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Kingston Police lay charges at William Street party

Kingston Police have issued a Reopening Ontario Act notice after a party of 30 to 40 people took place in the University District late last week. According to Const. Ash Gutheinz, Media Relations Officer for Kingston Police, police responded to the gathering at approximately 12:35 on Thursday, Oct. 3, 2020.

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Queen’s responds to new COVID-19 case and issues of partying

Queen’s University has confirmed that another student within residence has tested positive for COVID-19, marking five cases confirmed this week within the University community. On Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020, Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addingston (KFL&A) Public Health confirmed three new cases of the virus in the region. One of those

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Queen’s Prof calls for action after dozens of weekend parties downtown

A Queen’s University professor has published an open letter calling for more action to prevent student parties during the COVID-19 pandemic. Jeff Masuda, an Associate Professor in the School of Kinesiology and Health Studies, published his letter on Sunday, Sep. 6, 2020. He said he witnessed dozens of students partying

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Queen’s University to open residences to single, first-year students

Queen’s University is planning to open residences for single-occupancy and single plus rooms for incoming first-year students. This is part of the plan to integrate first-year students into the Queen’s community while maintaining and upholding public health guidelines. Because of this, the university will not be able to uphold their

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Kingston Police ‘disappointed’ with behaviour during Queen’s Homecoming

While Homecoming Weekend included a lot of well-attended and positive events, the partying and unsavoury behaviour overshadowed those moments for Kingston Police. “Kingston Police are disappointed with the behaviour that was displayed on Saturday, October 19, in the Aberdeen Street area,” police said in a press release on Monday, Oct.

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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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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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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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