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YMCA to manage fitness centre at new Kingston East Community Centre

Kingston City Council approved a recommendation from city staff that the YMCA of Eastern Ontario will manage the fitness centre at the new Kingston East Community Centre, at their Oct. 19 meeting. “Based on consultation with numerous stakeholders, the city is taking a community and service hub approach to improve

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Nine arrested from multiple jurisdictions following execution of drug warrant in Trenton

The Quinte West Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has charged seven people following a controlled drugs and substances act investigation. On Monday, Oct. 18, 2021, at approximately 8:00 a.m., the OPP Community Street Crime Units (CSCU) of Quinte West and Central Hastings, assisted by the OPP Emergency Response

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City of Kingston to launch red light camera program next year

Seven intersections across the City of Kingston will be involved in the City’s red light camera program launching next year. According to a release from the City, installation of the red light camera equipment will get underway at the seven intersections starting this fall. The City stated that tickets will not be issued through the cameras until

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Kingston Humane Society desperately seeking foster home volunteers

The Kingston Humane Society currently has more animals in their care than at any single point in the organization’s 137-year history. The shelter is well beyond its capacity to care for all these animals and has put out a call for individuals willing to adopt cats, dogs or other small

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KFPL invites everyone to register for a library card during Canadian Library Month

The following is a message from Kingston Frontenac Public Library regarding registering for a library card: October is Canadian Library Month and the Kingston Frontenac Public Library (KFPL) celebrates the valuable role libraries play in Canadians’ lives! Ontario Public Library Week also falls within this month, October 17 to 23,

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Pembroke residents identified as Kingston Transit bus vandals

Just one day after Kingston Police requested assistance from the public, the two male suspects who defaced a Kingston Transit bus in the area of Johnson Street and University Avenue have been identified. Kingston Police said that the men were captured writing profane graffiti on the side of the bus

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Hinchinbrooke road to be partially opened for winter months

This past July, Hinchinbrooke Road was closed just North of Silver Rock Lane at Spring Lake due to a partial road collapse. While a full reopening of the road will not be possible until the spring, the Township of South Frontenac anticipates a partial reopening of Hinchinbrooke Road at this

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#WasteNotYGK: City caps Waste Reduction Week with Giveaway Day

With addressing climate change top of mind for many, diverting items from landfill is an important step in waste reduction. To cap off Waste Reduction Week, which runs from Oct 18 to 24, the City of Kingston is holding a Giveaway Day on Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021. From 8 a.m.

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OPP lay impaired, stunt driving charges over high-traffic weekend

Members of the South Frontenac Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were vigilant this past weekend which saw an influx of extra traffic to the city of Kingston. In a media release dated Monday, Oct. 18, 2021, OPP reminded citizens of the important role they play in saving lives

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Kingston Police, Bylaw report escalation of concerning behaviour over Homecoming weekend

Despite Queen’s University holding a virtual Homecoming this year, reckless ‘celebrations’ spilled out into the streets of the University District. According to a release from the City of Kingston, at least 100 partiers risk having permanent police or court records resulting from disruptive gatherings held over the Oct. 16 weekend,

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Utilities Kingston: Uptick in waste being flushed down toilets

Utility companies across Canada have seen an uptick in discarded items being flushed down the toilet since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, and Utilities Kingston is no exception. Discarded items such as masks, gloves and sanitary wipes congeal with fats, oils and greases (FOGs) – that are often mistakenly poured down the drain – creating costly clogs in both

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