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Off-Duty Police Officer Catches Graffiti Vandals in the Act

Kingston Police report that early Wednesday morning at 2:49 a.m., an off duty officer observed suspicious activity while driving by the intersection of Sheppard Street and Joyce Street. The officer observed two youths approach an electrical box where one began to paint the box with graffiti while the other kept watch. The police officer then… Keep Reading


UPDATE: Public Health Issues Level 2 Heat Alert for Kingston

UPDATE: July 19 – KFL&A Public Health has upgraded their advisory to a Level 2 Heat Alert. KFL&A Public Health has issued a Level 1 Heat Alert to residents of the Kingston area due to a forecast of hot, humid weather throughout the weekend and into early next week. Level 1 Heat Alerts are announced… Keep Reading


Kingston Police Report Increase in “Gas & Dash” Thefts

Kingston Police are reporting an increasing amount of gas thefts, both through siphoning gas from parked vehicles and “gas and dash” thefts at gas stations. “The incidents of thefts reflect the price of gas as it goes up” said Cst. Joanne Geikie, of Kingston Police Force. The constable reports that thieves will fill their tanks… Keep Reading


Kingston Police Seek Assault Victim and Attackers

The Criminal Investigations Unit of Kingston City Police is seeking the public’s assistance for a robbery that occurred July 6th at 121 Cataraqui Street around 8:30 p.m. According to the department’s release, that evening an unknown victim attended the Beer Store on Cataraqui Street to discover it was closed. He was subsequently called over by… Keep Reading


“Reptiles at Risk” to Entertain & Inform about Endangered Species

Reptiles are among the most ‘at-risk’ animals in Ontario, but they are getting some help from a traveling exhibit and interactive event called “Reptiles at Risk“. The presentation aims to promote conservation through education and it is making a stop at the MacLachlan Woodworking Museum at Grass Creek Park on Thursday, July 14th at 3:45… Keep Reading


Dan Aykroyd Chosen Grand Marshall of Honda Indy Toronto

Actor Dan Aykroyd has been chosen to serve as grand marshal for the Honda Indy Toronto race on July 10. Aykroyd – who has a summer home just outside Kingston, and was spotted recently in the city’s west end – will oversee the event during its 25th anniversary of racing in the streets of Toronto.… Keep Reading


Avril Lavigne: T-Shirt Design to Benefit Young Quake Survivors

This week, Avril Lavigne – through her charity foundation & Abbey Dawn clothing websites – announced she was releasing a new t-shirt she designed to support young victims of the earthquake and tsunami that devastated Japan in early March. According to the singer, 100% of the net proceeds from each sale would be going to… Keep Reading


Art Equipment Manufacturer Gets Provincial Support, Creates New Jobs

With funding from the Government of Ontario, Kingston based art equipment manufacturer Eikon Device Inc. is expanding their facilities to create 10 new jobs.  The company, which developed special digital technology to help tattoo artists more effectively monitor their equipment, currently employs 43 people from the region. “This investment in Eikon is just another example… Keep Reading


CBC: Ted Hsu, the Future of the Liberal Party?

In a recent CBC television segment, reporter Leslie MacKinnon spent the day with Kingston MP, Ted Hsu.  The interview, which aired this past weekend, begins with MacKinnon proposing: “Could Ted Hsu be the future of the Liberal Party?” Her narration continues by describing Hsu as trilingual – fluent in English, French, and Mandarin – with… Keep Reading


Queen’s University Student Writes Exam in Full Armour (Video)

Queen’s University students writing exams last month got an unexpected surprise when they were suddenly joined by a knight in shining armor. The fellow student, who goes by the profile name “Mastadufus” on Youtube, had decided to write his final exam for medieval history garbed appropriately in a set of armour he’d cobbled together, piece… Keep Reading

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