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Sleeping Cabins for vulnerable Kingstonians to be placed at Portsmouth Harbour

After several delegations shared their thoughts and concerns, and after much serious debate by City Council, it was narrowly decided Wednesday night, Nov. 16, 2021, that a pilot project proposed for 10 sleeping cabins to be placed at Portsmouth Olympic Harbour this winter should go ahead. The project, which is

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‘Sickening’ act of vandalism at Cataraqui Cemetery overnight

Cataraqui Cemetery and those laid to rest there were the victims of massive vandalization overnight. Sometime between Wednesday, Oct. 27 and Thursday, October 28, 2021, over one hundred tombstones were desecrated with spray paint. “It isn’t something I expected to wake up to this morning,” said Cataraqui Cemetery General Manager,

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Public Health urges vigilance as winter approaches

Dr. T. Hugh Guan, Associate Medical Officer of Health for Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington Public Health (KFL&APH) started his online press update with a big “thank you” today. Guan congratulated the community for its continued efforts, and reminded everyone to keep their guards up and continue to follow protocols.

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‘Taking the fear out of living alone’ – HomeShare program launches in Kingston

A program supporting both older adults and students—Canada HomeShare, pioneered in Toronto in 2018—is finally coming to Kingston. With a social worker’s help, adults 55 and older with an empty bedroom in their home are matched with a student 18 and older attending a college or university in Kingston. “The

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COVID-19: Are outdoor patios safer than indoor dining?

As the colder weather sets in, the patios of Kingston normally start to disappear, but, like most things this year, the 2020 patio season will be a little different. On Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020, Kingston City Council voted in favour of extending the allowance of sidewalk patios through the winter.

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Jeff Scott: The Countryside View – Canada Goose and the new fashion victims

  The late 70s was definitely a difficult time for this gangly and pimply teenager, who had no fashion sense and was living in the bush north of Lake Superior. Disco was all the rage in the far-off southern cities, and the fashions and clothes reflected this. I can vividly

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Environment Canada issues winter storm warning for Kingston area

Update: The storm watch has now been updated to a winter storm warning (Monday, Feb. 11, 2019, 4:50 p.m.) Environment Canada has issued a winter storm watch for Kingston, Odessa, Frontenac Islands, Napanee, Consecon, Picton and Sandbanks Park, predicting a winter storm with significant snow, freezing rain, and strong winds

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Snow squall warning in effect

Environment Canada has issued a snow squall warning for Kingston and the area as of 11:48 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019. The snow squalls off of Lake Ontario may continue until Wednesday, Jan. 30, Environment Canada said, and the Kingston-Odessa-FrontenacIslands areas will be affected, as well as the Napanee-Consecon

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Snowfall warning: 15 to 20 cm is expected

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement and a snowfall warning for Kingston and the area with heavy snowfall in the forecast. The snowfall warning was issued at 10:38 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 28, 2019 for the Kingston, Odessa, and Frontenac Islands area, as well as the Napanne/Consecon and

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Boys and Girls Club after school programs, community activities cancelled

Due to the current and forecasted weather in the region, all Boys and Girls Club of Kingston and Area after school programs are cancelled. All bus transportation operated by the Club has been cancelled, and all Club programs at public schools and community centres are cancelled. All facilities owned by

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