Good Morning it is Monday June 13th, I’m Karim Mosna with your daily news brief. Sunshine in store to start the week, the high 21.
In the news…
While the mask mandate has been lifted in Ontario, masks will still be required at The Kingston General and at Hotel Dieu. In a statement, The Kingston Community Health Sciences Centres says “Masking is a critical safety measure in our high-risk environment where we care for some of the most vulnerable and frail patients in Southeastern Ontario.” The KHSC adds moving forward, they will be guided by our internal infection control experts about the safe and appropriate time to revise safety practices.
Utilities Kingston has repaired the sewer break on Days Road and are thanking west end residents for reducing their water and sewage use from Thursday to Saturday. They report the Kingston West sewer system is now operating under normal conditions. Residents can return to regular usage, however Utilities Kingston says they encourage conserving water in any circumstance. Utilities Kingston adds they expect to return to the site to make infrastructure improvements in the future.
The City of Kingston is looking for feedback as it completes its Waste Strategies engagement. Kingston residents can take a survey to rank three waste management strategies with the goal of reaching 65% waste diversion by 2025.
Solid Waste Supervisor with the City of Kingston Adam Mueller says, “By giving your input on the three strategies for waste collection you will help reduce and divert waste from the landfill, which will have a positive and lasting impact on our environment for generations.”
The three strategies are: A Bi-weekly collection of clear bag waste , Bi-Weekly waste collection with increased bag tag fees and Weekly collection of clear bags. The survey will be available on the Get Involved Kingston website until June 26th. Presently, the city has a 60% waste diversion rate.
Students in the Executive Master of Business Administration program with The Smith School of Business are giving back to local youth. Nearly 80 students worked in teams to build 28 bicycles that were donated to the YMCA. Families submitted stories and information about their children, and why they would benefit from receiving a bike.
Director of the EMBA program Gloria Saccon says “It had a lot more meaning once our students learned the bikes would be in the hands of local children.”
That’s all for your daily news brief, I’m Karim Mosna. If you have any news tips, email me: firstname.lastname@example.org