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Local love, local concerns as Tourism Kingston lights up downtown core

Chilly pedestrians walking along the streets of the downtown core over the past months have been warmed by the glow of neon hearts hanging in the windows of local businesses, but the initiative that brought these signs to the community has raised some questions even as it raises spirits. The

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Police seek assistance to identify persons interest in South Frontenac

Officers with the Frontenac detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are seeking the public’s assistance to identify the occupants of a pickup truck that nearly struck an OPP officer. According to police, the incident occurred on Saturday, Apr. 3, 2021, just after 2:30 a.m. when an officer was conducting

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Queen’s University to construct new pavilion at Richardson Stadium

The recently-redeveloped Richardson Stadium on Queen’s University Campus is set to see a new upgrade, the University announced on Thursday, Apr. 15, 2021. The announcement was made at an online event attended by the donors and members of the Queen’s community who are making the construction of the pavilion possible.

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Opinion: It could be worse(r) – The saga continues

Walking my dog down Ordnance Street on a sunny 22-degree day during the latest lockdown order, a young guy in a souped-up car stopped and yelled out his window, “I like your shirt.” I was taken aback. First, I had to actually look down to see what the hell I

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Selby, ON and Selby, UK – Not so far apart

Greater Napanee Council received a rather unique deputation on Tuesday, from over 5,300 kilometres away, with a request to bring the faraway places a little closer. Tim FitzHigham joined Council’s virtual meeting from the UK, along with Canadian-born John Hastings, to speak to council regarding an idea to bring Selby,

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Kingston man and woman arrested for trafficking cocaine, fentanyl

A local man and woman have been arrested and charged as part of a Kingston Police investigation into complaints of drug trafficking in the area of MacDonnell Street downtown. According to police, that investigating led the Kingston Police Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU) to secure a Controlled Drugs and Substances Act

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COVID-19 outbreak declared at Royal Canadian Legion Branch 631

A COVID-19 outbreak, declared by Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) Public Health on Wednesday, Apr. 14, 2021, has been associated with the Royal Canadian Legion (RCL) Branch 631 in Collins Bay. KFL&A Public Health listed the new outbreak, which currently has nine cases associated with it, as having occurred

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Amherst Island Radio approved for signal boost, needs funds for new tower

A local radio station should be tuned in to more listeners this fall. Amherst Island Radio announced this week it has been approved for a signal boost increase that will help their signal reach more radios.  Amherst Island Radio has been approved by the CRTC for a massive signal boost

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City of Kingston committees looking for volunteers from diverse backgrounds

Do you want to help shape your community? Bring your knowledge and lived experiences to a City of Kingston citizen advisory committee or legislated board. Applications from eligible residents/business owners in Kingston will be received until 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Apr. 30, 2021. Kingston City Council establishes committees, working groups

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Providence Care activating more beds to ease pandemic stress on hospitals

A local hospital is adding 23 beds to help relieve pandemic-related pressures as COVID-19 cases rise at an alarming rate. The beds come from an April 2020 initiative that saw Providence Care Hospital convert many clinical and non-clinical spaces, making way for 200 new beds in areas such as consult

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Seed Stewards renew commitment to caring for local heirloom seeds

After the closure of the Sisters of Providence Heirloom Seed Sanctuary in Kingston two years ago, the seeds in their possession were gifted to the Kingston Area Seed System Initiative (KASSI) and Ratinenhayén:thos, an Indigenous seed stewardship organization at Tyendinaga. At that time a Rematriation Ceremony was held, with everyone

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