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Update: Contractor fined – ‘Snow’ in July has some Kingston residents deeply concerned

Update (Friday, Jul. 23, 2021) According to the City of Kingston, the contractor responsible for the small bits of styrofoam littered throughout Kingston’s east end has been fined over the matter. In an email to Kingstonist, the City relayed that they are aware of reports of polystyrene, which is commonly

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Upcoming lane closures for the LaSalle Causeway

Those who frequently use the ‘noisy bridge’ between the downtown core and Kingston’s east end will want to plan for some delays in traffic over the coming days. According to Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC), there will be alternating lane closures on the LaSalle Causeway beginning at 8 p.m.

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Over 300 employees to lose jobs as Startek closes its Kingston location

If you drive by the large call centre in Kingston’s east end, you’re bound to notice something is a bit different. The huge building at 100 Innovation Drive no longer bears the Startek name. There is a large ‘For Lease’ sign in front of the building. And looking at the

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Joyceville road accident leads to death of 27-year-old Kingston man

An early morning accident on Joyceville Road on Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020 has resulted in the death of a local 27-year-old, Kingston Police have confirmed. According to Sgt. Nadine Legare of Kingston Police confirmed that only one vehicle was involved in the collision, which took place between Middle Road and

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Highway 401 expansion in east-end Kingston complete

The provincial government has announced the completion of widening Highway 401 from four to six lanes, from west of the Cataraqui River Bridge to Highway 15. “The increase in lanes on Highway 401 is great news for Kingston and families across our entire region,” said Steve Clark, MPP for Leeds-Grenville-Thousand

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City releases final design of Highway 15 and Gore Road intersection

The City of Kingston has released the final design of the intersection of Highway 15 and Gore Road, and is providing an opportunity for residents review the design and ask questions of the team behind it. The design, led by the Third Crossing team, focuses on active transportation, and an

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Kingston Police: Six-hour stand off results in arrest

Responding to a prior domestic incident resulted in a stand off that lasted over six hours for Kingston Police on the night of Tuesday, May 26, 2020. According to Kingston Police, officers attended an address on Pauline Tom Avenue in Kingston’s east end at approximately 10:30 p.m. that day, intending

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CFB Kingston to carry out training on small arms range

Those in Kingston’s east end may hear gunshots during an otherwise rather quiet time as CFB Kingston carries out training, but there is no cause for alarm. The activity is scheduled to take place on the Base’s small arms ranges on Friday, Apr. 24, 2020 to support the training pf

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Kingston Police respond to 24 calls regarding COVID-19 protocol violations

On the weekend from Friday, Apr. 3 to Sunday, Apr. 5, 2020, Kingston Police responded to 24 calls regarding alleged breaches of the Emergency Management Civil Protection Act in place during the COVID-19 state of emergency. Of those calls, the majority were complaints reporting social gatherings, according to police. Officers

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Geothermal well work begins at Kingston East Community Centre site

Those in the west end may have noticed some activity happening at the site of the Kingston East Community Centre starting on Wednesday, Mar. 4, 2020. According to the City of Kingston, drilling of geothermal wells began today for the Community Centre’s heating and cooling system. “This work is an

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City of Kingston seeks public input on fluoridating water supply

As part of its 2019-2022 strategic priorities, Kingston City Council is exploring the feasibility of adding fluoride to the municipal water supply, and looking for public input. According to Kingston Frontenac Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) Public Health, 73.7 per cent of local households surveyed in 2009 and 2010 incorrectly thought

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Police warn to lock unattended vehicles after a rash of thefts in east end

Kingston Police are advising the public to always lock an unattended vehicle following a dozen thefts from vehicles in the city’s east end. According to Kingston Police, 12 such thefts have been reported in the last three days, most of which occurred at night. Police report the thefts occurred in

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