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City of Kingston announces shortlist of names for Third Crossing

“To be able to use a Mohawk or an Ojibwe name for the most important, largest infrastructure project in our city’s history is a great tangible action that is fostering understanding and learning of each other’s cultures.” – Kingston Mayor Bryan Paterson. The City of Kingston has announced six potential

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Over 100 AMPs laid over second weekend of unsanctioned parties in University District

For the second weekend in a row, Kingston Police and Bylaw Enforcement, alongside community partners, worked together to address and lessen disruptive gatherings in the University District area. While this past weekend showed a small decrease in disruptive behaviour, Bylaw Enforcement issued 64 Administrative Monetary Penalties (AMPs), totaling $68,700 in

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‘Jack Denmo’ sees mayhem at Queen’s as ‘marketing opportunity’

Content warning: This article contains quotes using misogynistic language which may be upsetting to some readers. It is included for the sole purpose of providing an accurate and comprehensive view of the article’s subject matter. Reader discretion is strongly advised. It is no secret that unsanctioned street parties in the

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Road closures and traffic delays, week ending Oct 29, 2021

The following is a selection of the most significant road closures and expected traffic delays in and around the city of Kingston for the week ending Oct. 29, 2021. Full lists of closures and delays provided by the City of Kingston and the MTO can be viewed here and here. Drivers on Cataraqui

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Queen’s University Principal on nuisance parties, Student Code of Conduct

On Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021, Patrick Deane, Principal and Vice Chancellor of Queen’s University, released a statement to various media outlets and through University social media pages, urging students to “re-think” participating in any planned parties for the upcoming weekend. While Queen’s Homecoming festivities for 2021 took place last week

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Emergency responders participate in training exercise at Kingston airport

Residents in Kingston’s west end may have noticed some smoke, as well as emergency vehicles, in the area of the Norman Rogers Airport earlier today. City of Kingston staff, partners, and first responders gathered in-person and virtually to participate in an emergency training exercise at the Kingston Airport, according to a release from the City. “This

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City, Kingston Police prepare to respond to second weekend of unsanctioned gatherings

Reports of unsanctioned gatherings in the University District, for the second weekend in a row, have the City of Kingston, Kingston Police and multiple other community partners mobilizing to again diffuse unwanted street parties and other nuisance gatherings, according to a release from the City. “We’re ready to respond to

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Robert Kiley: I will not run in the 2022 municipal election

The following is a statement from Councillor Robert Kiley. The views and opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of Kingstonist. Kingstonians will go to the polls to vote for Mayor and Council in approximately one year. Elected office and public policy have been a passion, pursuit, and pleasure of

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City Council approves sleeping cabins concept for Kingston’s homeless

Kingston City Council convened on Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021, with Report #89 of the CAO being one of the primary topics of focus in meeting’s agenda. Specifically, several delegates spoke to address the city’s ‘Winter Response Plan’ for homelessness and the lack of available temporary housing for Kingston’s vulnerable population.

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City of Kingston providing ‘Slow Down’ lawn signs

The City of Kingston is asking residents to help promote safer roads for everyone by encouraging motorists to slow down in local neighbourhoods. ‘Slow Down’ lawn signs are being made available to residents to encourage safer driving and lower speeds along neighbourhood streets as part of the City’s Traffic Calming Program, according to a release from the City. Signs are free for Kingston residents and are available on a first-come, first-served basis

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Kingston Airport to conduct emergency exercise

Kingston’s Norman Rogers Airport (CYGK) will be conducting a full scale emergency exercise on Friday, Oct. 22nd, 2021. The exercise, which is periodically mandated by Transport Canada, will depict an aircraft crash at the airport. According to an advisory from Saad Cheema, the airport’s Supervisor of Airport Operations and Administration,

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Kingston’s Nighttime Santa Claus Parade cancelled for 2021

For the second year in a row, the Nighttime Santa Claus Parade is cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.   The City of Kingston, Downtown Kingston! and KFL&A Public Health said that they are concerned that this successful event will attract too large a crowd to safely allow individuals to physically distance

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