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Ford declares province-wide ‘emergency brake’ due to COVID-19

With the Easter long weekend hours away, Ontario Premier Doug Ford has announced that all 34 Public Health Regions of Ontario will move into shutdown. Announced on Thursday, Apr. 1, 2021, the so-call province-wide “emergency brake” will come into effect as of Saturday, Apr. 3, 2021 at 12:01 a.m. and

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Over 400 City of Kingston-paid employees named to annual ‘Sunshine List’

A dozen people employed through the City of Kingston brought home over $170,000 in salary for the 2020 year, according to the provincial government. On Friday, Mar. 19, 2021, the Government of Ontario published its annual public sector salary disclosure – the so-called Sunshine List of those public sector employees

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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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Province announces expansion of vaccine delivery channels

As vaccine supply increases, the Ontario government is expanding the delivery channels available to administer COVID-19 vaccines to include pharmacies and primary care settings. The KFL&A region is among the first to offer the vaccine at local pharmacies. As of Friday, Mar. 12, 2021 over 325 pharmacies will be offering

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Dr. Moore explains discrepancies in vaccination rollout between regions

As we stay at home, watching the Ontario’s COVID-19 vaccination plans roll out, many in the KFL&A region are wondering why other Public Health regions in the province seem to be ahead of us. Indeed, some Ontario Health Units are taking bookings for vaccinations, while KFL&A awaits more doses of

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Kingston moving back to ‘Green-Prevent’ Public Health measures Wednesday

The Kingston Frontenac Lennox & Addington (KFL&A) Public Health region is one of three in Ontario that will be released from the provincial Stay-at-Home order this week. Ontario Premier Doug Ford announced Monday, Feb. 8, 2021 that the government is moving back to a regional approach for COVID-19 Public Health

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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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Kingston City services impacted by new COVID-19 emergency measures

A number of services through the City of Kingston will be impacted by the stricter COVID-19 measures being put in place after the Ontario government declared a second state of emergency. The provincial government announced emergency orders as part of that declaration, which will come into effect at 12:01 a.m.

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Ford declares second provincial emergency due to COVID-19 pandemic

Citing the doubling of COVID-19 cases in the province of the past two weeks, Premier Doug Ford declared a second provincial State of Emergency on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021. The move is also in response to the “real and looming threat of the collapse of the province’s hospital system and

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Province of Ontario releases most popular baby names in 2019

A little over a year later, the government of Ontario has released the most popular baby names for 2019. According to a release from the provincial government dated Monday, Jan. 11, 2021, Ontario registered 933 baby girls named Olivia, closing the decade as one of the most consistently popular names

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