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A Message from Dr. Moore and KFL&A Board of Health members

The people in our KFL&A community have given an extraordinary effort to keep COVID-19 from spreading and the KFL&A Board of Health and Dr. Kieran Moore want to express our deepest appreciation to everyone involved in this great effort. For all of us—staying home, shifting social visits to virtual visits,

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Downtown Dollars at a discount: save money, shop local

Downtown Kingston! has announced the launch of Downtown Dollars today, Friday, Dec. 27, 2020. Downtown Dollars work exactly like a gift card and can be used in many downtown shops, restaurants and services. According to a release from Downtown Kingston! dated Friday, Nov. 27, 2020, Downtown Dollars can be purchased

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Virtual Seasonal Market

Just in time for the gift giving season, purchase new or vintage items like: artwork, accessories, books, clothing, crafts, and more. All generously donated by local businesses and individuals. Check all the people off your list while supporting local seniors. Shop online, pick up at 56 Francis St. https://seniorskingstonmarket.ca/

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‘Tis the season to shop local for unique holiday gifts

Here we are, back around to the holiday shopping season. This year we may be going “out” less, and doing more virtual shopping instead. Many local businesses have both in-store and online shopping options this season, and are gearing up to welcome holiday shoppers. We’ve gathered details on some local

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Shop Small this holiday season at Artisan Made Co

Artisan Made Co is a brick and mortar shop located at 1724 Bath Road Unit 9 & 10, in the West End of Kingston. They opened their retail shop and creative studio on October 1, 2020. The ladies of Artisan Made Co say it has been a labour of love,

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Downtown BIA launches Holiday Shopping Passport

Kingstonians can support local businesses this holiday shopping season with a safe and fun shopping experience in downtown Kingston. Starting today, Monday, Nov. 2, 2020, the Downtown Kingston! (DK!) BIA is launching the first Holiday Shopping Passport giveaway. The giveaway is offering shoppers the chance to win one of two

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Go Back to School shopping and support local businesses

September is just around the corner. While this year may be different, with many families scrambling to make sense of what’s to come, we still need to prepare for the Back to School season. From programs to help children return to school, to finding technology, supplies, and services to help

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The YGK Artisan Market’s spring market goes virtual

YGK Artisan Market’s mission is bringing community together by supporting shopping local and giving back to local charities. Run by a non-profit volunteer team that includes Jessica Pecore (founder and co-owner of Ella Pearl Boutique), Blaize R. (Co-host and custom care coordinator at The Judy May Real Estate Team), and

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Campaign aims to show love to local businesses during pandemic

Without doubt, the COVID-19 pandemic has affected every person in our community, leaving many with feelings of uncertainty. But as we look to adapt to whatever the new normal is, one thing is very clear: the local economy will depend on all of us as a community to come together

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Hall Monitor: Response recovery

Kingston City Council sat virtually for meeting 15-2020 (Agenda) on Tuesday, May 6, 2020. Though this was another meeting with a light agenda, council did get a briefing on local business response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and got a few procedural issues taken care of to enable more community involvement

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Why the term ‘shop local’ matters

Written by Judy Christian Everyone has heard different groups and cities touting the ‘Shop Local’ message, but why does it actually matter? When you shop in downtown Kingston, you aren’t just supporting a business, you are supporting a family, a young employee, or a kid’s parent. You are keeping Kingston

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