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$3 million to establish an ‘ecosystem’ for healthcare business in Kingston

The federal government has announced new funding for a group of organizations in the health and sciences sector of Kingston. On Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021, Kate Young, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages (FedDev Ontario), announced a FedDev Ontario investment of $3 million. The funding

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Local St. Elizabeth Health Care staff members test positive for COVID-19

Update (Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020 at 2:45 p.m.) According to St. Elizabeth Health Care (SE Health), the two staff members that tested positive for COVID-19 are Personal Support Workers (PSWs). The first tested positive on Saturday, Nov. 14, and last worked on Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020. The second PSW tested

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Building back better: Doubling down on Council’s Strategic Priorities

On Thursday evening this week, as we near the midpoint of the City Council term, councillors and the mayor will gather with City staff and an outside facilitator (on Zoom) to discuss where to go from here in what may feel like a brave new world vis-a-vis the pandemic. Rightly

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UHKF hosting online silent auction in support of Kingston hospitals

During the current COVID-19 pandemic, the annual University Hospitals Kingston Foundation (UHKF) Benefit Dinner had to be cancelled in March. With the Benefit Dinner serving as one of the Foundation’s larger annual fundraisers, the blow was a difficult one to take, especially during a time when support for local hospitals

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The clarity and hope of COVID-19

It has been almost three months since I wrote a column for the local press. Between balancing my day job as a supply teacher and role as a city councillor; renovating then selling my financée’s house as we prepare for marriage; planning a wedding; and trying to keep up some

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Kingston Health Coalition sounds alarm on long-term care worker crisis

The Kingston Health Coalition is raising the alarm alongside its provincial counterpart in asking the province to change funding levels, create minimum standards of care, and provide additional support in responding to violent and aggressive residents. The calls for change come as the Ontario Health Coalition is releasing a report

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Six questions with Barrington Walker of the New Democratic Party of Canada

Born in Scarborough, Ontario, Barrington Walker, the New Democratic Party of Canada (NDP) candidate for Kingston and the Islands moved to the riding in 2002. Walker said he has been a supporter of the NDP since he could vote, and has been a card carrying member of the party since

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Six questions with Mark Gerretsen of the Liberal Party of Canada

Mark Gerretsen is the current MP and Liberal Party of Canada candidate for Kingston and the Islands for the 2019 federal election. Born at Kingston General Hospital, Gerretsen has been “fortunate enough to live here” his entire life. Gerretsen attended his first Liberal convention when his father, John Gerretsen, ran

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Six questions with Ruslan Yakoviychuk of the Conservative Party of Canada

Ruslan Yakoviychuk is the Conservative Party of Canada candidate for Kingston and the Islands. Born and raised in the town of Roztoky in western Ukraine, Yakoviychuk came to Kingston in January 2005, and started his first day of work here the next morning. After coming to Canada under a Conservative

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