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Municipal employment vacancies leads the Town of Greater Napanee to ‘outsource’ bylaw enforcement from Frontenac

Bylaw enforcement in Greater Napanee is continuing to be enforced through the Frontenac Municipal Law Enforcement Inc. – for now. As of December 2019, the Town of Greater Napanee had three Bylaw Enforcement Officers. Since then, one has retired, one has accepted a position with Frontenac Municipal Law Enforcement Inc.,

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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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City: Weekend revelry ‘generally positive’ despite gatherings, charges laid

After a quiet weekend, City Bylaw Enforcement, Kingston Police and KFL&A Public Health are thanking residents for working together to avoid large gatherings and keep the Kingston community safe, according to a release from the City of Kingston, dated Tuesday, Mar. 16, 2021. A drop in charges from the evening

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Queen’s plans two-weekend Homecoming for 2021

Queen’s University has announced that Homecoming 2021 will take place over two weekends in October instead of one. “The decision to host two alumni Homecoming weekends is driven by the desire to be responsive to alumni and to accommodate the projected number of attendees in event venues on campus and

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Community enforcement partners’ advice during stay-at-home order

In response to new regulations and the declaration of a second provincial state of emergency, Kingston Police, City Bylaw Enforcement and KFL&A Public Health released a statement on Friday, Jan. 15, 2021 reminding residents that preventing the spread of COVID-19 remains a collaborative community effort. “In the KFL&A area, public

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Letter: Why I left Kingston’s Housing and Homelessness Committee

The following is a submitted letter to the editor. The views and opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of The Kingstonist. I left the City’s Housing and Homelessness Committee recently completely disheartened by the experience, and I’d like to share that experience with fellow Kingstonians. It may be time

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Positive COVID-19 cases linked to multiple house parties

On Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020, Dr. Kieran Moore, Medical Officer of Health for Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) Public Health confirmed that positive COVID-19 cases have been linked to multiple house parties in the University District. According to Public Health, multiple positive cases attended several house parties in the

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Seven house party fines issued by Kingston Police in November

Kingston Police issued seven charges under the Reopening Ontario Act (ROA) during the month of November. According to Const. Ash Gutheinz of the Kingston Police, all the infractions took place at parties that appeared to be “well in excess of the allowable numbers under ROA upon arrival.” The infractions were

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Letter: Noise bylaws and live music

The following is a letter to the editor, and does not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of The Kingstonist. On Aug. 11, 2020, Kingston City Council attached new administrative monetary penalties to two existing bylaws, the ‘nuisance party’ bylaw and the ‘noise’ bylaw.  These fines were intended as a

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‘Unforeseen challenges’ mark the transition to new Integrated Care Hub on Montreal Street

Though the doors are open, work remains to be completed at the City’s new Integrated Care Hub (ICH) at 661 Montreal St. The facility moved from Artillery Park to its new location on Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020, and several interior and exterior projects are still on the go. According to

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Dr. Moore provides late-September COVID-19 update for KFL&A region

Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) Public Health announced a new case of COVID-19, but said there is no reason to declare an outbreak in the region, nor at Queen’s University. The new case brings the current number of active cases in the region to 16. The new case is

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