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More details on Ontario’s Provincewide Shutdown

On Monday, Dec. 21, 2020, Ontario Premier Doug Ford announced a provincewide lockdown to get COVID-19 transmission under control. This article contains comprehensive sector-specific details from the province, but has been abbreviated. Full details can be found here. Lockdown length The lockdown starts on Saturday, Dec. 26 2020. In 27

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Details from the LDSB on the beginning of the 2020-2021 school year

Following a special meeting of the Limestone District School Board (LDSB) on Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020, The Kingstonist interviewed Board Director Krishna Burra. The interview took place on a packed news day, with two other major developments in Ontario education on Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020. In the early afternoon, Ontario’s

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No love from business owners for Love Kingston Marketplace

Business owners on Princess St. and Brock St. are speaking out against the City’s pedestrianization initiative in downtown Kingston. “The lane closures on Princess and Brock created, almost instantly, more negativity regarding Downtown Kingston from customers than I have ever experienced as a Kingston resident and business owner,” said Susan

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BGCK EarlyON offers online, take-home options for parents

Like so many local agencies, businesses and services, The Boys and Girls Club of Kingston’s (BGCK) EarlyON program has performed a COVID-19 pivot, now offering take-home and online services for Kingston families. “The staff are really really missing families,” said Krista Pretty, manager of the EarlyON program at BGCK. “Right

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Locally-founded boating navigation app aims to help boaters during COVID-19

As an avid boater of the St. Lawrence River and the Thousand Islands himself, Adam Allore wanted to keep the community aspect of boating alive during the restrictions put in place during COVID-19. According to Allore, the founder and CEO of Wavve, a mobile app that helps recreational boaters navigate

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Take in Skeleton Park Arts Fest at home

The 15th annual Skeleton Park Arts Fest (SPAF) will be moving mostly online this year in light of COVID-19. Although many of the live events will be happening in cyberspace, initiatives have been created to offer socially distant arts experiences in-person in the neighbourhood, including the Next Door art show,

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City announces ‘Love Kingston Marketplace’ to take shape later this month

City staff have refined and updated the lane closures planned for the downtown core this summer in order to accommodate businesses who are looking to uphold social distancing while reopening. Originally announced on Wednesday, May 27, 2020, these changes will make space for the Love Kingston Marketplace, a hub for

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Organizers, Kingston Police address concerns about upcoming protest

Concerns have been mounting over the ‘Justice for George Floyd & All Police Racism Victims protest set to occur on Saturday, Jun. 6, 2020 in solidarity with Black Lives Matter. The primary concern many have voiced about the event is that the organizers invited Kingston Police to formally attend, and

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Large crowd comes out in solidarity with Black Lives Matter

Around 800 Kingstonians gathered in McBurney Park on the evening of Tuesday, Jun. 2, 2020 in solidarity with the Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour (BIPOC) who have died by the hands of police in Canada and the United States. According to Black Luck Collective’s Facebook page, the vigil was

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Air Canada’s Kingston flights delayed until September 2020

Despite an earlier announcement that Air Canada flights would resume in Kingston in June of 2020, the date for the company’s return-to-service has now been pushed back to September. “We are scheduled to resume flights to Kingston September 8,” Peter Fitzpatrick, a Communications Officer with Air Canada said in an

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Queen’s University announces ‘Virtual Homecoming’ for 2020

Queen’s University announced a decision Thursday, May 21, 2020 to cancel all in-person Homecoming 2020 events, as well as in-person alumni events until the end of the year. “We know that this decision will cause great sadness and disappointment to the members of our alumni family,” said Vice-Principal (Advancement) Karen

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A message from Dr. Kieran Moore regarding Victoria Day long weekend

The following is a message from Dr. Keiran Moore, Medical Officer of Health for Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) Public Health, regarding the 2020 Victoria Day long weekend and the current COVID-19 pandemic. “This May holiday weekend it is important to remain vigilant and continue to practise social and

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