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Kingston Police arrest woman for drug trafficking crystal meth

Kingston Police have arrested a woman and seized a large quantity of crystal methamphetamine with an estimated street value of $70,000. According to police, on Thursday, Apr. 1, 2021, members of the Kingston Police Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU) arrested the woman for possession for the purpose of trafficking crystal methamphetamine.

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An open letter to Queen’s students from Kingston moms

The following is a submitted open letter, written on Friday, Apr. 9, 2021. The views and opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of The Kingstonist. Dear Queen’s students, Hi, it’s nice to meet you. We’re the moms of Kingston. Or, at least, we’re speaking on behalf of a bunch

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Public Health warns of increased risk for COVID-19 in KFL&A region

Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) Public Health has issued a notice of an increased risk for transmission of COVID-19 as the region has entered its highest COVID-19 case load to date. As of Monday, Apr. 12, 2021, KFL&A Public Health is monitoring 135 active cases of COVID-19, as well

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Second COVID-19 death in KFL&A amid highest active case count

The KFL&A region has recorded its second COVID-19 death as Ontario enters the third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic and as the region itself enters uncharted territory. The most recent local death as a result of the SARS-CoV-2 virus is a woman in her 80s who, according to public health

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Road closures and traffic delays, week ending Apr. 16, 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 April 16, 2021. Full lists of closures and delays provided by the City of Kingston and the MTO can be viewed here and here. Garrett Street near

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Update on positive cases of COVID-19 at Amherstview PS

Update (Tuesday, Apr. 13, 2021): According to a press release from the Limestone District School Board (LDSB), further investigation by Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) Public Health has found that no further risk to the larger school population. The Tuesday, Apr. 13, 2021 press release indicated that students in

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Moore: All of April will be dangerous

For anyone who thinks the current stay-at-home order in place across the province is not as serious as the ones that have come before it, Dr. Kieran Moore, Medical Officer of Health for Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) Public Health puts it all into perspective. “This is going to

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Letter: Lessons in gratitude – Be thankful for our healthcare workers

Editorial note: The following is a submitted letter to the editor. The views and opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of The Kingstonist. I’ve recently had to spend 10 days in the hospital due to non-Covid related issue. After a year of not working and a non-existent to-do list or

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City of Kingston temporarily closes Breakwater Park

Following the announcement of a COVID-19 outbreak in the University District, the City of Kingston has announced the closure of Breakwater Park, the waterfront park along King Street adjacent to the University District. This comes after hundreds of students gathered in the park on Thursday, Apr. 8, 2021, the same

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COVID-19 cases stretch Kingston ICU beyond capacity

A surge in COVID-19 cases being treated at Kingston Health Sciences Centre is stretching ICU capacity beyond its limits, prompting warnings of a looming crisis if COVID-19 transmission is not brought under control. The warnings are made more urgent as Dr. Kieran Moore, KFL&A Public Health’s Medical Officer of Health,

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Public Health declares COVID-19 outbreak in Kingston’s University District

On Thursday, Apr. 8, 2021, Dr. Kieran Moore, Medical Officer of Health for Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) Public Health declared a COVID-19 outbreak within Kingston’s University District associated with Queen’s University. The outbreak was declared among young adults aged 18 to 29 years of age, as they currently

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Who’s that guy gliding along Kingston’s waterfront?

He easily draws as much of a crowd as is permitted wherever he goes. Gliding on the water like a hot knife through butter. You may have seen him at his usual spots, either at Confederation Basin or down by the Pump House Museum. “Everyone who sees it is amazed

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