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Kingston man charged with arson after apartment building fire

A local man has been arrested and charged in connection with a fire at Treeview Apartments, located at 780 Division Street on the edge of the Kingscourt District. According to Kingston Fire and Rescue, firefighters responded to a call at the address at approximately 1:18 p.m. Fire crews were able

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County of Frontenac 2021 budget requisition to appear on City tax bills

The City of Kingston recently received notice from the County of Frontenac confirming its 2021 budget requisition for Fairmount Home and Frontenac Paramedic Services in the amount of $12,751,183. According to a release from the City, dated Wednesday, Feb 24, 2021, the amount – requisitioned for the City’s share of

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Frontenac Paramedics Community Paramedicine program receives $6.5M

The Government of Ontario made an announcement Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021, saying it is investing $6.5 million over four years to enhance Frontenac Paramedics’ Community Paramedicine program. According to a release from the County of Frontenac, the funds are intended to support people on the wait list for long-term care,

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Residents displaced after Joseph Street fire

With temperatures plunging as low as -20 °C with the wind chill, residents of a housing complex on Joseph Street were forced outside as a fire consumed parts of their building. The fire broke out just before 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 31, 2021 at the complex, which is operated

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Kingston Police investigating collision with pedestrian on Old Mill Road

A Kingston woman was taken to hospital after being struck by a vehicle on Old Mill Road on Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021. Kingston Police responded to the incident at approximately 10:40 a.m. The 73-year-old pedestrian was transported to Kingston General Hospital with serious injuries, according to Constable Ash Gutheinz, Media

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Male arrested after domestic assault leads to injuries

Approximately nine Kingston Police cruisers descended on the downtown core after a domestic dispute turned violent. Kingston Police were called to the historic Belvedere Hotel on King Street East at approximately 2:10 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 18, 2021. Responding officers located the female victim of the domestic incident, who was

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COVID-19 and first responders: How the pandemic has impacted Kingston’s emergency services

Stay-at-home orders, arrows on the floors of business, lineups outside grocery stores – one need only look around to see the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted and changed a lot of things. But some of the impacts aren’t seen by the majority of citizens – the work and lives of our

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Paramedic Memorial Bell arrives in Frontenac

The ringing of a bell often accompanies some of the most significant moments and ceremonies the world over – weddings, the end of cancer treatment, and, in this case, those paramedics who’ve lost their lives on the job. On Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020, the Paramedic Memorial Bell arrived in Kingston,

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Fire at flea market building causes $500k in damages

At approximately 10:25 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020, fire broke out in the two-storey building located at 28 Bath Road. The building, which formerly housed the Olde Circle Flea Market, a bingo hall, and a cooking school, along with other retail outlets, quickly became engulfed in flames. Kingston Fire

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Fill the Ambulance Food Drive has increased importance this season

With the cancellation of the Santa Parade this year, The Partners in Mission Food Bank say the Fill the Ambulance Food Drive is of extra importance this year. Frontenac Paramedic Lise-Anne Lepage-McBain will be hosting the event again this year with her Frontenac Paramedics volunteer team, according to a statement

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Police seek suspect after fight sends man to hospital

Kingston Police are urging a suspect involved in a violent altercation in downtown Kingston to turn himself in. The incident took place on the night of Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, and began with a verbal disagreement inside Tommy’s Diner, located on Princess Street near the Barrie Street intersection. Those involved

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Fatal collision on Bayridge Drive

Update (Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020 at 4:45 p.m.): On the afternoon of Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020, the Limestone District School Board (LDSB), with permission of the family, released the identity of the youth who died in this collision. Scott Legg, 16, a student at Frontenac Secondary School, succumbed to the

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