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Letter: Lessons in gratitude – Be thankful for our healthcare workers

Editorial note: The following is a submitted letter to the editor. The views and opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of The Kingstonist. I’ve recently had to spend 10 days in the hospital due to non-Covid related issue. After a year of not working and a non-existent to-do list or

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City of Kingston temporarily closes Breakwater Park

Following the announcement of a COVID-19 outbreak in the University District, the City of Kingston has announced the closure of Breakwater Park, the waterfront park along King Street adjacent to the University District. This comes after hundreds of students gathered in the park on Thursday, Apr. 8, 2021, the same

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COVID-19 cases stretch Kingston ICU beyond capacity

A surge in COVID-19 cases being treated at Kingston Health Sciences Centre is stretching ICU capacity beyond its limits, prompting warnings of a looming crisis if COVID-19 transmission is not brought under control. The warnings are made more urgent as Dr. Kieran Moore, KFL&A Public Health’s Medical Officer of Health,

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Positive COVID-19 case confirmed at Walmart Supercentre Kingston

Unable to contact all customers who may have been exposed, Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) Public Health has publicly confirmed a COVID-19 positive case at the Walmart Supercentre. Dr. Kieran Moore, Medical Officer of Health for KFL&A Public Health, confirmed the case on Wednesday, Apr. 7, 2021 in a

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Funding announced for small and medium businesses affected by pandemic

Help is on the way for small and medium-sized businesses that have been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The City of Kingston has partnered with the Kingston Economic Development Corporation (EcDev) to award 1.1 million dollars in funding — $600,000 will come from the City of Kingston and EcDev

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What the Ontario Stay-At-Home Order means

On Wednesday, Apr. 7, 2021, Ontario Premier Doug Ford issued a province-wide Stay-At-Home Order requiring everyone to remain at home except for essential purposes, to be effective as of Thursday, Apr. 8, 2021 at 12:01 a.m. What does that mean? For residents The government of Ontario is asking residents to

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Positive case of COVID-19 confirmed at Tango Nuevo

Dr. Kieran Moore, Medical Officer of Health for Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) Public Health, has confirmed a positive case of COVID-19 within Tango Nuevo. The confirmation comes on Wednesday, Apr. 7, 2021, the day after the restaurant, located at 331 King Street, announced it was closing as a

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SLC presents virtual performances of two family-friendly musicals

April is Musical Theatre Month at St. Lawrence College (SLC). The Music Theatre Performance program is presenting two family-friendly musicals, Drama 101 and Going Under. Both performances explore the joy, challenges, and connections between high school students, according to a release from SLC. And, in keeping with pandemic safety measures,

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Dr. Moore cautions difficult month ahead as 60% of local COVID-19 cases involve variants of concern

With COVID-19 cases on the rise again in the region, Dr. Kieran Moore, Medical Officer of Health for Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) Public Health is cautioning that the remainder of April 2021 may be difficult. Currently, 60 per cent of the COVID-19 cases reported in the region involve

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COVID worries rise for Wolfe Islanders as tourist season approaches

With the typical tourist season approaching, a Wolfe Island business owner is hoping more can be done to curb the number of tourists visiting the Island heading into a second pandemic summer. “We have an unusually high number of at-risk individuals, meaning they’re older or health compromised,” Mike Bromley, owner

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