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OPP seek assistance to identify graffiti artist in Sydenham

Police are looking for public assistance regarding damage to a property in Rutledge Road in Sydenham, Ontario. The Frontenac Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) released a statement on Friday, Oct. 16, 2020, to request the public’s assistance in identifying the person responsible for graffiti and mischief to property

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City invites community to participate in Street Art Wall pilot project

Community members are allowed to create street art and murals on the Rideaucrest retaining wall adjacent to Douglas Fluhrer Park from now until Thursday, Apr. 30, 2020 through the City of Kingston Street Art Wall pilot project.  Located at the end of Wellington Street, the wall is intended to be

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Local business owner ‘furious’ about vandalism to pride signage

When business owner Amanda Stewart arrived to work on the morning of Tuesday, Jul. 9, 2019, what greeted her at her storefront was anything but welcoming. There, on the windows of her Princess Street business, Amanda’s House of Elegance, was graffiti, marking up the signage Stewart had put up in

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Racism in Kingston is alive and, well…

  Canadians were horrified by the terrorist attack on the Muslim community at Christchurch, New Zealand. Our own country has experienced similar violence, with the Quebec City Mosque shootings back in January 2017. While we might wish to believe Islamophobia and white nationalism are an isolated – or far off

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Police seek public assistance to identify graffiti suspect

            Kingston Police have released the above photos and are asking for public assistance in identifying the suspect involved in numerous acts of mischief involving racially-charged graffiti. The incidents all occurred in the early morning of Friday, Apr. 5, 2019. Kingstonist reported on the incidents that occurred on the

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Police looking for information regarding graffiti damage to cars and property

Overnight from Friday, Jul. 27 to Saturday, Jul. 28, 2018, a number of graffiti incidents occurred in Kingston’s north end. According to Kingston Police, “profanity, derogatory comments and images” were spray painted on several vehicles parked in the lot of the apartment building at 766 John Counter Blvd. Additionally, a

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Top Five Things to See and Do in August 2017

As August lurks around the corner, we realize the bittersweetness of knowing that we’re halfway through summer. But fear not! There is still plenty of summer fun to enjoy in ygk. Narrowing down a list of the Top 5 Things to See and Do in August was tricky. We couldn’t

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Vandalism or Idle-Less Protest?

“Murderer,” “Colonialist.” These are not the typical titles that I would use to describe one of this city’s most recognizable and celebrated citizens, Sir John A. Macdonald. The harsh designations were spray painted on Sir John A.’s statue at City Park, mere hours before the public was scheduled to converge

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Graffiti vs Tagging: Is Either Acceptable?

Does Kingston have a graffiti problem?  Does tagging fall under the same umbrella as stickering, stencilling, or evolving canvasses such as those behind the Grand Theatre?  What types of surfaces should be considered out of bounds?  These are the questions that have been floating around my head ever since a

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