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Body of 18-year-old recovered in Sydenham

The Frontenac Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have confirmed that they’ve recovered the body of an 18-year-old female from Frontenac County. Search efforts began in Sydenham just after 12 a.m. on Tuesday, May 11, 2021, after the OPP received a report of a missing 18-year-old woman in the

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Update on COVID-19 vaccine supply and roll-out for KFL&A

After expecting to get an update on COVID-19 vaccine supply for KFL&A late last week, Dr. Kieran Moore, Medical Officer of Health for KFL&A Public Health, was more than pleased to announce over 30,000 doses are expected through the month of May. “I can say that KFL&A will receive additional

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Frontenac Community Futures Development Corporation rebrands

Frontenac Community Futures Development Corporation (CFDC), a non-profit organization that provides business advice and loan services to help diversify and strengthen the local economy, has been rebranded. It is now known as Frontenac Business Services, and with the new name comes a new website: frontenacbusiness.ca. “For nearly two decades, our

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South Frontenac Mayor Ron Vandewal: Words are not enough

The following is a message from South Frontenac Township Mayor Ron Vandewal following the successful rescue of three-year-old Jude Leyton. The amount of relief and joy felt by this community yesterday evening was vast and incredibly overwhelming. Our countless prayers and hopeful wishes were answered with the safe rescue of

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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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County of Frontenac 2021 budget requisition to appear on City tax bills

The City of Kingston recently received notice from the County of Frontenac confirming its 2021 budget requisition for Fairmount Home and Frontenac Paramedic Services in the amount of $12,751,183. According to a release from the City, dated Wednesday, Feb 24, 2021, the amount – requisitioned for the City’s share of

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Frontenac Paramedics Community Paramedicine program receives $6.5M

The Government of Ontario made an announcement Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021, saying it is investing $6.5 million over four years to enhance Frontenac Paramedics’ Community Paramedicine program. According to a release from the County of Frontenac, the funds are intended to support people on the wait list for long-term care,

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Frontenac County asking business owners to complete annual survey

The Frontenac County economic development department is asking every business owner in Frontenac to complete their annual business survey, which will be open until Monday, Feb. 8, 2021. Results of the survey will help County staff better understand Frontenac’s economic landscape and make informed decisions about how best to serve

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Frontenac Townships partner to deliver On-site Sewage System Services

As of January 1st, 2021, the Township of South Frontenac began delivery of Part 8 On-site Sewage System Services on behalf of the other three Frontenac Townships (North Frontenac, Central Frontenac, and Frontenac Islands). This change comes as Kingston Frontenac Lennox and Addington Public Health (KFL&A Public Health) ceased providing

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AMHS-KFLA and Frontenac OPP partnership supports rural communities

The Frontenac Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), alongside Addiction and Mental Health Services of Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (AMHS-KFLA) are relaunching a program cut short by the pandemic in March 2020. In the spring, the innovative, collaborative program saw experienced mental health staff at AMHS-KFLA partner with

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Paramedic Memorial Bell arrives in Frontenac

The ringing of a bell often accompanies some of the most significant moments and ceremonies the world over – weddings, the end of cancer treatment, and, in this case, those paramedics who’ve lost their lives on the job. On Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020, the Paramedic Memorial Bell arrived in Kingston,

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Fairmount Home staff member tests positive for COVID-19

On Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2020, the County of Frontenac learned that a staff member at Fairmount Home has tested positive for COVID-19. According to Frontenac County, that staff member is self-isolating and “receiving any necessary treatment.” Both staff and residents at Fairmount Home for any symptoms of COVID-19, the County

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