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Local United Way hosts second annual ‘Tampon Tuesday’ drive

After the tremendous success of last year’s Tampon Tuesday drive, the United Way is again asking for period product donations during their second annual event. Over 45,000 hygiene products were donated last year, and distributed to agencies and individuals in need in the community, the United Way said in a

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City looking to open Artillery Park as a drop-in day-service centre

In sharing some information on the Belle Park encampment updates in advance of the special City Council meeting scheduled for Tuesday, Jun. 23, 2020, the City of Kingston has announced it is looking to open Artillery Park as a drop-in centre. The City had previously indicated the allowing the encampment

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Local United Way hosts first ‘Tampon Tuesday’ drive for those in need

Some of the most requested items at local food banks and shelters are menstrual products – which are also some of the least donated items. That’s why the United Way of Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) has partnered with local labour partners and Queen’s University, along with Bell Media,

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Our city’s homeless: Living as one, PiT counts, and public policy decisions

… A brotherhood of man,Imagine all the people,Sharing all the world.You may say I’m a dreamer,But I’m not the only one.I hope some day you will join us,And the world will live as one.” – John Lennon I have had the good fortune to have two articles regarding our local

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She’s a statistic, until you meet her

She spends her days on Princess Street; you’ve likely passed by her. She says you can call her ‘D.’ She is friendly, appreciative of any financial contribution, and communicates her point of view with clarity and common sense. D is one of the 152 street people identified in the United

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Home Base Housing responds to Queen’s residence project

Earlier this week, Queen’s University hosted an open house about their proposed student residence development, and those in attendance voiced both opposition and support of the project. The development is expected to house approximately 325 beds, and will be located on Albert Street, just south of Union Street. Two existing

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Kingston Coalition Against Poverty hosts Town Hall on Homelessness

Although the City of Kingston and the United Way report that the number of people sleeping in shelters in the area is down 12 per cent since last year, that doesn’t issues of homelessness in Kingston have decreased. In fact, with fewer shelters in the city than ever before in

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Awesome Profile: Loving Hands Kingston

Editor’s note: For the past five years, the Awesome Foundation Kingston has worked behind the scenes with some of the city’s most innovative and exciting individuals and organizations to advance their ‘awesome’ projects. For 10 months of the year, Awesome Kingston allows those locally with projects that could benefit from

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