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What’s open and closed in Kingston for Thanksgiving 2021

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! Ah, Thanksgiving! It’s a time when the leaves on the trees reflect the colours of a brilliant campfire, family and friends gather, safely, of course, to eat all of their favourite holiday foods, and someone ends up fighting with someone else about football or politics. Thanksgiving tends

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What’s open and closed Labour Day 2021

Observed in Canada since the 1880s, Labour Day was officially declared a national holiday by Prime Minister John Thompson in 1894. Celebrated by unionized and non-unionized workers alike, the day used to include parades, picnics, and family outings to mark the last weekend before the beginning of the school year

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What’s open and closed for Civic Holiday 2021

Ah, the Civic Holiday long weekend It doesn’t really mean anything except an extra day off, and who doesn’t enjoy a three-day weekend in the depths of summer in the Limestone City? With the KFL&A region faring exceptionally well on the COVID-19 front, and things opening back up, there’s no

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Kingston business owner grapples for answers after string of thefts

It’s no secret that local, independent businesses have been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, but some local businesses, it seems, have been hit hard in more ways than one. Amanda Stewart, owner of Amanda’s House of Elegance on lower Princess Street in the downtown core, recently took to social

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Kingston entrepreneur promotes inclusion through sign language training

Leah Riddell, the owner of Signable Vi5ion, is a certified sign language instructor who promotes inclusion, communication, and sign language training in the workplace.  Unlike other ASL training services, SignAble Vi5ion is less a learning platform and more a community built on inclusivity. SignAble Vi5ion seeks to teach everyone ways

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Downtown Kingston merchants to offer outdoor shopping Saturday

While it isn’t the official Princess Street Promenade experience, it’s certainly the closest event to it Kingston has seen since the start of the pandemic.  Tomorrow, Saturday, Jul. 10, 2021, Princess Street will be closed to vehicles while downtown Kingston merchants participate in a day-long on-street shopping experience. From 10

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Love Kingston Marketplace: do Kingston businesses love or hate it?

After months of being cooped up during lockdown, Friday, June 11, 2021 couldn’t come any sooner for most Ontarians. It is the day we are able to have a small semblance of ‘normal life’—dining outdoors under patio umbrellas as well as doing some non-essential shopping. Last year, the City of

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YGK Thrift store set to open; all proceeds to go to Almost Home

 Last year, Almost Home, a charitable organization, announced plans to open a thrift store to raise funds for their operations. This year, that idea is coming to life, with YGK Thrift is launching in June 2021.  Just recently, Almost Home received a generous donation of $30,000 from the Kinsmen Club

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Love Kingston Marketplace launches for 2021 season

The City of Kingston and its partners, Tourism Kingston and the Downtown Kingston! Business Improvement Area (BIA), have announced the official launch of Love Kingston Marketplace (LKM) 2021 this spring. The reimagined LKM 2021 has expanded on last year’s plan to support local downtown businesses and hopes to hold outdoor

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Province extending stay-at-home orders, tightening restrictions

The current emergency declaration and stay-at-home orders will be extend by two weeks, for a total of six weeks under the restrictions, which will now continue into May 2021. The announcement was made by Premier Doug Ford at a delayed press conference on Friday, Apr. 16, 2021. No press release

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Positive COVID-19 case confirmed at Walmart Supercentre Kingston

Unable to contact all customers who may have been exposed, Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) Public Health has publicly confirmed a COVID-19 positive case at the Walmart Supercentre. Dr. Kieran Moore, Medical Officer of Health for KFL&A Public Health, confirmed the case on Wednesday, Apr. 7, 2021 in a

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Ford declares province-wide ‘emergency brake’ due to COVID-19

With the Easter long weekend hours away, Ontario Premier Doug Ford has announced that all 34 Public Health Regions of Ontario will move into shutdown. Announced on Thursday, Apr. 1, 2021, the so-call province-wide “emergency brake” will come into effect as of Saturday, Apr. 3, 2021 at 12:01 a.m. and

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