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Local students launching businesses instead of applying for summer jobs

Ten students from Kingston have made their way into the Summer Company Program, which will provide their businesses with a $3,000 grant funded by the Ontario government.  “Having Summer Company connect me with other people in the industry has motivated me to accomplish more than I thought possible!” said Kassandra Greenhalgh,

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COVID-19 cases linked to LiveWell Centre in downtown Kingston

Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) Public Health is currently monitoring eight cases of COVID-19 connected to an outbreak at LiveWell Centre in downtown Kingston. Offering chiropractic care, massage, physiotherapy and other medical services, LiveWell Centre’s outbreak began on Monday, Nov. 30, 2020. Although not required to do so by

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POLL: Kingston’s Best Yoga Studio

Maybe I’m thinking about yoga because I’m still recovering from a huge and delicious Thanksgiving dinner and several days worth of leftovers. Or maybe it’s because I’m a fair-weather cyclist, and now that it’s getting cooler, I’m thinking about ways to stay in shape over the winter. Either way, it’s

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45 & Thrive: Workplace wellness and why your employer should support it

Most of us spend one-third of our adult lives, and close to half of our waking hours, at work. Our workplaces can range considerably, from almost stagnant, sedentary desk work, to vigorous intense labour, and everything in between. Most of us can’t guarantee that our ‘work’ activities are physically demanding

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Local comedian stands up for mental health awareness

Local comedian Al Babcock is fighting mental health stigma with a night of local entertainment called ‘It’s All In Your Head’ taking place at the Grad Club at the end of the month. The event will feature performances from local comedians, spoken word artists, poets, and musicians, and be emceed

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City to close Ontario Street to create ‘vibrant space’

Traffic in the downtown core will look a little different this weekend, as the City of Kingston launches a temporary project to create a public space on Ontario Street. ‘Ontario Street: A Vibrant Spaces Project’ will close down a section of Ontario Street for two weekends this summer, making the

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UpLIFT Kingston brings community together in outdoor fitness and yoga

  When local real estate sales representative Echo Perry-Cumberland was looking for a new way to get involved in the community, she knew an idea she’d been slowly working on for years would be ideal. “The seeds of this series were planted years ago, and I am excited to announce

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#ygkChallenge: Stay Active During the “Winter”

The #ygkchallenge is an ongoing series where we dare you to be different, resolve to be better, and or do something awesome in support of our beloved community. Each week, Kingstonist establishes a new, ambitious or quirky goal, encouraging you to step out of your comfort zone and do something

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#ygkChallenge: Attend A Community Workshop!

Welcome to Kingstonist’s weekly challenge, dare, resolution or whatever you prefer to call it. Each week we establish a new and ambitious community goal, encouraging our readers, followers, friends and families to step out of their comfort zones and do something great, and hopefully a little out of the ordinary.

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Friday Foto

Happy New Year!  I hope you had a fun and restful holiday.  I spent mine overindulging, to which I’m sure most you can relate.  I’m making up for it now with resolutions geared towards personal health and fitness.  I recently took up yoga and it has changed my life.  I

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