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Gan Chev ‘going green’ with paperless invoicing and electric vehicles

Gan Chev is reducing their carbon footprint and putting new measures in place to support the green vehicles of the future. “The idea of carbon footprint, as it pertains to automotive in general, is something that’s always been a topic of the news, and we feel it’s important to address

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Road closures and traffic delays, week ending July 30, 2021

The following is a selection of the most significant road closures and expected traffic delays in and around the city of Kingston for the week ending July 30, 2021. Full lists of closures and delays provided by the City of Kingston and the MTO can be viewed here and here. Drivers can expect

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Movies in the Square returns for short 2021 season

Downtown Kingston! has announced the return of Movies in the Square. Every Thursday, beginning August 12, 2021, families can bring their lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy an evening in Springer Market Square. Projected on a large inflatable screen, this year’s lineup of cult favourites and instant classics is sure

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Kingston Police warn of scammers exploiting the COVID-19 pandemic

Kingston Police have become aware that scammers are preying on the public’s fear and sending various scam-based emails related to the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, according to a release dated Thursday, Jul. 22, 2021. Below are some examples of the types of scam police said individuals should be on the

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All-day walk-in appointments available for COVID-19 vaccine

KFL&A Public Health is now offering all-day walk-in appointments for first and second doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. Both the INVISTA Centre in Kingston and the Strathcona Paper Centre in Napanee will be open for walk-in appointments to make getting fully vaccinated easier for individuals 12 years of age and

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Queen’s researchers moving forward with plastic waste breakdown project

Genomics Canada has granted a team of Queen’s researchers $7.9 million to support a new project exploring a microbial platform for breaking down waste plastic, which can then be repurposed to produce recycled products. The project will identify and engineer bacteria and enzymes that can break down plastics into recyclable

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Deseronto driver charged with impaired driving in Napanee

Just after 4 a.m. on Tuesday, Jul. 20, 2021, members from The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Lennox and Addington Detachment responded to a report of a traffic complaint on Jim Kimmett Boulevard in Napanee. According to a release from OPP, dated Thursday, Jul. 22, 2021, officers arrived on scene and

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OPP lay impaired driving charge after collision

A South Frontenac Township resident was arrested and charged at the scene of a motor vehicle collision on Road 38 in South Frontenac Township. Just after 5:30 p.m. on Monday, July 19, 2021, members from The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Frontenac Detachment responded to the motor vehicle collision, according to

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OPP laid over 3,000 charges during Operation Safe Driver week

The week of July 11 to 17, 2021 saw Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) running their Operation Safe Driver campaign. The annual week-long enforcement and education campaign focused on commercial and non-commercial vehicle drivers who failed to share the road safely and engaged in risky driving behaviours. During the campaign, the

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Former Prison for Women site development plans apply for city approval

A new planned community, Union Park Kingston, has applied for City Council approval to develop 40 Sir John A Macdonald Boulevard, the former location of the Prison for Women. According to a release from Siderius Developments Ltd., dated Tuesday, Jul. 20, 2021, the $143 million development will feature seniors housing,

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Federal offender wanted on Canada Wide Warrant

A Canada Wide Warrant has been issued for Patrick Chiasson, pictured above, for breach of his Statutory Release. The Repeat Offender Parole Enforcement (R.O.P.E.) Squad is requesting the public’s assistance in locating the offender, who is currently serving a two year and four month sentence for multiple offences: Dangerous operation

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‘STEAM and Sprouts’ wins Awesome Kingston July grant

Last week, Awesome Kingston awarded their July grant to ‘STEAM and Sprouts,’ a project which aims to fund a more holistic, hands-on science program for students to explore the natural world. The $1,000 micro-grant supports local projects the Awesome Kingston trustees think will help keep Kingston awesome. STEAM and Sprouts,

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