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Letter: Shining the light on community-minded students

Editorial note: The following is a submitted letter to the editor. The views and opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of Kingstonist. Queen’s students have taken some flack this year about their group activities during the pandemic, their lack of social distancing, and their contribution to local outbreaks. As

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Advocates: Tiny homes could help Kingston alleviate homelessness

As the City of Kingston’s Planning Services Staff discuss potential amendments to the City’s Official Plan with respect to tiny houses, local advocates are pointing to the concept as a means to alleviate homelessness. In a report to the City Planning Committee Wednesday, Jun. 23, 2021, City of Kingston Planning

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Martha’s Table pivots to home delivery with OTF grant

Martha’s Table held a virtual appreciation event on Tuesday, Jun. 8, 2021 to formally thank Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) for a $97,100 Resilient Community Grant. The grant allowed Martha’s Table to purchase a van and to launch a food delivery program to bring food straight to the homes of vulnerable

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KASSI offers local seeds for community gardeners

Looking for open-pollinated seeds for your long weekend planting? Kingston Area Seed System Initiative (KASSI) will have two locations this Saturday, May 22, where gardeners can pick up seeds suitable for growing food, and for seed saving at maturity. The seeds will be available on a first come, first served

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Storrington Lions Club celebrates 50 years supporting the community

Storrington Lions Club is celebrating 50 years this June. The group of volunteers in South Frontenac Township have worked hard over the years to make the community closer and stronger, allowing it to persevere and thrive. “I’m proud of what our club has accomplished,” said Lion Shirley O’Neil, a club

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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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