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Moore: All of April will be dangerous

For anyone who thinks the current stay-at-home order in place across the province is not as serious as the ones that have come before it, Dr. Kieran Moore, Medical Officer of Health for Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) Public Health puts it all into perspective. “This is going to

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Public Health declares COVID-19 outbreak in Kingston’s University District

On Thursday, Apr. 8, 2021, Dr. Kieran Moore, Medical Officer of Health for Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) Public Health declared a COVID-19 outbreak within Kingston’s University District associated with Queen’s University. The outbreak was declared among young adults aged 18 to 29 years of age, as they currently

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Positive COVID-19 cases linked to multiple house parties

On Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020, Dr. Kieran Moore, Medical Officer of Health for Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) Public Health confirmed that positive COVID-19 cases have been linked to multiple house parties in the University District. According to Public Health, multiple positive cases attended several house parties in the

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Seven house party fines issued by Kingston Police in November

Kingston Police issued seven charges under the Reopening Ontario Act (ROA) during the month of November. According to Const. Ash Gutheinz of the Kingston Police, all the infractions took place at parties that appeared to be “well in excess of the allowable numbers under ROA upon arrival.” The infractions were

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Multiple COVID-19 cases in Kingston linked to house parties

Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox & Addington (KFL&A) Public Health now says that multiple recent cases of COVID-19 in Kingston can be linked to student house parties. “Today, Dr. Kieran Moore, Medical Officer of Health at KFL&A Public Health confirms at least two recent COVID-19 positive cases attended several house parties held

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Kingston Police lay 104 charges due to ‘high-risk nuisance behaviour’

In working collaboratively with the City of Kingston, KFL&A Public Health, and Queen’s University to address high-risk nuisance behaviour, Kingston Police have responded to over 300 noise complaints and issued over 100 charges in the past two weeks. Kingston Police are addressing this behaviour through a tiered response strategy, and

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Planned power outage for University District and area

Utilities Kingston electricity customers in the University District and nearby areas should plan for a brief planned power outage on Wednesday, Apr. 15, 2020. The planned power outage will take place for 30 minutes beginning at 6 a.m. that date. Customers in the following areas will be affected: Johnson Street

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St Patrick’s Day weekend in University District quieter than previous years

Possibly due to concerns about COVID-19 and Principal Patrick Deane’s plea to students to refrain from large gatherings, St Patrick’s Day weekend in 2020 was much quieter in the Queen’s University District than in previous years. This is the second year in a row showing declines in alcohol- and party-related

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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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Update: Postponed – Power outage planned for University District and Alwington areas

Update (Wednesday, Mar. 18, 2020): As part of Utilities Kingston’s response to the current COVID-19 epidemic, the utility provider has decided to delay this planned power outage “to help relieve some hardship for customers during this uncertain and difficult time.” Kingstonist will provide notice when the planned power outage is

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City of Kingston continues enforcement of Winter Parking Bylaw

Dozens of residents in Kingston were surprised to find that their vehicles had been towed away overnight on Thursday, February 13, as a result of the City’s enforcement of its Winter Overnight Parking Bylaw. In particular, the enforcement action took residents of the Queen’s University District especially off-guard, as they

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Police seek information on violent attacks in downtown Kingston

Kingston Police are looking for any witnesses or those with information regarding two violent attacks that occurred downtown in late January. The assaults occurred around midnight on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020 in the area of Johnson and Division Streets. The two victims were at a house party in the area

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