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Queen’s Principal issues statement ahead of second weekend of planned unsanctioned parties

The following is a statement from Queen’s Principal Patrick Deane, cautioning students against large unsanctioned gatherings reportedly planned for this coming weekend: Dear Students, Last weekend, Queen’s and Kingston experienced large unsanctioned gatherings as well as tangential acts of violence, vandalism and theft that put members of the community at

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Unmasked people flood Kingston dance floor violating COVID-19 protocols

Dozens of people filled the dance floor at The Spot nightclub in downtown Kingston the night of Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021, in violation of at least one COVID-19 government mandate, and possibly a second. The incident, which prompted a source who preferred to remain anonymous to record the happenings, was

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Occupants of large party charged for breaching COVID-19 regulations

Kingston Police and City of Kingston Bylaw Enforcement kept the streets clear in the University District this past weekend. Over 120 charges were laid through the University District Safety Initiative (UDSI), and four major incidents were reported by Kingston Police in a release dated Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2021. Shortly after

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Murdoch Mysteries to shoot scenes in historic downtown Kingston

This spring has seen an influx of production companies filming scenes and series’ in and around Kingston. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, and the heightened safety measures around film crews and sets, Kingston is a veritable hubbub of activity, according to the Kingston Film Office. Two productions are in various stages

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OPP urges residents to contact proper outlets for stay-at-home order information

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) say they received numerous calls over the weekend from members of the public requesting information and “what if” questions regarding the changes to the Stay-at-Home Order and Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act (EMCPA). The OPP is asking the public to please utilize the appropriate

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Public Health revise and extend Class Order due to rising cases

The Class Order pursuant to Section 22 of the Ontario Health Protection and Promotion Act, 1990 originally issued on March 13, 2021 to curb celebrations for St. Patrick’s Day has been extended until April 30, 2021 Earlier today, Wednesday, Mar. 17, 2021, Dr. Kieran Moore, Medical Officer of Health at

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MPP Ian Arthur appointed Critic for Small Business Recovery

Just 24 hours after announcing his new role within the Provincial NDP caucus, Kingston and the Islands MPP Ian Arthur said he’s been flooded with inquiries. Arthur was appointed the critic portfolio for Small Business Recovery & Opening Main Street on Monday, Feb. 1, 2021, a position where answers are

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Competition to buy a house in Kingston continues to ramp up

Kingston’s Real Estate market continued to aggressively favour sellers in the final months of 2020. According to an analysis published in December 2020 by the real estate brokerage Zoocasa, Kingston had an 87 per cent Sales-to-New-Listings ratio (SNLR) in October of last year. That’s up from 68 per cent in

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More details on Ontario’s Provincewide Shutdown

On Monday, Dec. 21, 2020, Ontario Premier Doug Ford announced a provincewide lockdown to get COVID-19 transmission under control. This article contains comprehensive sector-specific details from the province, but has been abbreviated. Full details can be found here. Lockdown length The lockdown starts on Saturday, Dec. 26 2020. In 27

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Dr. Moore supports possibility of reduced, two-week local lockdown

Kingston’s Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Kieran Moore, said local politicians could lobby the province to reduce the COVID-19 lockdown in the area to 14 days. “I would support our politicians, if they were to lobby for us to have a two-week lockdown period,” he said on Tuesday, Dec. 22,

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Kingston to move into Orange Level of COVID-19 restrictions

The Provincial government has announced that the Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox & Addington (KFL&A) Public Health region will move into the Orange-Restrict level of COVID-19 safety measures on Monday, Dec. 21, 2020. Kingston’s Medical Officer of Health Dr. Kieran Moore said he was still waiting to hear more from the provincial

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Local parent raises concerns over crowded school bus

A Kingston mother is sharing her concerns after learning that her daughter is sitting three students to a seat on her daily school bus ride. “She is an only child, and the other two girls weren’t related to each other. So, one bus seat was being used by three different

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