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What you need to know about the new electric ferries coming to Kingston

Catch a glimpse of the Wolfe Islander IV as it passes through Kingston on Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021, weather pending Two new electric ferries, at a combined cost of $94 million, are set to replace the current ferries in Kingston in the Spring of 2022. The ferries — the Wolfe

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Groundbreaking kicks off construction of new LTC home in Kingston

As with many large construction projects, the groundbreaking ceremony for the new Extendicare long-term care (LTC) home in Kingston serves as a milestone, and signals the start of a $51 million project, which is scheduled for completion in February of 2023. Tucked away behind the RioCan centre on Gardiners Road

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Local students launching businesses instead of applying for summer jobs

Ten students from Kingston have made their way into the Summer Company Program, which will provide their businesses with a $3,000 grant funded by the Ontario government.  “Having Summer Company connect me with other people in the industry has motivated me to accomplish more than I thought possible!” said Kassandra Greenhalgh,

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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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Land Conservancy adds property near Parham to nature reserves

The Land Conservancy for Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (Land Conservancy for KFLA) has announced the addition of a property near Parham to their growing list of nature reserves in the KFLA region. The 88-hectare (217 acre) property is adjacent to an existing Land Conservancy property – the Fourth Lake

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SLC’s first accelerated PSW students begin placements in community

Earlier this year, St. Lawrence College (SLC) announced it was offering an accelerated Personal Support Worker (PSW) program in Kingston, Brockville, and Cornwall. Now, the first of three cohorts have completed an on-campus training component on the Brockville campus and are looking forward to a paid 300-hour placement at one

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Ontario Liberals promise billions to universal childcare if elected

The Ontario Liberal Party held an online press conference today to introduce their ‘Care For Every Child’ plan, which includes $10-a-day childcare, increased childcare spaces, an increased number of Early Childhood Educators, and an enhanced parental leave program for the province. Over Zoom, Ontario Liberal Leader Stephen Del Duca was

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Eastern Ontario Regional Network welcomes broadband commitment

The Ontario Government is making a $2.8 billion investment to improve broadband access across Ontario. This historic funding commitment by the province builds on previous investments, and brings Ontario’s overall investment in broadband to nearly $4 billion over six years. “Reliable broadband will be key to the economic recovery from

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Construction begins for new Francophone high school in Kingston

A groundbreaking ceremony was held today, Tuesday, Mar. 23, 2021, at the corner of Wheathill and Demers Streets near the RioCan Centre. The new building under constructing will house École secondaire publique Mille-Îles, École secondaire catholique Marie-Rivier, a child care center, an Early ON child and family center, and the

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Time interval for second dose of COVID-19 vaccine extended

Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. David Williams, has extended the time interval of the second dose of COVID-19 vaccines up to 16 weeks. In a media release, dated Wednesday, Mar. 17, 2021, KFL&A Public Health said this extension was made in order to increase the number of individuals

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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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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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