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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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Ontario government offering Small Business Support Grant

The Ontario government has received more than 42,000 applications for the Ontario Small Business Support Grant, according to a release from the Ontario government dated Friday, Jan 22, 2021. The government says businesses that have been approved can expect to receive payment within about 10 business days. During the Provincewide

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Kingston to receive over $3 million from the Ontario Gas Tax program

Kingston will receive $3.2 million as part of the province of Ontario’s Gas Tax program. Caroline Mulroney, Minister of Transportation, made an announcement Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021, stating that Ontario is providing $375 million through the Gas Tax program to help 109 municipalities across the province operate and expand public

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Province pauses residential evictions during stay home order

The Ontario government is temporarily pausing residential evictions during the state of emergency and stay home order they recently put in place. This is the second time in less than a year that the province has paused residential evictions, according to a release from the provincial government, dated Thursday, Jan.

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Province of Ontario releases most popular baby names in 2019

A little over a year later, the government of Ontario has released the most popular baby names for 2019. According to a release from the provincial government dated Monday, Jan. 11, 2021, Ontario registered 933 baby girls named Olivia, closing the decade as one of the most consistently popular names

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Maltby Centre prepares new initiatives and service models for 2021

The Government of Ontario recently announced an initiative, Roadmap to Wellness, which sets a new agenda for the delivery of mental health and addiction services across the province. At the Maltby Centre, changes to service models throughout the pandemic have them already heading down the same path as the Roadmap

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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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City anticipates splash pads, Breakwater Park to reopen by Canada Day

The City of Kingston is aiming to have splash pads and Breakwater Park, among other municipal amenities, open in time for residents to enjoy by Canada Day. Although the City is currently awaiting the details of the provincial regulations that will help guide the reopening of municipal amenities as part

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