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Leeds-Grenville-Lanark Health Unit warns of COVID-19 exposure at Perth Curling Club

Health officials in the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark (LGL) District Health Unit are asking for those who attended the Perth Curling Club between Friday, March 5 and Friday, March 12, 2021 to watch for symptoms of COVID-19. “Individuals who develop symptoms should isolate immediately and arrange to get tested at

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Fourth case of COVID-19 confirmed in KFL&A region

Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) Public Health have announced the fourth case of COVID-19 in the Kingston area. The new case is that of a woman in her 70s, who recently travelled to the Kingston area from Portugal, and is currently being treated in hospital. KFL&A Public Health would

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KFL&A Public Health releases tips to reduce the spread of novel coronavirus

Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) Public Health released new information on preventing the spread of the 2019 novel coronavirus on Friday, Feb. 7, 2020. As health officials across the country and around the globe continue work to control the current outbreak of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV), Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox

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Local Health Unit offering radon test kits

After stating that high radon levels had been found in an “alarming percentage” of homes in the region, Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) Public Health is now selling radon test kits. The local Health Unit is encouraging residents to test their homes for radon levels, and, beginning Friday, Nov.

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Local Health Unit advises residents of upcoming flu season

Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) Public is reminding residents — particularly children, seniors, and those with chronic illnesses — of publicly-funded influenza vaccinations in advance of flu season. The Health Unit is recommending the influenza vaccination for anyone aged six months or older, but particularly for those aged 65

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Heat warning issued for Kingston and the area

Environment Canada has issued a heat warning for Kingston and the area on Friday, Jul. 5, 2019. “A heat event will continue into Saturday. A hot and humid airmass is expected to remain in place into Saturday. Daytime maximum temperatures into the low 30 with humidex values near 40 can

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Ticks and Lyme disease: What you need to know

  The arrival of the warm weather means it’s time to keep an eye out for disease-carrying black-legged ticks, also known as deer ticks. In response, the City is rolling out phase two of a repellent pilot project, testing an all-natural garlic-based tick and mosquito spray in some city parks.

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Potential amalgamation of Kingston and area health units sparks concern

  The Kingston, Frontenac and Lennox & Addington (KFL&A) Public Health unit may soon be absorbed into a larger public health entity as part of the provincial government’s plan to reduce the number of public health units from 35 to 10 and cut public health spending by $200 million by

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Hall Monitor: Taking Aim

  It was a long, busy night for Kingston City Council as it sat for meeting 14-2019 (agenda available online) on Wednesday, May 8, 2019. This meeting had been deferred from its usual Tuesday date to enable council to meet for its final four-year strategic planning session (which we covered

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KFL&A Public Health warns of presence of carfentanil and fentanyl locally

Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) Public Health has issued a warning regarding the increased potential for illicit drugs being contaminated with fentanyl and carfentanil. “Since February 2019, local data has identified an increase in the presence of carfentanil and fentanyl circulating in the KFL&A community, which may be contaminating

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Holiday schedule for public services and facilities

With Christmas and New Year’s Eves both happening in the next two weeks, the schedules for a number of different public services and facilities will be altered to accommodate the holidays. We know it’s a pretty busy (and sometimes chaotic) time of year, with family get-togethers, parties, events, and, of

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