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Dr. Guan: Covid’s fourth wave has begun, get the vaccine

The fourth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic has begun in the region and vaccination is the best protection you can have — These were two of the main takeaways from a press call with Dr. T. Hugh Guan, Associate Medical Officer of Health for Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A)

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Creativity Studio Artists say thank you to Kingston healthcare workers

A pervasive sense of gratitude for the work of Kingston health services employees prompted a group of local artists to give back in the best way they know how; through their art. As ICUs in the GTA buckled under the third wave of the COVID-19Pandemic, the nine resident artists in

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Greater Napanee Council asks Premier to better support nurses

Premier Doug Ford will be receiving a letter from Greater Napanee Council pleading for the province to better support nurses and other frontline staff. Councillor John McCormack wrote a letter to council asking for support in writing the Premier of Ontario to amend Bill 124 for better treatment of nurses.

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Local artist needs community’s support to win $25,000 for KGH NICU

Kingston-based artist Linda Samuels has a painting in the running to win a $25,000 prize for Kingston General Hospital’s Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Artists from across Canada are competing to win a significant donation to the healthcare facility of their choice, and the first place winner will be chosen

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KFL&A COVID-19 cases ‘trending in right direction,’ but ‘the virus is everywhere in our region’

Update (Friday, Apr. 23, 2021)On Friday, Apr. 23, 2021, KFL&A Public Health informed the media that Dr. Moore was advised that there are no updates on vaccine allocations during a meeting between Public Health and the Ministry of Health on the afternoon of Thursday, Apr. 22, 2021. Public Health will

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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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Province expands COVID-19 vaccine rollout

The Ontario government has announced the expansion of the COVID-19 vaccine rollout will begin Monday, Mar. 22, 2021, with a larger number of residents now eligible to book their vaccination through participating pharmacies and via the provincial online booking system. In a media release on Friday, Mar. 19, 2021, the

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Dr. Moore updates City Council on healthcare capacity, COVID-19 vaccines and more

Kingston’s Medical Officer of Health Dr. Kieran Moore addressed City Council on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020 to provide an update on COVID-19 in the area. He said Kingston Frontenac Lennox & Addington (KFL&A) Public Health is working with Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) to plan the distribution of the Moderna

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Frontline workers petitioning to keep free parking at hospitals during pandemic

Sascha Davis had never had to pay for parking at her job in her life… That is, until she started working for Kingston General Hospital (KGH) in December of 2010. At first she was paying $10 per shift, then $15 per shift, then $20 per shift, just so she could

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Street Ballerina Performance Art Project says thank you to frontline workers

Mark Aiden Bergin is the creative force behind the Street Ballerina Performance Art Project. He is a local dance, theatre and street photographer, as well as a teacher and Program Coordinator of the Music and Digital Media program at St. Lawrence College. Spending a lot of his time in New

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Local law association offering ‘pay what you can’ wills program for frontline workers

The current pandemic has brought about a time filled with uncertainty and anxiety for many. To help combat that, a Kingston-based law association has announced a new initiative. The Frontenac Law Association is offering a ‘pay what you can afford’ program, allowing front-line and essential service workers to obtain wills

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