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Two displaced, one sent to hospital following Wilson Street fire in Kingston

Neighbours of the apartment building at 176 Wilson Street are praising Kingston Fire and Rescue for their fast and efficient efforts in knocking down a large fire in the Rideau Heights area. Firefighters responded to the address – a two-storey, 60-unit building operated by Kingston Frontenac Housing Corporation – at

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Update: Suspect arrested – Kingston Police seeking male believed to be in possession of a firearm

UPDATE (Friday, Jun. 11, 2021): Kingston Police have arrested the suspect involved in a north end shooting last week that resulted in a community caution recommending residents in Rideau Heights remain indoors. The investigation into the incident began on Saturday, Jun. 5, 2021. That morning, an altercation took place in

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KCHC hopes to see youth complete both COVID-19 doses before fall

Yesterday, Wednesday, June 3, 2021, the provincial government announced schools will not be returning to in-person learning before September. As a result of that announcement, Kingston Community Health Centres (KCHC) has intensified their efforts to help eligible students get vaccinated. KCHC is pushing ahead with this agenda in hopes that

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Letter: ‘Breaking the cycle of poverty through education’

The following is a letter to the editor received by Kingstonist on Monday, Mar. 9, 2020. Pathways to Education celebrates 10 years serving Kingston’s youth 2020 marks ten years of an organization that is quietly impacting hundreds of youth in the city. Pathways to Education Kingston started after a study

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JG Simcoe Public School to host celebration of 50th anniversary

Situated in Rideau Heights, John Graves Simcoe Public School has been a place where area children have gathered for education, activity, and community engagement for nearly 50 years. More commonly referred to as JG Simcoe Public, the school opened in 1969, and is currently a kindergarten to grade eight school.

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Family robbed by teen with kitchen knife

A family looking for a decent deal on a used cellphone found themselves held at knifepoint after arranging to meet an apparent seller through an online sales app. The family contacted the accused on Friday, Jul. 27, 2018, and arranged to meet him. They then drove to an apartment building

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Hall Monitor: Cycle Break

Last night, city council, staff and the public gathered in City Hall for Kingston City Council meeting number 21-2013. The city has published the agenda and addeds online. While we opened with a bit of debate over how to procedurally add a few delegations to the agenda, most of the

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Hall Monitor: Schooled

Last night, city council, staff and the public gathered in City Hall for Kingston City Council meeting number 15-2013. The city has published the agenda and addeds online. The bulk of last night’s agenda were smaller items, though as it’s been said to me in the past, those are the

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Hall Monitor: Off the Deep End

Last night, city council, staff and the public gathered in City Hall for Kingston City Council meeting number 14-2013. The city has published the agenda and addeds online. The meeting, while facing a full agenda, focused on two main items: the closure of the Oakwood Childcare Centre and the budget

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Hall Monitor: Goes Back To School

Last night, city council took to the off-site, not-quite-a-horseshoe, for another one of our council meeting road trips. This time, we met in the large Davies Hall at the local St. Lawrence College campus. As always, the agenda and addeds are available on the city website. For what seemed like

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The Year That Was

With less than two weeks remaining until the arrival of 2013, it’s time for our annual review of the headlines and news stories that shaped the past year for Kingstonians. Last December, a majority of our readers voted that the Shafia Family murder trial was the top story of 2011,

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School Board Ignores the Minority

The program and accommodation report released by the senior staff of the Limestone District School Board last Thursday missed addressing an important minority report. The North PARC committee, which reviewed Kingston’s five elementary schools north of Princess Street, submitted their report in June. It included two main recommendations and a

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