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Five people charged after drug raid near McBurney Park

A large police presence and reports of loud bangs caused a commotion in the neighbourhood surrounding McBurney (Skeleton) Park in downtown Kingston as five people were arrested in a drug raid last week. The incident occurred on Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2021, when at around 4:25 p.m., members of the Kingston

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Local woman arrested after drug raid in downtown Kingston

A local woman and two men from the Greater Toronto Area are facing multiple charges after members of the Kingston Police Drug Enforcement Unit and the Kingston Police Street Crime Unit executed a drug search warrant on Barrie Street on Friday, Aug. 13, 2021. The three individuals were arrested in

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SIU terminates investigation into Kingston arrest of erratic man

The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) has closed the case on an investigation into the arrest of a man in Kingston in September 2020. In the late afternoon on Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020, Kingston Police officers were dispatched after a 911 call reporting a man behaving erratically on Princess Street between

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Police seek suspect after fight sends man to hospital

Kingston Police are urging a suspect involved in a violent altercation in downtown Kingston to turn himself in. The incident took place on the night of Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, and began with a verbal disagreement inside Tommy’s Diner, located on Princess Street near the Barrie Street intersection. Those involved

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Queen’s University takes steps to reduce bird strikes on Biosciences building

Queen’s University is taking steps protect local and migratory birds from a largely invisible threat – collisions with glass, mistaken for open air. According to Fatal Light Awareness Program (FLAP) Canada more than 25 million birds die every year as the result of window collisions across the country. The Office

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Police probe hate crime at Four Directions Indigenous Student Centre

Kingston Police police say a potential hate crime has been perpetrated against the Four Directions Indigenous Student Centre at 144-146 Barrie St on Queen’s University campus. Between Monday, Jun. 29 and Tuesday, Jun. 30, police say five flags hanging on the property were purposely cut in an act of vandalism.

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Kingston Police attempting to locate stolen service medal and military coins

After a service medal and military coins were stolen from a member of the Canadian Armed Forces, Kingston Police are attempting to recover the stolen items. According to police, the items were stolen from the complainant’s vehicle sometime between Sunday, Mar. 22 and Monday, Mar. 23, 2020. The vehicle was

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Remembering the life of Wayne Westfall

On Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019, The Villanelles had our last poetry group meeting with beloved member Wayne Westfall. On Sunday, Jan. 12 at 2 p.m. he left this world on his own terms after spending nearly 40 years as a quadriplegic. I didn’t know Wayne so much as a painter,

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City of Kingston announces plans for parking changes at City Park

The City of Kingston is planning changes to parking around City Park, some of which the public is being asked to provide feedback on. The City announced an end to parking on the ring road within City Park in November of 2019, and also explained that municipal staff would be

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Six people arrested after kidnapping and robbery

Kingston Police have arrested six individuals, all local, after a man was taken against his will, threatened, and forced to participate in a robbery. According to police, the victim was taken against his will on Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020 in the area of Patrick and Thomas Streets. The victim was

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Principal Deane responds after child struck by vehicle at Queen’s camp

On Wednesday, Jul. 31, 2019, a young child was struck by a vehicle on Bagot Street in City Park, resulting in the child being transported to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The incident occurred at approximately 2:25 p.m. as the child was returning from a Queen’s summer camp outing at City

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City to close Division Street in hub to lay asphalt

  The City of Kingston will be laying the final layer of asphalt at intersections in the hub area and along Division Street between Colborne and Brock Streets starting Monday, May 13, 2019 until Thursday, May 16, 2019. Motorists can expect significant delays due to lane closures while crews complete

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