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Silent act of community outreach puts purses filled with essentials in the hands of those in need

“I guess I knew there was a need for personal products for women, that people need them in the community, that people were struggling.” Rev. Susan McAllister An odd sight—14 summery, colourful purses hanging on a metal railing—might have caught your attention at the corner of Albert and Princess Streets

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Update: Downtown business targeted again – Kingston Police seek to identify female theft suspect

Update (Tuesday, Jul. 27, 2021)Kingston Police have now confirmed that the incident involving a female stealing merchandise from a downtown store took place at a local retail store that was hit with a theft just days before. Amanda’s House of Elegance, located at 70 Princess Street, was the subject of

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Kingston business owner grapples for answers after string of thefts

It’s no secret that local, independent businesses have been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, but some local businesses, it seems, have been hit hard in more ways than one. Amanda Stewart, owner of Amanda’s House of Elegance on lower Princess Street in the downtown core, recently took to social

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Police request assistance locating missing Kingston teen

Kingston Police have released the above photo and are asking for public assistance in locating missing youth, Natash Gorman, 17. Gorman was last seen on Thursday, Jul. 1, 2021 at approximately 4 p.m. in downtown Kingston. Her family is concerned for her welfare, Kingston Police said in an press release

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Update: Located – Police seek public assistance to locate missing Kingston teen

UPDATE (Tuesday, Jul. 6, 2021 at 3:35 p.m.):Just over an hour after Kingston Police released information about a missing 13-year-old, the teen has been located. “Thanks to the keen observations of a member of the public following a social media release, Landon Pilon, a youth who had been reported missing

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Update: Second party charged – Attempted murder charges laid in ongoing investigation

Editorial note: please see bottom of article for the latest update. Kingston Police are currently investigating a violent incident that took place in the downtown core that left one man with severe, life-threatening injuries. The incident, which involved violence behaviour from two different men, occurred shortly after 8 a.m. on

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Over 350 new Queen’s students looking for accommodations in Kingston

The already-saturated Kingston rental market – which is particularly short on listings in the downtown area – is about to see at least 360 students clamouring for a place to live after being turned away from residence buildings at Queen’s University. The University is offering residence spots to incoming students

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Two youths arrested after armed robbery of Kingston convenience store

Some quick work on behalf of Kingston Police has resulted in the arrest of two young males from Quebec after the pair robbed a downtown convenience store armed with a machete and a firearm. The robbery took place on Saturday, Jun. 19, 2021 when, at approximately 10:10 p.m., two male

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Historic Plaza Hotel in downtown Kingston listed for sale

Kingston holds a rich history, be it in an old limestone buildings, streets, carriageways, or Martello Towers; every place tells a unique story.  The building at 46 Montreal Street, a downtown investment property listed for sale last week and being sold for $5.25 million, according to an MLS listing, is

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Love Kingston Marketplace: do Kingston businesses love or hate it?

After months of being cooped up during lockdown, Friday, June 11, 2021 couldn’t come any sooner for most Ontarians. It is the day we are able to have a small semblance of ‘normal life’—dining outdoors under patio umbrellas as well as doing some non-essential shopping. Last year, the City of

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Montreal Street Collective set to open doors to Kingston community

Montreal Street Collective started after the partnership at Open Studios Kingston, an art studio and sewing shop, ended just before the pandemic hit. One of the partners, Vanessa Martin, worked through the idea of a thrift shop during the pandemic. Amid the financial challenges, Martin put together a new business

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Kingston man found asleep at steering wheel arrested for impaired driving

A witness concerned after spotting a stopped vehicle impeding traffic contacted police in what ended up being a case involving a driver impaired by drugs. According to Kingston Police, at approximately 5:45 a.m. on Monday, Jun. 7, 2021, the witness saw the vehicle stopped in the northbound lane of Alfred

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