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‘We can do this,’ Oglaza says amid community spread, high case numbers

After Dr. Piotr Oglaza, Medical Officer of Health (MOH) for Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) Public Health, released the news that there had been community spread of COVID-19 in the region, he met virtually with members of the press for his regular COVID-19 update on Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021. His

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Tribunal extends J.A.K.K. Tuesdays interim licence suspension

The Licence Appeal Tribunal (LAT) has denied an appeal and decided to extend J.A.K.K. Tuesdays’ interim liquor licence suspension pending its possible permanent revocation. J.A.K.K. Tuesdays’ owner, Kelly Hale, had appealed the suspension after the licence was initially suspended on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021 for the establishment’s continued non-compliance with

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Community dismayed by displays of misogyny, rape culture during Queen’s homecoming

Queen’s University and community organizations have issued a statement condemning the misogynistic signs painted on bed sheets and displayed on student houses during the University’s Homecoming weekend, Friday, Oct. 15 to Sunday, Oct. 17, 202. The incidents happened when Queen’s official homecoming celebrations were held virtually for the second year

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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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Occupants of large party charged for breaching COVID-19 regulations

Kingston Police and City of Kingston Bylaw Enforcement kept the streets clear in the University District this past weekend. Over 120 charges were laid through the University District Safety Initiative (UDSI), and four major incidents were reported by Kingston Police in a release dated Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2021. Shortly after

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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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