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Kingston Fire & Rescue asks community to seek alternatives to fireworks

Kingston Fire & Rescue (KFR) crews responded to nine separate complaints about fireworks being improperly set off on Canada Day. In one of these incidents, a firework caused fire damage to the soffit of a building on Wilson St. Fortunately, crews were able to extinguish the fire, with limited damage

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City anticipates splash pads, Breakwater Park to reopen by Canada Day

The City of Kingston is aiming to have splash pads and Breakwater Park, among other municipal amenities, open in time for residents to enjoy by Canada Day. Although the City is currently awaiting the details of the provincial regulations that will help guide the reopening of municipal amenities as part

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OPP laid 6,686 charges over Canada Day long weekend

According to the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Canada Day Long Weekend ended up taking a tragic turn on and off the road for some families. The OPP responded to four fatal motor vehicle collisions resulting in five deaths, including the deaths of two motorcyclists. The deceased, all males, ranged from

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L&A OPP: Over 120 charges laid over Canada Day long weekend

It was a busy holiday weekend for everyone, but certainly for those members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) who were running traffic campaign targeting aggressive driving. Over the Canada Day long weekend from Saturday, Jun. 29 to Monday, Jul. 1, 2019, officers with the Lennox and Addington (L&A) County

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Impaired driving on Canada Day leads to arrest for local man

A Kingston man has been charged with impaired driving after being seen swerving into traffic, driving into a ditch, and staggering on the roadway on Canada Day. The accused man was driving westbound on Highway 2 east of Kingston on Monday, Jul. 1, 2019 at approximately 12:15 p.m. According to

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OPP target aggressive drivers over long weekend

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) will be watching out for aggressive drivers as Ontario highways and roads see high traffic volumes over the Canada Day long weekend.  During last year’s Canada Day Long Weekend, the OPP responded to 64 speed-related collisions, three of which resulted in the loss of life.

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What’s open and closed for Canada Day long weekend

Happy Canada Day weekend, everyone! It’s been 152 years since the British North America Act (Constitution Act) came into effect, uniting of the colonies of Canada, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia, a crucial milestone in the formation of modern day Canada. And it’s also a time when those here in

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Kingstonist’s Wizard of Paws: Pets and Canada Day

Canada Day is just around the corner! But before you celebrate all that is truly Canadian, let’s take a moment to make sure that our pets are taken care of. Canada Day can be a very difficult time for pets for a number of reasons. For starters, fireworks are a

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Sister City student art exchange comes to Kingston

The City of Kingston is set to welcome a delegation from one of its sister cities, Scottsdale, AZ, this month. The cities recently kicked off their 25th anniversary of partnership with a special exhibit, the Sister City Teen Art Show, which saw artwork produced by Kingston students from the Limestone

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Downtown Kingston ready to celebrate Canada Day

Get your red and white ready, Kingston! The Downtown Kingston BIA will be hosting many events celebrating Canada Day in downtown Kingston and Confederation Park. Canada Day begins with the annual Limestone Mile, a one-mile race. The event is made up of multiple races – two kid’s races (one for

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Outstanding Kingstonians to be honoured with Civic Awards

  The City of Kingston will recognize outstanding contributions made by residents to the community this year at the Canada Day Civic Ceremony at 12 p.m. on Monday, Jul. 1, 2019 on the steps of City Hall. Awards given for dedicated efforts that positively impact the lives of Kingstonians include

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