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Premier Doug Ford declares State of Emergency in Ontario

Ontario Premier Doug Ford is declaring a province-wide State of Emergency and imposing a Stay-At-Home Order for at least four weeks. The Stay-At-Home Order takes effect on Thursday, April 8 at 12:01 a.m. “The reality is, despite everything we’ve done so far, the COVID-19 situation in Ontario is getting worse

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Community enforcement partners’ advice during stay-at-home order

In response to new regulations and the declaration of a second provincial state of emergency, Kingston Police, City Bylaw Enforcement and KFL&A Public Health released a statement on Friday, Jan. 15, 2021 reminding residents that preventing the spread of COVID-19 remains a collaborative community effort. “In the KFL&A area, public

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KHSC reminds of services available during stay-at-home order

On Friday, Jan. 15, 2021, Kingston Health Sciences Center (KHSC) released a statement in regards to accessing health care services during the Ontario stay-at-home order which began on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021. KHSC says their priority remains providing acute care and critical care, including scheduled outpatient appointments which continue as

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Province pauses residential evictions during stay home order

The Ontario government is temporarily pausing residential evictions during the state of emergency and stay home order they recently put in place. This is the second time in less than a year that the province has paused residential evictions, according to a release from the provincial government, dated Thursday, Jan.

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Kingston City services impacted by new COVID-19 emergency measures

A number of services through the City of Kingston will be impacted by the stricter COVID-19 measures being put in place after the Ontario government declared a second state of emergency. The provincial government announced emergency orders as part of that declaration, which will come into effect at 12:01 a.m.

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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

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Town of Greater Napanee returns to a State of Emergency

The Town of Greater Napanee has returned to a State of Emergency, as of Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020. Mayor Isbester reinstated the COVID-19 State of Emergency under Section 4(1) of the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. E.9. This declaration implements the emergency plan of the municipality

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Councillor apologizes for offence caused after use of term ‘Wuhan Virus’

Councillor Simon Chapelle is apologizing for any offence he may have caused after he referred to COVID-19 as the “Wuhan virus” at the City Council meeting on Tuesday, Jun. 16, 2020. During that meeting, councillors debated over a motion to remove delegated authorities that had been given to CAO Lanie

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City allowing downtown businesses to expand outdoors

The City of Kingston is making it easier for downtown businesses to expand outdoors, to allow them more space to ensure physical distancing during the Covid-19 pandemic. Mayor Bryan Paterson outlined the City’s plan to reduce Princess St. to one lane of traffic during the week, and close it completely

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City announces changes to yard waste drop-off during state of emergency

After hundreds of residents have already attended the yard waste drop-off depot this week, the City of Kingston is implementing new drop-off rules in an attempt to keep citizens and staff safe, and keep the operations of the depot running smoothly. On Thursday, Apr. 9, 2020, the City of Kingston

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Help community during state of emergency by supporting food providers

As the community continues to deal with the current COVID-19 pandemic and state of emergency, it has led many to ask, ‘what can I do to help?’ In response to the groundswell of those looking to do what they can to help the community get through this difficult time of

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Under pressure: Supporting small businesses during enforcement of the Quarantine Act

Local news sources including the Kingstonist report that the City of Kingston and Loyalist Township have declared a state of emergency as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The declaration from the Medical Officer of Health of KFL&A, Dr. Kieran Moore initiates the emergency plan of our municipality, even more

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