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Kingston’s frontline physiotherapists help COVID-19 patients during treatment and recovery

The month of May is celebrated as National Physiotherapy Month in Canada, highlighting the efforts and contributions of this profession to enable and support healthy living. While most people think about physiotherapists treating individuals with shoulder and back pain, physiotherapists working in both critical and acute care have a role unique

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Opinion: Lilacs a sign of summer more welcome this year than others

The repeated, four-note riff coupled with characteristic distortion signals the start of one of Jimi Hendrix’s earliest tunes. Purple Haze. For people of “a certain age” (that’s me), those four notes are as instantly recognizable as the first four notes of Beethoven’s 5th. Purple haze also indicates the beginning of

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CUPE: Kingston hospital staff ‘exhausted and demoralized’ during pandemic

The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) is reporting that staff morale is low and stress is high at Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) as the COVID-19 pandemic has continued for nearly a year. Citing months of “gruelling long hours, critical staff shortages, and an environment where there is no

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Indie the intervention dog training to comfort Kingston high school students

Through the doors of the BMO entrance at the Cataraqui Centre stands a group of masked humans, each holding leashes attached to puppies in various stages of their service dog training.  Ability Dogs Canada, the organization training these pups, have brought the dogs to the mall in search of a

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Walk for Alzheimer’s moving online

The IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s is moving online. The national event will be streamed on Sunday, May, 31 2020 at 12 pm EST. It will connect Canadians and Alzheimer Societies from across the country.  The annual walk is the Alzheimer Society’s biggest fundraising event of the year. In

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Tablet donation opens new world for Ongwanada residents during pandemic

Many of those are in Kingston and the area are familiar with Lionhearts Inc. and the work they do supporting some of the most vulnerable populations in our community. The Lionhearts meal program, which began at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, serves up hundreds of meals daily to residents

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United Way announces funding for seniors’ grocery and meal programs

The United Way of Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) received $65,000 from the $9 million that the federal government is investing into support for vulnerable seniors whose lifestyles have been affected by COVID-19.  The New Horizons for Seniors Program, or NHSP, is given by Employment Social Development Canada and

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Community Foundation alters spring grants help local COVID-19 response

It seems most everything is at least slightly different in the world since the dawn of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the spring grant program through the Community Foundation of Kingston and Area is no different. Normally, the Community Foundation hosts a spring grants award evening, where grants are given out

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KFPL to launch favourite children’s programming online

A team of programmers from Kingston Frontenac Public Library branches across the city are busy preparing videos to share with children and families who are safe at home during this pandemic. “We’re really excited about this new initiative,” said Kim Sutherland-Mills, Manager of Programming and Outreach at Kingston Frontenac Public

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L&A County Museum and Archives creating COVID-19 time capsule

The world has changed significantly during the COVID-19 pandemic, and the different changes we’re all experiencing are history in the making. It is for that reason the Lennox and Addington (L&A) County Museum and Archives in Napanee is creating a COVID-19 time capsule to capture the happenings in L&A communities

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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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KFL&A Public Health advises residents to be prepared as COVID-19 spreads

With cases of COVID-19 continuing to spread across the globe, local health officials are preparing for the possibility that the virus could spread further, according to Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) Public Health The local health unit said that the measures put in place to date have been effective

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