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Rideau Street fire in Kingston destroys garages, leads to $80k in damages

A sudden rash of sizable fires at vacant or unattended buildings in downtown Kingston continued with a fire in the early morning of Wednesday, Jul. 14, 2021. At approximately 2 a.m., Kingston Fire and Rescue responded to reports of a structure fire on Dufferin Street in the city’s Inner Harbour

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Extensive damages caused after early morning Cataraqui Street fire

On the morning of Sunday, Jul. 11, 2021, Kingston Fire & Rescue (KFR) responded to a structure fire in a vacant building on Cataraqui Street. According to KFR, heavy equipment was brought in to assist and ensure hot spots were extinguished. Due to the extensive fire damage and structural instability,

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OPP investigating suspicious fire in Odessa

The Lennox and Addington (L&A) County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are currently investigating a structure fire in Odessa that has been deemed suspicious. At approximately 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Mar. 10, 2021, officers from the L&A OPP responded to reports of a structure fire in a vacant

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Over 300 employees to lose jobs as Startek closes its Kingston location

If you drive by the large call centre in Kingston’s east end, you’re bound to notice something is a bit different. The huge building at 100 Innovation Drive no longer bears the Startek name. There is a large ‘For Lease’ sign in front of the building. And looking at the

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Division Street vacant house demolished following serious fire

A giant blaze that could be seen for blocks destroyed a house on Division Street in the early morning of Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020. Kingston Fire and Rescue crews responded to the working fire in the 470 block of Division Street at approximately 2:13 a.m. The building, which was vacant

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Here in Kingston at 3204 Highway 2

Here in Kingston at 3204 Highway 2 we can catch a glimpse of how life has dramatically changed for travelers in our province, and how an era has been lost to falling ceilings and broken glass. The Midway Country Motel, the last remnant of a bygone day, is the casualty

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Fire inside old Gino’s building sends one to hospital

A fire on Christmas Eve in Kingston’s downtown core sent one man to hospital, according to Kingston Fire and Rescue. On Monday, Dec. 24, 2018, Kingston Fire and Rescue along with Frontenac Paramedics and Kingston Police responded to 557 Princess Street at 11:24 p.m. for a reported structure fire. Upon arrival,

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