Woolf – Homecoming

Kingston Mayor Bryan Paterson says he hopes steps can be taken to end out of control street parties during Queen’s homecoming.

Paterson says the majority of Queen’s students share his concerns about the disrespectful and irresponsible actions of people at alcohol fuelled street parties.

Queen’s principal Daniel Woolf says he’s concerned someone may die and says he is hoping to continue a collaborative effort with the city, police and emergency services to end the problems.

Both the mayor and Queen’s principal hope a nuisance bylaw that is being developed will help.  It will focus on unwanted behaviors like public intoxication, excessive noise and out of control parties.

Strike Update

The strike by faculty at St. Lawrence College and Ontario’s 23 other colleges continues today and no negotiations have been scheduled.

The strike has left about 6,000 students at St. Lawrence without any classes.

The walkout started yesterday.

Picket lines have been set up at St. Lawrence – but students are being encouraged to use the college facilities to work independently on their studies while the strike continues.

Over Exposure

A 26 year old Kingston man has been charged with exposing himself to a woman on Princess Street last month.

Police say a man had exposed himself to a woman walking on the 1200 block of Princess Street on the morning of Monday, September 25th.  Police say he began pleasuring himself and later that day the same man exposed himself to the same woman.  She took a picture and it was posted on social media.

Police say a man turned himself in to police last Thursday morning.

He has been charged with two counts of sexual assault and harassment by threatening conduct.

Waterfront Improvements

You’re being asked to think about the future of Kingston’s waterfront and how to get more people to enjoy the waterfront in Kingston.

The city is holding an open house on October 24th from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Portsmouth Olympic Harbour to get input on improvements to Richardson Beach…the shoreline area between Emily Street and Newlands Pavilion.  Improvements to Richardson Beach are the number one priority in Kingston’s Waterfront Master Plan.

The consulting company hired by the city is also looking at ways to promote Kingston’s waterfront.

Indigenous Roots – Queen’s

Queen’s University is honouring its Indigenous roots.

A plaque and six page weatherproof book were unveiled yesterday between the Douglas Library and Ontario Hall on University Avenue.

It includes information about prominent Indigenous graduates from Queen’s and recognizes the university is located on the traditional territory of the Anishinaabe and the Haudenosaunee.

The tribute is written in English, French, Mohawk and Ojibway.

Chew on This

Kingston is one of 30 cities across Canada taking part in an event today called…Chew on This.

October 17th is the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty.

Volunteers will be handing out campaign lunch bags that include a postcard with the message…we need a plan to end poverty, food insecurity and homelessness in Canada.

Seeing is Believing

Volunteers with the United Way KFLA campaign will be meeting with people at agencies funded by the United Way today.  The “Seeing is Believing” bus tour will include lunch at one of the agencies giving participants a taste of what was served earlier in the day to clients.

The United Way KFLA campaign has reached 45% of its $3,501,000 goal.

The total raised so far is just over one million – 562 thousand dollars.

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