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Queen’s Principal addresses students’ return, large parties, closure of park

 As some doors close, others will open in Kingston’s University District this week, as students prepare to attend classrooms and lecture halls in the wake of Kingston Police dispersing a 2,000-person illegal street party on University Avenue, which subsequently resulted in the closure of Gord Edgar Downie Pier and the

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City closing Gord Downie Pier, beach after large gatherings in University District

After Kingston Police and City Bylaw Enforcement Officers responded to large gatherings in the University District earlier this week, the City of Kingston stated in a media release that they will again close Gord Edgar Downie Pier and the beach area at Breakwater Park. According to the release from the city,

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City of Kingston shares local reopening schedule for municipal services

City of Kingston services, facilities and amenities will begin opening up to the public as we move into Step one of the province’s Roadmap to Reopen. The focus of Step one is on resuming outdoor activities with smaller crowds, where the risk of transmission is lower, according to a release

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Breakwater Park to reopen to the public

One of Kingston’s most loved and used public parks will be open to the public again, after over two weeks of being closed by the City of Kingston. According to Mayor Bryan Paterson and Dr. Kieran Moore, Medical Officer of Health for KFL&A Public Health, the park will re-open on

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Dr. Moore provides COVID-19 update, vaccination forecast for KFL&A

After reaching an all-time high count of active COVID-19 cases earlier this week, Dr. Kieran Moore said those numbers are dropping, but we’ve still got a long way to go – which might include the month of May looking a lot like April has thus far. The Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox

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An open letter to Queen’s students from Kingston moms

The following is a submitted open letter, written on Friday, Apr. 9, 2021. The views and opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of The Kingstonist. Dear Queen’s students, Hi, it’s nice to meet you. We’re the moms of Kingston. Or, at least, we’re speaking on behalf of a bunch

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Kingston Police and City Bylaw ramp up Stay-At-Home enforcement

Kingston Police and City of Kingston Bylaw officers have ramped up enforcement of the province’s Stay-At-Home Order and Mayor Bryan Paterson’s Emergency Order to close Breakwater Park. In total, police and bylaw officers have issued over $36,500 in fines related to the Orders over the past three days. On Thursday,

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Moore: All of April will be dangerous

For anyone who thinks the current stay-at-home order in place across the province is not as serious as the ones that have come before it, Dr. Kieran Moore, Medical Officer of Health for Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) Public Health puts it all into perspective. “This is going to

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Public Health declares COVID-19 outbreak in Kingston’s University District

On Thursday, Apr. 8, 2021, Dr. Kieran Moore, Medical Officer of Health for Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) Public Health declared a COVID-19 outbreak within Kingston’s University District associated with Queen’s University. The outbreak was declared among young adults aged 18 to 29 years of age, as they currently

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Breakwater Park beach and Gord Downie Pier again closed to public

After reports of large gatherings at Gord Downie Pier and the beach at Breakwater Park over the weekend, the area will again be closed to the public. In a press release dated today, Monday, Mar. 22, 2021, the City of Kingston said, based on the recommendation of KFL&A Medical Officer

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Tree trimming to take place in Breakwater Park area

With Infrastructure upgrades required along King Street near Breakwater Park, Utilities Kingston is working with trained arborists to prune trees around high voltage lines in the area before work begins. This is being done in order to minimize the impact to trees, according to Utilities Kingston. “Trees are important to

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City of Kingston emergency order requires physical distancing at City parks

Update: In response to the question of the what defines a household, as stated in the Order, the City of Kingston provides additional clarification in regards to the details of implementation of the Order. It  will not apply to: persons who are members of a single household, members of the

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