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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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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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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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