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Queen’s reverses Homecoming 2021 decision

Queen’s University Principal and Vice-Chancellor Dr. Patrick Deane announced today that plans for Homecoming 2021 have changed. The University had previously announced in late January that Homecoming 2021 would proceed with in-person events, divided over two weekends to reduce crowding. All activities would be subject to evolving public health guidelines

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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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University investigating multiple ‘malicious fire alarm pulls’ over Homecoming

While Kingston Police reported a relatively quiet Homecoming weekend, it was less than quiet for those students living in Queen’s residence buildings where fire alarms were pulled at multiple locations on the night of Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020. Kingston Fire and Rescue reported to seven fire alarm calls at residence

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Queen’s University announces ‘Virtual Homecoming’ for 2020

Queen’s University announced a decision Thursday, May 21, 2020 to cancel all in-person Homecoming 2020 events, as well as in-person alumni events until the end of the year. “We know that this decision will cause great sadness and disappointment to the members of our alumni family,” said Vice-Principal (Advancement) Karen

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Utilities Kingston issues safety reminder after partiers seen swinging from utility lines

Utilities Kingston is issuing a public safety reminder after reports of individuals grabbing and swinging from utility lines during an unsanctioned street party this past weekend. Additionally, Utilities Kingston says a hydro service mast was physically pulled from a house, creating a public safety concern. “We want the public to

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Police: Homecoming behaviour improving, still work to be done

The following is an update from Kingston Police regarding the events surrounding this year’s Queen’s University Homecoming: The Kingston Police, in partnership with other emergency services, city partners, and Queen’s University, worked throughout the weekend in the University District to keep the peace and ensure public safety during this year’s

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Candidate proposes ‘University District Safety Council’

Homecoming weekend for Queen’s University starts today, bringing up the annually-present issues of student partying that often pours out onto city sidewalks and streets. Sydenham District City Council candidate Dylan Chenier, himself a Queen’s student, has proposed a concept he feels will address that exact issue. Should he be elected

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Kingston Police get ready for Homecoming weekend

It’s that time of year again, Kingston! Queen’s Homecoming weekend takes place this weekend from Friday, Oct. 19 until Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018. In preparation for the weekend, Kingston Police have been working with the City of Kingston, Queen’s University, and other community partners to proactively ensure the safety of

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Matheson takes aim at University District Safety Initiative

It’s no secret that Mayoral candidate Rob Matheson thinks that Queen’s University students – and all post-secondary students in Kingston – should be considered part of the City’s demographics. During his last tenure on City Council, Matheson brought forward a motion in 2010 to include the student populations in the

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By-Law to Outlaw Brewfing

Another St. Patrick’s Day is behind us and, according to Kingston Police, things went relatively well. Despite the hundreds of green-clad, beer-drinking students who filled Aberdeen Street Friday afternoon, the day went off without any unexpected mishaps. Some fines were given out for drinking in public but no one was

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Most Anticipated Events in October 2015 in Kingston

The last time I wrote a post like this one, we were looking ahead to August and I was somewhat reluctant to think about summer’s end.  This week marks the first day of fall and this time, I’m going with it.  Partly because I love fall, partly because, as great

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