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Update: All appointments booked – Memorial Centre to host COVID-19 vaccination clinic

UPDATE (Tuesday, Apr. 20, 2021 at 3:25 p.m.)All appointments for the COVID-19 vaccination clinic through the Maple Centre Health Clinic at the Memorial Centre are now booked. Please do not call the Maple Family Health Centre or KFL&A Public Health to try to schedule an appointment at this clinic. Original

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Second COVID-19 death in KFL&A amid highest active case count

The KFL&A region has recorded its second COVID-19 death as Ontario enters the third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic and as the region itself enters uncharted territory. The most recent local death as a result of the SARS-CoV-2 virus is a woman in her 80s who, according to public health

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Kingston doctor wins prestigious award for leadership in cancer research

A Kingston Doctor and Queen’s researcher has been recognized for her international leadership in cancer research. Dr. Elizabeth Eisenhauer has received the 2021 Canada Gairdner Wightman Award for outstanding leadership in medical science. “The prestigious award recognizes a Canadian health researcher who has demonstrated extraordinary leadership paired with exceptional science,”

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UPDATE: New open-air burning regulations in Kingston to take effect

Update (Monday Apr. 19, 2021): The bylaw regulating the setting and maintaining of open air fires came into effect at 12:01 a.m. today, Monday, Apr. 19, 2021, and promotes public safety by requiring residents to read the rules for safely managing different kinds of open air fires, according to a

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Volunteers needed for clinical trial on autism-related disorders

A Kingston-based research study into a treatment for autism-related social disorders needs volunteers to move forward. The Department of Psychiatry at Queen’s University is running a clinical trial for Autism under the leadership of Dr. Lucia Capano (KHSC-Hotel Dieu site) in conjunction with the Province of Ontario Neurodevelopmental Disorders (POND)

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A chilling technique to fight pandemic blues

Imagine willingly jumping into the frigid waters of Lake Ontario throughout the fall and winter.  No? You can’t? Well, believe it or not a group of Kingstonians did just that — willingly, once a week throughout the pandemic.  Albert Nerenberg, local filmmaker and man of many hats, spearheaded the initiative,

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New temporary hospital site ready to go, if needed

A new 70-bed facility is ready and waiting on standby if needed, according to Kingston Health Sciences Centre. The unveiling was made on the afternoon of Monday, March 29, 2021. The facility would provide care for non-COVID, and medically stable patients who would still require clinical support before discharge. It

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Slow-driving Toronto-area duo face a dozen charges

Two Toronto-area men are facing a slew of charges after a traffic stop on Highway 401 near Napanee Friday, Mar. 19, 2021. “The officer noted a vehicle travelling at an unusually slow speed,” the OPP said in a press release. Once the vehicle was pulled over, police observed that the

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Kingston’s Dr. Kieran Moore receives AstraZeneca vaccine

Kingston’s Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Kieran Moore, is sporting a brand new vaccination sticker. According to a news release from Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington Public Health (KFL&A Public Health), the COVID-19 shot was administered at the Amherstview Drugs Pharmacy. Dr. Moore received the AstraZeneca vaccine. “I feel hopeful

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Leeds-Grenville-Lanark Health Unit warns of COVID-19 exposure at Perth Curling Club

Health officials in the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark (LGL) District Health Unit are asking for those who attended the Perth Curling Club between Friday, March 5 and Friday, March 12, 2021 to watch for symptoms of COVID-19. “Individuals who develop symptoms should isolate immediately and arrange to get tested at

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OPP arrest three for driving while impaired

Lennox and Addington OPP have charged three people with impaired driving during three separate incidents over the last week. On Saturday, Mar 13, 2021, officers approached a vehicle stopped on Highway 33 (Bath Road) near Coronation Boulevard that was blocking the road. “Police arrived on scene and determined that the

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Toronto man arrested on highway 401 near Napanee

Lennox and Addington County OPP have charged a Toronto man with six separate counts, after he was stopped on the Eastbound highway 401 near Napanee on Wednesday, March 17, 2021. According to an OPP press release from the same day, Police say their officers observed a vehicle with a heavily-tinted

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