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Government investment sees $2.2M for Kingston infrastructure

More than $22.2 million is being invested by the federal and provincial governments aimed at protecting the health, and well-being of residents in 130 municipalities throughout eastern Ontario. The Government of Canada is investing over $17.7 million in municipalities through the COVID-19 Resilience Infrastructure Stream of the Investing in Canada

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Kingston lands in CAA’s Top 10 Worst Roads for 2021

CAA has released their round up of the worst roads in Ontario, and Kingston has the displeasure of being in the top 10. CAA’s annual Worst Roads campaign has influenced change, according to their website, resulting in repaving and repair work done to many of the roads that have appeared

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OPP laid over 1,300 charges in Eastern Ontario during Road Safety Week

Last week, May 18-24, 2021, was Canada Road Safety Week. During the week-long campaign, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) maintains a strong presence on highways and roads as they join policing partners across Canada to enforce and educate road users about traffic laws. OPP officers across eastern Ontario laid a

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Long-term care homes in Napanee, Bancroft to receive over $1 million

The John M. Parrott Centre in Greater Napanee will receive nearly $50,000 in funding through the government to upgrade the long-term care home. The funding was announced by Daryl Kramp, MPP for Hastings – Lennox and Addington, on Friday, Apr. 16, 2021, and was part of a larger investment in

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Providence Care activating more beds to ease pandemic stress on hospitals

A local hospital is adding 23 beds to help relieve pandemic-related pressures as COVID-19 cases rise at an alarming rate. The beds come from an April 2020 initiative that saw Providence Care Hospital convert many clinical and non-clinical spaces, making way for 200 new beds in areas such as consult

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Survey to support employment of KFL&A residents impacted by pandemic

The Eastern Ontario Workforce is hoping to hear from everyone in the Kingston area whose employment has been impacted by COVID-19. Through a public survey, the non-profit board will learn more about obstacles workers are facing regarding finding and keeping gainful employment. On Monday, Mar. 15, 2021, the survey, administered

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Operation Impact sees OPP lay over 1400 charges across eastern Ontario

The Operation Impact campaign saw Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers across eastern Ontario lay a total of 1460 charges over the Thanksgiving weekend. According to a report from the OPP, dated Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020, officers conducted traffic stops on nearly 1600 vehicles between the Quebec border and Quinte West,

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OPP shuts down ‘significant’ Eastern Ontario meth operation

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) East Region Community Street Crime Unit (CSCU) and Belleville Police Service announced today that they have shut down a significant crystal methamphetamine and cocaine trafficking operation in Eastern Ontario. CSCU officers, along with members of the OPP Organized Crime Enforcement Bureau (OCEB), OPP Emergency Response

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Local musicians join ‘Music Across the Border’ to benefit United Way

If you’re from Kingston (or anywhere in Ontario, really) and you’re a music fan (or even if you aren’t), chances are you have heard of the two local musicians who will be featured in tomorrow night’s international telethon in support of the United Way. That’s because you’d have to be

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OPP: Over 2,300 charges laid in eastern Ontario during road safety week

  Canada Road Safety Week came to an end this week, and resulted in a staggering 2,459 charges laid on highways in eastern Ontario. Road safety week wrapped up on Monday, May 20, 2019, and demonstrated that impaired driving is a problem on the well-travelled highways in our region of

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Up to 15 cm of snow expected for Kingston and area

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for the Kingston area due to a coming weather conditions that may bring nearly half a foot of snow for the first time this year. At 10:36 on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018, Environment Canada issued the special weather statement indicating that a

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