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Queen’s Principal addresses students’ return, large parties, closure of park

 As some doors close, others will open in Kingston’s University District this week, as students prepare to attend classrooms and lecture halls in the wake of Kingston Police dispersing a 2,000-person illegal street party on University Avenue, which subsequently resulted in the closure of Gord Edgar Downie Pier and the

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Kingston Police disperse 2,000-person street party on University Avenue

Kingston Police had a busy evening, laying more than 10 Part 1 Summons’ and arresting four individuals during a street party on University Avenue in the early morning hours of Thursday, Sept. 2, 2021. Approximately 2,000 individuals were gathered at the street party. At 12:10 a.m. Kingston Police announced to

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Letter: Two thumbs up to Williamsville’s transformation

Editorial Note: The following is a submitted letter to the editor and does not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of the Kingstonist. Williamsville is being transformed in a good way. A long-neglected commercial area of the city, with rundown buildings and dormant, weed-filled empty lots is finally seeing major

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Fuel spill closes section of Queen’s University campus

Bader Lane at University Avenue was closed off to the public after a delivery truck struck a wall puncturing a fuel tank on Monday, Apr. 6, 2020. The incident occurred just before 11:30 a.m. at Stirling Hall, where the delivery truck was backing into a driveway with a delivery. While

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Police investigating reports of six males with a gun on Queen’s campus

Kingston Police are currently investigating after an early morning report of six males with a rifle on Queen’s University campus. At approximately 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Mar. 18, 2020, police received a call reporting six males with a rifle in the area of Bader Lane and University Avenue. According to

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National Student Walkout for Wet’suwet’en at Queen’s University

A few hundred people amassed on Queen’s University campus on Wednesday, Mar. 4, 2020 as part of the National Student Walkout for Wet’suwet’en. The event was host by approximately 10 local organizations, including Queen’s Native Students’ Association, Queen’s Coalition Against Racial and Ethnic Discrimination, Ollin.ca, and OPRIG Kingston. The large

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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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Kingston Police seeking public assistance to identify assault suspects

Police are asking the public for assistance regarding an assault that sent a pedestrian to hospital with serious eye injuries over the weekend. According to Kingston Police, the male victim was walking westbound on the south sidewalk of Johnson Street near University Avenue with a small group of friends at

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Kingston Police request public assistance to identify suspects in gunpoint robbery

Two males have been robbed in downtown Kingston, and police are looking for anyone with information regarding the incident, which involved a handgun. The incident occurred in the early morning hours on Sunday, Mar. 17, 2019 when the two male victims were walking eastbound on the north side of Johnson

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Police, Campus Security investigating indecent act on Stuart Street

Both Kingston Police and Queen’s University Campus Security and Emergency Service are investigating an indecent act that took place on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018. That day, at approximately 8:30 p.m., a female was walking along in front of Adelaide Hall on the corner of Stuart Street and University Avenue. A

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Local man keeps police busy on Labour Day evening

A Kingston man was the subject of two different police calls over the span of four hours on Monday, Sept. 3, 2018. At approximately 6:30 p.m., Kingston Police, Kingston Fire and Rescue, and Frontenac Paramedics all attended the foot of Cataraqui Street, where a man had reportedly been in the

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Kingston’s Top Headline From 2015

With less than two weeks remaining in 2015, the time has come to take a look back at the biggest headlines and most significant news stories that shaped Kingston this past year.  Early in 2015, Kingstonians celebrated the grand opening of the Tett Centre, they city’s vibrant arts hub that’s

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