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John Counter Boulevard overpass complete, road to reopen November 13

Construction of the rail overpass on John Counter Boulevard is complete. City staff said the stretch between Princess Street and Sir John A. Macdonald Boulevard will begin clearing this afternoon, and be open in time for the morning commute on Friday, Nov. 13, 2020.  “This is an exciting moment, the

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City introducing Kingston’s first ‘AAA’ intersection

Upgrades to the intersection at John Counter Boulevard and Leroy Grant Drive, will convert this location to an AAA (i.e. all ages and abilities) cycling intersection. This new infrastructure, including Kingston’s first crossrides and bike signals, will enhance safety and connectivity for pedestrians and cyclists traveling through the intersection, the

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Prepare for detour as John Counter Boulevard overpass is completed

Residents in Kingston will need to adjust to a new detour as John Counter Boulevard will be closed to allow for the completion of the rail overpass. Kingston City Council first approved the concept for the construction of the overpass in 2015, and construction has been underway since then. Now,

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Kingston Police report two arrests in cases of road rage involving assaults

Two local men are facing charges after two separate road rage incidents, each of which resulted in injuries for other motorists. The first incident occurred on Friday, Feb. 14, 2020 when the male victim was driving northbound on Division Street near Elliot Avenue. The victim observed another male driving erratically

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Kingston CACC back to normal after fire prompts evacuation of office

After a vehicle fire forced the evacuation of the City Place 2 building yesterday, it’s business as usual for the Kingston Central Ambulance Communications Centre (CACC). The fire broke out in an underground parking lot at approximately 9 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, and prompted the evacuation of all

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Drunken disturbance and fleeing from police ends in charges for local teen

Police responding to youths causing problems at the Cataraqui Centre ended up dealing with a belligerent man at the adjacent library, but were forced to continue seeking the man involved after he fled from officers on foot. On Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020 when, at approximately 8 p.m., an officer was

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Cause of fire at Kimco Steel still under investigation

A fire that took place at Kimco Steel is currently still under investigation as Kingston Fire and Rescue works to determine the cause. The fire broke out just before 1 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019 in the warehouse of the John Counter Boulevard business. According to Ted Posadowski, Chief

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Update on John Counter Boulevard construction

The John Counter Boulevard Expansion Project is currently on schedule and in the last phase of the project, according to the City of Kingston. The corridor acts as a link to four of Kingston’s major traffic arteries: Montreal Street, Division Street, Princess Street, and Taylor Kidd Boulevard. According to the

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Kingston woman arrested after violent assault on boyfriend

A local woman has been arrested and charged after punching her boyfriend multiple times in the head on Wednesday, July 3, 2019. At approximately 6:15 p.m., police were informed that an assault had occurred in a parking lot at the corner of John Counter Boulevard and Aberfoyle Road in the

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Two charged after break-in, mischief and vandalism to Kingston business

Extensive vandalism and damages at a business in Kingston’s north end led to the arrest and charging of a local man and woman over the weekend. Police responded to a call at the commercial business on John Counter Boulevard at approximately 3:19 a.m. on Sunday, Apr. 7, 2019. There, police

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Accident causes lane closures during heavy snow in Kingston

A vehicle accident at John Counter Boulevard and Sir John A Macdonald Boulevard has resulted in a downed light post, and the closure and partial closure of two lanes in the busy intersection. The accident occurred just before 2 p.m., and no injuries have been reported. Kingston Police, Kingston Fire

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BC man arrested for impaired driving thanks to assistance of witnesses

A man from Squamish, British Columbia has been arrested and charged following some dangerous driving throughout the city that included driving the wrong way and blowing through red lights. Kingston Police began receiving calls regarding a suspected impaired driver at approximately 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2018. The accused

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