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Local United Way grants $817,000 to community programs through Emergency Community Support Fund

On Tuesday, May 19, 2020, United Way Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington put out a call for applications for the Emergency Community Support Fund (ECSF). The fund provides financial support to charities adapting their frontline services to support vulnerable Canadians during the COVID-19 pandemic. Funded by the Government of Canada,

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Belle Park homeless camp ‘very temporary’ City says

The City of Kingston is working to find alternative solutions for the homeless camp at Belle Park soon, according to Robert Hosier, Communications Officer for the City of Kingston.  Hosier said the City has not determined a maximum number of occupants for the site, where a group of Kingston’s homeless

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Community gardens readying to reopen

After much discussion about the reopening of community gardens during the current pandemic, those who oversee such gardens here in Kingston are eagerly readying to open for their season of production. After Kingston City Council discussed the matter of the reopening of community gardens, which had been deemed non-essential by

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Community Foundation alters spring grants help local COVID-19 response

It seems most everything is at least slightly different in the world since the dawn of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the spring grant program through the Community Foundation of Kingston and Area is no different. Normally, the Community Foundation hosts a spring grants award evening, where grants are given out

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OPP partners with MedicAlert to support vulnerable persons

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) will now be able to identify vulnerable persons when responding to calls across the province, thanks to a new partnership with MedicAlert. The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) announced the partnership to support vulnerable persons in the community on Tuesday, Jun. 18, 2019. The service, MedicAlert

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