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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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Sloan and Hillier face breach of Re-Opening Act charges

Independent MP Derek Sloan and Independent MPP Randy Hillier attended an Aylmer, Ontario church service on Sunday, Apr. 25, 2021, where police have now laid charges for failure to comply under the Reopenining Ontario Act. According to Aylmer Police on Facebook, “Church of God Restoration has been charged under the

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Long-term care homes in Napanee, Bancroft to receive over $1 million

The John M. Parrott Centre in Greater Napanee will receive nearly $50,000 in funding through the government to upgrade the long-term care home. The funding was announced by Daryl Kramp, MPP for Hastings – Lennox and Addington, on Friday, Apr. 16, 2021, and was part of a larger investment in

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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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Ontario government details additional pandemic funding for schools

The Ontario Government has announced an additional $381 million for Ontario schools through the federal Safe Return to Class Fund. According to a statement from the office of Daryl Kramp, MPP for Hastings, Lennox & Addington, the funding will be used to continue to improve air quality and ventilation in

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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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Ontario announces local long-term care home investment of $1.8 million

Daryl Kramp, MPP for Hastings-Lennox and Addington announced Monday, Jan. 25, 2021 that the Ontario Government is investing $1,809,500 to increase COVID-19 prevention and containment efforts in long-term care (LTC) homes, in both his, and the adjacent riding of Kingston and the Islands. “We are all well aware of the

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MP Derek Sloan ousted from CPC

After the Conservative Party of Canada (CPC) voted by secret ballot on Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, Derek Sloan, MPP for Hastings-Lennox and Addington, has been expelled from the Conservative caucus. The vote came after it was determined that Sloan had accepted a donation from Paul Fromm, a well-known Canadian white

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MP Derek Sloan scrutinized following campaign funding revelation

Derek Sloan, Member of Parliament for Hastings-Lennox and Addington, says he was unaware of a $131 donation made to his Conservative Party of Canada leadership campaign last summer by a known white supremacist. The funding revelation, reported by Press Progress on Monday, Jan. 18, 2021, has the MP at risk

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MPP Kramp announces COVID-19 funding for H-L&A communities

The Ontario government is investing over $2.5 million in Hastings and Lennox and Addington County infrastructure projects to assist in local COVID-19 recovery. Through the COVID Stream, Ontario will support municipalities as they build and repair roads, bridges, water and wastewater infrastructure, according to a release from MPP Daryl Kramp,

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Provincial government announces major new investment in KHSC

The provincial government has announced major new funding for Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC). Daryl Kramp, MPP for Hastings-Lennox and Addington, annouced on Friday, Oct. 30, 2020 that the Ontario Ministry of Health will provide $18,798,500 to KHSC to operate up to 100 additional transitional care beds, 45 additional hospital

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Soapbox: O’Toole’s keeping Sloan in CPC shows lack of understanding

Editorial note: The following is a submitted Op/Ed piece written by Councillor Nathan Townend and does not necessarily reflect the views and beliefs of The Kiingstonist. Following his recent election as the new Conservative Party leader, Erin O’Toole has made overtures about inclusion and is quoted in The Hill Times

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