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Police warn parents of new sextortion tactics that could be used on teens

Kingston Police has become aware of a new and concerning sextortion tactic. Offenders are superimposing a youth’s face in a video or photo to make it look like they are nude or engaging in a sex act. Then they demand the youth send them money or gift cards, or they

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Letter: Homes for Heroes – Learning more about Kingston’s first tiny homes project

Editorial note: The following is a submitted letter to the editor. The views and opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of The Kingstonist. On Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020, the Ontario Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing announced the provincial government was providing $200,000 and transferring one acre of land

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Kingston Police warn of romance scam targeting single men over social media

Kingston Police are warning the public of a romance scam using a female voice to target single men. “In a recent phishing attack that targets single men, cybercriminals show us how they use modern technology to trick their victims,” said Constable Ash Gutheinz, Media Relations Officer, C.O.R.E. Unit. “The scam

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Update: Located – Search for missing three-year-old continues in South Frontenac

UPDATE (Wednesday, Mar. 31, 2021): On the afternoon of Wednesday, Mar. 31, 2021, three-year-old Jude Leyton was located safely by the search and rescue team being overseen by the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP). Original article: The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are continuing their search for missing three-year-old Jude Leyton in

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Kingston Police warn of latest romance-related scam

Let’s be honest, the age of social distancing can leave us feeling lonely. To make matters worse, scammers are now leveraging our loneliness for their scams, according to a release from Kingston Police, dated Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021. Kingston Police warns that romance-related scams are growing more popular and more

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Queen’s confirms positive COVID-19 case in ‘University community’

Queen’s University has confirmed that one of the COVID-19 cases recently reported in Kingston is a member of the Queen’s community. “Queen’s is working closely with Kingston Frontenac Lennox & Addington (KFL&A) Public Health and has detailed processes and protocols in place to respond quickly,” said a statement from the

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Cadets kick off RMC school year successfully despite obstacles

It may be entirely different than most starts to the school year, but the cadets at the Royal Military College of Canada (RMC) here in Kingston are persevering, getting the year off to a successful start. Not only is RMC dealing with the current COVID-19 pandemic like schools around the

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Police charge Kingston teen for assault and weapons offences

Kingston Police have released a startling account of a meetup-gone-wrong between two teenagers, who initially met online. On Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020 police say a 16 year-old male, the suspect, met with a female youth in downtown Kingston. The two had been speaking to each other via social media. According

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Greater Napanee Council moves to investigate past property sales

The Town of Greater Napanee has passed a unanimous motion to investigate the sale of municipally-owned property going back up to ten years. The motion passed at a special council meeting on Tuesday, Jul. 21, following the release of a citizen’s investigation into suspected favouritism in a municipal property sale

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Kingstonians invited to get creative for #MyDoorYGK

The Union Gallery and Skeleton Park Arts Festival are inviting Kingston residents to create works of art in front of their homes in a city-wide community art initiative. Inspired by ‘Next Door: A Skeleton Park Neighbourhood Art Project,’ organizers are asking participants to share their work using the hashtag #MyDoorYGK

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Man arrested after months of reported harassment

Kingston Police say they have arrested a local man after repeated incidents of harassment. Police say the female victim contacted them at 10:50 p.m. on Monday, Jul. 13 to report the suspect had been following her as she made her way to a friend’s house, downtown. The two had previously

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