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Section 22 Order to remain in effect despite J.A.K.K. Tuesdays owner’s day in court

J.A.K.K. Tuesdays Sports Pub owner, Kelly Thompson Hale, made his second appearance in court Friday, Nov. 19, 2021. This time, Hale argued that a Section 22 Order for violation of the Reopening Ontario Act (ROA) made under the Health Protection and Promotion Act should be overturned. Justice Graeme Mew, of

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New MOH, Dr. Oglaza, shares vision for Public Health in KFL&A

New Medical Officer of Health (MOH) for Frontenac Lennox & Addington (KFL&A) Public Health, Dr. Piotr Oglaza, in his first press conference in the role, explained his approach and vision Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021.  “A big part that draws me to Public Health is that Public Health involves looking at

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Napanee business owner publicly explains conflict with vaccine mandate

A Napanee business owner who posted what he considered a well-intentioned video to Facebook about why he wouldn’t turn away unvaccinated people has had a change of mind due to pressure from his landlord and KFL&A Public Health. Jay Bradley, President of Disco Ball Events Rollerskating, initially posted the video

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Over 50 KHSC staff placed on unpaid, indefinite leave

After enforcing its COVID-19 vaccination policy resulted in 136 staff members placed on unpaid leave from Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC), 59 of those individuals have now been placed on an indefinite unpaid leave. KHSC originally placed the staff members who would not provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a

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Unmasked people flood Kingston dance floor violating COVID-19 protocols

Dozens of people filled the dance floor at The Spot nightclub in downtown Kingston the night of Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021, in violation of at least one COVID-19 government mandate, and possibly a second. The incident, which prompted a source who preferred to remain anonymous to record the happenings, was

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MOH sees a ‘silver lining’ despite return to yellow level COVID guidelines

Despite the region returning to the former yellow ‘protect’ level under Ontario’s COVID-19 guidelines, Dr. T. Hugh Guan, Associate Medical Officer of Health for Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington Public Health (KFL&APH ) said though Covid 19 numbers are on the rise, they are really at the “best-case scenario,” both locally

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