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City of Kingston reviews site plan for historic property at 1110 King West

This article is Part 1 of a two-part series on the proposed plans for developments on the pier of Cataraqui Bay, also known as Elevator Bay, off of King Street West. Part 2 can be read here. This past spring, Kingston Waterfront Developments Ltd. submitted a sixth site plan to

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Federal offender wanted on Canada Wide Warrant

A Canada Wide Warrant has been issued for Patrick Chiasson, pictured above, for breach of his Statutory Release. The Repeat Offender Parole Enforcement (R.O.P.E.) Squad is requesting the public’s assistance in locating the offender, who is currently serving a two year and four month sentence for multiple offences: Dangerous operation

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Update: Suspect in custody – Kingston Police ask Johnson St residents to shelter in place following weapons offence

Update (Wednesday, Jul. 21, 2021 at 3:25 p.m.) Kingston Police have now provided more details on the seven-hour standoff that occurred on Johnson Street on the night of Tuesday, Jul. 20, 2021. According to police, they received a report of a male with a firearm in the 1000 block of

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Ruthy’s Reading Room builds a culture of acceptance one book at a time

Michelle McDonald wants kids to love to read and to recognize themselves in the stories, so she created ‘Ruthy’s Reading Room.’ The weekly YouTube channel shares McDonald’s love of reading and celebrates Black authors from across North America. The idea for Ruthy’s Reading Room came to McDonald about four years

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Severe thunderstorms expected for Kingston and area

Update: As of 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jul. 20, 2021, Environment Canada has issued a Severe Storm Warning for the Kingston area. The Warning is in effect for the Kingston, Frontenac Islands, Odessa, Napanee, Consecon, Picton, and the Sandbanks Park areas. The warning advises of high winds up to 90

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Letter: Shining the light on community-minded students

Editorial note: The following is a submitted letter to the editor. The views and opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of Kingstonist. Queen’s students have taken some flack this year about their group activities during the pandemic, their lack of social distancing, and their contribution to local outbreaks. As

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Refuge Canada exhibit on loan to PumpHouse Museum

This summer and fall, the PumpHouse Steam Museum will proudly host  ‘Refuge Canada,’ an exhibition on loan from the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21. Opening Tuesday, Jul. 20, 2021, the fully-bilingual exhibit dives into Canada’s place within the current global refugee crisis, while bringing to light the challenges

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Road closures and traffic delays, week ending July 23, 2021

The following is a selection of the most significant road closures and expected traffic delays in and around the city of Kingston for the week ending July 23, 2021. Full lists of closures and delays provided by the City of Kingston and the MTO can be viewed here and here. Drivers can expect

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Gender Affirming Assistance Project launches in Kingston

The grassroots collective, Gender Affirming Assistance Project (GAAP), is a community-based group based in the Katarokwi/Kingston region that seeks to support two-spirit, trans, non-binary, and gender diverse community members. Two Queen’s students, Jenna Huys and Jane Mao, are leading the initiative that aims to reduce the barriers for people when

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Heroic efforts bring smiles to the faces of those fighting their own battles

Tony Stark once told Peter Parker, “If you’re nothing without the suit, then you shouldn’t have it.”  The team at Elite Window Cleaning proved once again on Friday, Jul. 16, 2021 that they are heroes with and without their suits. In what has become an annual tradition loved by many,

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Local students launching businesses instead of applying for summer jobs

Ten students from Kingston have made their way into the Summer Company Program, which will provide their businesses with a $3,000 grant funded by the Ontario government.  “Having Summer Company connect me with other people in the industry has motivated me to accomplish more than I thought possible!” said Kassandra Greenhalgh,

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Viral TikTok recipe almost ends in disaster for South Frontenac family

A South Frontenac family is safe and relieved that they only lost their kitchen this week in a fire that could have been much worse. Their message to the community: a fire extinguisher in your kitchen could save your home and family, and parents should remind their kids that not

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