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Ford declares province-wide ‘emergency brake’ due to COVID-19

With the Easter long weekend hours away, Ontario Premier Doug Ford has announced that all 34 Public Health Regions of Ontario will move into shutdown. Announced on Thursday, Apr. 1, 2021, the so-call province-wide “emergency brake” will come into effect as of Saturday, Apr. 3, 2021 at 12:01 a.m. and

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Mystery Packs allow readers to explore genres during curbside pick up

Avid and casual readers alike may be missing the in-branch experience of discovering new titles and authors while the library buildings are closed to due to the government mandated lockdown. Kingston Frontenac Public Library (KFPL) has launched a new service to help recapture that feeling. Mystery Packs are a random

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More details on Ontario’s Provincewide Shutdown

On Monday, Dec. 21, 2020, Ontario Premier Doug Ford announced a provincewide lockdown to get COVID-19 transmission under control. This article contains comprehensive sector-specific details from the province, but has been abbreviated. Full details can be found here. Lockdown length The lockdown starts on Saturday, Dec. 26 2020. In 27

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All branches of KFPL to return to curbside pick up

Kingston Frontenac Public Library (KFPL) announced they will be returning to curbside pick up at all sixteen branches, after the provincial government announcement of a month-long lockdown for most of Ontario. Beginning Monday, Dec. 28, 2020, library patrons will be required to reserve books through the library’s online system and

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Ontario, KFL&A Public Health region, go into lockdown on Boxing Day

The Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox & Addington (KFL&A) Public Health region will join the rest of Southern Ontario on Boxing Day in a 28-day COVID-19 lockdown. “This difficult action is without a doubt necessary to save lives and prevent our hospitals from becoming overwhelmed in the coming weeks,” said Ontario Premier

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Kingstonist’s Wizard of Paws: Pet health during COVID-19 and how vets handle it

We certainly are living in interesting and challenging times. As COVID-19 continues to plague the world, veterinary clinics and our patients are not immune to the effects. Allow me to give you a little insight on some things you can do to help your pets, as well as what kind

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Kingston Frontenac Public Library now offering curbside service

After closing in mid-March due to provincial emergency orders, the Kingston Frontenac Public Library (KFPL) is now able to provide library users with their reserved materials. Public libraries are under different COVID-19 emergency orders than retail outlets, so the library is limited to providing lending services at the curb, KFPL

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City of Kingston announces changes to waste pick-up and drop-off

The City of Kingston is reinstating the usual one untagged garbage bag limit for weekly pick-up, along with some other changes with regard to waste management. As of Monday, Jun. 15, 2020, residents will once again have a limit of one untagged garbage bag per week for weekly curbside pick-up.

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