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Local man charged after breaking into downtown business and resisting arrest

A local man is facing charges after multiple infractions at downtown Kingston businesses, including breaking and entering. At approximately 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 14, 2021, the accused male proceeded to leave an establishment without making any attempt to pay for the alcoholic drinks he had consumed, according to a

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More details on Ontario’s Provincewide Shutdown

On Monday, Dec. 21, 2020, Ontario Premier Doug Ford announced a provincewide lockdown to get COVID-19 transmission under control. This article contains comprehensive sector-specific details from the province, but has been abbreviated. Full details can be found here. Lockdown length The lockdown starts on Saturday, Dec. 26 2020. In 27

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Ontario, KFL&A Public Health region, go into lockdown on Boxing Day

The Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox & Addington (KFL&A) Public Health region will join the rest of Southern Ontario on Boxing Day in a 28-day COVID-19 lockdown. “This difficult action is without a doubt necessary to save lives and prevent our hospitals from becoming overwhelmed in the coming weeks,” said Ontario Premier

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Jiffy Grill to close one of its three locations

For over 28 years, Farida Hussain has owned The Jiffy Grill, a popular diner at the Kingston Centre. This coming Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 10, 2020, will mark the end of a long era as the Jiffy Grill closes its Kingston Centre location. In the last 10 years, though, Farida

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Impaired driving leads to extensive damages after collision with sign

A 25-year-old Kingston man has been charged with impaired driving after a collision with a sign on Princess Street near Portsmouth Avenue. The collision occurred on Sunday, Mar. 1, 2020 at approximately 6:55 p.m. The male driver left the westbound lanes of Princess Street just after the Portsmouth Avenue intersection

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Local man arrested for carrying handgun in downtown restaurant

A Kingston man has been arrested and charged after police found him to be in possession of a loaded handgun in a downtown restaurant. On Monday, Dec. 2, 2019 at approximately 10:25 p.m., Kingston Police responded to a downtown restaurant for reports of a male being in possession of a

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POLL: What type of restaurant does Kingston need?

We’ve recently polled Kingstonians on what type of business we need in the city, and what type of store the Cataraqui Centre needs, but now we want to get a little more specific and find out what type of restaurant Kingston needs.  With the pending arrival of what appears to

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Osmow’s opens in Kingston west end

The Grand Opening of a new Osmow’s franchise on the corner of Gardiners Road and Entell Circle took place on Friday, July 19, 2019.  Mayor Bryan Paterson and Town Crier Chris Whyman took part in a ribbon cutting ceremony with CEO Sam Osmow, District Manager Paul Tobias, and Kingston franchise

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Copper Branch brings vegan, gluten-free options to Kingston diners

  If you haven’t noticed, there’s a new restaurant in downtown Kingston that’s getting a lot of traffic – and a lot of attention from those with vegetarian, vegan, or gluten-free diets. The owner of Copper Branch Kingston was inspired by Kingston VegFest this past October, and decided to open

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Two charged after theft of tip jar from restaurant in downtown Kingston

A local man and woman have both been arrested and charged after a brazen robbery during the lunchtime rush in a downtown deli. At approximately 12:31 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019, police responded to a call regarding a theft that had just taken place at the Golden Rooster on

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Two Kingston men arrested after assaulting four victims, then police officers

A chance meeting between two groups of people socializing in a downtown establishment ended with a large violent altercation and a call to the police – who were also assaulted when they attempted to intervene. The incident began when the four victims – three females and one male – went

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Robbing restaurant with bladed pole leads to arrest of local man

Kingston Police have arrested and charged a local man who brandished a knife attached to a pole and successfully made off with the cash register from a pizza shop. On Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019 at approximately 11:15 p.m. the accused man entered therestaurant in the downtown area with his face

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