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Seniors and childcare will be under one roof at new Providence Manor

Two local organizations are joining forces to provide new programs to both seniors and children alike.  Providence Care and the YMCA of Eastern Ontario are opening a Y childcare centre in the new Providence Manor, tentatively opening in summer 2024. “If the COVID-19 pandemic has taught us anything, it is

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Opinion: It could be worse(r) – The saga continues

Walking my dog down Ordnance Street on a sunny 22-degree day during the latest lockdown order, a young guy in a souped-up car stopped and yelled out his window, “I like your shirt.” I was taken aback. First, I had to actually look down to see what the hell I

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Easter Lunch

Easter Lunch Thursday April 1, 11:00am to 1:30pm Enjoy a delicious lunch of Cream of Potato Soup, Turkey with all the fixings, and Lemon Coconut Cake. $15/meal Order take-out or reserve a table by Thursday March 25. Call 613.548.7810 x 234 or visit SeniorsKingston.ca The Seniors Centre, 56 Francis St.

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Pies of the Month (April)

Pies of the Month Friday April 16 Let us do the baking for you! Blueberry Pie & Butterscotch Pie for $12/pie, freshly made in Hatter’s Cove, the Seniors Association’s restaurant. Order by Friday April 9 for pickup on the 16th. Call 613.548.7810 x 234 or visit SeniorsKingston.ca Sponsored by Revera

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First COVID-19 mass immunization clinic opens in Kingston

On Monday, Mar. 1, 2021, members of the media toured the recently set up COVID-19 mass immunization clinic at the INVISTA Centre just hours before the clinic opened to the public for the first time. Mayor Bryan Paterson and Dr. Kieran Moore, Medical Officer of Health for Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox

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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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Police warn of ‘unscrupulous’ HVAC company targeting Kingston residents

Kingston Police are warning local residents after receiving numerous complaints regarding an HVAC company and its sales personnel based out of Mississauga. According to police, the company is phoning area homeowners – and predominantly targeting seniors – telling them that they will send someone to their house to inspect their

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Dr. Moore urges the protection of most vulnerable as COVID-19 cases rise

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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Letter: Culture change in long-term care – An opportunity

The following is a letter to the editor. The views and opinions expressed in this letter do not necessarily reflect those of Kingstonist. The tragic loss of life in long term care homes due to COVID-19 has exposed many of the problems that have plagued Ontario’s Long-Term Care Home system for

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Community Foundation alters spring grants help local COVID-19 response

It seems most everything is at least slightly different in the world since the dawn of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the spring grant program through the Community Foundation of Kingston and Area is no different. Normally, the Community Foundation hosts a spring grants award evening, where grants are given out

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Kingston sees numerous cancellations and closures due to COVID-19 concerns

For information on cancelled elementary and secondary schools across the province, see: https://www.kingstonist.com/news/provincial-government-cancelling-two-weeks-of-school-due-to-covid-19/ Although Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) Public Health maintains there are no cases of COVID-19 in the region, a number of events have been cancelled in Kingston and the area as a preventative measure. Despite a

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Local Health Unit advises residents of upcoming flu season

Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) Public is reminding residents — particularly children, seniors, and those with chronic illnesses — of publicly-funded influenza vaccinations in advance of flu season. The Health Unit is recommending the influenza vaccination for anyone aged six months or older, but particularly for those aged 65

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