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KFL&A Board of Health votes on drug decriminalization, provides pandemic response update

The Kingston, Frontenac and Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) Board of Health heard from Integrated Care Hub (ICH) staff, voted in support of drug decriminalization, and provided a COVID-19 update at its meeting on Wednesday, Apr. 27, 2021. Dr. Lindsay Bowthorpe highlighted current vaccination rates and presented an overview of infection

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KFL&A Community Drug Strategy supports decriminalization of people who use drugs

The following is a message from KFL&A Public Health regarding the decriminalization of people who use drugs. The Kingston, Frontenac, and Lennox & Addington (KFL&A) Community Drug Strategy Advisory Committee has issued a statement in support of decriminalization of people who use drugs. The intentions of this statement are to

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SIU finds no wrongdoing after woman ingests drugs while in custody

Director of the Special Investigations Unit (SIU), Joseph Martino, has determined that the Kingston Police officer in charge of the care of prisoners did not commit a criminal offence in connection with an overdose which took place while a woman was in custody. On Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021 the SIU

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Belle Park post-script: An open letter to Kingston City Council

The following is a submitted open letter to the Kingston City Council. The views and opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of The Kingstonist. Dear Mayor Paterson and elected councillors of the City of Kingston, I am writing to you today, a week after the forced eviction of remaining

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Kingston man charged with four separate incidents of domestic assault

Reader discretion warning: This article contains details surrounding a domestic violence case that may be disturbing to some readers. Police responding to a domestic call in Kingston’s north end uncovered a history of violent domestic abuse, leading to an arrest and charges for a local man. Kingston Police were called

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Landlord who ‘threatened life’ of student tenant still listed on Queen’s Community Housing Accommodations Listing Service

  When Queen’s student Bassam Al Hamidi was looking for a place to live, he turned to the Queen’s Community Housing Accommodations Listing Service. “It’s so hard to find a room,” said Al Hamidi. “When I found this advertisement on Queen’s Community Housing I was like ‘okay, this is good,

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Local bike shop collecting data on bike theft issues in Kingston

If you’re an avid cyclist living in Kingston, chances are you’ve had your bike or bike parts stolen, particularly if you live or work downtown. In fact, bike theft is so common now, Graeme Healey, owner of Frontenac Cycle Sport, no longer even stocks cable or chain bike locks in

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