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Her Madness

hath the oddest frame of sense


Mask mandates were lifted in Ontario on March 21.  Exactly two weeks later my teenage daughter tested positive for Covid after having done everything right for two years.  My second daughter tested positive on Tuesday.  Both felt like they were “hit by a train”, one said she thought she was going to die, and they…

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Alderville First Nation Commemoration Project: Manidoo Ogitigan

I wrote the following back in the winter for that other paper…. The Kingston Local, now I am going to cover the project’s unveiling. It is really exciting! Kingston’s largest public art installation set for unveiling in June “Manidoo Ogitigan” installed at Lake Ontario Park as Alderville First Nation Commemoration Project Almost eight years ago,…

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Little Forests make a big impact

By Michelle Dorey Forestell — This article originally appeared in The Kingston Local in April 2021 Four new forests will be popping up in Kingston in October and that’s a good thing. “We are planting Little Forests of diverse trees and shrubs indigenous to this land and seed zone,” explained Master Gardener, Joyce Hostyn. “This…

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Mapping survey of Deseronto WWI airfield begins in June

Camp Rathbun is the most important World War I aviation archaeological site in Canada Camp Rathbun is the most important World War I aviation archaeological site in Canada Camp Rathbun 1917, Canadian War Museum FRIDAY, MARCH 12, 2021UPDATED: MARCH 11, 9:12 AM SHARE: NEWS By MICHELLE DOREY FORESTELL,The Belleville Local The last veteran of The…

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Proposed Napanee asphalt plant under municipal review

This article originally ran April 14, 2021 in The Kingston Local. Napanee could soon be home to a new permanent asphalt plant and that has some residents concerned. The Local has obtained a copy of a letter to residents in the area surrounding what used to be the Don Hart Quarry, located north of Cty…

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Lincoln’s Fight

Belleville family looks to community for support Childhood cancer patient and severely ill mom about to lose their home THURSDAY, APRIL 22, 2021 NEWS By MICHELLE DOREY FORESTELL,The Belleville Local A Belleville family has faced more than their share of life-threatening health problems and now they are struggling to keep a roof over their heads. …

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True Crime

Do you know Napanee’s Jane Doe who died in 1984? Young woman was discovered near Newburgh in December, 1984; $50,000 reward for information Napanee Jane Doe based on a 2005 reconstruction (photo courtesy Ontario Provincial Police) THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2021UPDATED: FEBRUARY 4, 12:22 PM SHARE: CRIME By MICHELLE DOREY FORESTELL,The Kingston Local Napanee Jane Doe,…

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Five Ws and an H. Who, what, where, when, why and how are the building blocks of any story. I don’t know when I first grasped this but I think it may have been in 5th grade when some of us “gifted” kids were given an enrichment project to create a school newspaper. The notion…

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