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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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Public Health declares COVID-19 outbreak in Kingston’s University District

On Thursday, Apr. 8, 2021, Dr. Kieran Moore, Medical Officer of Health for Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) Public Health declared a COVID-19 outbreak within Kingston’s University District associated with Queen’s University. The outbreak was declared among young adults aged 18 to 29 years of age, as they currently

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Eastern Ontario Regional Network welcomes broadband commitment

The Ontario Government is making a $2.8 billion investment to improve broadband access across Ontario. This historic funding commitment by the province builds on previous investments, and brings Ontario’s overall investment in broadband to nearly $4 billion over six years. “Reliable broadband will be key to the economic recovery from

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Construction begins for new Francophone high school in Kingston

A groundbreaking ceremony was held today, Tuesday, Mar. 23, 2021, at the corner of Wheathill and Demers Streets near the RioCan Centre. The new building under constructing will house École secondaire publique Mille-Îles, École secondaire catholique Marie-Rivier, a child care center, an Early ON child and family center, and the

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Province expands COVID-19 vaccine rollout

The Ontario government has announced the expansion of the COVID-19 vaccine rollout will begin Monday, Mar. 22, 2021, with a larger number of residents now eligible to book their vaccination through participating pharmacies and via the provincial online booking system. In a media release on Friday, Mar. 19, 2021, the

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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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Kingston area to pilot COVID-19 vaccines through pharmacies

On Thursday, Mar. 4, 2021, Dr. Kieran Moore, Medical Officer of Health for Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) Public Health, held a press conference to update the media on the latest happenings regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. Moore discussed a variety of topics with reporters, beginning with further explanation of

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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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MPP Ian Arthur appointed Critic for Small Business Recovery

Just 24 hours after announcing his new role within the Provincial NDP caucus, Kingston and the Islands MPP Ian Arthur said he’s been flooded with inquiries. Arthur was appointed the critic portfolio for Small Business Recovery & Opening Main Street on Monday, Feb. 1, 2021, a position where answers are

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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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