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  • Lakeshore Swimming Pool Association cancels season
    by The Whig-Standard on 25/06/2020 at 6:18 pm

    Swimmers to a popular neighbourhood pool in the city’s west end will have to wait until next year to take a dip. The Lakeshore Swimming Pool Association (LSPA) announced Tuesday that the pool will not be opened for the 2020 swim season. “Like so many other organizations, COVID-19 has […]

  • Turtle conservationists look forward to fencing along Collins Creek
    by Elliot Ferguson on 25/06/2020 at 1:55 pm

    KINGSTON – With turtle fencing planned for a section of Princess Street near Westbrook, turtle conservationists are pleading with drivers to slow down in an effort to preserve as many of the reptiles as possible. With now being the height of the nesting season, dozens of turtles crawl out of […]

  • University gets $54M to revitalize art centre
    by Peter Hendra on 23/06/2020 at 10:17 pm

    The Agnes Etherington Art Centre will undergo a $54-million revitalization and expansion that will make it the largest university art museum in the country and a leader in art exhibition and education. The US$40-million donation from Bader Philanthropies, which acts on behalf of Alfred and Isabel […]

  • August Backpack campaign blitz being postponed to 2021
    by The Whig-Standard on 23/06/2020 at 9:59 pm

    While no one knows what September will bring for students, a community backpack campaign has had to postpone its school supply blitz this year. After 19 years, the Backpack Campaign, initiated by the Social Issues Networking Group (S.I.N.G) — a coalition dedicated to improving the social and […]

  • Gonorrhea outbreaks declared by Kingston, Hastings public health
    by Steph Crosier on 16/06/2020 at 10:15 pm

    The two public health agencies in the Kingston and Belleville areas have declared an outbreak of gonorrhea. Kingston, Frontenac and Lennox and Addington Public Health on Tuesday reported 98 reports of the virus so far this year. “In comparison, there were 81 total confirmed cases of gonorrhea […]

  • Kingston seniors food program receives funding for healthy food during pandemic
    by The Whig-Standard on 16/06/2020 at 9:32 pm

    Kingston Community Health Centres announced on Wednesday that it has received $39,725 from United Way Canada, United Way Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington, and Canada’s New Horizons for Seniors Program. The funding will allow seniors 55 and older to receive a free box of fresh produce […]

  • 'Pride is usually a time when we actually see each other'
    by Meghan Balogh on 16/06/2020 at 9:31 pm

    For the first time in recent memory, no exuberant display of colour and pride marched down Princess Street this June. The Kingston Pride Festival, faced with the difficulties presented by a global pandemic, made the decision to move all of its activities online this year, as many other events have […]

  • Limestone celebrates the class of 2020
    by Julia McKay on 15/06/2020 at 9:20 pm

    KINGSTON — All Limestone District School Board secondary schools are preparing for a variety of virtual events and activities to celebrate the graduates of the class of 2020. “We have to celebrate this significant accomplishment in a different way this year, but we hope it will still be […]

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