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‘Jack Denmo’ sees mayhem at Queen’s as ‘marketing opportunity’

Content warning: This article contains quotes using misogynistic language which may be upsetting to some readers. It is included for the sole purpose of providing an accurate and comprehensive view of the article’s subject matter. Reader discretion is strongly advised. It is no secret that unsanctioned street parties in the

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New MOH, Dr. Oglaza, shares vision for Public Health in KFL&A

New Medical Officer of Health (MOH) for Frontenac Lennox & Addington (KFL&A) Public Health, Dr. Piotr Oglaza, in his first press conference in the role, explained his approach and vision Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021.  “A big part that draws me to Public Health is that Public Health involves looking at

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MPP Randy Hillier’s lies enrage grieving families

“Disgusting.” “Despicable.” “Dangerous.” These are just some of the adjectives used by commenters regarding independent MPP Randy Hillier in the 48 hours since he posted a meme to social media depicting recently deceased and ill Ontarians, implying that they had been injured or killed by COVID-19 vaccinations. A number of

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Ratification vote brings controversial land and $25M into Mohawk control

After 17 years of negotiation, the Tyendinaga Mohawk Council announced Sunday, Oct. 17, 2021, that the membership of the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte had ratified the Culbertson Tract Partial Settlement Agreement. This Agreement will restore 299.43 acres of land to the administration and control of the Mohawks of

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Random bullet-type holes in window leave Kingston family shocked

A local couple was enjoying a quiet evening in their backyard on Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021, when a loud noise from their baby monitor sent them running to their children’s beds to see what was wrong.  Everything seemed perfectly safe, but the next morning they were shocked to discover what

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Napanee Council looks to the future

Much was discussed in the nearly five-hour-long meeting of the Greater Napanee Town Council Tuesday night, Oct. 12, 2021. Along with follow-up talks about remediation efforts for the Mayor’s recent misconduct, topics considered included a report from the new Chief Administrative Officer (CAO), a proposal by the County to add more

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Napanee Town Council debates merits of new training for Mayor

Greater Napanee Mayor Marg Isbester sat quietly Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021, after relinquishing her Chair to Deputy Mayor Max Kaiser for a follow-up discussion on the completion of recommendations made by the Town’s Integrity Commissioner, Laura Dean, in September.   Dean’s report at that time found the Mayor had breached the

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Napanee business owner publicly explains conflict with vaccine mandate

A Napanee business owner who posted what he considered a well-intentioned video to Facebook about why he wouldn’t turn away unvaccinated people has had a change of mind due to pressure from his landlord and KFL&A Public Health. Jay Bradley, President of Disco Ball Events Rollerskating, initially posted the video

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Napanee resident: downtown boat launch concept ‘a plan without a plan’

Napanee’s downtown boat launch has been a cause of confusion and consternation this summer for many boaters. Changes to the layout, new signage, a loss of parking spaces, and a seeming lack of enforcement have all contributed to the issue in August 2021.  Area resident, Donald Stokes, has been following the

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Kingston massage therapist found guilty of assault, not guilty of sexual assault

(Content Warning: this article includes a description of the offence which may be upsetting to readers. Reader discretion is advised.) Local Registered Massage Therapist (RMT), Coel Francis Findlay, has been found guilty of assault, but not guilty of sexual assault. The decision, released Friday, Sep. 17, 2021, was made by

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KFHC report and response expose some harsh realities

After numerous complaints by tenants of safety issues and mistreatment have come to light over the summer of 2021, Kingston Frontenac Housing Corporation (KFHC) has had to answer some tough questions about its business practices. The Pandemic has put the issues in stark focus. Frustrated tenants complain that they aren’t

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Local man seeks to change the name of Indian Road in Kingston

When Daniel Shipp saw that a street sign in his Strathcona Park neighbourhood had been stolen overnight, he guessed the act of vandalism might have more meaning than met the eye. The sign on Indian Road has been a concern for Shipp and some of his community members for years,

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