Kingston man arrested for multiple sexual assaults on Queen’s University campus
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by YGK News Staff
2h ago
A 21-year old man from Kingston is facing numerous charges for several sexual assaults that took place on the Queen’s University campus this week and for drug possession. The arrest came out of a complaint that Kingston Police received on January 31st 2023 at around 6:10pm. “At the time [of the report], Queen’s Campus Security and Emergency Services saw a man lying down on the floor inside one of the woman’s bathrooms. Police, upon arrival, issued a provincial offences notice under the Trespass to Property Act to the accused and escorted him from the property,” said Police. Not long after, a ..read more
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COVID-19 Assessment Centre to close this month
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by Owen Fullerton, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
18h ago
Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) announced on Wednesday morning that the COVID-19 Assessment Centre located at the Beechgrove Complex will close its doors after February 24. A media release from KHSC says a combination of declining PCR testing volumes and other available supports in the community has led to he decision to the close the location. In the release, Director of the Assessment Centre and Community Partnerships Cindy Bolton said the Assessment Centre and its team have been flexible to fill the need in the community. “Over the course of the pandemic the COVID-19 Assessment Cent ..read more
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Opinion: Passengers need more than apologies from airlines after holiday chaos
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by YGK News Staff
2d ago
By: Frédéric Dimanche, Toronto Metropolitan University and Kelley A. McClinchey, Wilfrid Laurier University A snowball effect initiated in Vancouver created an avalanche of travel chaos over the holidays at a time when many had overcome their fear of travelling following the COVID-19 pandemic and thought it was worth travelling again. A heavy winter storm first affected Canada’s second busiest airport, the Vancouver International Airport. Other storms quickly spread across the country with a disastrous impact on holiday travel. Many people were stuck in planes, trains and automobiles or were ..read more
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Analysis: Two years after the defund the police movement, police budgets increase across Canada
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by YGK News Staff
2d ago
By: Ted Rutland, Concordia University Listen to this article The worldwide protests against police racism and violence in the summer of 2020 brought greater public attention to police spending. In city after city, activists and other residents demanded that governments defund the police and reinvest in communities. Public support for this demand was evident in the streets, as well as in public opinion polls that registered significant support for defunding the police. Despite that support, the demand to defund the police and reinvest in communities has not been implemented in any Canadian cit ..read more
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Analysis: What are universities for? Canadian higher education is at a critical crossroads
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by YGK News Staff
2d ago
By: Marc Spooner, University of Regina In recent years, Canadian provinces such as Ontario and Alberta have been attempting to repurpose and reprogram our universities to more narrowly serve the labour market. They’re doing so by adopting performance-based funding in the most profound changes the sector has witnessed in decades. These profound changes are encapsulated by the statements of former Alberta Premier Jason Kenney, who said his government was “trying to retool the education system.” Last year, Kenney said government funding for universities should align with the needs of the labour ..read more
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Student led charity bag drive returns this weekend
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by Owen Fullerton, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
2d ago
A Queen’s student led initiative is holding its third bag drive this Saturday, with donations going to the Kingston Interval House. Bags of Promise (BOP) has been at work in the Kingston area since spring 2021, with the focus being on filling backpacks with essential items like hygiene products and grocery gift cards for partners in the community to distribute to their clients. On Saturday teams will be filling and delivering bags, with a final push this week to collect items. As the organization continues to find its footing in the community, they have rebranded with a new website and also l ..read more
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Queen’s begins planning for Homecoming 2023 
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by Matthew Ierino
6d ago
Queen’s University has made it official: Homecoming 2023 will take place between October 20-22 2023. This year, the university says that all alumni will be welcomed back to campus, with it being a milestone reunion year for graduating class years ending in 3 or 8.  “Official events organized by the university will include open houses, faculty receptions, sporting events, and special receptions for alumni celebrating certain milestone reunions, such as the Tricolour Guard Reception and Dinner,(for alumni who graduated 50 or more years ago) and much more!” wrote Queen’s University on its a ..read more
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Queen’s student petitions Canadian government for action on Iran
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by Owen Fullerton, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
1w ago
Last Updated on January 25, 2023 by YGK News Staff A petition originated in Kingston has garnered over 3,300 signatures and counting as of Tuesday. Presented by second year Queen’s student Niki Ehsan and sponsored by Kingston and the Islands MP Mark Gerretsen, the petition asks the Government of Canada to take stronger action against the Islamic Republic of Iran as protests and state sanctioned violence continue to rock the country. The petition to the House of Commons asks for the federal government to take five steps to act “urgently and rigidly” against Iran, including investigating report ..read more
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Rotary Club of Kingston announces launch of 2023 Community Outreach Grants
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by YGK News Staff
1w ago
The Rotary Club of Kingston has announced that applications are now being accepted for the Rotary Club of Kingston’s Community Outreach Grants (COG). Among those encouraged to apply are Not-for-profit community organizations, schools, and social service agencies in the KFL&A area. The grants help fund innovative projects that address the needs of children & youth, children and adults living with disabilities, seniors, and the environment. Since 2015, Community Outreach Grants have allowed our club to meet and support organizations by providing a hand-up – a bit of funding that can go ..read more
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Learn how to create the life you want with Financial Empowerment for Canadian Women
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by YGK News Staff
1w ago
Laura Southall, a certified financial planner is hoping to offering her expertise to Kingston Frontenac residents and beyond with a new book. Financial Empowerment for Canadian Women explores the emotional side of money before diving into financial literacy for each stage of life. Southall is offering a zoom session to allow those interested to learn more about her book and financial sovereignty during an online Zoom session with Southall hosted by the Kingston Frontenac Public Library on Feb. 15. The talk runs from 7-8 p.m. Southall is also the author of Rental Properties For Canadian Women ..read more
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