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Dr. Moore explains discrepancies in vaccination rollout between regions

As we stay at home, watching the Ontario’s COVID-19 vaccination plans roll out, many in the KFL&A region are wondering why other Public Health regions in the province seem to be ahead of us. Indeed, some Ontario Health Units are taking bookings for vaccinations, while KFL&A awaits more doses of

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CUPE: Kingston hospital staff ‘exhausted and demoralized’ during pandemic

The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) is reporting that staff morale is low and stress is high at Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) as the COVID-19 pandemic has continued for nearly a year. Citing months of “gruelling long hours, critical staff shortages, and an environment where there is no

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Opinion: Rebuild of Extendicare Kingston can be part of Ontario solution to modernize long-term care

The following is a submitted Op/Ed article. The views and opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of The Kingstonist. As Ontario confronts a second wave of COVID-19, Extendicare Kingston is well prepared to meet the difficult challenges that undoubtedly lie ahead. All of us who consider seniors care a

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Kingston reacts to Ford government’s planned removal of ranked ballots

Kingstonians have reacted strongly to the provincial government’s planned change to the Municipal Elections Act, which would effectively nullify the results of Kingston’s recent referendum on ranked ballot voting. In Kingston’s 2018 municipal election, Kingstonians voted in favour of the use of ranked ballots for the next municipal election. The

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Childcare announcement spurs quick response from providers

Childcare centres in Kingston are working to make fast finalizations to their reopening plans after yesterday’s announcement from the province that they can reopen on Friday, Jun. 12, 2020.  Childcare centres across the province have been closed since mid-March to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Operators learned about the reopening

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ETFO announces further strike action impacting LDSB schools

As parents and students in the local public school board prepare for two days without school this week, the Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario has announced its plan for further strike action next week. Students from Kindergarten to Grade 8 in the Limestone District School Board will not have classes

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ETFO Limestone educators plan united front for one-day strike

As the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) continue rotating one-day strikes, those with the ETFO Limestone local are planning to come together at different picket lines as they participate in tomorrow’s strike. Members of the Limestone ETFO will participate in a one-day strike on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020, “to

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ETFO to ‘escalate’ rotating strikes if central agreements not reached

Update (Monday, Feb. 3, 2019): According to the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO), the union is escalating its provincial rotating strikes this week. The ETFO announced that it would engage in rotating one-day strikes each day of the week, with a province-wide strike on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020. This

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CFRC responds to quashed ‘Student Choice Initiative’

While the Ontario Divisional Court overturned the ‘Student Choice Initiative’ that allowed students to opt out of some student fees yesterday, the damage the Ontario government’s directive created for CFRC is far from over. The Student Choice Initiative, issued by the Ford government in early 2019, allowed students at colleges

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Local program donates tuition cuts to those affected by OSAP reductions

  When the Ontario government offered a 10 per cent tuition cut to postsecondary students, Queen’s Student Aimee McCurdy said that she couldn’t enjoy the savings knowing that many students had their OSAP funding drastically cut or eliminated. According to the Ontario Government, the cuts would reduce the average university

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Board of Health issues statement on Ontario government’s plans to restructure public health

  The Kington, Frontenac, Lennox, and Addington (KFL&A) Board of Health has issued the following statement outlining its concerns about the Ford government’s plans to restructure public health: KFL&A Board of Health is requesting the province of Ontario maintain and augment the health protection, promotion, and prevention mandate of KFL&A

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