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Mayors, Reeves, Wardens Call on Federal and Provincial Governments to support the EORN gig project to bring Fibre to the Home

May 5, 2021
Lindsey

May 4, 2021 - On Tuesday, 59 heads of Council from across eastern Ontario gathered for a virtual meeting and voiced overwhelming support for the Eastern Ontario Regional Network (EORN) Gig Project, which aims to connect homes and businesses across the region with ultra-fast internet speeds.

Update on COVID-19 Outbreak at The John M. Parrott Centre

March 29, 2021
Lindsey

March 29, 2021 - The John M. Parrott Centre was notified on the evening of March 25, 2021 of a single case of COVID-19 associated with a staff member.  As per ministry guidelines, a single case of COVID-19 triggers an automatic outbreak within the Home.  There have been zero new cases among staff, Residents, or families connected with the Home.

Since March 25th, the following precautions have been taken under the guidance of KFL&A Public Health:

COVID-19 Outbreak at The John M. Parrott Centre associated with a Single Staff Member

March 26, 2021
Lindsey

March 26, 2021 - The John M. Parrott Centre is working closely with KFL&A Public Health to address a single case of COVID-19 associated with a staff member.  

As per ministry guidelines, a single case of COVID-19 triggers an automatic outbreak within the Home.  The Home was notified of the outbreak by KFL&A Public Health officials on the evening of March 25, 2021.

County Council asks for Equal Treatment for Lennox and Addington’s Vulnerable Population

March 26, 2021
Lindsey

March 25, 2021– At their March 24, 2021 virtual meeting, County Council passed a resolution asking the Minister of Long-Term Care to provide funding for Lennox and Addington’s Community Paramedic Program. The Ministry recently announced funding to expand Community Paramedics to Long-Term Care in order to meet the needs of the targeted-LTC related population. At the time of the announcement, Lennox and Addington County did not have a community paramedic program and was not eligible to apply.

Better Cellular Services Coming to Eastern Ontario Residents and Businesses

March 19, 2021
Lindsey

(March 19, 2021 – EASTERN ON) – Strong and reliable cellular services are critical to help rural communities take part in the economy, create jobs and improve public safety. Together, Canada, Ontario and municipal governments across Eastern Ontario are supporting the Eastern Ontario Regional Network’s Cell Gap Project that will improve both the reach and quality of cellular services throughout the region.

Eastern Ontario Regional Network (EORN) Submits Proposal for Ultra-Fast Gig Internet Project

March 1, 2021
Lindsey

(March 1, 2021) – The Eastern Ontario Regional Network (EORN) has made a formal submission to the federal and provincial governments seeking support to deliver ultra-fast Gig internet to homes and businesses across the region. The submission has been sent to federal Minister Maryam Monsef, who has responsibility for rural economic development, and Ontario’s Minister of Infrastructure Laurie Scott, who is tasked with rural broadband matters for the province.

Volunteers Needed - Rural Frontenac Lennox & Addington COVID Vaccine Clinic

February 24, 2021
Lindsey

In collaboration with FLA Ontario Health Team and multiple partners, RFLA are preparing for future vaccine clinics in RFLA region.  A clinic will be held 7 days/week, including 1-2 days/week at satellite sites in the region. Hoping to start before the end of March.

NOTE: RFLA do not yet have any vaccines, nor have clinic dates or locations been finalized.

Volunteers needed for these roles:

Keep KFL&A Region Open and Safe

February 9, 2021
Lindsey

Tuesday February 09, 2021- Yesterday, the government of Ontario announced a regional approach to lift the Stay-at-Home order and move three regions in Ontario to Green-Prevent level, including the Kingston, Frontenac, and Lennox & Addington (KFL&A) region.

This change will be effective Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at 12:01 a.m.

EOWC Participates in Successful ROMA 2021 Conference

January 27, 2021
Lindsey

Eastern Ontario, January 27, 2021 – Members of the Eastern Ontario Wardens’ Caucus (EOWC) joined rural municipal colleagues from across Ontario at the first-ever virtual Rural Ontario Municipal Association (ROMA) Conference, which took place online from January 24 to 26, 2021.

At the virtual conference, EOWC members met with various provincial Ministers as well as the NDP Caucus to discuss priority issues for the region, including:

Influenza Vaccine Clinics in L&A County

October 20, 2020
Lindsey

KFL&A Public Health has confirmed the following influenza vaccine clinics in Lennox and Addington County:

Greater Napanee Flu Vaccine Clinic:
Friday October 30, 2020 12 to 6 p.m. at the Strathcona Paper Centre.
Limited walk-in appointments available or book online: http://ow.ly/o67M50BXAJz