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Kingston Schools Certified as “EcoSchools”

Students and teachers at Bath, Lancaster Drive, and Sandhurst Pubic Schools as well as Bayridge, Frontenac, Napanee District Secondary School, North Addington Education Centre, and Sydenham High Schools have been certified as ‘EcoSchools’ by a provincial consortium. The Ontario EcoSchools program, created by a group of education stakeholders to promote environmental issues in schools,  expanded… Keep Reading

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KEDCO: Weekly Update – June 11, 2010

KEDCO: Weekly Update – Week Ending June 11, 2010 HIGHLIGHTS OF RECENT PROGRESS & ACTIVITIES Business Development KEDCO was pleased to have co-hosted the Grand Opening of ESG Solutions new facilities at 20 Hyperion Court in the Alcan Business Park on June 10. The expanded facilities, which were funded in part through the Eastern Ontario… Keep Reading

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Mark Gerretsen Announces Run for Mayor

In front of dozens of supporters, the one term Portsmouth district councillor launched his campaign to be mayor of Kingston. Gerretsen, 35, is the fifth person to announce an election bid along with businessman Barrie Chalmers, former councillor Rick Downes, current councillor Rob Matheson,  and Greg Soucie. The proclamation was made at the Isabel Turner… Keep Reading

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CBC Chastises CFB Kingston for Media Ban

On Friday, CBC columnist Kady O’Malley chastised a media advisory issued by the Land Force Doctrine and Training System – a department of the Canadian Forces located at CFB Kingston,  tasked with directing Land Warfare intellectual development and Land Operations training. As quoted in her column, the DND advisory stated: Land Force Doctrine and Training… Keep Reading

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Dan Aykroyd Donates Wine to Kandahar Troops

An inequity between beer drinkers and wine lover has been resolved thanks to seasonal Kingston area resident, movie star Dan Aykroyd. Until recently, Canadian Forces personnel in Afghanistan – who are allowed only two drinks every month – were able to get beer for free, but had to pay $9 for a half bottle of… Keep Reading

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Kingston Residents Vote “Yes” for Speed Bumps

A majority of residents on the affected sections of seven streets have voted in favour of adding speed humps to calm traffic in their neighbourhoods. In order for the City to proceed with the traffic-calming measures, a minimum of 51 per cent of the homes in an affected area needed to respond to the traffic-calming… Keep Reading

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Queen’s Prof Nominated for International Writing Award

A Queen’s University professor has been nominated to win the illustrious James Tait Black Memorial Prize for his biography of Thomas De Quincey. After hearing about being nominated, Professor Morrison declared that he was “gobsmacked”. “Being shortlisted for the oldest literary prize in Britain seems impossible. I am absolutely elated”, he remarked. The James Tait… Keep Reading

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Queen’s Professor Wins Juno Music Award

Marjan Mozetich, a Queen’s University School of Music Professor for almost 20 years, has won the 2010 Juno award for best classical composition of the year for “Lament in the trampled garden.” “I was very pleasantly surprised with the win,” he said. He has been nominated for many other classical music awards, including the CBC… Keep Reading

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Hotel Parking Garage Collapse Damages 20 Vehicles

One person was rescued and about 20 cars were damaged when the Confederation Place Hotel’s underground garage partially collapsed, fire department officials report. Fire & Rescue respondents answered the call at about 8:05 p.m, after a loud crash caused the hotel’s emergency alarms to sound. A large segment of the top floor in its two-level… Keep Reading

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