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City hosts district meeting on rural broadband

On Wednesday, May 12, 2021 at 6 p.m., Councillor Gary Oosterhof chaired a virtual meeting to provide information on rural broadband initiatives in Kingston. The City of Kingston has been working to provide rural residents with improved access to broadband since 2020, with the current issue exacerbated by an increased

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Eastern Ontario Mayors say the time is now for Fibre Internet

The Eastern Ontario Regional Network’s proposed Gig Project received a moral boost for municipal leaders across Eastern Ontario as they urge the Federal and Provincial Governments to support the program. “Now they are working on a collaborative effort that would provide a broadband connectivity solution to all 750,000 residents in

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Kingston Police warning parents of online ‘sextortionists’ targeting teens

According to Kingston Police and the Canadian Centre for Child Protection, there is “an increasing and very serious trend involving Canadian youth being extorted for money.” In a press release on Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019, Kingston Police said there has been a concerning rise in teenagers reporting issues regarding video

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Kingston Police warn of internet rebate scams

Internet-based criminals posing as trustworthy sources has prompted Kingston Police to warn the public of a new scam where fraudsters trick people into thinking that they have earned a reimbursement or a rebate. According to Kingston Police, the scam aims to collect banking or credit card information. The scammer will

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CatVideoFest comes to The Screening Room

Feline fans and internet video lovers: You won’t want to miss this! CatVideoFest will be playing for one day only at the Screening Room on Sunday, July 7, 2019. There will be two showings of the 72 minute cat video compilation reel at 4pm and 7pm. Clips will come from

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Kingston Police offer tips after rise in sextortion cases

  In light of a recent increase of sextortion cases, Kingston Police want the public to know the facts about this form of blackmail, and are offering tips to help prevent falling victim to it. Sextortion is when someone threatens to send a sexual image or video of a victim

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Four local men arrested for child pornography as part of provincial strategy

The uptick in child pornography related arrests locally of late has actually been part of a much larger Provincial Strategy, which has led to 551 charges in November of 2018 alone. The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), along with 26 police agencies from across the province, gathered for a press conference

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Utilities Kingston to play key role in building fibre-optic system from Montreal to Toronto

A new project will see a fibre-optic cable system built between Toronto and Montreal, and Utilities Kingston is one of three companies partnering in the plan. The Maple Leaf Fibre Ltd. cable system will be a joint venture between the local utilities provider as well as Crosslake Fibre UCL of

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