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Kingston Police and Bylaw Enforcement warn partiers ahead of Homecoming weekend

As Homecoming weekend approaches, the City of Kingston’s Bylaw Enforcement and Kingston Police are warning partiers: reckless and high-risk nuisance behaviour can have long-term impacts. According to the City, strengthened enforcement measures mean that a fine or charge received during the University District Safety Initiative (UDSI) could be retained as a permanent police record. “The past few weeks have

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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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Student in University District charged a second time with obstructing police

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. During the

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Queen’s: Disciplinary action occurring, details will not be released

Since post-secondary students arrived in Kingston to attend their studies, large gatherings and street parties have occurred regularly, resulting in the closure of a popular public waterfront beach, and placing strain on local emergency services – the latter of which led to a new City emergency order and therefore increased

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Police, City report enforcement of University District Safety Initiative

The City of Kingston and Kingston Police (KP) have provided information on their efforts to enforce the University District Safety Initiative (UDSI) between Friday evening and Tuesday morning. “We are witnessing an increasingly concerning trend of unlawful high-risk gathering,” said Kingston Police Chief Antje McNeely. “Such disrespect for the rights

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Queen’s Prof calls for action after dozens of weekend parties downtown

A Queen’s University professor has published an open letter calling for more action to prevent student parties during the COVID-19 pandemic. Jeff Masuda, an Associate Professor in the School of Kinesiology and Health Studies, published his letter on Sunday, Sep. 6, 2020. He said he witnessed dozens of students partying

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Queen’s, City, Kingston Police address Homecoming 2019

Ah, it’s that time of year! Students and alumni fill the campus of Queen’s University, events of the day spill into parties at night, and you’re sure to hear ‘Cha Gheill!’ at least once if you venture into the University District… Happy Queen’s University Homecoming 2019, Kingston! The University, along

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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: Homecoming behaviour improving, still work to be done

The following is an update from Kingston Police regarding the events surrounding this year’s Queen’s University Homecoming: The Kingston Police, in partnership with other emergency services, city partners, and Queen’s University, worked throughout the weekend in the University District to keep the peace and ensure public safety during this year’s

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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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Kingston Police get ready for Homecoming weekend

It’s that time of year again, Kingston! Queen’s Homecoming weekend takes place this weekend from Friday, Oct. 19 until Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018. In preparation for the weekend, Kingston Police have been working with the City of Kingston, Queen’s University, and other community partners to proactively ensure the safety of

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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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