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Kingston Police thank Kingston Police Community Volunteers

The following is a message from Kingston Police, thanking Kingston Police Community Volunteers (KPCV) during National Volunteer Week. This year’s theme for National Volunteer Week (NVW) 2021 is The Value of One, The Power of Many. As the Kingston Police recognize the collective efforts of volunteers, we reflect on the

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Volunteers needed for clinical trial on autism-related disorders

A Kingston-based research study into a treatment for autism-related social disorders needs volunteers to move forward. The Department of Psychiatry at Queen’s University is running a clinical trial for Autism under the leadership of Dr. Lucia Capano (KHSC-Hotel Dieu site) in conjunction with the Province of Ontario Neurodevelopmental Disorders (POND)

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Kingston Symphony Volunteers hold second online auction

Kingston Symphony Volunteers have worked tirelessly through the pandemic to move their fundraising efforts online, and have created an online store. Now, they are holding their second annual online auction, with hopes of raising funds to support instrumental and choral arts in the community. The volunteers who raise funds for

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Letter: ‘Local Love’ in action

The following is a submitted letter to the editor. The views and opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of The Kingstonist. As the 2020 United Way KFL&A Campaign draws to a close, I want to thank the Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox & Addington community and all the amazing people who

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Letter: Transformative culture change in long-term care homes – What is it and what does it look like?

The following is a letter to the editor. The views and opinions expressed in this letter do not necessarily reflect those of The Kingstonist. The Independent Long-term Care (LTC) COVID-19 Commission has now been established. Terms of Reference have been posted. What can we hope for? The easiest solution for the

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UHKF holds small ceremony to award local philanthropists and volunteers

A small, private ceremony was held by University Hospitals Kingston Foundation (UHKF) on Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020 to celebrate a few of Kingston’s outstanding philanthropists and volunteers. Community nominations are accepted for the Davies Award for Philanthropic Leadership and the Ian Wilson Award for Volunteerism every year. The award recipients

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Volunteer community members to help out with emergency management

Community volunteers who have undergone required training and security checks will be allowed to provide assistance during emergency events, thanks to a signed agreement between the City of Kingston and the United Way of Kingston Frontenac Lennox and Addington (KFL&A). “This agreement formalizes the long-standing relationship between the City and

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Queen’s med student group 3D print 15,000 pieces of PPE

A group of Queen’s University medical students who started making personal protective equipment (PPE) on a 3D printer in April, have reached a milestone: 15,000 pieces of PPE produced.  “It’s all thanks to the team work and the support that we have from the community,” said Catherine Spagnuolo, a second-year

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Robinson Community Garden might be the perfect place to be right now

On Saturday, May 23, 2020, Robinson Community Garden will be opening their fields for the first planting of the season. Anyone is welcome to go out and support because, according to Julie Anderson, the community coordinator at the garden, the Robinson Community Garden will need all of the help it

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Letter: ‘Breaking the cycle of poverty through education’

The following is a letter to the editor received by Kingstonist on Monday, Mar. 9, 2020. Pathways to Education celebrates 10 years serving Kingston’s youth 2020 marks ten years of an organization that is quietly impacting hundreds of youth in the city. Pathways to Education Kingston started after a study

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CFRC ‘confident’ after Queen’s AMS rules to run fee referendum again

The future of CFRC Radio remains uncertain, but those with the station are feeling “confident” after winning an appeal to Queen’s Alma Mater Society to re-run a referendum on including the station’s fees in the list of fees presented to students during registration. As previously reported, CFRC 101.9 FM –

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Local organizations partner to connect people to food and community

Through a partnership with Loving Spoonful, local poverty reduction program Circles Kingston is on a mission to build community around people who are on a journey out of poverty using the format of a weekly meal. Started in January 2018, Circles Kingston offers the Leaders program, where participants make plans

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