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Police provide update on Bath Road death, Cassidy Street stabbing

Kingston Police are providing a handful of details regarding the homicide investigation involving a death and stabbing that occurred within 48 hours on Wednesday, May 12 and Thursday, May 13, 2021. According to Kingston Police, Ryan Villeneuve, 41, was found deceased after police responded to the apartment building at 290

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Pedophile once disguised as babysitter declared dangerous offender

Disclaimer: Court ruling and possible distressing information  A 62-year old man, Walter Starnaman from Barrie, has been designated a dangerous offender by the Superior Court of Justice. He is convicted for sexual assault on a 10-year-old child, an declared a dangerous offender by Justice Kevin B. Phillips on Thursday, Jan.

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OPP seek public assistance to identify person of interest in Amherstview theft

The Lennox and Addington County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have released the above photo and are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying a person of interest.   Shortly after 7:00 a.m. on Monday, May 17, 2021, police responded to a report of a theft from a vehicle that

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Kingston man arrested on drugs, weapons charges at downtown apartment building

A Kingston man is facing charges after being in possession of a weapon and resisting arrest. At approximately 4:15 p.m. on Sunday, May 16, 2021, a female witness observed the accused male obstructing the main entrance door of an apartment complex in the 100 block of Princess Street in downtown

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Kingston man defies the odds after beating rare heart cancer

A Kingston father of two young boys, diagnosed with a rare form of heart cancer in November 2020, is now recovering at home after undergoing six months of chemotherapy and lifesaving surgery by a Toronto heart surgeon.   Ross Mangan, 31, was rushed to Kingston General Hospital (KGH) after he fainted

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Kingston lawyer suspended from practice for possession of child porn

A Kingston lawyer guilty of possessing and accessing child pornography in 2019, committed “conduct unbecoming a barrister or solicitor,” and has been suspended from the Law Society of Ontario for 26 months, followed by practice restrictions and two years of ongoing treatment/reporting requirements. According to documentation from the The Law

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OPP kicks off Road Safety Week with startling statistics

So far this year, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have reported 76 road collision fatalities. This statistic was released ahead of Canada Road Safety Week, which runs from May 18-24, 2021. According to a release from OPP, a significant number of the road deaths so far in 2021 are attributed

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Kingston Youth Services Hub aiming to solve youth homelessness

Last year, City Council approved Princess Street United Church’s conversion into a new youth centre, Kingston Youth Services Hub, to cater to the needs of at-risk homeless youth in the community.  The leading organization for the project, Home Base Housing (HBH), responsible for planning and managing the youth hub, is

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Local artist Heather Haynes to have artwork projected onto iconic U.S. buildings

Local artist and activist Heather Haynes is one of only 15 artists from around the world participating in Movement: Art for Social Change, an annual juried exhibition that celebrates artists as champions of positive social change. Featured artworks, responding to the theme of racial justice and equity, were selected by

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Queen’s professor receives highest award in the field of electrical power

On Thursday, May 13, 2021, during a virtual ceremony, Dr. Praveen Jain from Queen’s University received a prestigious award from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Medal in Power Engineering (2021), recognizing his 40 years of career research and accomplishments. Dr. Jain is the third Canadian ever to

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Public Health warns of high risk of drug overdose in KFL&A

An extremely toxic batch of drugs circulating in the Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) region, prompting the local Health Unit to issue a warning to local residents. According to Public Health, drug toxicology reports from recent weeks indicate the presence of fentanyl, carfentanil, and benzodiazepine analogues in the local

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