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Kingston Police, Bylaw report escalation of concerning behaviour over Homecoming weekend

Despite Queen’s University holding a virtual Homecoming this year, reckless ‘celebrations’ spilled out into the streets of the University District. According to a release from the City of Kingston, at least 100 partiers risk having permanent police or court records resulting from disruptive gatherings held over the Oct. 16 weekend,

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Kingston Police and Bylaw Enforcement warn partiers ahead of Homecoming weekend

As Homecoming weekend approaches, the City of Kingston’s Bylaw Enforcement and Kingston Police are warning partiers: reckless and high-risk nuisance behaviour can have long-term impacts. According to the City, strengthened enforcement measures mean that a fine or charge received during the University District Safety Initiative (UDSI) could be retained as a permanent police record. “The past few weeks have

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Napanee resident: downtown boat launch concept ‘a plan without a plan’

Napanee’s downtown boat launch has been a cause of confusion and consternation this summer for many boaters. Changes to the layout, new signage, a loss of parking spaces, and a seeming lack of enforcement have all contributed to the issue in August 2021.  Area resident, Donald Stokes, has been following the

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Kingston couple helping a homeless man get micro home

While working one day from home on her front porch, Kim Cormier, a mortgage agent in Kingston, saw David McDonald struggling with the tire of his scooter in front of her house. As Cormier describes, it was a hot, humid day, and she offered to help the man and asked

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Queen’s: Disciplinary action occurring, details will not be released

Since post-secondary students arrived in Kingston to attend their studies, large gatherings and street parties have occurred regularly, resulting in the closure of a popular public waterfront beach, and placing strain on local emergency services – the latter of which led to a new City emergency order and therefore increased

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Kingston Police, City Bylaw lay 140 charges in University District

Kingston Police and Kingston Bylaw Enforcement issued 140 fines and charges in the University District surrounding Queen’s University over the weekend ending on Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021. Police relayed that they were “once again dismayed” by the number of large gatherings that occurred yet again for the third weekend in

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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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