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Paradiso Pizza closes temporarily due to COVID-19 case

The flagship Paradiso Pizza location on Division Street has closed temporarily as a precautionary measure after a member of their staff at that location tested positive for COVID-19. The business was informed of the positive COVID-19 case by KFL&A Public Health on Monday, May 3, 2021, according to a public

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KFL&A Public Health directs local restaurant workers to get tested for COVID-19

Due to a rising number of positive COVID-19 cases identified in local restaurant workers, KFL&A Public Health is requesting that all restaurant workers get tested for COVID-19. The COVID-19 Assessment Centre at Beechgrove will be able to test restaurant workers in the afternoons on November 19, 20, 21 and 22.

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Dr. Moore: The risk is higher now than it’s ever been in our community

Correction: During an interview, Dr. Moore said repeatedly that there were 39 active cases on Monday, Nov. 16, 2020, however, KFL&A Public Health has since retracted that statement, as three cases were later declared resolved. There were actually 36 active cases at the end of the day on Monday, Nov.

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Masking, other measures to be ‘community standard’ for coming year

As the Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) Public Health region moves into Stage Three of the Provincial Framework for Reopening, Dr. Kieran Moore, Medical Officer of Health for the region, offered up some information and advice for local residents. Moore hosted a press conference online on Friday, Jul. 17,

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Infectious disease doctor offers advice as Kingston moves into Stage 3

Kingston Frontenac Lennox & Addington (KFL&A) is moving into Stage three of the Provincial Framework for Reopening on Friday, Jul. 17, 2020, giving Kingstonians more choices about where to go and how to behave during the COVID-19 pandemic. The City confirmed Wednesday, Jul. 15 that parents will be able to

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Downtown transformation starts next week

The City has released details of the plan to reimagine downtown in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Dubbed “Love Kingston Marketplace,” the redesign will restrict vehicle access in order to create more room for social distancing at outdoor retail, restaurants and pedestrian spaces. “Residents and businesses can expect to see

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Kingston economic and tourism sectors expecting tourists this summer

As Stage 2 of re-opening Ontario grants many of Kingston’s businesses and restaurants to open before some other regions of the province, tourism is expected to pick up momentum again, according to those in Kingston’s economic, accommodation and tourism sectors. Tourism is one of Kingston’s main drivers for the economy,

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Two local servers launch Kingston Restaurant Workers Relief Fund

When Maleeha Ghani, a bartender and server at Le Chien Noir, was laid off due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, some conversations she had with her colleagues hit her hard. “I had a few conversations with coworkers from the kitchen and front of house that were heartbreaking. In this industry,

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Corks and Forks returns to Kingston with a Spanish flair

The second annual Corks and Forks International Wine Festival kicks off on Friday, April 24, 2020 in downtown Kingston. Not only will the festival showcase local vineyards and wine producers, as well as Kingston’s hospitality and restaurant scene, the 2020 edition will also shine a spotlight on the wines of

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Namaste Kingston offers authentic Indian cuisine with modern flair

If you’ve been downtown lately, you’ve likely noticed a new restaurant that’s getting a lot of attention as 2019 comes to an end. Namaste Kingston offers authentic Indian food with a modern twist, and recently opened at 178 Ontario Street in the city’s downtown core. At the helm of the

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Kingston Police warning public of recent cellphone thefts downtown

After a rash of cellphone thefts in downtown Kingston, police are advising residents to be vigilant, particularly in busy bars or restaurants. According to Kingston Police, 10 reports regarding cellphone thefts were filed from Thursday, Sept. 19 to Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019. All of those reported thefts occurred in the

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Mesa Fresca offers a fresh take on Mexican cuisine in Kingston

Mesa Fresca is Mexican restaurant with a twist to offer modern flavours that are mind blowing, while keeping the food authentic. Using local food producers, breweries, and wineries, those at Mesa Fresca strive to serve the finest and freshest food to their customers. Most of their food is made in

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