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Province extending stay-at-home orders, tightening restrictions

The current emergency declaration and stay-at-home orders will be extend by two weeks, for a total of six weeks under the restrictions, which will now continue into May 2021. The announcement was made by Premier Doug Ford at a delayed press conference on Friday, Apr. 16, 2021. No press release

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Positive COVID-19 case confirmed at Walmart Supercentre Kingston

Unable to contact all customers who may have been exposed, Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) Public Health has publicly confirmed a COVID-19 positive case at the Walmart Supercentre. Dr. Kieran Moore, Medical Officer of Health for KFL&A Public Health, confirmed the case on Wednesday, Apr. 7, 2021 in a

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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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What’s open, closed and happening for Family Day long weekend 2021

Here we are on the other side of a six week lockdown, just in time for the Family Day weekend. While we are still urged to stay safe and avoid unnecessary trips out and about, in KFL&A businesses are reopening, and a sense of relief is spreading across the region.

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What’s open and closed in Kingston for the Christmas and New Year’s holidays

This holiday season is like no other. With a government mandated lockdown period beginning on Saturday, Dec. 26, 2020, creating this list feels like saying goodbye to a long and emotionally draining year. Many businesses will not open their doors for in-person shopping and services after the holidays, but that

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Dr. Moore responds as Kingston reaches highest COVID-19 levels yet

Dr. Moore is calling the outbreak of COVID-19 at Gananoque Chev Buick GMC Cadillac a “superspreader event,” as the number of cases linked to that location rises to 37. “We’ve had 12 direct cases associated with that, plus seven of their contacts. So 19 positive individuals from there,” he explained

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Kingston Potters’ Guild Christmas Sale 2020

Kingston Potters’ Guild Christmas Show and Sale. Buy unique and beautiful handmade ceramic gifts by local artists at this much anticipated annual event from November 28–29, 2020. It takes place at the Kingston Potters’ Guild location at the Tett Centre, Malting Tower (third floor), 370 King Street West. IMPORTANT: Due

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What’s open and closed Labour Day 2020

During the pandemic, time has stood still and raced by without notice, all at the same time. It’s hard to believe that Labour Day weekend is upon us, and yet, here we are: students are returning to school, the days are getting shorter, and the summer is truly almost coming

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What’s open and closed Victoria Day long weekend 2020

Ah, May 2-4. While it’s actually a holiday weekend meant to observe Victoria Day on Monday, May 18, 2020, the May long weekend is often regarded as the unofficial beginning of summer. Traditionally, it is a time that sees family and friends come together for barbecues and cold drinks, or

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What’s open and closed for Easter weekend 2020

This holiday long weekend will certainly look different from the Easter weekends that came before it, as residents in Kingston and across the country are urged to continue to stay at home and maintain physical distancing. This means only leaving home for essential trips, and not gathering with those we

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What’s open, closed and happening for Family Day long weekend 2020

This long weekend is all about spending time with family – it says so right in the name! But there’s nothing worse than planning a make-your-own-pizza party or cocktail hour with extended family and friends, only to find one of the places you need to go shopping isn’t open. Worse

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What’s open and closed in Kingston for the Christmas and New Year’s holidays

If you’ve been out shopping anywhere in Kingston over the past few days, you know just how busy everyone seems to be at this time of year. From grocery stores to boutique shops, and after-hours clinics to pharmacies, it seems everyone is trying to get things done ahead of the

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