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Letter: My volunteer experience at a KFL&A COVID-19 assessment centre

Editorial note: The following is a letter to the editor from a reader expressing her personal experiences through the COVID-19 pandemic. The views and opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of The Kingstonist. In April 2020, I began by delivering meals for VON. I also accepted a position as

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Partners in Mission Food Bank raises over $80K with virtual event

For the second year in a row, the Partners in Mission Food Bank was forced to cancel their annual Food Blitz. Instead, the organization created a virtual donation drive and was completely blown away by the support from the community. Dan Irwin, Executive Director of the Partners in Mission Food

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Local parents working to improve and strengthen child & youth mental health services

Parenting has often been compared to walking through a minefield. Each step filled with stress and gratitude, where roadblocks and unexpected detours are common, and missteps are feared. Parenting a child who is experiencing difficulties with their mental health? Well, you might as well add a blindfold to that minefield

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Graeme Watson recognized with Volunteer Service Award of Excellence

The Ontario Museum Association (OMA) presented the OMA Awards of Excellence 2020 at the OMA’s first virtual Conference, on Thursday, October 29th, 2020. The accomplishments of the Award Recipients will be showcased in a social media campaign starting today, Friday, Oct. 30, 2020. The 2020 OMA Annual Conference is inspired

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Kingston celebrates local volunteers during National Volunteer Week

This week, April 19-25, is celebrated across Canada and around the world as National Volunteer Week. It’s estimated that across Canada, around 12.7 million people are active volunteers. Karla Weber, current President of the Kingston & Area Association of Administrators of Volunteers (KAAAV), notes that volunteerism is a key underpinning

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‘Catch The Ace’ jackpot now over $2000

Kingston’s fourth “Catch The Ace” draw winner was chosen on Wednesday night at The Loyal Oarsman, and the winning ticket, number 99000418012, earned its owner $168 with a draw of the 9 of clubs in envelope number 43. The ace remains up for grabs as the draw enters its fifth

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First Kingston ‘Catch The Ace’ winner drawn

Kingston’s first “Catch The Ace” draw winner was chosen last night at The Loyal Oarsman, and the winning ticket, number 99000111002, earned its owner $546 with a draw of the 2 of clubs in envelope number 29. The ace remains up for grabs as the draw enters its second week,

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Guide to Canada Day 2014 in Kingston

Following the first day of Summer and last day of school, the time has finally come to bust out your favorite red and white flare and celebrate Canada Day in Kingston.  Similar to year’s past, there’s a full day of activities that largely take place in and around downtown Kingston and Grass Creek Park. In addition

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