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Your candidates for Kingston and the Islands: Mark Gerretsen, Liberal

Born and raised in Kingston, Mark Gerretsen (Liberal) earned a degree in Economics from Queen’s University. He lives in Kingston’s east end with his family and says, “I have the most loving and supportive wife, Vanessa. My children are Mason, who is 17 years old in grade 12 at Regi,

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Queens students launch project to help older adults, small businesses

“Having one hand-held resource with information that’s not confusing (to older adults) is what we’re aiming for.” — Dryden Chadwick Two Queen’s University students are in the process of launching a free information pamphlet to help both older adults and small businesses in Kingston. Dryden Chadwick, a fourth-year biochemistry student,

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KFHC responds to allegations of mistreating tenants

In response to an article on recent issues at Rideaucrest Towers, as well as an earlier issue that saw tenants’ rent taken out of their bank accounts early, Kingston Frontenac Housing Corporation (KFHC) has reached out to Kingstonist. KFHC Board Chair, Denise Cumming noted in her email response, “As a

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Seniors and childcare will be under one roof at new Providence Manor

Two local organizations are joining forces to provide new programs to both seniors and children alike.  Providence Care and the YMCA of Eastern Ontario are opening a Y childcare centre in the new Providence Manor, tentatively opening in summer 2024. “If the COVID-19 pandemic has taught us anything, it is

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Opinion: It could be worse(r) – The saga continues

Walking my dog down Ordnance Street on a sunny 22-degree day during the latest lockdown order, a young guy in a souped-up car stopped and yelled out his window, “I like your shirt.” I was taken aback. First, I had to actually look down to see what the hell I

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Easter Lunch

Easter Lunch Thursday April 1, 11:00am to 1:30pm Enjoy a delicious lunch of Cream of Potato Soup, Turkey with all the fixings, and Lemon Coconut Cake. $15/meal Order take-out or reserve a table by Thursday March 25. Call 613.548.7810 x 234 or visit SeniorsKingston.ca The Seniors Centre, 56 Francis St.

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Pies of the Month (April)

Pies of the Month Friday April 16 Let us do the baking for you! Blueberry Pie & Butterscotch Pie for $12/pie, freshly made in Hatter’s Cove, the Seniors Association’s restaurant. Order by Friday April 9 for pickup on the 16th. Call 613.548.7810 x 234 or visit SeniorsKingston.ca Sponsored by Revera

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First COVID-19 mass immunization clinic opens in Kingston

On Monday, Mar. 1, 2021, members of the media toured the recently set up COVID-19 mass immunization clinic at the INVISTA Centre just hours before the clinic opened to the public for the first time. Mayor Bryan Paterson and Dr. Kieran Moore, Medical Officer of Health for Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox

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Dr. Moore explains discrepancies in vaccination rollout between regions

As we stay at home, watching the Ontario’s COVID-19 vaccination plans roll out, many in the KFL&A region are wondering why other Public Health regions in the province seem to be ahead of us. Indeed, some Ontario Health Units are taking bookings for vaccinations, while KFL&A awaits more doses of

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Police warn of ‘unscrupulous’ HVAC company targeting Kingston residents

Kingston Police are warning local residents after receiving numerous complaints regarding an HVAC company and its sales personnel based out of Mississauga. According to police, the company is phoning area homeowners – and predominantly targeting seniors – telling them that they will send someone to their house to inspect their

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Dr. Moore urges the protection of most vulnerable as COVID-19 cases rise

Correction: During an interview, Dr. Moore said repeatedly that there were 39 active cases on Monday, Nov. 16, 2020, however, KFL&A Public Health has since retracted that statement, as three cases were later declared resolved. There were actually 36 active cases at the end of the day on Monday, Nov.

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Letter: Culture change in long-term care – An opportunity

The following is a letter to the editor. The views and opinions expressed in this letter do not necessarily reflect those of Kingstonist. The tragic loss of life in long term care homes due to COVID-19 has exposed many of the problems that have plagued Ontario’s Long-Term Care Home system for

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