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Over 400 City of Kingston-paid employees named to annual ‘Sunshine List’

A dozen people employed through the City of Kingston brought home over $170,000 in salary for the 2020 year, according to the provincial government. On Friday, Mar. 19, 2021, the Government of Ontario published its annual public sector salary disclosure – the so-called Sunshine List of those public sector employees

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Community mourns loss of long-serving Kingston Police officer Bill Hackett

The following is a message from Kingston Police Chief Antje McNeely on the recent passing of Bill Hackett, who served the community as a police officer for 44 years. He was 90 years old. Born in 1930, William (Bill) Hackett had a long and unsurpassed history of service to the

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City Council meets for second night of budget deliberations

The City of Kingston’s Treasurer and CFO Desiree Kennedy said she was disappointed by the lack of uptake in the municipal public budget engagement process that took place last fall. Overall, 397 people participated in an online survey that ran from October 19 to November 9, 2020. Approximately 60 people

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COVID-19 and first responders: How the pandemic has impacted Kingston’s emergency services

Stay-at-home orders, arrows on the floors of business, lineups outside grocery stores – one need only look around to see the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted and changed a lot of things. But some of the impacts aren’t seen by the majority of citizens – the work and lives of our

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Kingston Police lay 104 charges due to ‘high-risk nuisance behaviour’

In working collaboratively with the City of Kingston, KFL&A Public Health, and Queen’s University to address high-risk nuisance behaviour, Kingston Police have responded to over 300 noise complaints and issued over 100 charges in the past two weeks. Kingston Police are addressing this behaviour through a tiered response strategy, and

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Community Soapbox: Racism and policing in Kingston’s recent past

Editorial note: The following is a submitted op/ed piece by Steven Maynard and does not necessarily reflect the views and beliefs of Kingstonist. This past Tuesday, I joined hundreds of other Kingstonians in McBurney Park for a Black Lives Matter demonstration. The vigil was part of the global outrage over

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United Way names Chief Antje McNeely as 2020 campaign chairperson

The United Way of Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) has announced that Chief of the Kingston Police Force, Antje McKneely, will be Kingston’s 2020 Campaign Chair. The 79th annual campaign season will kick off on Friday, Sept. 11, 2020 virtually and will be continuing with the theme ‘Local Love.’

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Youth Diversion receives $399,200 grant to expand initiative for at-risk youths

Representatives from a number of local agencies came together with excitement as MPP Ian Arthur announced a large grant through the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) would be going towards the expansion of a local initiative aimed at aiding at-risk children and youths. The announcement took place on Friday, Mar. 29,

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Chief McNeely addresses community outreach following terrorism-related arrests in Kingston

The following is a message from Antje McNeely, Chief of Kingston Police On behalf of the Kingston Police, I would like to thank our community for its patience and understanding with respect to the investigation by the RCMP Integrated National Security Enforcement Team that culminated in our city on Thursday,

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