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Provincial funding supports program delivery in Eastern Ontario municipalities

Small and rural municipalities in Eastern Ontario will benefit from funding provided by the Ontario Government’s Municipal Modernization Program. The investment by the province will help improve the delivery of critical programs, and will be up to $1,155,136 for eastern Ontario municipalities. “The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the need to

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Province provides additional transportation funding to Hastings-Lennox and Addington

Three communities in the riding of Hastings-Lennox and Addition will receive an additional $460,344.56 in funding from the provincial government’s Community Transportation Grant Program. The Town of Deseronto is eligible to receive provincial funding of up to $67,777.28 per year in 2023-24 and 2024-25 for a total of up to

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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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Eastern Ontario heads of Council urge support for EORN Gig Project

Local momentum continues to build for the Eastern Ontario Regional Network (EORN) Gig Project. One hundred and four (104) heads of Council from across eastern Ontario have signed on to a letter urging the federal and provincial governments to support the project, which aims to connect homes and businesses across

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Province increases paramedic funding across Eastern Ontario, except L&A County

The Ontario Government is launching new 9-1-1 models of care to now cover 33 municipalities across the province. This model mirrors a program already in place with Frontenac Paramedic Services. The Regional Paramedic Program of Eastern Ontario, which includes Hastings-Quinte Paramedic Services, Lennox and Addington Paramedic Service, and Frontenac Paramedic

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Retirement homes in Hastings, L&A receive over $200K from province

The Ontario Government is investing $30 million to help the retirement home sector cover COVID-19 related costs such as hiring, training and testing additional staff, and sanitizing residences and purchasing supplies to prevent and contain the spread of infection. Retirement homes in Hastings-Lennox & Addington will receive a portion totaling

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Queen’s Researchers study COVID transmission in post-secondary students

During the pandemic, some fields of study at post-secondary institutions require students to be present on campus for in-person learning, and access to on- and off-campus research and learning facilities. The Government of Canada is investing $223,161 through Canada’s COVID-19 Immunity Task Force (CITF) to support a research study looking

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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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Kingston Health Sciences Centre adding two mental health beds

The Ontario Government is adding two mental health beds in the Kingston Health Sciences Centre. The beds are part of a $12 million investment to add new mental health beds in hospitals and expand programs that support the mental health and well-being of seniors across the province, according to a

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Province supports area infrastructure projects with $6.9 million

MPP Daryl Kramp made an announcement on Monday, Jan, 25, 2021, saying Hastings – Lennox and Addington (H-L&A) municipalities will receive more than $6.9 million across 21 municipalities to build local community infrastructure. One-third of Belleville is in H-L&A; south of Hwy 401 is in Bay of Quinte riding of

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Webinar aims to help business owners navigate government programs

The City of Kingston, in partnership with the Kingston Economic Development Corporation and KPMG LLP, will be conducting a webinar to help small and medium sized businesses navigate government programs related to COVID-19. The pandemic has forced many of Kingston’s small businesses to take immediate action to protect their staff

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Home Base Housing responds to Queen’s residence project

Earlier this week, Queen’s University hosted an open house about their proposed student residence development, and those in attendance voiced both opposition and support of the project. The development is expected to house approximately 325 beds, and will be located on Albert Street, just south of Union Street. Two existing

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