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Queen’s asks students not to return to campus during lockdown

Queen’s University has asked students to avoid returning to Kingston until after the 28-day provincial lockdown. The Ontario government announced the Provincewide Shutdown on Monday, Dec. 21, which will go into effect as of Saturday, Dec. 26, 2020. During this time, Premier Doug Ford is advising all Ontarians to stay

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Two additional cases of COVID-19 confirmed within Queen’s community

On Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020, Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) Public Health reported four new cases of COVID-19 in the region, two of which have been confirmed to be within the Queen’s University community. The four cases reported today are: A male in his 40s who had close contact

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Kingston Police investigating after residents shot by BB guns

Local police are currently investigating after three individuals were shot by BB guns in downtown Kingston over the weekend. The first incident occurred at approximately 10:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 11, 2020, when a female was shot from a BB gun fired from a vehicle travelling on Johnson Street. The

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Poll: What is your decision for your children and the 2020-2021 school year?

With the 2020-2021 school year fast approaching, and with new information coming out daily on what the different models of curriculum delivery will look like, we want to hear from those in Kingston and the area about the decisions they’ve made with regard to their children for the upcoming school

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Queen’s shares plans for managing students living on campus this fall

Queen’s University has released new information on how they plan to manage the arrival of students for the 2020-2021 academic year, during the COVID-19 pandemic. According to Julie Brown, Media Relations Officer for the University, Queen’s will be offering students rooms in floor-based communities, with other students in the same

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Muslim community petitions for mosque bus stop

Members of Kingston’s Muslim community have launched an online petition asking Kingston Transit to commit to providing the city’s only mosque with a bus stop.  “It’s been [many] years, and we need that bus stop,” said Sawsan Mohammed, an advocate appointed by the Islamic Society of Kingston (ISK) to spearhead

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Kingston Transit terminates bus pass agreement with Queen’s, SLC

Editorial note: The original headline of this article stated that Kingston Tranist is terminating it’s contracts with Queen’s and SLC for “free bus passes.” In fact, those bus passes are covered by a student fee of $93 annually, so therefore not free. We have updated this article to reflect that.

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Air Canada’s Kingston flights delayed until September 2020

Despite an earlier announcement that Air Canada flights would resume in Kingston in June of 2020, the date for the company’s return-to-service has now been pushed back to September. “We are scheduled to resume flights to Kingston September 8,” Peter Fitzpatrick, a Communications Officer with Air Canada said in an

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KFLA Public Health preparing for COVID-19 surge when students return

Kingston’s Chief Medical Officer Dr. Kieran Moore says the Kingston Frontenac Lennox & Addington Public Health Unit is preparing for the possibility of 100 local cases of COVID-19 per day come fall. Despite Queen’s University announcing a move to online classes for the fall semester, Dr. Moore says KFL&A Public

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Robinson Community Garden might be the perfect place to be right now

On Saturday, May 23, 2020, Robinson Community Garden will be opening their fields for the first planting of the season. Anyone is welcome to go out and support because, according to Julie Anderson, the community coordinator at the garden, the Robinson Community Garden will need all of the help it

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L&A County Museum and Archives creating COVID-19 time capsule

The world has changed significantly during the COVID-19 pandemic, and the different changes we’re all experiencing are history in the making. It is for that reason the Lennox and Addington (L&A) County Museum and Archives in Napanee is creating a COVID-19 time capsule to capture the happenings in L&A communities

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Queen’s program hopes to solve the work-experience paradox for grads

It has long been a paradox — employers want experience in a candidate before they’ll hire, but how does a new arts or humanities graduate earn that experience before they get a job? A program at Queen’s University, preparing for its third year, seems to have found the the answer.

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