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Coronavirus: Kingston-area braces for category yellow – Kingston

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As COVID-19 cases continue to surge across Ontario, several regions are moving into lockdowns and/or further restrictions. On Friday, the provincial government announced that the Toronto and Peel regions will enter lockdowns on Monday morning and that the Kingston-area will move into category “Yellow.” 2:08 Kingston area ready to …

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‘Models don’t look good’: Infectious disease expert warns of possible COVID-19 surge – Kingston

‘Models don’t look good’: Infectious disease expert warns of possible COVID-19 surge - Kingston

COVID-19 cases continue to rise in Ontario. On Monday, the province reported 1,487 new coronavirus cases, which was the 10th straight day of cases exceeding 1,000. Infectious disease specialist Dr. Gerald Evans, who also sits on the COVID-19 advisory council for Ontario, says the models show that cases will …

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Kingston residents adapting to keep Halloween safe amid the coronavirus pandemic – Kingston

Kingston residents adapting to keep Halloween safe amid the coronavirus pandemic - Kingston

With COVID-19 safety precautions in mind, many Kingston residents are going out of their way to keep the Halloween spirit alive this year. As a yearly tradition, Philip Maclean and his family spent eight to 10 hours transforming their front lawn for Halloween. “We still want to participate, but …

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Coronavirus pandemic spoils Halloween for Napanee, Ont., pumpkin carver – Kingston

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Talk about a case of not knowing what you’ve got till it’s gone. For years, expert pumpkin carver Diane Irwin has been invited into local schools to pass along her knowledge. This year, however, COVID-19 has made sure that isn’t happening. Read more: Fewer Canadians to hand out Halloween …

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Kingston Health Sciences Centre running $3.8M deficit due to COVID-19 costs – Kingston

Kingston Health Sciences Centre running $3.8M deficit due to COVID-19 costs - Kingston

Kingston Health Sciences Centre is currently running a $3.8 million deficit to date for the 2020- 2021 fiscal year. These numbers run from the beginning of April to the end of September, representing half of the fiscal year. The deficit breaks down into two main categories: just over $10M …

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Public health officials declare COVID-19 outbreak at Brockville retirement residence – Kingston

Public health officials declare COVID-19 outbreak at Brockville retirement residence - Kingston

As of Friday, the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit has declared a COVID-19 outbreak at the Chartwell Wedgewood Retirement Residence in Brockville. According to local public health officials, one resident at the retirement residence has tested positive for COVID-19. Public health officials consider a single confirmed case …

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‘It drove us to innovate’: Startek explains Kingston work-from-home transition – Kingston

‘It drove us to innovate’: Startek explains Kingston work-from-home transition - Kingston

As the novel coronavirus pandemic continues, many businesses are making changes to their day-to-day operations. In Kingston, Ont., one of the community’s largest employers is doing away with brick and mortar and transitioning its employees to work from home. “It drove us to innovate,” said Mario Baddour, Startek’s global …

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2020 Queen’s University Alumni Weekend goes virtual because of pandemic – Kingston

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This is Alumni Weekend at Queen’s University in Kingston. However the school has moved homecoming activities on-line. Usually there would be thousands of people back in town. But covid has put a stop to that at least for this year. What a difference a year and a pandemic make. …

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Limestone School Board trustees approve funding to boost COVID-19 spending – Kingston

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Trustees with the Limestone District School Board have approved the use of some surplus money to increase their COVID-19 spending. The extra money will help maintain the current two models of learning, in class and at home. Director of Education Krishna Burra says around $2.5 million will be used …

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Kingston businesses react to federal ban on single-use plastics – Kingston

Kingston businesses react to federal ban on single-use plastics - Kingston

The clock is now ticking for businesses when it comes to finding alternatives to single-use plastics. On Wednesday, the federal government announced that it is moving to fulfill a promise to ban single-use plastics by the end of 2021. For many Kingston-area businesses, the move comes as no shock as …

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