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Kingston woman facing criminal charges from 2020 Highway 401 collision

A driver who fled police, struck a cruiser, and flipped her vehicle, resulting in an inquest by the Special Investigations Unit (SIU), is now facing multiple criminal charges. On Thursday, Jul. 29, 2021, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) issued a press release announcing the charges, which stem from incidents that

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Rideau Street fire in Kingston destroys garages, leads to $80k in damages

A sudden rash of sizable fires at vacant or unattended buildings in downtown Kingston continued with a fire in the early morning of Wednesday, Jul. 14, 2021. At approximately 2 a.m., Kingston Fire and Rescue responded to reports of a structure fire on Dufferin Street in the city’s Inner Harbour

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Nelson Street garage fire causes $12k in damages

Kingston Fire and Rescue crews had an early morning when they were called to a garage fire just before 2 a.m. on Monday, Jul. 12, 2021. The fire broke out in the garage of a residence in the 400 block of Nelson Street, between Third and Fifth Avenues. Four Kingston

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Extensive damages caused after early morning Cataraqui Street fire

On the morning of Sunday, Jul. 11, 2021, Kingston Fire & Rescue (KFR) responded to a structure fire in a vacant building on Cataraqui Street. According to KFR, heavy equipment was brought in to assist and ensure hot spots were extinguished. Due to the extensive fire damage and structural instability,

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First Responders support donating blood during #SirensForLife annual campaign

With the return of summer comes the return of #SirensForLife. This annual campaign, run by Canadian Blood Services, engages first responders, aims to support the recruitment of new donors, and encourages longtime blood donors to make their next appointment. Throughout the summer months, first responders across Canada will be challenging

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Collision into plaza causes damages to local businesses

The workday got off to a strange start for those business owners in Bayridge Centre shopping plaza, located at the corner of Bayridge Drive and Taylor Kidd Boulevard in Kingston’s west end. At approximately 9:58 a.m. on Wednesday, Jun. 30, 2021, Kingston Fire and Rescue, Frontenac Paramedics, and Kingston Police

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Fire at Madeleine-De-Roybon causes approximately $100k in damages

Kingston Police and Kingston Fire and Rescue are currently investigating after a fire broke out at a portable building on the property of École Élémentaire Publique Madeleine-De-Roybon. Kingston Fire and Rescue were called to the apparent structure fire at the French elementary school, located on Gilmour Avenue in central Kingston,

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Early morning spill on St. Remy Place poses no threat

Emergency responders were called to the scene of a trailer leaking corrosive fluids on St. Remy Place around 5 a.m. on Thursday, Jun. 24, 2021. Witnesses reported a heavy chemical odour in the area. Kingston Fire and Rescue were able to contain the leak quickly and, according to Kingston Fire

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Novelis employee succumbs to injuries after workplace incident

An employee at the Novelis plant in Kingston has passed away after a workplace incident, which occurred on the afternoon of Wednesday, Jun. 9, 2021. Just before 2 p.m. that day, Kingston Fire and Rescue and Frontenac Paramedic Services were alerted of a rescue taking place at the plant. According

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Two displaced, one sent to hospital following Wilson Street fire in Kingston

Neighbours of the apartment building at 176 Wilson Street are praising Kingston Fire and Rescue for their fast and efficient efforts in knocking down a large fire in the Rideau Heights area. Firefighters responded to the address – a two-storey, 60-unit building operated by Kingston Frontenac Housing Corporation – at

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Ontario Fire Marshall investigating fire on Helen Street

Update (Thursday, Apr. 29, 2021):According to Kingston Fire and Rescue, they and the Office of the Ontario Fire Marshall have concluded their on-scene investigation today. The damages sustained during the fire are estimated at $50,000, Kingston Fire and Rescue said. The investigation has now been turned over to Kingston Police.

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Kingston Fire and Rescue looks to become nationally accredited

Kingston Fire and Rescue (KFR) is working to become one of 10 nationally accredited departments and is looking to the public for support. KFR is assembling an application to the Centre for Public Safety Excellence (CPSE) in time for the deadline later this summer. “By being an accredited department, we

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