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Kingstonians urged to display positive bedsheet banners December 6

As a positive twist on the misogynistic signs painted on white bed sheets during Queen’s University Homecoming weekend this past October, three Kingston groups have come together to give residents a chance to paint messages of support to end violence against women. “We want people to hang sheets [outside their

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‘Jack Denmo’ sees mayhem at Queen’s as ‘marketing opportunity’

Content warning: This article contains quotes using misogynistic language which may be upsetting to some readers. It is included for the sole purpose of providing an accurate and comprehensive view of the article’s subject matter. Reader discretion is strongly advised. It is no secret that unsanctioned street parties in the

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MPP Randy Hillier’s lies enrage grieving families

“Disgusting.” “Despicable.” “Dangerous.” These are just some of the adjectives used by commenters regarding independent MPP Randy Hillier in the 48 hours since he posted a meme to social media depicting recently deceased and ill Ontarians, implying that they had been injured or killed by COVID-19 vaccinations. A number of

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COVID-19 data reporting, current outbreaks, Homecoming, and flu shots: Dr. Guan’s final update to the KFL&A community

Dr. Hugh Guan, Acting Medical Officer of Health (MOH) for Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) Public Health, provided his final regular COVID-19 update to the local media on Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021. “This will be my last COVID-19 update in the acting MOH role, I believe. Next week, Dr.

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Family, friends give over $20k to Maltby Centre in memory of Tyler Lambert

In an effort to increase access to mental health services for young people – particularly young males – the family and friends of one local man who was lost too young are creating a memorial fund in his memory. Tyler Lambert was just 18 years old when he passed away

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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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