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A few small, some loud gatherings make for generally quiet St. Patrick’s Day

City officials are pleased with how the University District and Kingston as a whole chose to celebrate this St. Patrick’s Day, finding that residents were generally cooperative in their revelry amidst the March 4th Section 22 order, which has now been extended through to the end of April. “This is

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City: Weekend revelry ‘generally positive’ despite gatherings, charges laid

After a quiet weekend, City Bylaw Enforcement, Kingston Police and KFL&A Public Health are thanking residents for working together to avoid large gatherings and keep the Kingston community safe, according to a release from the City of Kingston, dated Tuesday, Mar. 16, 2021. A drop in charges from the evening

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KFL&A COVID-19 update: Outbreaks, precautionary measures, and St. Patrick’s Day on the horizon

Dr. Kieran Moore, Medical Officer of Health for Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox & Addington (KFL&A) Public Health, spoke with members of the media on Friday, Mar. 12, 2021 to provide an update on a few situations currently unfolding in the region with respect to COVID-19. Which of the current COVID-19 situations

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Kingston area to pilot COVID-19 vaccines through pharmacies

On Thursday, Mar. 4, 2021, Dr. Kieran Moore, Medical Officer of Health for Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) Public Health, held a press conference to update the media on the latest happenings regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. Moore discussed a variety of topics with reporters, beginning with further explanation of

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Student initiative aims to ‘lessen the mess’ of St. Patrick’s Day festivities

In under a week, four student groups at Queen’s University have organized a clean-up initiative aimed at reducing the mess of garbage that often accompanies the St. Patrick’s Day parties in the University District. Under the lead of Sarah Witiuk, Founder of Queen’s Events Promotion, the four student groups –

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Kingston sees numerous cancellations and closures due to COVID-19 concerns

For information on cancelled elementary and secondary schools across the province, see: https://www.kingstonist.com/news/provincial-government-cancelling-two-weeks-of-school-due-to-covid-19/ Although Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) Public Health maintains there are no cases of COVID-19 in the region, a number of events have been cancelled in Kingston and the area as a preventative measure. Despite a

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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, hospitals urge Kingstonians to stay safe this St. Patrick’s Day

We all know St. Patrick’s Day has become synonymous with revelry and green beer, and that’s all well and good, so long as the day is celebrated safely. With that in mind, we’ve compiled some information and tips from local police, fire, and hospital authorities to share with a readers.

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Spotlight YGK: St. Patrick’s Day weekend edition

May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind be always at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face; the rains fall soft upon your fields and until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of His hand. This Week … TONIGHT

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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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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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