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MPP Randy Hillier’s lies enrage grieving families

“Disgusting.” “Despicable.” “Dangerous.” These are just some of the adjectives used by commenters regarding independent MPP Randy Hillier in the 48 hours since he posted a meme to social media depicting recently deceased and ill Ontarians, implying that they had been injured or killed by COVID-19 vaccinations. A number of

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Fully-electric Wolfe Island and Amherst Island ferries arrive in Canada

The first fully electric ferries to sail in North America, built by Damen Shipyards Galati, have completed their journey to Canada. The Amherst Islander II and Wolfe Islander IV arrived at the Port of Quebec City yesterday, Sept 26, 2021. The vessels departed the Romanian shipyard on August 26, 2021,

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OHIP no longer covering eye exams after provincial inaction to negotiate

On Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2021, the Ontario Association of Optometrists announced that eye care coverage under the Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP) will cease due to the provincial government’s inaction to negotiate.  According to an estimate shared by the Ontario Association of Optometrists, for 32 years, the Ontario government has

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Ontario moving to Step Three of their Roadmap to Reopen next week

The province has announced Ontario will move into Step Three of the Roadmap to Reopen at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, Jul. 16, 2021. According to a release from the province, the key public health and health care indicators have continued to improve, and the province-wide vaccination rate is surpassing the

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Farmers ‘at their wit’s end’ regarding need for new abattoir locally

After one local farmer discovered the uphill battle of attempting to open a new meat processing facility to serve meat producers in the area, a public meeting to drum up support for the future of abattoirs in Kingston and surrounding areas took place on Wednesday, Jun. 30, 2021 at 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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Long-term care homes to ease restrictions in line with Roadmap to Reopen

The province is making changes to enhance long-term residents’ quality of life in line with the move to Step Two of the government’s Roadmap to Reopen plan. Working with the Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health and based on feedback from residents, their families, and other partners, the

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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 approves funding for new Catholic school in west Kingston

The Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board has received approval from the province to tender a new Kingston West Catholic Elementary School. The new school will include new child care rooms and an EarlyON Child and Family Centre, in addition to over 450 elementary student spaces. The investment from

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Province announces plans to move into the Roadmap to Reopen this week

The Ontario government has announced that the province will move into Step One of its Roadmap to Reopen at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, June 11, 2021. “Thanks to the ongoing success of Team Ontario’s vaccine rollout and the ongoing improvements in public health trends, we are able to enter step one of

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YMCA offers local online workouts as Stay-At-Home Order extended

As the Province of Ontario announced an extension of the current Stay-At-Home Order on Thursday, May 13, 2021, the YMCA of Eastern Ontario has announced a locally-based workout program, safe for residents to participate in from home. The series of 10 free classes per week beginning on Monday, May 17,

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Stay-at-Home order extended, 12-17 year olds to receive Pfizer vaccine

The Ontario government is extending the province-wide stay-at-home order until at least Wednesday, June 2, 2021. According to the government, all Public Health and workplace safety measures under the provincewide emergency brake will also remain in effect. A second piece of information to note from today’s announcement is the expansion of the

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