, your dogs still need to get outside to at least use the bathroom. Admit it, we all probably gain a little weight over the holidays,

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OPP: Clear snow from car windows or face fines

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are reminding motorists that snow on vehicles can be dangerous in a number of ways – and that those who don’t clear their vehicle windows of snow can face fines. According to Inspector Mike Francis of the Leeds County OPP, officers will be out patrolling

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Changes coming as City addresses issues with pedestrians accessing Breakwater Park

Due to the large number of people crossing King Street at the bottom of Beverley Street to access Breakwater Park, the City of Kingston is taking measures to discourage pedestrian crossing at that spot. According to a press release from the City of Kingston, the intersection at Beverley and King

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