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Letter: Homes for Heroes – Learning more about Kingston’s first tiny homes project

Editorial note: The following is a submitted letter to the editor. The views and opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of The Kingstonist. On Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020, the Ontario Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing announced the provincial government was providing $200,000 and transferring one acre of land

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Dr. Moore provides COVID-19 update, vaccination forecast for KFL&A

After reaching an all-time high count of active COVID-19 cases earlier this week, Dr. Kieran Moore said those numbers are dropping, but we’ve still got a long way to go – which might include the month of May looking a lot like April has thus far. The Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox

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Providence Care activating more beds to ease pandemic stress on hospitals

A local hospital is adding 23 beds to help relieve pandemic-related pressures as COVID-19 cases rise at an alarming rate. The beds come from an April 2020 initiative that saw Providence Care Hospital convert many clinical and non-clinical spaces, making way for 200 new beds in areas such as consult

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Positive COVID-19 case identified at Providence Care Hospital

A patient admitted to Providence Care Hospital on Thursday, Dec. 10, 2020 10 has tested positive for COVID-19. A release from Providence Care stated that on Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020 the patient tested positive for the virus while still in their quarantine period. COVID-19 admissions policy at Providence Care Hospital

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Update – Resolved: KHSC investigating possible cyber-security incident

Update (Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020): According to Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC), the interruption to online access at the institution’s sites is now resolved. On Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020, KHSC provided an update on the cyber attack situation that began the day before. “Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) has completed

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KHSC to resume scheduled surgeries and procedures

Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) has announced plans to gradually resume scheduled surgeries and procedures.  According to a release on Tuesday, Jun. 2, 2020, KHSC will prioritize surgeries and procedures based on various criteria, including the condition of patients, risks associated with delaying treatment, and the availability of needed resources

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Providence Care announces end of COVID-19 quarantines and outbreaks

All Providence Care COVID-19-related quarantines and outbreaks have officially come to an end with no additional spread. Providence Care announced on Wednesday, Apr. 15, 2020 that no further staff, patient, client or resident has tested positive for the virus since two Providence Care Hospital staff members tested positive at the

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Local volunteers helping front-line healthcare workers find housing options

Kingston’s front-line healthcare workers are facing unprecedented stress during the current COVID-19 pandemic, but finding housing to protect their family as they self-isolate between shifts shouldn’t be an additional stressor. That’s precisely what Kingston Housing for Healthcare Workers is aiming to facilitate. Knowing that local healthcare providers will be working

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