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Community organizations offer mobile teen drop-in for Gananoque

Youth in Gananoque will soon have a safe space to gather, thanks to a partnership between the YMCA of Eastern Ontario, the Town of Gananoque, the United Way, the Gananoque Police, and RNJ Youth Services. Following the success of the teen program in operation at the Brockville YMCA, these local

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Local parents working to improve and strengthen child & youth mental health services

Parenting has often been compared to walking through a minefield. Each step filled with stress and gratitude, where roadblocks and unexpected detours are common, and missteps are feared. Parenting a child who is experiencing difficulties with their mental health? Well, you might as well add a blindfold to that minefield

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Kingston Police seek assistance to locate missing youth

Kingston Police have released the above photo and are requesting assistance to locate a missing youth. Nickalie Hamilton, 14, was last seen on the morning of January 9, 2021 at a hotel located in Kingston’s north end His current whereabouts are unknown however, according to Kingston Police, he was last

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Three Kingston charities team up to weather pandemic shortfalls

Three community agencies facing massive income shortfalls during the COVID-19 pandemic have decided to fundraise together, rather than compete. The Boys and Girls Club of Kingston, Pathways to Education Kingston, and Big Brothers Big Sisters of KFL&A all offer charitably-funded programming for Kingston’s children and youth. They’re also all heavily

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United Way boosts new Youth Hub with $435,000 in funding

Just days after the announcement of its new Youth Services Hub, Home Base Housing is welcoming in the United Way of Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) as its first partner with a contribution totaling $435,000.00 to help relocate One Roof Youth Services Hub. “One Roof already does some phenomenal

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Kingston Police warning parents to beware of ‘questionable job offers for youth online’

Kingston Police along with the Canadian Centre for Child Protection are wanting to make parents aware of concerns regarding online requests involving perspective job opportunities for youths. According to the local police, Cybertip.ca has been contacted by individuals who believe their legitimate business names have been used to lure youth

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St. Lawrence College, Boys and Girls Club partner for ‘Future Vikings’ programs

You’ve likely never heard of the ‘Future Vikings,’ but get ready to, as St. Lawrence College (SLC) and the Boys and Girls Club of Kingston (BCG) are partnering to offer soccer and basketball programming under that moniker. The partnership will see mentoring by SLC Vikings players, combined with the High-Five

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Kingston teen facing drug charges after collision with bus shelter

A local youth has been arrested and charged after he took his parent’s vehicle, crashed into a Kingston Transit bus shelter, and was later found to be in possession of marijuana and a quantity of unidentified pills. At approximately 12:20 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019, Kingston Police responded to

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Local youth arrested after violently attacking his father

A Kingston teenager is facing six charges following an alcohol-fuelled rage targeted at his father that resulted in serious injuries. On Thursday, Jun. 28, 2019 at approximately 6:45 a.m., the accused male teen arrived to his downtown residence with the female victim and two other friends. The accused teen had

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Local youth arrested for firearm and robbery related offences

A Kingston teen has been charged after threatening a victim with a handgun during a backpack sale gone hostile on Saturday, Jun. 22, 2019. The victim was buying a valuable backpack from the accused male teen at the Cataraqui Town Centre. According to Kingston Police, the two were casual acquaintances.

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Boys and Girls Club seeks community input to help build aquatics program

  In light of some recent changes, the Boys and Girls Club (BGC) of Kingston and Area will be holding an open house, inviting members of the community to help shape their new aquatics programs at the West End Hub. Citing changes in community needs – particularly following the announcement

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