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Kingston man arrested for theft of over $200k in construction equipment

An investigation stretching as long as 2021 thus far has concluded with a Kingston man being arrested and charged in connection with the theft of heavy construction equipment. According to Kingston Police, their investigation into the theft of the equipment from a housing developments in the Kingston area began in

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Letter: Requesting removal of Sir John A statue in Kingston City Park

The following is a submitted open letter to Kingston City Council. The views and opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of The Kingstonist. Mayor Bryan Paterson and Kingston City Council, We are all aware of the recent discovery at Kamloops Indian Residential School. Since then, we have seen memorials

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Novelis employee succumbs to injuries after workplace incident

An employee at the Novelis plant in Kingston has passed away after a workplace incident, which occurred on the afternoon of Wednesday, Jun. 9, 2021. Just before 2 p.m. that day, Kingston Fire and Rescue and Frontenac Paramedic Services were alerted of a rescue taking place at the plant. According

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Smashing car windows with axe results in charges for Kingston man

A local man has been arrested and charged after his aggressions against the windows of a vehicle in the parking lot of the Cataraqui Centre were observed by witnesses and called into police. According to Kingston Police, the incident occurred at approximately 9:05 a.m. on Tuesday, Jun. 8, 2021 when

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Kingston man found asleep at steering wheel arrested for impaired driving

A witness concerned after spotting a stopped vehicle impeding traffic contacted police in what ended up being a case involving a driver impaired by drugs. According to Kingston Police, at approximately 5:45 a.m. on Monday, Jun. 7, 2021, the witness saw the vehicle stopped in the northbound lane of Alfred

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Two displaced, one sent to hospital following Wilson Street fire in Kingston

Neighbours of the apartment building at 176 Wilson Street are praising Kingston Fire and Rescue for their fast and efficient efforts in knocking down a large fire in the Rideau Heights area. Firefighters responded to the address – a two-storey, 60-unit building operated by Kingston Frontenac Housing Corporation – at

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Environment Canada advises of isolated thunderstorms in Kingston area

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for Kingston and the area, advising of rain and thurderstorm activity for the afternoon of Tuesday, Jun. 8, 2021. The statement, which is in effect for the Kingston, Odessa, Frontenac Islands, Napanee, Consecon, Picton, and Sandbanks Park areas, explains that isolated thunderstorms

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Man refusing to wear face covering arrested for assault at Kingston train station

An altercation involving a man refusing to wear a face covering in compliance with COVID-19 protocols resulted in that man being arrested after he assaulted an employee at the Kingston train station. At approximately 2 p.m. on Thursday, Jun. 3, 2021, the accused man entered the Via Rail station on

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Police seek to identify downtown Kingston robbery suspect

Kingston Police have released the above photos and are asking for public assistance to identify the male suspect, wanted in connection with the attempted robbery of a downtown Kingston convenience store. According to police, the incident occurred at approximately 8:05 p.m. on Thursday, May 20, 2021. The male suspect entered

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Insecure load leads Kingston Police officers to stolen truck

A local man is facing charges after issues with the connection between a truck and trailer he was driving drew attention of police – who then discovered the truck in question was stolen.

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Kingston Police: Family concerned for well-being of missing man

Kingston Police have released the above photo and are asking for public assistance in locating a missing man. Wayne Bierkos, 57, of Kingston was last seen on Wednesday, May 19, 2021 leaving the area of Wilson Street on foot. One of Bierkos’ family members reached out to police, as there

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OPP Communications Centre in Smiths Falls slated for closure

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Communications Centre in Smiths Falls will be closing in 2022. The Communications Centre, located at 91 Cordelia Street in Smiths Falls, employs just over 100 OPP members, and is targeted for closure in early 2022, according to Bill Dickson, Acting Manager of Communications for the

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