fbpx

COVID-19 vaccines for children 12 to 17: decried by Sloan, advised by Public Health

While both federal and provincial health authorities pursue a rigorous vaccine offensive against the spread of COVID-19, there are still those who question the efficacy and safety of the vaccination program.   “Please sign my e-petition to suspend these injections for children under the age of 18 until adequate, peer-reviewed, published

Read more

Dr. Moore on past, present, and future steps

More than 67 per cent of adults over 18 years of age in the region have now had their first vaccination dose against COVID-19, according to Dr. Kieran Moore, Chief Medical Officer of Health for Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) Public Health during a media conference on Thursday, Jun.

Read more

Kingston City Council votes unanimously to condemn actions of MPP Hillier

Kingston City Council unanimously passed an amended motion yesterday decrying the actions of Randy Hillier, joining the Town of Perth, the Township of South Frontenac, and Loyalist Township, who have also issued statements against the independent MPP.  The motion was brought before council last night by Councillor Bridget Doherty, and

Read more

Opinion: Encampment protocol or eviction protocol? Kingston must adopt a human rights approach to tent cities

The following is a submitted Op-Ed. The views and opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of The Kingstonist. Nearly one year ago, Belle Park became the epicenter of the homelessness crisis in Kingston. With rising COVID-19 case numbers, declines in shelter capacity to accommodate social distancing, and stringent isolation

Read more

COVID-19 case detected at St. Martha Catholic School

The Algonquin Lakeshore Catholic District School Board (ALCDSB) was informed of a positive case of COVID-19 at St. Martha Catholic School on the evening of Thursday, Mar. 4, 2021. “All contacts of the individual were traced last night, shortly after the test result came in, and anyone who needs to

Read more

YMCA updates staff, protocols before reopening

The YMCA of Eastern Ontario is re-opening their facilities for members on Monday, Feb. 22, 2021. “Our first priority has always been on the safety of everyone in our facilities and this re-opening phase will stay true to this approach” said Rob Adams, CEO, YMCA of Eastern Ontario. “Opening on

Read more

Kingston Costco refuses service for mask non-compliance

Local man, Michael Trautrimas, expressed his frustrations on social media Sunday morning, after being asked to leave the Kingston Costco warehouse on February 7, 2021, because his autistic son is unable to wear a face covering. “We just got kicked out of Costco, because my severely autistic, non-verbal son who

Read more

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

Read more

More details on Ontario’s Provincewide Shutdown

On Monday, Dec. 21, 2020, Ontario Premier Doug Ford announced a provincewide lockdown to get COVID-19 transmission under control. This article contains comprehensive sector-specific details from the province, but has been abbreviated. Full details can be found here. Lockdown length The lockdown starts on Saturday, Dec. 26 2020. In 27

Read more

Kingston & Napanee Metro employees test positive for COVID-19

Employees at two Metro grocery store locations in the Kingston Frontenac Lennox & Addington (KFL&A) Public Health region have tested positive for COVID-19 in the past week. On Sunday, Dec. 6, 2020, an employee from the Metro Gardiners & Bath, at 460 Gardiners Road in Kingston, tested positive. According to

Read more

Third Day Worship Centre calls ad targeting Toronto residents a ‘mistake’

Over the weekend ending on Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020, Kingston residents took their frustrations online after people discovered a local church was suggesting Toronto residents travel to Kingston for a service despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. In fact, Third Day Worship Centre didn’t create the post on social media that

Read more

COVID-19: Are outdoor patios safer than indoor dining?

As the colder weather sets in, the patios of Kingston normally start to disappear, but, like most things this year, the 2020 patio season will be a little different. On Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020, Kingston City Council voted in favour of extending the allowance of sidewalk patios through the winter.

Read more