Fredericton, NB (May 11, 2021) – The County of Lennox & Addington, ON has received national recognition for its “It’s OK to not be OK” Corporate Peer Support Program from the Canadian Association of Municipal Administrators (CAMA). The Municipality was presented with the 2021 CAMA Willis Award for Innovation in the 20,001-100,000 population category during a Virtual Awards of Excellence Ceremony held today.
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.
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:
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.
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.
(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.
(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.
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:
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.
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: