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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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Froid’Art 2019 is here to enjoy

For the past five years, there’s been something pretty unique and interesting illuminating parts of the city in the coldest, darkest months of the year. Froid’Art, the project started by David Dossett and Martello Alley, is now installed throughout the area, with some of the frozen art installations as far

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Kingstonist’s Wizard of Paws: Winter and cold a safety tips for pets

Winter is upon us and, though you may want to stay inside where it’s warm and curl up by the fire or under a blanket, your dogs still need to get outside to at least use the bathroom. Admit it, we all probably gain a little weight over the holidays,

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Family-friendly winter activities in Kingston

Christmas has almost come and gone, and the new year brings long, cold nights and dreary, cold days.  Winter isn’t my favourite season – but there are still a lot of ways to have fun here in Kingston. The beauty of winter can’t be denied.  Pristine, fresh-fallen snow, frozen expanses

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Travel tips for Kingstonian families

Living in Canada means sometimes you’d like to escape the cold winters and head somewhere warm for a few days. At least, that’s what it means for me! And living in Kingston allows for some interesting options when you’re booking your getaway. I am by no means a travel expert,

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Alight at Night – What you need to know before your first visit

Every year, Upper Canada Village in Morrisburg, Ont. transforms from a bustling heritage village to a glimmering wonderland of light. Upper Canada Village has been holding Alight at Night for 18 years. My family and I visited this outdoor lights festival for the first time this year. The amount of

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