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Quinte Health Care hospitals further restrict visiting

Quinte Health Care hospitals further restrict visiting

Quinte Health Care has determined its four hospitals will move from Phase 2 (yellow) to Phase 3 (red) of its care partner and visiting during COVID-19 policy”, effective Saturday, Jan. 16. With this change, QHC is prohibiting visitors (except if a patient is imminently dying) and is further limiting care partners. A visitor is defined […]

COVID-19 vaccines expected to start with priority groups this month in Hastings Prince Edward

COVID-19 vaccines expected to start with priority groups this month in Hastings Prince Edward

While it is anticipated phase one of the province’s COVID-19 vaccination plan will begin in the Hastings Prince Edward County region this month, the Medical Officer of Health states timelines regarding arrival and distribution continue to evolve as vaccine is received and transported. Wednesday, Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) announced the first administration of COVID-19 […]

Short-term accommodation rentals not permitted during state of emergency

Short-term accommodation rentals not permitted during state of emergency

Short-term accommodation rentals are not permitted as of Thursday, Jan. 14 as outlined in the government of Ontario’s new enhanced COVID-19 measures. The restrictions on short-term accommodation rentals apply regardless of when the booking took place. Short-term accommodation rentals may be provided to individuals who are in need of emergency housing. The enhanced measures are […]

Distressing that seniors not a priority for COVID-19 vaccine

Distressing that seniors not a priority for COVID-19 vaccine

UPDATE: General Hillier, chair of Ontario’s Covid-19 Vaccine Distribution Task Force, provided new information during the premier’s news conference on Jan. 13. He said that phase two would begin by early April and that seniors would be offered vaccination early in this phase, starting with those 80 and over, then 75 to 79, then 60 […]

Victory Pin presented virtually to last Second World War vet of Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte

Victory Pin presented virtually to last Second World War vet of Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte

Local Veteran Recognized for Service by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Minister of Veterans Affairs Lawrence MacAulay, and MP for Bay of Quinte Neil Ellis With a little help from his friends, Austin Fuller, 99, the last surviving Second World War veteran of the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte was thanked by the Prime Minister […]

Letter to residents served by Prince Edward Family Health Team

Letter to residents served by Prince Edward Family Health Team

As winter is upon us, we are yet again adapting to ongoing changes with the COVID-19 pandemic given the lockdown status we all face. The lockdown is effective until Jan 23, unless otherwise advised by the government. We would like to take this opportunity to update our community on how we will continue to provide […]

Apply for funding up to 75% to hire young people for summer jobs

Apply for funding up to 75% to hire young people for summer jobs

Employers can now apply to get funding to hire a young Canadian this summer. “The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on young Canadians who are trying to find work,” notes Bay of Quinte MP Neil Ellis. “Employers are also facing challenges when recruiting and hiring workers while adapting to the realities of the […]

Survey says more people willing to be vaccinated for COVID-19 virus

Survey says more people willing to be vaccinated for COVID-19 virus

To the Editor: Willingness to get vaccinated for the COVID-19 virus is increasing in Prince Edward County. On Nov. 22, I polled the members of the Facebook group Prince Edward County Unmanageables regarding their interest in getting vaccinated. I repeated the poll on Dec. 21 to see how attitudes have changed. There were 163 responses […]

Support helps Picton Salvation Army Community Church relieve pandemic strain on local families

Support helps Picton Salvation Army Community Church relieve pandemic strain on local families

Many County families feeling the strain of COVID-19 this holiday season were thankful for support of the Salvation Army in Picton. The Salvation Army Picton Community Church worked with several community partners to bring joy by providing Christmas hampers, trees and toys for children. This year, volunteers faced a 35 per cent increase in families requesting […]

Runners support hospital despite marathon's cancellation

Runners support hospital despite marathon’s cancellation

Community support came running in from County Marathon participants even though there was no race this year. Mark Henry, on behalf of the County Marathon committee presented Briar Boyce of the PECMH Foundation with $2,500 last week. Part of the funds were collected from participants who donated in anticipation of there being a race in […]

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