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Your candidates for Kingston and the Islands: Vic Sahai, NDP

Vic Sahai (NDP) studied at Queen’s University in the 1980s and returned to Kingston with his wife and children in 2007 to work in public health as a Queen’s professor and research director at Hotel Dieu. He has 30 years of senior management experience, focusing on strategic planning, policy development,

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MOH sees a ‘silver lining’ despite return to yellow level COVID guidelines

Despite the region returning to the former yellow ‘protect’ level under Ontario’s COVID-19 guidelines, Dr. T. Hugh Guan, Associate Medical Officer of Health for Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington Public Health (KFL&APH ) said though Covid 19 numbers are on the rise, they are really at the “best-case scenario,” both locally

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Local hospitals preparing for surge in pediatric patients

As children return to school for the fall term, hospitals within Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) are ramping up training for pediatric nursing due to an expected increase in pediatric patients. According to KHSC, Registered Nurses at Kingston General Hospital (KGH) and Hotel Dieu Hospital (HDH) who generally work with

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Lyme disease: as cases rise, author details prevention, diagnosis and treatment

Cases of Lyme disease have grown exponentially in Ontario in the last decade, especially in the Kingston and Thousand Islands region. In 2010, only 88 cases were reported in all of Ontario, but that increased to 1159 reported cases in 2019 (the last year for which data is available), with 285

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Letter: My volunteer experience at a KFL&A COVID-19 assessment centre

Editorial note: The following is a letter to the editor from a reader expressing her personal experiences through the COVID-19 pandemic. The views and opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of The Kingstonist. In April 2020, I began by delivering meals for VON. I also accepted a position as

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Investigation ongoing following large party in Kingston’s University District

Charges may be pending as Kingston Police continue to investigate a large party that became unruly in the University District of downtown Kingston. Police said they received numerous complaints from residents in the very early morning of Sunday, Jul. 4, 2021 regarding the gathering of over 300 people on Aberdeen

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Meals in Market Square and other new activities as Kingston enters phase two of reopening

Similar to that of last summer, the Downtown Kingston Business Improvement Area (BIA) has once again organized ‘Bistro at the Square,’ allowing residents to order meals from some of their favorite downtown restaurants while enjoying the sights and sounds of summer in the city. According to the BIA, the bistro

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KFL&A Board of Health Meets for last planned meeting before Fall 2021

The Kingston, Frontenac, and Lennox & Addington (KFL&A) Board of Health’s June meeting was hosted by virtual conference on Wednesday, Jun. 23, 2021. Doctor Lindsay Bowthorpe, Resident Physician in the Queen’s University Public Health and Preventative Medicine Program, gave an update on the state of the COVID-19 Pandemic in Kingston,

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Queen’s researchers receive $1.6 million in funding to train workforce in medical informatics

Health data is paramount to understand diseases, diagnoses, and different health conditions in order to propose changes and improvements in the Public Health and health care systems. It also helps understand why a specific population may have different symptoms or results from disease, while others show entirely different signs.  A

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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

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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.

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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

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