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OHIP no longer covering eye exams after provincial inaction to negotiate

On Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2021, the Ontario Association of Optometrists announced that eye care coverage under the Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP) will cease due to the provincial government’s inaction to negotiate.  According to an estimate shared by the Ontario Association of Optometrists, for 32 years, the Ontario government has

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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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Serious assault investigation on Ford Street

For an update on the charges laid against the suspect in this case, click here. Ford Street, in Kingston’s north end, remains closed for much of Wednesday afternoon as Kingston Police respond to an early morning violent incident. “Kingston Police Emergency Response Unit is on scene at Ford Street as

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Kingston man arrested after threatening behaviour online

A local man has been arrested after Kingston Police tracked him down and engaged in a period of negotiations earlier today. At approximately 9 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020, police learned that the accused man had been making death threats via social media. It is unknown who the man

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Childcare centre addresses ‘temporary suspension of services’

A popular downtown childcare centre has suspended operation at its Chapman Street location, according to a press release from Something Special Children’s Centre. The Centre’s Board of Directors indicate this suspension is temporary, and the result of having operated with solely non-unionized staff since Monday, Nov. 4, 2019. The CUPE

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CUPE rallies behind Something Special Children’s Centre workers

Members of CUPE locals through the city came together during a lunchtime rally in front of the Something Special Children’s Centre on Friday, Nov. 8, 2019. Nearly three dozen CUPE members from a variety of employers marched in front of the daycare centre, which locked out its unionized workers on

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Kingston Police respond to male barricaded in Rideau Street garage

A large police presence remained on Rideau Street for most of the day after a male barricaded himself inside an old auto garage and refused to leave. The Kingston Police Emergency Response Team, mobile command centre, and a handful of marked and unmarked cruisers responded to the incident. Frontenac Paramedic

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