Author: Michelle Dorey Forestell, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Board hears about the mission of Harm Reduction at KFL&A Public Health

Last month, the Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox, and Addington (KFL&A) Board of Public Health (BOH) heard some shocking statistics from Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer’s annual report and answered his call to stand firm with a collective response addressing the burden of harms associated with mood-altering substance use. This month, the Board

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Complexity of policing strains balance between costs, service delivery — Kingston Police 2023 annual report

“Policing has become a complex process,” and with resources stretched to meet the community’s needs, “it is a very difficult balance to control costs and provide the services the community expects,” according to Kingston’s Chief of Police. On Thursday, Jun. 20, 2024, Chief Scott Fraser released his first annual report

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Napanee firefighter awarded Ontario Medal for Firefighter Bravery

Greater Napanee firefighter Mackenzie Grosvenor received the province’s highest honour, the Ontario Medal for Firefighter Bravery, last week, but he says he shares that award with someone special. Grosvenor was one of dozens of firefighters and police officers awarded medals of bravery by Ontario Lieutenant-Governor Edith Dumont on Monday, Jun.

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Kingston Council approves pilot project for ‘On Demand’ transit

Rural Kingston residents may finally get the improved access to transit they have been clamouring for. At its regular meeting on Tuesday, Jun. 18, 2024, Kingston City Council received a report from Brad Joyce, Commissioner of Infrastructure, Transportation & Emergency Services, exploring options for Kingston’s transit system. The report takes

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J.J. O’Neill Catholic School in Napanee breaks ground on new addition

J.J. O’Neill Catholic School kicked off a new summer project today, but students needn’t worry: they will still get the summer off. On Tuesday, Jun. 18, 2024, the Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board (ALCDSB) welcomed local representatives to J.J. O’Neill Catholic School to acknowledge and celebrate a groundbreaking

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