06
Jul
2021
Posted by: In: Canada, Cannabis, COVID-19, Economy, Health, Kingston, Lifestyle, Local Business, Money, news, Pandemic, Sales, Store

Kingston, Ont. cannabis store tops sales for eastern Ontario – Kingston

Jennawae McLean and her partner opened up Calyx and Trichomes last year in the midst of the pandemic. While the company is now the top seller in eastern Ontario,  they say it has not always been easy. “Now we know that after such a difficult year, we can handle…
13
Jun
2021
Posted by: In: Canada, Economy, Global News, Kingston, Kingston Accommodation Partners, news, Ontario, Phase 1, Spas

Kingston-area spas say they can safely reopen despite phase 1 exclusion – Kingston

We may only be a few days into the province’s re-opening plan, but already there are calls for some amendments. The Kingston Accommodation Partners and area spas believe they too should be allowed to offer their services from an outdoor patio. “Let’s look at other kinds of businesses that…
11
Jun
2021
Posted by: In: Bars, Canada, COVID, COVID-19, Ontario, Phase 1, Reopening, Servers, Tourism

Kingston one of five top cities in Ontario hardest hit by pandemic – Kingston

As Ontario enters phase one of its pandemic reopening plan, local business owners say they are struggling to make sure there’s enough staff working in their bars, hotels, and restaurants. “We’ve been drastically affected by the lockdown. Many of our businesses have been completely shuttered. Those that have been…
01
May
2021
Posted by: In: Business, Churches, COVID-19, Economy, places of worship, Rent, sublet, Zoning bylaw

Kingston zoning bylaw would see places worship sublet space to businesses – Kingston

As places of worship struggle to fill their seats due to COVID-19 restrictions, the City of Kingston is looking to help. Since places of worship and small business have been two of the hardest-hit sectors during the coronavirus pandemic, the city is proposing that they team up and recover…
30
Nov
2020
Posted by: In: AHF, alternate health facility, Canada, Coronavirus, COVID-19, KHSC, Kingston, kingston health sciences centre, Kingston News, Providence Care, Queen's University, St. Mary's of the Lake

Former St. Mary’s of the Lake Hospital to be used as COVID-19 overflow facility – Kingston

Kingston Health Sciences Centre has identified the former St. Mary’s of the Lake Hospital site as the location of an alternate health facility that could be quickly activated in the event of hospital capacity challenges due to COVID-19. This is a change to the plan KHSC, initially announced in…
15
Sep
2020
Posted by: In: binh's nail salon, Canada, Case Count, Coronavirus, Covid19, Eastern Ontario, Health, Kingston, Kingston Covid Cases, kingston ontario, Money, Nail Salon, Pandemic, Virus

‘I apologize to the community’: Kingston nail salon owner speaks out after COVID-19 outbreak

It’s been nearly three months since Kingston, Ont., saw its largest COVID-19 outbreak. Thirty-seven cases were linked to several local nail salons. Of that number, 33 were connected to Binh’s nail salon, according to KFL&A Public Health. The owner of the nail salon, Binh Nguyen, sat down with Global…
27
Aug
2020
Posted by: In: CKWS TV, Dave Osmond, Gananoque, global Kingston, Kathrine Christensen., Kingston, news, poker run, Powerboats, Saturday

Thousand Islands Poker Run kicks off in Gananoque this weekend — with some changes – Kingston

A popular summer event will take to the water in Gananoque this weekend, as a very scaled down Thousand Islands Poker Run takes place this Saturday. The event is a game of chance, not speed. Each boat — in this case powerboats — navigates a carefully-charted course, stopping at five…
01
Jun
2020
Posted by: In: Canada, Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance Program, CaraCo, CaraCo Development Corporation, CECRA, Gennaro Disanto, Global News Kingston, Kingston, Kingston Glass And Gallery, Mariel Hunter, news, Owner, Queen Street, Small Business

Kingston small business owner says the CECRA program should be in the hands of renters to apply – Kingston

Landlords have been able to apply for the Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance (CECRA) program for a week now. The federal initiative aims to help small businesses survive the COVID-19 pandemic. But landlords have to opt in, and some Kingston, Ont. business owners say they have received word their landlords…