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Over $70k worth of drugs, firearms and cash seized after joint investigation

After a joint investigation between the Lennox and Addington (L&A) County OPP, the Belleville Police Service (BPS) and the Kingston Police Force (KPF) last month, four people are facing criminal and drug charges. The L&A County OPP Community Street Crime Unit (CSCU) was engaged in an investigation into the distribution

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Kingston Police mounted unit rides again

After discussion between senior staff and much public outcry, it would seem that Murney’s job with Kingston Police mounted unit is stable once again following the city’s 2020 budget conversations. The public first heard about the potential retirement of Murney a few weeks ago when the removal of the mounted

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By-Law to Outlaw Brewfing

Another St. Patrick’s Day is behind us and, according to Kingston Police, things went relatively well. Despite the hundreds of green-clad, beer-drinking students who filled Aberdeen Street Friday afternoon, the day went off without any unexpected mishaps. Some fines were given out for drinking in public but no one was

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Best of 2015: Dreaming of a Data-Smart City

Since its inception in 2010, our Community Soapbox has allowed Kingstonist’s readers to contribute their thoughts and ideas to the site through op-ed posts. We have published numerous submissions exploring topics ranging from cycling in Kingston to the great casino debate, and from reckless development to election signs. We love

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Top Five Things to See and Do in June 2015

The patios are hopping, the gardens are blooming and the temperatures are steadily rising in our favour.  June is two days away, which means that the end of another school semester and glorious summer vacation are now in sight.   As we look forward to the summer solstice (aka the longest

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Dreaming of a Data-Smart City

Kingston Fire and Rescue recently announced support for a potentially lifesaving mobile application – PulsePoint. CPR-trained individuals, who have downloaded the app, can be alerted when someone nearby is in cardiac arrest. This simple technology can extend the possibility of saving a life if a trained community member is able

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Hall Monitor: Sign of Change

Last night, city council, staff and the public gathered in City Hall for Kingston City Council meeting number 02-2014. The city has published the agenda and addeds online. A quick note before today’s summary; as a result of the fire that consumed the north-west corner of Princess and Victoria streets

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Restoring Order to Queen’s Homecoming Celebrations

Four years ago, Queen’s University decided to take a break from traditional Homecoming celebrations due to excessive partying – specifically the well-known, alcohol-fueled takeover of Aberdeen Street.  Subsequently, the focus of Homecoming appropriately shifted on the Alumni, while subdued celebrations took place in May, when a majority of the student

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Signalling Change Towards Legalization

The legalization of marijuana has been a contentious issue within North American politics for decades. Opponents to marijuana’s legalization argue that the drug has addictive qualities and that it encourages users to explore other illicit substances. Proponents to its legalization argue that a controlled oversight over the drug would ensure

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