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Farmers ‘at their wit’s end’ regarding need for new abattoir locally

After one local farmer discovered the uphill battle of attempting to open a new meat processing facility to serve meat producers in the area, a public meeting to drum up support for the future of abattoirs in Kingston and surrounding areas took place on Wednesday, Jun. 30, 2021 at the

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New exhibition at Window Art Gallery in Kingston offers ‘A Sense of Place’

During the last one and half years, all people were homebound, and many had to postpone and cancel their travel plans to comply with health and safety protocols. However, artists have found alternative ways to travel virtually or translate the feeling in their work. Thousand Island Fine Art Association (TIFAA)

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Acting Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Hugh Guan, provides COVID-19 update for KFL&A

Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington: Meet Dr. Hugh Guan, the region’s current acting Medical Officer of Health after Dr. Kieran Moore moved into the position of Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer. Previously, Guan served as the Director of the Infectious Disease Prevention and Environmental Health Division at KFL&A Public Health. He

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Greyhound to cease all Canadian operations

Greyhound Canada, which operates out of the bus terminal on John Counter Boulevard, has announced it will cease its entire Canadian operations effective immediately.  “We deeply regret the impact this has on our staff and our customers, as well as the communities we have had the privilege of serving for

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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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Queen’s encouraging asymptomatic testing after upswing in cases

Queen’s University students who have been in close contact with someone outside their household without wearing a face covering or physical distancing are strongly encouraged to get tested for COVID-19 during the next two weeks. In a release, dated Monday, Mar. 15, 2021, the University reminds students that in the

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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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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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Kingstonian with U.S. plates asks for kindness

A Kingston woman with U.S. license plates on her car said she has experienced harassing behaviour from other drivers, and is worried about venturing out from her home. The woman, who asked to be identified only as “Wendy”*, has lived in Indiana with her American husband since 2004. She returned

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KFL&A Public Health releases details on 17 latest COVID-19 cases in region

On Monday, Mar. 30, 2020, Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) Public Health confirmed that the number of cases of COVID-19 in the region had doubled over the weekend. On Friday, Mar. 27, 2020, the KFL&A region had 17 positive cases of COVID-19, according to Public Health. By Monday, Mar.

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KFL&A Public Health confirms 17 cases of COVID-19, releases details

There are now 17 positive cases of COVID-19 in the Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) region, KFL&A Public Health has confirmed. Until now, the details of cases 12 through 16 had not been disclosed officially. Kingstonist is now able to offer those details and the details of the newest

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KFL&A Public Health reports 11 confirmed COVID-19 cases

Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) Public Health have added three more cases of COVID-19 to the confirmed list of cases in the region. On the morning of Tuesday, Mar. 24, 2020, the three new cases were added to the list, bringing the total number of cases in KFL&A to

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