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Update: Suspect in custody – Kingston Police ask Johnson St residents to shelter in place following weapons offence

Update (Wednesday, Jul. 21, 2021 at 3:25 p.m.) Kingston Police have now provided more details on the seven-hour standoff that occurred on Johnson Street on the night of Tuesday, Jul. 20, 2021. According to police, they received a report of a male with a firearm in the 1000 block of

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No dig sewer lining program to continue this year

Utilities Kingston cleans and inspects the sanitary sewer pipe network in the City of Kingston on a 12-year cycle. As a result of these inspections, pipes are identified that require rehabilitation or reconstruction. In 2021, Utilities Kingston is continuing the now annual sewer lining program to rehabilitate aging pipes and improve

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Kingston woman awoken by break and enter, local man arrested

A woman who resides in the Calvin Park area of Kingston was awoken by noises and found an intruder breaking into her home, according to local police. The incident occurred at approximately 7:36 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019. While the victim was asleep in her second-floor bedroom, she awoke

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The Year That Was

With less than two weeks remaining until the arrival of 2013, it’s time for our annual review of the headlines and news stories that shaped the past year for Kingstonians. Last December, a majority of our readers voted that the Shafia Family murder trial was the top story of 2011,

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KCVI the Loser in PARC’s Recommendations

KCVI has been voted off the island. Last night the Program and Accommodation Review Committee (PARC) voted down five options that would save KCVI, adding only a recommendation that the Board make it a priority to “look for” a 3-school solution. Two other options were passed: one to close KCVI

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Schools Coalition Disappointed at “Sham” Process

“A sham” is what the Save Kingston City Schools coalition (SKCS) is calling the process to consider the closure of downtown high schools. The Program and Accommodation Review Committee (PARC) is considering the fate of three city schools: KCVI, LCVI and QECVI. At a meeting last night the PARC recommended

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Guide to March Break 2012

In case your kids haven’t reminded you, March Break is but a few days away. Kids throughout the Limestone District School Board are presently sitting in class watching the clock, and counting down to a week where they’ll be free from finger painting and standardized testing. If you’re like many

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Livable City Design Award Winners Announced

The 2011 Livable City Design Awards, celebrating excellence in building project design, were handed out last night in the Wilson Room at the Central branch of the Kingston Frontenac Public Library. And the winners are: Awards of Excellence Princess Street Reconstruction – Phase 1: designed by Corush Sunderland Wright Limited

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Best KFPL Branch

Growing up in a small town, I have to admit that my local library bordered on being pathetic, with rampant mice problems, poorly populated stacks, inconsistent hours of operation and an abundance of seedy R.L. Stine novels. It made up for these shortcomings thanks to the tremendous efforts of the

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Expanding the Smoking Bylaw in Kingston

Once upon a time you could do it in restaurants, movie theatres, taxi cabs, and even in classrooms.  Doctors prescribed certain brands as a cure all, and Hollywood would have you believe that all the cool kids are doing it. In case you haven’t figured it out, I’m referring to darts,

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Guide to March Break in Kingston in 2011

In case your kids haven’t reminded you, March Break is but a few days away. Kids throughout the Limestone District School Board are presently sitting in class watching the clock, and counting down to a week where they’ll be free from finger painting and standardized testing.  If you’re like many

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