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‘Touch-a-Truck’ this weekend in Napanee

The Lennox and Addington (L&A) County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Detachment Auxiliary Unit are hosting a Touch-a-Truck event on Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021. The vehicles and equipment used by emergency services and public works staff often serve as the ‘offices’ for the people who use them, OPP said in a

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KFL&A Public Health: Act now to get vaccinated for back to school

Now is the time to get your first dose in order to be fully vaccinated in time for back to school in September, says Dr. T. Hugh Guan, Associate Medical Officer of Health for Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) Public Health.  With a 21 day wait period between first

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All-day walk-in appointments available for COVID-19 vaccine

KFL&A Public Health is now offering all-day walk-in appointments for first and second doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. Both the INVISTA Centre in Kingston and the Strathcona Paper Centre in Napanee will be open for walk-in appointments to make getting fully vaccinated easier for individuals 12 years of age and

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Vaccinations, variants, and an outbreak: A COVID-19 update for KFL&A

Update (Friday, Jul. 9, 2021): As of Friday, Jul. 9, 2021, one more secondary case has been detected as part of the current COVID-19 outbreak at the Davies 5 unit of KGH. This brings the total number of cases associated with that outbreak to 14 primary (seven staff members and

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Request for ‘visible and accessible placement’ for Napanee Pride flag not supported for 2021

A deputation to Greater Napanee council was made opposing the ‘inaccessible’ and non-inclusive location of the Pride flag flown ten minutes from Town Hall. For three years now, Chris Beauchesne has requested council fly the Pride flag in a prominent, well-travelled part of town – and for three years the

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Taxpayer’s compensation request for reduced services considered ‘an unfortunate perspective’

After little to no discussion, Greater Napanee council moved not to compensate a taxpayer seeking rebates for lessened services over the past year. An email from a Greater Napanee resident appeared in section 7.2 of the regular council meeting agenda on Tuesday, Apr. 27, 2021. It was also brought up

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Dr. Moore provides COVID-19 update, vaccination forecast for KFL&A

After reaching an all-time high count of active COVID-19 cases earlier this week, Dr. Kieran Moore said those numbers are dropping, but we’ve still got a long way to go – which might include the month of May looking a lot like April has thus far. The Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox

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COVID-19 vaccination clinic opens in Napanee

It was an exciting day at the Strathcona Paper Centre in Napanee as local officials and members of the media gathered for a tour of the new COVID-19 vaccination clinic at the facility. Within a ballroom at the location, Greater Napanee Mayor Marg Isbester, Dr. Kim Morrison, Chief of Staff

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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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Public Health: downtown, rural and mobile vaccination clinics in the works

Medical Officer of Health Dr. Kieran Moore said he wants to be able to administer 10,000 COVID-19 vaccines per day in the Kingston Frontenac Lennox & Addington (KFL&A) Public Health region. “I think we could achieve that,” Dr. Moore said on Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021. “I’m trying to get to

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Pileup on westbound Highway 401 causes closure in Napanee

A large collision involving over a dozen vehicles has caused a closure of Highway 401 westbound in Napanee. The collision occurred at approximately 12:40 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019 near Beechwood Road, just west of Highway 41. According to the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), “officers reported that there were

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