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Holy Cross Secondary School placed on ‘lockdown’ following weapons offence

Students at Holy Cross Secondary School in Kingston’s west end had their day disrupted when the school was placed on ‘lockdown’ following an incident involving a weapon. The incident occurred just before 1 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021, when, according to Kingston Police, a staff member at the school

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COVID-19 outbreak declared at Providence Care Transitional Care Centre

The day after putting its Transitional Care Centre on a COVID-19 watch, Providence Care has officially declared an outbreak at the facility. According to Providence Care, the number of cases at the Transitional Care Centre grew from one case yesterday, to five cases among patients and one staff member case

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Give differently this holiday season amid supply chain disruptions

Perhaps you wanted to gift your loved one an iPad or surprise your kids with a new Xbox gaming console this year. Or maybe you’re finally ready to reward yourself with a shiny new car this holiday season. Well, you might want to rethink that wish list. With the current

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Over $2 million in drugs, contraband seized at Collins Bay Institution

Well over $2 million worth of contraband and unauthorized items were seized at Collins Bay Institution over a week, from Nov. 16 to Nov. 23, 2021. According to the Correctional Service of Canada (CSC), the seized items included tobacco, drugs (marijuana and shatter), cell phones and cell phone accessories. The

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Kingston partners urge proper snow and ice safety

While winter doesn’t officially arrive until December 21, winter weather has already hit the Kingston area. The City of Kingston, alongside Utilities Kingston and Kingston Fire & Rescue, is reminding residents of ways to stay safe during the winter season. In a media release, the organizations provided the following winter-related

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Learn to navigate the news around climate change with KFPL and Sustainable Kingston

The Kingston Frontenac Public Library (KFPL) is holding a Navigating the News talk on Climate Change this month. The live Zoom event is offered twice in December to accommodate schedules. “Floods, forest fires, drought and heatwaves: climate events are happening frequently, with many conflicting opinions and perspectives in media. How

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‘Fill-an-Ambulance’ this Saturday and support Partners in Mission food bank

On Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021, Frontenac Paramedics will hold their 10th annual Fill-an-Ambulance Food Drive to benefit clients of Partners in Mission food bank. The event will take place at FreshCo., 2327 Princess Street. According to a media release, Frontenac Paramedics volunteers will be at the store all day collecting

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Vaccination, limiting social gatherings still the best ways to combat COVID-19 while active cases reach all-time high, MOH

Indoor social activities and misrecognition of symptoms have contributed to Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington’s new all-time high of 304 active cases of COVID-19, which was noted on Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021. Dr. Piotr Oglaza, Medical Officer of Health (MOH) at Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox & Addington Public Health (KFL&APH), gave

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COVID-19 watch declared at Providence Transitional Care Centre in Kingston

Providence Care has declared a COVID-19 watch at its transitional care centre after a patient there tested positive for the virus. The watch was declared just before 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021. According to Providence Care, a COVID-19 watch is “a heightened form of COVID-19 surveillance, which includes

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OPP lay impaired driving charges after single-vehicle collision on Round Lake Road

Officers from the South Frontenac Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were called to the scene of a single-vehicle collision on Round Lake Road in South Frontenac Township. At 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2021, officers responded to the report of a single motor vehicle collision. According to

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LDSB allows staff use of any Health Canada approved masks

At their last meeting, the Limestone District School Board (LDSB) Board of Trustees discussed and approved a motion regarding allowing staff to bring their face masks to work, providing those masks are approved by Health Canada.  The previous Notice of Motion presented by Trustee Robin Hutcheon stated, “That Limestone District

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Open letter: City residents opposed to intensification plans for Johnson Street Corridor at Portsmouth Avenue

The following is a submitted open letter to the City of Kingston Planning Committee from a group of residents concerned about the proposed plans for the Johnson Street Corridor at Portsmouth Avenue. The views and opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of Kingstonist. Dear Planning Committee, The intent of

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