KFL&A Public Health: how one COVID-19 case infected up to 20 people this week

The Kingston Frontenac Lennox & Addington (KFL&A) Public Health Unit has released a video detailing how a single case of COVID-19 was transmitted to up to 20 local individuals over the course of the past week. Continue reading

Weekly Traffic Report – Nov. 27 to Dec. 4

Weekly Traffic Report – Nov. 27 to Dec. 4 November 27, 2020 Motorists, cyclists and pedestrians: review the listing of streets and related messages below for travel information of interest to you.    Continue reading

Retiring abattoir owner seeks buyer for increasingly rare business

After 46 years running his business, Brian Quinn of Quinn’s Meats in Yarker, Ont. is preparing to retire. He’s hoping to sell the commercial property to someone that will keep the abattoir and meat retail business intact, proving a challenge as fewer young people enter the industry. Continue reading

Queen’s University public policy experts release long-term care report

KINGSTON, ONTARIO Nov. 27, 2020  Renowned policy thought leaders Don Drummond and Duncan Sinclair, both Fellows of the Queen’s School of Policy Studies, have released a white paper that calls for revolutionizing Canada’s approach to seniors’ care. The report, titled Ageing Well, proposes a proactive, coordinated, and holistic model that considers the healthcare needs of Canada’s rapidly aging population in tandem with seniors’ housing, lifestyle, and social needs. Continue reading

NSERC research award renamed after Queen’s University Nobel Laureate Arthur McDonald

November 27, 2020 Queen’s University Nobel Laurate Arthur McDonald has been honoured by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) with a national prize in his name.  Continue reading

City Announces winners of the 2020 Celebrating Accessibility Awards

November 27, 2020 On Dec. 3, the City will honour the above-and-beyond efforts of three Kingston organizations - educators, businesses and volunteers - through a virtual 2020 Celebrating Accessibility Awards ceremony. Continue reading

Public Health nurse shares details of work on COVID-19 cases

Since the start of the pandemic, Public Health nurse Heather Dickson has spoken to hundreds of people that either have, or know someone with, COVID-19. She is one of Kingston Frontenac Lennox & Addington (KFL&A) Public Health’s team of contact tracers. Making daily calls to active COVID-19 cases in self-isolation, she said she has witnessed how truly unpredictable the illness can be. “The people who I maybe think ‘Uh oh, they’ve got all these underlying health issues,’ don’t necessarily get a worse case. And someone who is otherwise healthy does not always get off easy. Completely, it’s an unpredictable illness. You absolutely don’t know what you’re going to get,” she said. “You have no idea, which makes it scary.” Continue reading

The 2021 Kingston Climate Change Symposium: Now Free for All!

November 26, 2020 The City and Sustainable Kingston have partnered to make the 2021 Kingston Climate Change Symposium FREE to attendees! Continue reading

No parking on streets overnight starting Dec. 1

November 26, 2020 Starting Tuesday, Dec. 1, parking is prohibited on all City streets from 1 a.m. to 7 a.m. – and from 12 a.m. to 7 a.m. on the streets that surround Kingston General Hospital. The overnight Winter Parking Bylaw ensures that vehicles are kept off streets so that snowplows can effectively respond to winter weather events. Continue reading

City seeks input for future community cleanup initiatives

November 27, 2020 The City is seeking resident input as it develops future community cleanup initiatives. The initiatives, aimed at reducing and preventing litter and illegal dumping, will be added to existing City programs and plans and focus on community involvement and participation. Continue reading