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Queen’s University removes COVID-19 case tracker as website adapted

On Thursday, Jul. 8, 2021, Queen’s University announced their plans to move back to in-person classes and activities on campus through the announcement of a new website outlining the University’s “Reopening Framework.” Notably missing from the new website, which is designed to ease the return of in-person, on-campus activities, is

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Kingston Police lay charges after large Aberdeen Street party

After a large gathering of approximately 300 people took place in the University District of downtown Kingston, police have laid charges in relation to breaches of COVID-19 regulations. The partying in the street, which involved fighting and throwing bottles, and a lot of loud revelry, took place in the early

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‘No More Lockdown’ rallies could result in fines, jail time, law license suspension for Sloan

As momentum increases in the No More Lockdowns movement, local politicians are not shying away from the real possibility that fighting for what they believe in could mean jail time. Derek Sloan, MP for Hastings—Lennox and Addington, was served a summons on Friday, Apr. 30, 2021 regarding an indoor event

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Kingston City Council votes unanimously to condemn actions of MPP Hillier

Kingston City Council unanimously passed an amended motion yesterday decrying the actions of Randy Hillier, joining the Town of Perth, the Township of South Frontenac, and Loyalist Township, who have also issued statements against the independent MPP.  The motion was brought before council last night by Councillor Bridget Doherty, and

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Sloan and Hillier face breach of Re-Opening Act charges

Independent MP Derek Sloan and Independent MPP Randy Hillier attended an Aylmer, Ontario church service on Sunday, Apr. 25, 2021, where police have now laid charges for failure to comply under the Reopenining Ontario Act. According to Aylmer Police on Facebook, “Church of God Restoration has been charged under the

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City expands on St. Patrick’s Day regulations

The City of Kingston, KFL&A Public Health and Kingston Police are asking residents to continue to avoid gatherings to prevent the spread of COVID-19 as St. Patrick’s Day approaches. Residents hosting or attending a gathering could receive a charge under the Reopening Ontario Act, 2020, Health Protection and Promotion Act,

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KFLA Board of Health endorses paid sick days for all Ontario workers

The Kingston Frontenac Lennox & Addington (KFL&A) Board of Health will be sending a letter to the provincial government urging them to guarantee paid sick days for all Ontario workers. The motion passed at their monthly Board meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2021. The motion calls on the provincial government

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Lanark-Frontenac-Kingston MPP Randy Hillier attends prohibited service at Waterloo church

Independent MPP for Lanark-Frontenac-Kingston Randy Hillier is continuing his anti-lockdown protests by attending an in-person service at a Waterloo, ON church, even as such services are currently prohibited under provincial law, and as the church and its leadership face several fines for contravening Reopening Ontario Act (ROA) laws put in

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OPP define role in stay-at-home orders

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is requesting that Ontarians voluntarily comply with the new Stay-at-Home Order to limit mobility outside their homes, except for essential reasons, to limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus, according to a media release from the OPP dated Friday, Jan. 15, 2021. OPP officers will

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No enforcement from Queen’s regarding off campus parties

In September, Queen’s University Principal Deane assured City Council and KFL&A Public Health that the university would take more stringent action against off-campus parties, and hold students who disregard public health protocols accountable for their actions. Despite dozens of fines having been laid by City of Kingston Bylaw officers and

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Positive COVID-19 cases linked to multiple house parties

On Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020, Dr. Kieran Moore, Medical Officer of Health for Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) Public Health confirmed that positive COVID-19 cases have been linked to multiple house parties in the University District. According to Public Health, multiple positive cases attended several house parties in the

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Seven house party fines issued by Kingston Police in November

Kingston Police issued seven charges under the Reopening Ontario Act (ROA) during the month of November. According to Const. Ash Gutheinz of the Kingston Police, all the infractions took place at parties that appeared to be “well in excess of the allowable numbers under ROA upon arrival.” The infractions were

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