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Police seek public assistance to locate missing teen

Kingston Police have released the above photos and are asking for public assistance in locating a missing male teen, Drayton Doucette-Smith, 15. According to police, Drayton left his residence on Wilson Street in the Rideau Heights neighbourhood at just after 12 p.m. (noon) on Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2021. He was

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COVID-19 watch declared at Providence Manor

While not an official outbreak, Providence Care has declared a COVID-19 watch on Montreal 5, a resident home area at Providence Manor. The COVID-19 watch comes after the confirmation of a staff member on Montreal 5 testing positive for COVID-19. The COVID-19 watch is a heightened form of COVID-19 surveillance,

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Kingston Police nab fleeing wanted man in Westbrook

A heavy police presence descended on the Westbrook area of Kingston yesterday and, while they left having apprehended the man they were after, the flurry of activity in between was perhaps more than they’d expected. At approximately 12:20 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2021, a number of Kingston Police officers

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Kingston’s Smile Cookie campaign raises over $156k for local NICU

Kingstonians’ love for smiles, cookies, and helping little ones in need has done it again! In its 18th year, the local Tim Hortons Smile Cookie campaign has surpassed its goal, once again, raising a record-breaking total of $156,806 in support of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Kingston Health

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Rideau Street fire causes estimated $100k damages

A structure fire in downtown Kingston sent two people to hospital and resulted in an estimated $100,000 in damages, according to Kingston Fire and Rescue. At approximately 8:24 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2021, Kingston Fire and Rescue were called to the 100 block of Rideau Street, where a two-storey

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KHSC, Public Health address COVID-19 testing wait times in KFL&A

Editorial note: In response to the high demand for COVID-19 testing in the KFL&A region, Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) has extended the hours at the Beechgrove Assessment Centre in Kingston. Please see bottom of the article for those details. As the Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) region is

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COVID-19 outbreak declared at Ongwanada residence

Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) Public Health has declared a COVID-19 outbreak at one of the Ongwanada Resource Centre’s residential services here in Kingston. The outbreak was declared on Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021, however, the first case of COVID-19 was detected within the group home setting on Thursday, Nov.

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OPP offers tips for cottage and seasonal home security in South Frontenac

As the days get darker and colder, many of those with cottages and seasonal homes are closing them up for the winter – a time that historically sees these properties targeted by thieves. For this reason, the South Frontenac Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is reminding cottage or

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Kingston man charged with impaired driving following collision with ambulance

A local man is facing charges after police determined he was under the influence of alcohol while investigating a collision in Kingston’s west end. The collision occurred on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021, at approximately 11 p.m. near the intersection of Bayridge Drive and Taylor Kidd Boulevard. The accused man struck

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COVID-19 outbreak declared at Truedell Public School

With three active cases of COVID-19 among students there, an outbreak has been declared at Truedell Public School, according to Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) Public Health. The outbreak was declared on Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021, four days after the first case of COVID-19 was detected among the student

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Kingston area parents express joy and frustration over booking vaccination for children aged five to 11

Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) Public Health opened up online COVID-19 vaccination appointment bookings for those aged five to 11 today, leading to high volumes of visitors to the booking page and prompting two very different responses from local residents. Public Health announced on Monday, Nov. 22, 2021, that

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