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OPP Communications Centre in Smiths Falls slated for closure

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Communications Centre in Smiths Falls will be closing in 2022. The Communications Centre, located at 91 Cordelia Street in Smiths Falls, employs just over 100 OPP members, and is targeted for closure in early 2022, according to Bill Dickson, Acting Manager of Communications for the

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OPP to use emergency location finding app

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has announced that, as of Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020, they will be using the mobile application what3words in their Provincial Communications Centres (PCCs). In an emergency situation, if a caller contacts an OPP PCC and doesn’t know where they are, the app will help call-takers

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Volunteer community members to help out with emergency management

Community volunteers who have undergone required training and security checks will be allowed to provide assistance during emergency events, thanks to a signed agreement between the City of Kingston and the United Way of Kingston Frontenac Lennox and Addington (KFL&A). “This agreement formalizes the long-standing relationship between the City and

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Hall Monitor: Economic Enforcement

Kingston City Council sat for another virtual meeting, holding meeting 13-2020 (agenda) on Tuesday, Apr. 8, 2020. Council kept a fairly light agenda, but still worked through topics around emergency orders enforcement, the Kingston Economic Development Corporation’s strategic plan, and a funding transfer in tourism. Key Topics Council’s first major

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South Frontenac Township approves strategic plan, budget for 2020

At their last meeting of 2019, South Frontenac Township Council saw the conclusion of the past months’ work by Council and Staff to create a new direction for the Township. On Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019, Council approved the Township’s new strategic plan, as well as its 2020 operating and capital

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Utilities Kingston receives multiple calls regarding ‘rotten egg smell’

On the afternoon of Thursday, Nov. 28, 2019, Utilities Kingston and Kingston Fire and Rescue responded to multiple calls from residents believing they were experiencing a natural gas leak. At around 3:30 p.m., Utilities Kingston began receiving multiple calls from residents about a “rotten egg smell,” which is associated with

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Local artists, musicians, first responders come together to create music video with a message

“It’s very difficult for first responders to ask for help. We’re so used to being the ones who people go to.” This is how Maria Constandinou describes the meaning and reason behind her song, 10-4, which was just recently released as a music video and features a number of local

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City of Kingston pulls plug on PulsePoint app

The City Of Kingston has pulled the proverbial plug on its use of the popular PulsePoint app, disabling nearly all of the types of incidents the app reports to citizens. The PulsePoint app’s launch in Kingston was highly touted and widely publicized in 2015, with organizations such as Kingston Fire

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Loyalist Township conducts emergency response training

Loyalist Township is advising of an emergency response training exercise taking place on Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019, and would like to public to know an increased presence of emergency responders is no cause for alarm. The training exercise, which will test the municipality’s emergency response plan, will take place from

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Training exercise allows multiple first responders to ‘train as they play’

One week ago, Kingston and the area experienced weather similar to that we have today – a lot of rain – but that didn’t stop the multi-jurisdictional emergency response training scheduled to take place on the St. Lawrence River. On Thursday, Jun. 13, 2019, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Marine

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OPP partners with MedicAlert to support vulnerable persons

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) will now be able to identify vulnerable persons when responding to calls across the province, thanks to a new partnership with MedicAlert. The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) announced the partnership to support vulnerable persons in the community on Tuesday, Jun. 18, 2019. The service, MedicAlert

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Advisory: Multi-jurisdictional marine training to take place in Rockport area

  If you notice a large emergency response presence in the Rockport area tomorrow — including police, fire, and paramedic vehicles, boats, and aircraft — don’t be alarmed: It’s a marine training exercise. On Thursday, Jun. 13, 2019, members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Marine Unit will be hosting

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