It’s Thursday August 25th. Good Morning I’m Karim Mosna with your daily news brief. In the news…


Queen’s University has announced a booster shot will not be required, and masking will not be mandatory to attend classes or to live in Queen’s residence for the upcoming Fall 2022 semester. The statement comes a day after Western University announced students would be required to have one booster shot and wearing a mask would be mandatory in classrooms.

However, the statement notes “Students, faculty, and staff in the Faculty of Health Sciences accessing hospital or other external facilities are required to adhere to the guidelines, policies, and procedures of the institution which they are attending,

The university adds, requirements may be reinstated “with short notice” and students may suddenly find their in-person university activities “restricted or discontinued.”

Fall term classes begin on September 6th. This story courtesy of YGK News.


Mayor Bryan Paterson, a member of the 29 Ontario Big City Mayor Caucus tells CFRC news the group has once again requested an emergency meeting with the province to address the affordable housing crisis. Paterson had announced at a special council meeting in June that housing was the number one issue in all 29 cities and had requested an emergency meeting with premier Doug Ford. Paterson says, as of last week the group has not yet had a response so they have once again pushed for a meeting. Paterson adds it is not just a housing issue.


My full conversation with Mayor Bryan Paterson coming up on The Scoop Monday afternoon at 4:30.


The World’s Largest Needlepoint, which was used as the backdrop for his holiness Pope John Paul the second’s visit to Toronto, by former U.S. President Barack Obama’s visit to Ottawa and has been recognized by the Guiness Book of World Records, will be on display tomorrow and Saturday here in Kingston. Vahid Saadati’s “The Welcome Mat” depicts the word “Welcome” in over 100 different languages. It will be at local quilting, fabric and sewing machine store Stitch By Stitch..

Saadati says, “I couldn’t think of a better place to display the piece, the name of the store resonated with me, this is exactly how we have built this work: stitch by stitch. This work is important because it involves so many people of diverse ages, cultures, and religions in our multicultural society, which shows the fabric of Canada.”

The Welcome Mat was assembled by Saadati and 650 volunteers of all ages over a 2 year period. This will be the first time the mat has been displayed since the onset of Covid, it will be on display Friday from 1 to 6:30 and Saturday from 9:30 to 4:30 at the Stitch by Stitch store at 550 Days Road.


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