Queen’s – Aberdeen

Queen’s University officials have expressed their disappointment in the behavior of people who took part in reckless and unlawful behavior during a massive street party.

The party on Aberdeen Street on Saturday resulted in the arrest of 22 people, 2 criminal charges, 2 other criminal incidents and 128 provincial charges by police – mainly for alcohol.

Queen’s Vice Principal Tom Harris says these big unsanctioned parties have become a problem across North America. Harris says officials will be meeting with police and the city of Kingston to discuss how to move forward. He says Queen’s is considering giving the city funding to pay for policing on campus and not just for Homecoming.

The university gave the city $300,000 in 2016 to help cover policing costs over three years.


Queen’s – World Ranking – CDN Ranking

Queen’s University is ranked 322nd in the world on the 2020 U.S. News Best Global Universities list.

It is based on the research performance of universities and their ratings by members of the academic community around the world.

Harvard, M.I.T. and Stanford in the U.S. hold the top three spots.

Queen’s was ranked 15th in Canada. The University of Toronto was ranked first followed by UBC and McGill.

The University of Toronto was ranked 18th in the world.




ATV Safety

With hunting season in full swing, the OPP and the Ontario Federation of ATV Clubs have partnered to remind off-roaders to do their part to stay safe.

The OPP says 20 people have already died in off-road crashes this year, compared to 17 last year.

Police say 12 of the people who died were not wearing a helmet. Losing control of the vehicle was the leading factor in off-road deaths and at least eight of the deaths this year have involved alcohol and drugs.


Crash – Impaired

A 37-year-old Kingston man has been charged with impaired driving after a vehicle wound up in a ditch on Highway 15 north of the 401.

Frontenac OPP say the crash happened shortly after 1am on Tuesday.

James Allen has been charged with impaired and having over 80 milligrams of alcohol in the blood while operating a motor vehicle.


Downtown Kingston – Halloween

Downtown Kingston is giving children a head start on Halloween.

Stores in the downtown will be handing out treat for kids from 5:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. tomorrow.

The Downtown Kingston Business Improvement Area is also promoting the Pumpkin Parade in Confederation Park on November 1st.  People can bring their carved pumpkins to the park to show them off on the night after All Hallows Eve.


Tourism Kingston

Tourism Kingston is expanding its online presence by launching a French language website.

International Travel Trade Coordinator Ella Wang says the launch event for Tourism Kingston’s French Website will take place at a bistro in Montreal today.