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Staff member at Millhaven Institution tests positive for COVID-19

Correctional Service Canada (CSC) has confirmed that a staff member from Millhaven Institution has tested positive for COVID-19. “The staff member is self-isolating at home” said Michael Shrider, spokesperson for CSC. “CSC and Kingston Frontenac Lennox & Addington (KFL&A) Public Health have been working in partnership to address this situation.

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Inmates at Millhaven Institution end hunger strike over living conditions

A five-day hunger strike by prisoners at Millhaven Institution came to an end on Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020, according to Correctional Services Canada (CSC). Inmates in the 29-person 2L range of the prison reportedly started their strike on Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020 in protest of their living conditions. “Management at

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Kingston Mayor issues new Emergency Order to address COVID-19 risks

Kingston Mayor Bryan Paterson has issued a new Emergency Order which will require residents to maintain physical distancing on sidewalks, streets and boulevards, and expands on an existing Order requiring the use of face masks in certain public and common areas. The new Order aims to discourage congregating and loitering

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Low COVID-19 prevalence key for back-to-school safety, docs say

Three local doctors are offering COVID-19 safety advice to families as school reopening approaches. In a 25-minute YouTube video from Kingston Frontenac Lennox & Addington (KFL&A) Public Health, Kingston’s Medical Officer of Health Dr. Kieran Moore, Dr. Michael Dernyck and Dr. Kirk Leifso answer parents’ questions on coronavirus prevention in

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Local teen filling backpacks with school supplies for needy students

A Frontenac Secondary School student is filling backpacks for needy families for a second year in a row. 17 year-old Katie Onesi launched her Backpack Project fundraiser on Facebook on Friday, Jul. 31. So far she has raised enough money to purchase 26 backpacks and fill them with school supplies,

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Masking, other measures to be ‘community standard’ for coming year

As the Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) Public Health region moves into Stage Three of the Provincial Framework for Reopening, Dr. Kieran Moore, Medical Officer of Health for the region, offered up some information and advice for local residents. Moore hosted a press conference online on Friday, Jul. 17,

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‘Essential’ third crossing construction on track, despite pandemic

The construction of the third crossing is on schedule despite the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Manager of Construction for the project, James Scheer. Connecting the east end of Kingston to the downtown, Scheer said the bridge is on track to be complete by the end of 2022. “The City of

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South Frontenac issues sport court update, outdoor facility reminders

The Township of South Frontenac released a statement today, Friday, Jul. 10, 2020, keeping residents up to date on information and changes to municipal services during the COVID-19 pandemic. Updates for public sports courts Tennis can now be played as doubles matches. Maintain the physical distance of two meters from

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The Who, How, and Where of mask usage in Kingston

In a series of YouTube videos, Dr. Kieran Moore, Chief Medical Officer for Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington has answered some frequently asked questions about the mandatory mask mandate set in place by Section 22.  Here is what he highlighted in the videos:  Who is exempted from wearing a mask

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Masks now mandatory in indoor public settings in KFL&A

Kingston’s Chief Medical Officer Dr. Kieran Moore has issued a public health order making masks mandatory inside any indoor public setting. Mayor Bryan Paterson issued the announcement on YouTube on Friday, Jun 26, 2020.  “That means masks will be required for going into grocery stores, retail stores, restaurants, hair and

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Public Health, business owners address COVID-19 outbreak at Kingston nail salon

At least 10 people have become infected with COVID-19 as the result of an outbreak at Binh’s Nail and Spa in Kingston’s west end. At a press conference held on Skype on the afternoon of Thursday, Jun. 25, 2020, Dr. Kieran Moore, the Medical Officer of Health for Kingston, Frontenac,

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