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Pedophile once disguised as babysitter declared dangerous offender

Disclaimer: Court ruling and possible distressing information  A 62-year old man, Walter Starnaman from Barrie, has been designated a dangerous offender by the Superior Court of Justice. He is convicted for sexual assault on a 10-year-old child, an declared a dangerous offender by Justice Kevin B. Phillips on Thursday, Jan.

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Kingston man defies the odds after beating rare heart cancer

A Kingston father of two young boys, diagnosed with a rare form of heart cancer in November 2020, is now recovering at home after undergoing six months of chemotherapy and lifesaving surgery by a Toronto heart surgeon.   Ross Mangan, 31, was rushed to Kingston General Hospital (KGH) after he fainted

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Update: Site closed – COVID-19 outbreak impacts Kingston construction site

Update (Monday, May 10, 2021) According to KFL&A Public Health, a total of 76 cases have now been linked to the COVID-19 outbreak at Kingston’s Cataraqui Heights construction site. Of those, 45are primary cases — cases amongst those who worked on the site — and 31 are secondary cases, or

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KHSC transferring patients out to make space for COVID-19 patients

In front of Kingston General Hospital and on the shore of Lake Ontario, a flurry of activity continues to take place as patients from COVID-19 hotspots in eastern Ontario are transferred to Kingston for treatment. There, ambulances from Ornge, Toronto, Durham, Lakeridge and York Region – including the above multi-patient

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LOCATED: Public assistance requested to locate missing Kingston youth

Update (Thursday, Apr. 1, 2021): Natasha Gorman made contact with a family member, and attended the front desk of the Kingston Police station on the morning of Thursday, Apr. 1, 2021, according to a release from Kingston Police on the same date. Investigators wish to thank the public for their

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City Council sits for first night of municipal budget deliberations

Kingston City Council held their first of three nights of budget deliberations on Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021. The evening began with a presentation from CAO Lanie Hurdle, in which she explained how City of Kingston staff have taken the impacts of COVID-19 into account in their proposed 2021 budget. “The

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Third Day Worship Centre calls ad targeting Toronto residents a ‘mistake’

Over the weekend ending on Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020, Kingston residents took their frustrations online after people discovered a local church was suggesting Toronto residents travel to Kingston for a service despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. In fact, Third Day Worship Centre didn’t create the post on social media that

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Abattoir owner seeks buyer for increasingly rare business

After 46 years running his business, Brian Quinn of Quinn’s Meats in Yarker, Ont. is preparing to retire. He’s hoping to sell the commercial property to someone that will keep the abattoir and meat retail business intact, proving a challenge as fewer young people enter the industry. “The trade hasn’t

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Kingston Police investigating high-level fentanyl, cocaine trafficking cell

The Kingston Police Drug Enforcement Unit concluded a six-month investigation aimed at combating a high-level fentanyl and cocaine trafficking cell operating in the city on Friday, Oct. 23, 2020. According to Kingston Police, the Investigation CETO focused on the drug trafficking cell, which was operating out of several motels in

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FLYGTA starting Toronto-Kingston flights in September

The City of Kingston and Tourism Kingston announced today that a Toronto-based airline, FLYGTA, will begin offering flights to Kingston this September. FLYGTA’s service between Norman Rogers Airport and Billy Bishop Airport on Toronto Island starts on Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020. “We are thrilled that our beautiful airport will welcome

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OPP shuts down ‘significant’ Eastern Ontario meth operation

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) East Region Community Street Crime Unit (CSCU) and Belleville Police Service announced today that they have shut down a significant crystal methamphetamine and cocaine trafficking operation in Eastern Ontario. CSCU officers, along with members of the OPP Organized Crime Enforcement Bureau (OCEB), OPP Emergency Response

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Wanted federal offender known to frequent Kingston area

The Repeat Offender Parole Enforcement Squad is asking for public assistance in locating a federal offender wanted on a Canada Wide Warrant as the result of his breach of statutory release. Parmjit Singh is described as a 32-year-old West Asian male standing 5’8” and weighing 167 lbs. He has long

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