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PC ‘Invoice’ fundraising campaign causes confusion and anger

Update (Thursday, Aug. 19, 2021) Vincent O’Connell, of Belleville, emailed his Conservative MPP Todd Smith, Bay of Quinte, at his address [email protected] expressing concern over the invoice mail out. However, the response he received was not what he expected and was not from Smith, O’Connell said. “Our office is not

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Communities in Hastings-Lennox and Addington gaining robust high-speed access

A joint investment between the province of Ontario and the federal government will bring high-speed internet to as many as 90,124 rural Ontario households in Eastern Ontario. The $362 million investment in new projects in Eastern Ontario was provided by the province’s Improving Connectivity for Ontario (ICON) program and the

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Provincial funding supports program delivery in Eastern Ontario municipalities

Small and rural municipalities in Eastern Ontario will benefit from funding provided by the Ontario Government’s Municipal Modernization Program. The investment by the province will help improve the delivery of critical programs, and will be up to $1,155,136 for eastern Ontario municipalities. “The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the need to

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Province provides additional transportation funding to Hastings-Lennox and Addington

Three communities in the riding of Hastings-Lennox and Addition will receive an additional $460,344.56 in funding from the provincial government’s Community Transportation Grant Program. The Town of Deseronto is eligible to receive provincial funding of up to $67,777.28 per year in 2023-24 and 2024-25 for a total of up to

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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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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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L&A Seniors Outreach Services receives $50,000 from province

Lennox & Addington Seniors Outreach Services (SOS) 55 Plus Activity Centre, located in Greater Napanee, is receiving an influx of funding to support the health and well-being of local seniors during COVID-19. The organization helps seniors remain independent, in their homes, and active within their community by providing quality, integrated

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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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Kingston Health Sciences Centre adding two mental health beds

The Ontario Government is adding two mental health beds in the Kingston Health Sciences Centre. The beds are part of a $12 million investment to add new mental health beds in hospitals and expand programs that support the mental health and well-being of seniors across the province, according to a

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Ontario supports critical programs and services in rural areas

The Ontario Government is investing over $40 million during COVID-19 through the Municipal Modernization Program, to help small and rural municipalities improve the delivery of critical programs and services. This program is part of Ontario’s $125 million investment through 2022-23 to help small and rural municipalities become more efficient and

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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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