Whole Foods bans employees from wearing poppies

November 6th 2020.  US national grocery store chain Whole foods has implemented a ban on its employees from wearing the poppy,  a traditional symbol of wartime remembrance, while on the job.  U.S.-based Whole Foods Market says poppies aren't allowed under its recently updated uniform policy, which affects employees at its 14 locations across Canada.  Continue reading

Queen’s University Researcher dives into the connection between access to water and COVID-19

November 6th 2020 A group of researchers from more than 20 countries, including David McDonald, Professor of Global Studies at Queen’s University, have written a new e-book on the significance of safe, accessible and affordable water for all during COVID-19.  Public Water and Covid-19: Dark Clouds and Silver Linings explores why public water matters during a pandemic and presents the latest research on the impact of COVID-19 on public water operators.  Continue reading

New research shows minimizing delays to cancer treatment could improve survival rates

Nov. 6 2020 Even a four-week delay of cancer treatment can increase mortality by about 10% in many cases, researchers found in a new study published online in The BMJ. The mortality risk rises as delay increases, say researchers. Continue reading

Artillery Park to reopen for recreational use in mid-November

November 5, 2020 The Artillery Park Aquatic Centre, located at 382 Bagot St., will re-open for recreational use in mid-November under the province’s re-opening framework and guidance from KFL&A Public Health. Continue reading

RSVP now to learn more about the City’s budgets from the Chief Financial Officer

November 5, 2020 Have you RSVP’d? On Nov. 10 and 12, the City Treasurer and Deputy Treasurer will host an online session to provide an overview of the City’s operating and capital budgets, recent fiscal challenges, and plans for an ongoing budget engagement process. The presentation will be followed by a Q&A where the team will take relevant questions from residents.  “We hope you will join us to learn more about the City’s budgets and how you can participate and influence the allocation of financial resources,” says Desiree Kennedy, Chief Financial Officer and City Treasurer. Continue reading

RQU Board President's Appeal and Radiophile 2020 Released

RQU Board President Daniel Beals has released the annual Board appeal to our supporters.  CFRC has also released this year's edition of Radiophile, our newsletter for volunteers, Alumni, and community supporters.  Learn more from Mr. Beals below and catch up with all of the exciting things happening at your campus-community radio station over the last year! Read Radiophile 2020 Here! Continue reading

Lionhearts drop in meal program moving to Stages Night Club

November 4th 2020. City Council also voted unanimously on November 3rd to award $39,000 to local Christian charity Lionhearts Inc. The funds will help them move their community meal program into Stages Night Club for the next six months. Continue reading

Council moves ahead with motion of support for The Screening Room

November 4 2020 - City Council voted unanimously on Tuesday night in favour of a motion from Councillor Rob Hutchiston, put forth on behalf of The Screening Room theatre. The theatre’s operations have been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, and many constituents have reportedly reached out to their councillors in concern. But it’s not just individuals that could lose out if the theatre shutters, Hutchison said. Continue reading

KHSC Internet access and external-facing systems temporarily offline

NOVEMBER 4TH, 2020 We can confirm that Kingston Health Sciences Centre has confirmed that its internet access and external-facing systems are temporarily offline. Continue reading

KFPL's Grownup Storytime Goes Online

November 4th 2020 Kingston ON- Kingston Frontenac Public Library is presenting its series Grownup Storytime once again.  It will continue in digital form until KFPL branches resume in-person programming.  KPFL says this series is a great way to relax at home at the beginning of the work week.  Audiences can listen to a couple of short readings over Zoom from noon until 1 p.m. every Monday from November 9 through December 14. Continue reading