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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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Police looking for man who returned from Florida, threatened hospital staff

Police are requesting public assistance to identify a man who uttered threats to staff at a local hospital after returning from Florida. According to police, the incident occurred on the evening of Friday, Mar. 20, 2020 at Hotel Dieu Hospital. The male in question allegedly stated that he owned/operated a

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Remembering the life of Wayne Westfall

On Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019, The Villanelles had our last poetry group meeting with beloved member Wayne Westfall. On Sunday, Jan. 12 at 2 p.m. he left this world on his own terms after spending nearly 40 years as a quadriplegic. I didn’t know Wayne so much as a painter,

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KFL&A Public Health advises residents to be prepared as COVID-19 spreads

With cases of COVID-19 continuing to spread across the globe, local health officials are preparing for the possibility that the virus could spread further, according to Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) Public Health The local health unit said that the measures put in place to date have been effective

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