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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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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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Letter: Lessons in gratitude – Be thankful for our healthcare workers

Editorial note: The following is a submitted letter to the editor. The views and opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of The Kingstonist. I’ve recently had to spend 10 days in the hospital due to non-Covid related issue. After a year of not working and a non-existent to-do list or

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Kingston Police respond to 24 calls regarding COVID-19 protocol violations

On the weekend from Friday, Apr. 3 to Sunday, Apr. 5, 2020, Kingston Police responded to 24 calls regarding alleged breaches of the Emergency Management Civil Protection Act in place during the COVID-19 state of emergency. Of those calls, the majority were complaints reporting social gatherings, according to police. Officers

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Police report a relatively ‘co-operative and respectful’ move-in weekend

Despite literally thousands of students making their way to Kingston, their new home for the school year, Kingston Police said the weekend “went well” from a law enforcement standpoint. “A few liquor tickets were issued under the University District Safety Initiative, but students for the most part were co-operative and

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Local youth arrested after violently attacking his father

A Kingston teenager is facing six charges following an alcohol-fuelled rage targeted at his father that resulted in serious injuries. On Thursday, Jun. 28, 2019 at approximately 6:45 a.m., the accused male teen arrived to his downtown residence with the female victim and two other friends. The accused teen had

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Police, hospitals urge Kingstonians to stay safe this St. Patrick’s Day

We all know St. Patrick’s Day has become synonymous with revelry and green beer, and that’s all well and good, so long as the day is celebrated safely. With that in mind, we’ve compiled some information and tips from local police, fire, and hospital authorities to share with a readers.

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