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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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Farmers ‘at their wit’s end’ regarding need for new abattoir locally

After one local farmer discovered the uphill battle of attempting to open a new meat processing facility to serve meat producers in the area, a public meeting to drum up support for the future of abattoirs in Kingston and surrounding areas took place on Wednesday, Jun. 30, 2021 at the

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Loyalist Council votes to further investigate Code of Conduct breach by Porter

Loyalist Township Council voted Monday, Jun 28, 2021 to pursue further investigation into the actions of Ward 3 Councillor Penny Porter, who was found to be in conflict of interest in contravention of the Municipal Conflict of Interest Act. In his report to Council, Loyalist Township’s Integrity Commissioner (IC) John

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Loyalist Township Council to discuss Porter’s misconduct

At their regular meeting on the evening of Monday, Jun. 28, 2021, Loyalist Township Council will officially receive the details of the Township Integrity Commissioner’s report on the misconduct of Ward 3 Councillor, Penny Porter. Porter was found guilty of a pecuniary conflict of interest earlier this year and it

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Environment Canada advises of isolated thunderstorms in Kingston area

Environment Canada has issued a special weather statement for Kingston and the area, advising of rain and thurderstorm activity for the afternoon of Tuesday, Jun. 8, 2021. The statement, which is in effect for the Kingston, Odessa, Frontenac Islands, Napanee, Consecon, Picton, and Sandbanks Park areas, explains that isolated thunderstorms

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SIU finds no wrongdoing after OPP interaction with highway jumper

The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) has closed the case on an investigation into a woman who suffered serious injuries from an incident in Odessa on February 20, 2021. Two Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) officers had interacted with the 18-year-old woman prior to her jumping from the 401 overpass on Wilton

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LOCATED: OPP request public assistance to locate missing Odessa man

Update: Officers of the Lennox & Addington (L&A) County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) had asked for assistance in locating a missing 25 year old male from Odessa. Tyler Johnston has been located in good health, according to a release from OPP dated Wednesday, June 2, 2021. L&A

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Odessa garden supports Kingston’s vulnerable community

The stories we tell as we till the land are stories that we will carry with us always” A little patch of land in Odessa — transformed into Jalal Community Charity Garden — has touched the lives of so many people. The property owner, the organizers, the volunteers and the

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OPP investigating suspicious fire in Odessa

The Lennox and Addington (L&A) County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are currently investigating a structure fire in Odessa that has been deemed suspicious. At approximately 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Mar. 10, 2021, officers from the L&A OPP responded to reports of a structure fire in a vacant

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‘Operation Love Literacy’ wins Awesome Kingston January grant

Every month, Awesome Kingston gives away a $1000 micro-grant to a local project pitched by its creator. These days the pitch party is happening virtually, but the outcome is still the same. No-strings-attached money is given to the winner to help them develop the projects that Awesome Kingston thinks will

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SIU finds no wrongdoing after suspect sustains dog bites in Odessa arrest

Director of the Special Investigations Unit (SIU), Joseph Martino, has determined an Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) dog handler did not commit a criminal offence after a suspect sustained injuries during his arrest in the summer of 2020. On Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021, the SIU released their findings in the case

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Bus collides with house after being struck by truck

Update (Friday, Dec. 4, 2020): A 19-year-old man from Odessa has been charged in connection with the Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020 collision that caused a Kingston Transit bus to collide with a house in the city’s west end. The collision occurred at approximately 10:30 a.m. that day when a pickup

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