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Kingston Police seek to identify grocery store ‘distraction theft’ suspects

Kingston Police have released the above photos and are requesting public assistance to identify the two men pictured, suspects in the theft of a purse from an elderly shopper at a grocery store located in the Kingston Centre. According to police, the two men used “distraction theft” techniques to carry

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Foodland’s Community Kickback initiative supports local organizations

Amherstview Foodland is launching a new community support campaign, after the success of their pumpkinfest fundraiser last October, which saw nearly $5000 raised for the Lions Club of Amherstview. The Community Kickback initiative will support local organizations each month with donations of a portion of the sale of a specific

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Kingston & Napanee Metro employees test positive for COVID-19

Employees at two Metro grocery store locations in the Kingston Frontenac Lennox & Addington (KFL&A) Public Health region have tested positive for COVID-19 in the past week. On Sunday, Dec. 6, 2020, an employee from the Metro Gardiners & Bath, at 460 Gardiners Road in Kingston, tested positive. According to

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OPP request assistance to identify Napanee shoplifting suspect

The Lennox and Addington (L&A) County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has released the above photos and is asking for public assistance to identify the suspect pictured. According to the OPP, the male pictured is believed to have been observed shoplifting meat produce from a grocery store on

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Unprovoked attack leads to assault charge for Kingston woman

  A woman requesting to use a lighter in downtown Kingston turned violent on the lighter owner out of nowhere and is now facing an assault charge. The incident took place out front of a downtown grocery store on Thursday, May 2, 2019 at approximately 9:20 p.m. The accused woman

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Grocery store inadvertently open on Family Day

Despite having scheduled to be closed on Family Day, one downtown grocery store had ‘customers’ anyway when the doors to the business were inadvertently open during the holiday. On Monday, Feb. 18, 2019, the Food Basics location on Barrack Street was meant to be closed for the provincial holiday. However,

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Defrauding Kingston employer of over $36k leads to arrest and charge for Belleville man

A Belleville man who worked with a grocery store company in Kingston and Whitby has been arrested and charged after it was reported he defrauded the company in August of 2018. According to Kingston Police, on Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, the loss prevention officer for a chain of grocery stores

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Community Soapbox: Implications of Updated Alcohol Control Policies

In last week’s poll titled Big Changes Affecting the Sale of Beer, the author welcomes Premier Kathleen Wynne’s plans to expand the sale of beer to 450 grocery stores in Ontario. He notes that there are some negative aspects to the plan but overall it is good news for Ontario

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Big Changes Affecting the Sale of Beer

Fans of craft beer had more than a few reasons to cheer last Thursday when Premier Kathleen Wynne announced sweeping reform affecting the sale of beer in Ontario.  The changes will specifically require the province’s 448 Beer Store outlets to devote 20 percent of their shelf space, merchandising and marking

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