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Teachers’ unions oppose March break delay

The Association des enseignantes et des enseignants franco-ontariens (AEFO), the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO), the Ontario English Catholic Teachers’ Association (OECTA), and the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF/FEESO) released a statement Thursday afternoon condeming the Ontario government’s March break plans. All four unions say they strongly oppose

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Leading doctors answer questions about Kingston’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout

Following an announcement that Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) had administered its first doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021, Kingstonist spoke with KHSC President & CEO Dr. David Pichora for more information on what to expect. Kingston’s Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Kieran Moore, also

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RMC sending students home for remainder of term

The Royal Military College of Canada (RMC) will be sending cadets home for the remainder of the term on Thanksgiving weekend due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The first-year students had been brought to campus in order to undergo some of the basic training necessary to begin their studies and training

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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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Queen’s shares residence update for first-year undergraduates

Queen’s University has confirmed that up to 2,300 students will be able to live in on-campus residences this fall, while maintaining compliance with physical distancing and public health requirements. “This is approximately 50 per cent of our normal capacity, therefore not every first-year student will be able to live in

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Local boards respond to schools remaining closed through June 2020

On Tuesday, May 19, 2020, the provincial government announced that schools in the province will remain closed for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. Premier Doug Ford and Minister Stephen Leccee, Minister of Education, made the announcement at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, and cited the safety of children as

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