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Kingston teen helping students in need, one backpack at a time

One of the biggest concerns for parents at the beginning the school year is ensuring their child has school supplies. While some can afford to make that happen, some struggle to provide these items.  Understanding this concern, Kingston teenager Katie Onesi started a backpack campaign to help students with school

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Local students launching businesses instead of applying for summer jobs

Ten students from Kingston have made their way into the Summer Company Program, which will provide their businesses with a $3,000 grant funded by the Ontario government.  “Having Summer Company connect me with other people in the industry has motivated me to accomplish more than I thought possible!” said Kassandra Greenhalgh,

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Kingston Police lay charges after large Aberdeen Street party

After a large gathering of approximately 300 people took place in the University District of downtown Kingston, police have laid charges in relation to breaches of COVID-19 regulations. The partying in the street, which involved fighting and throwing bottles, and a lot of loud revelry, took place in the early

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Investigation ongoing following large party in Kingston’s University District

Charges may be pending as Kingston Police continue to investigate a large party that became unruly in the University District of downtown Kingston. Police said they received numerous complaints from residents in the very early morning of Sunday, Jul. 4, 2021 regarding the gathering of over 300 people on Aberdeen

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KFL&A Board of Health Meets for last planned meeting before Fall 2021

The Kingston, Frontenac, and Lennox & Addington (KFL&A) Board of Health’s June meeting was hosted by virtual conference on Wednesday, Jun. 23, 2021. Doctor Lindsay Bowthorpe, Resident Physician in the Queen’s University Public Health and Preventative Medicine Program, gave an update on the state of the COVID-19 Pandemic in Kingston,

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KFL&A becoming ‘safer and safer every day’: Dr.Moore

Active community participation in vaccination programs, COVID testing, and best practices have contributed to another week of positive outcomes in the Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox, & Addington Public Health Unit area. “I want to thank the community that’s come forward and gotten tested and all those that have stepped forward and

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Dr. Kieran Moore offers positive update on COVID-19 status in KFL&A

After a boom in cases as Kingston and the area experienced its third wave of COVID-19, Dr. Kieran Moore, Medical Officer of Health for Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) Public Health had a positive outlook during a media call on Friday, May 21, 2021. “We’ve had only three new

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Unicorn helps Ontario schools be inclusive of gender diversity

A unicorn named Gegi is now helping Ontario public and Catholic schools welcome gender diversity. Gegi.ca is the creation of Queen’s University researcher, Dr. Lee Airton, Assistant Professor of Gender and Sexuality Studies in Education, and Dr. Kyle Kirkup, Associate Professor in the Faculty of Law (Common Law Section) at

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Queen’s cleanout: the good, the bad, and the creative

What do 300 computer chairs, 500 bags of non-perishable food items, and a brand new Canada Goose jacket have in common? You might be shocked to learn they are all things thrown out last week by students departing Kingston for the summer. “The last couple of weeks it’s been crazy,”

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Queen’s asks students not to return to campus during lockdown

Queen’s University has asked students to avoid returning to Kingston until after the 28-day provincial lockdown. The Ontario government announced the Provincewide Shutdown on Monday, Dec. 21, which will go into effect as of Saturday, Dec. 26, 2020. During this time, Premier Doug Ford is advising all Ontarians to stay

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Two additional cases of COVID-19 confirmed within Queen’s community

On Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020, Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) Public Health reported four new cases of COVID-19 in the region, two of which have been confirmed to be within the Queen’s University community. The four cases reported today are: A male in his 40s who had close contact

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Kingston Police investigating after residents shot by BB guns

Local police are currently investigating after three individuals were shot by BB guns in downtown Kingston over the weekend. The first incident occurred at approximately 10:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 11, 2020, when a female was shot from a BB gun fired from a vehicle travelling on Johnson Street. The

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