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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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‘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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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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Future uncertain for local landlords as COVID-19 pandemic changes Kingston housing situation – Kingston

Future uncertain for local landlords as COVID-19 pandemic changes Kingston housing situation - Kingston

Finding a place to rent in Kingston, Ont., has been a challenge for many years. The vacancy rate has been below two percent, making it one of the lowest in Canada. Over the last several months, for-rent signs have popped up around the downtown core, which has been an …

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Drive-thru coronavirus testing comes to Eastern Ontario

Drive-thru coronavirus testing comes to Eastern Ontario

If you’ve spent time in downtown Kingston, Ont., these past few weeks, you’ve likely seen a lineup of people circling the Leon’s Centre. Many of those people waited several hours outside to get tested for COVID-19. Over the weekend, the assessment centre was moved five kilometres away to the …

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Kingston-area adds 2 more COVID-19 cases; 11 now active – Kingston

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The Kingston, Ont., area continues to see an increase in novel coronavirus cases. On Saturday afternoon, Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington Public Health reported two more cases after four were announced the previous day. According to public health, a male and a female between the ages of 20-29 tested …

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Spike in absentee teachers in Belleville, Ont., area causes shortage – Kingston

Spike in absentee teachers in Belleville, Ont., area causes shortage - Kingston

The latest cause for concern with the return to school is not having enough teachers to operate it. In the Belleville, Ont., area there’s a shortage after a spike in absentee educators, which has raised many issues with regard to staffing online and in-class learning. “You just can’t create …

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Will trick-or-treating happen in Kingston? Premier and medical officer weigh in

Will trick-or-treating happen in Kingston? Premier and medical officer weigh in

The summer isn’t officially over, but for many, with the return to school and pumpkin spice lattes popping up on menus that signals the unofficial start to the fall season. Halloween is around the corner, and many people are asking what that will look like amid a coronavirus pandemic. …

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Coronavirus: Health authority inspects Kingston public pools, beaches for reopening – Kingston

Coronavirus: Health authority inspects Kingston public pools, beaches for reopening - Kingston

A heat warning was issued for the Kingston, Ont., area on June 20 — which also marked the first day of summer. Many locals took advantage of the warm weather and went for a swim at Breakwater Park, although the Gord Edgar Downie Pier and other local beaches remained closed, …

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Parham, Ont., community gathers for dinner as accused in shooting, arson remains in police custody – Kingston

Parham, Ont., community gathers for dinner as accused in shooting, arson remains in police custody - Kingston

Sunday will mark two weeks since a man opened fire in the Village of Parham, Ont., and burned down the historic St. James Anglican church, which was founded in 1887. Now that the smoke has cleared, and the accused, Brian Daniel Mosher, 42, remains in police custody, the village is …

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