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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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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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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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Letter: Noise bylaws and live music

The following is a letter to the editor, and does not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of The Kingstonist. On Aug. 11, 2020, Kingston City Council attached new administrative monetary penalties to two existing bylaws, the ‘nuisance party’ bylaw and the ‘noise’ bylaw.  These fines were intended as a

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Council, Queen’s agree to step-up fines, enforcement during pandemic

After weeks of young people gathering in large crowds to socialize and party – and after a delegation from Dr. Kieran Moore, Medical Officer of Health for KFL&A Public Health, Kingston City Council voted unanimously to increase fines for high-risk behaviour during the pandemic. At their meeting on Tuesday, Sept.

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Kingston Police lay 104 charges due to ‘high-risk nuisance behaviour’

In working collaboratively with the City of Kingston, KFL&A Public Health, and Queen’s University to address high-risk nuisance behaviour, Kingston Police have responded to over 300 noise complaints and issued over 100 charges in the past two weeks. Kingston Police are addressing this behaviour through a tiered response strategy, and

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Queen’s responds: School is pushing public health guidance to students

Queen’s University has released a statement saying their administration was deeply concerned by the student behaviour reported over the weekend. “Over the past few months, Queen’s has worked closely with our partner agencies in the community including the City of Kingston, Kingston Frontenac Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) Public Health, Kingston

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Kingston Police confirm four tickets issued to weekend partiers

Kingston Police have confirmed that four Administrative Monetary Penalties (AMP) notices were issued for bylaw offenses over the Labour Day long weekend. “Offences can range from yelling and shouting to a nuisance party,” said Const. Ash Gutheinz, Media Relations Officer for Kingston Police. The fines associated with the tickets ranged

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Amended by-laws allow for stricter enforcement of unsanctioned gatherings

A joint statement from the City of Kingston, Kingston Police, and KFL&A Pulic Health regarding the enforcement of local public gathering restrictions was released on Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020. “COVID-19 rates remain low in KFL&A, and all members of the community must stay vigilant in the collective fight against this

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Nuisance Party and Noise Bylaws changed to address risky gatherings

The City has made changes to the Nuisance Party and Noise Bylaw, due to the increased risks posed by nuisance behaviour during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a release published Thursday, Aug 20, 2020. The addition of Administrative Monetary Penalties (AMPs) allow fines for contravening the Nuisance Party and Noise

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Queen’s, City, Kingston Police address Homecoming 2019

Ah, it’s that time of year! Students and alumni fill the campus of Queen’s University, events of the day spill into parties at night, and you’re sure to hear ‘Cha Gheill!’ at least once if you venture into the University District… Happy Queen’s University Homecoming 2019, Kingston! The University, along

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Police, Paramedics: 2019 St. Patrick’s Day partying in Kingston less disruptive than past years

While photos paint the all-too-familiar picture of students flooding Aberdeen Street, armed with alcoholic beverages and – this year – fireworks, local authorities say the 2019 St. Patrick’s Day festivities in the University District were not as disruptive as those that took place in the recent past. Kingston Police credited

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