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Kingstonians urged to display positive bedsheet banners December 6

As a positive twist on the misogynistic signs painted on white bed sheets during Queen’s University Homecoming weekend this past October, three Kingston groups have come together to give residents a chance to paint messages of support to end violence against women. “We want people to hang sheets [outside their

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Tara Natural Foods claims top spot in WSIB health and safety awards

A Kingston-based organic grocery store, located on downtown Princess Street, has garnered Gold Level in the Small Business Health and Safety Leadership Awards for 2021. Presented annually by the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB), the award amounts to $5,000, and the winner was selected among the participating stores and

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Police seek public assistance to locate missing teen

Kingston Police have released the above photos and are asking for public assistance in locating a missing male teen, Drayton Doucette-Smith, 15. According to police, Drayton left his residence on Wilson Street in the Rideau Heights neighbourhood at just after 12 p.m. (noon) on Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2021. He was

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Rideau Street fire causes estimated $100k damages

A structure fire in downtown Kingston sent two people to hospital and resulted in an estimated $100,000 in damages, according to Kingston Fire and Rescue. At approximately 8:24 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2021, Kingston Fire and Rescue were called to the 100 block of Rideau Street, where a two-storey

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Kingston Police request public assistance in Halloween assault investigation

Detectives with the Kinston Police Criminal Investigations Division are currently investigating a serious assault that occurred early on Halloween day and have requested public assistance to identify the male suspect involve.  According to police, the incident took place on Sunday, Oct. 31, 2021, at approximately 1:30 a.m., and initially began

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Kingston’s Memorial Centre barns lose electricity as people shelter inside

Just over a week ago, vulnerable Kingstonians situated in tents at the Memorial Centre barns were left – quite literally – out in the cold. At approximately 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, November 14, 2021, just as wet and freezing weather conditions formed, the electricity supply to the barn, reportedly coming

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Kingston Police seek male involved in multiple dangerous driving incidents

Kingston Police are currently searching for a male driver who has been involved in a series of incidents involving dangerous driving, which have been reported by the public over the course of the past week. According to police, a white, four-door, 2021 Mazda 3 hatchback has been involved in nine

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Harlowe Green bringing sustainable living products to downtown Kingston

A venture that began from the mudroom-sized home refillery during the first lockdown of the COVID-19 pandemic, Harlowe Green has grown organically due to local communities supporting the venture, and small businesses promoting it and partnering with it. It is a sustainable living venture along with a small shop supporting

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DK! BIA expects Downtown Dollars to hit $1M in sales this holiday season

The Downtown Kingston! BIA has announced the continuation of the Downtown Dollars promotion this holiday season. Although Downtown Dollars are available all year long, they are currently on sale for a 20 per cent discount while supplies last. This popular promotion, implemented 11 months ago by the Director of Events

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Santa Claus poised to parade through Kingston and area

Both holiday and community spirit abound this year as organizers tenaciously prepare for Santa Claus’ annual trip from The North Pole to Kingston and the surrounding communities! While last year’s Holiday parades were cancelled in many communities due to COVID-19 restrictions, thanks to relatively low risks this year (and approval

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Mayor requests input ahead of Council decision on KGH redevelopment funding

With Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) preparing for the second phase of the redevelopment of Kingston General Hospital (KGH), Kingston City Council will discuss the what, why, when, how, and how much the City will contribute to the approximately $1 billion project. At their meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021,

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19-year-olds charged after theft of signs in Kingston’s University District

While many street signs were stolen from the University District in downtown Kingston during September and October, three of those signs have now been recovered. According to Kingston Police, officers have been “been investigating a number of occurrences in regards to the thefts of the street signs this fall” in

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