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Stressed Out Birds May Make Better Parents

Birds with high levels of stress hormones have the highest mating success and offer better parental care to their brood, according to new biology research at Queen’s University. “Having high levels of glucocorticoid or stress hormone is often thought to indicate an individual in poor condition who has a low level of mating success. However,… Keep Reading

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Queen’s University Biological Station Expansion Planned

The Queen’s University Biological Station (QUBS) is hoping to add a teaching and outreach facility situated on a sizable parcel of pristine land to its existing holdings. QUBS has entered into a lease-to-own agreement with the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) to partner in managing a 1,000-acre property northeast of Kingston. QUBS is running programs… Keep Reading

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City Releases Plans for Possible Postal Disruption

Below is a plan for how residents can make payments and communicate with the City of Kingston during any postal disruption. The City will be monitoring the postal situation closely and will issue updates as appropriate. Of particular concern is the delivery of payments to Ontario Works recipients. Detailed instructions for communicating with Community and… Keep Reading

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Queen’s Reacts to Coroner Recommendations Related to Student Deaths

Queen’s University is responding to a Coroner’s recommendations that the university review and make changes to the non-academic student discipline system, alcohol policies and alcohol in residences, and work to change the “culture of drinking on campus” after the deaths of two first-year students last fall. Regional Supervising Coroner Dr. Roger Skinner looked at physical… Keep Reading

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Kingston to Celebrate OFSSA Tournament with Soccer in the Square

Hundreds of teenage boys, along with their families and coaches, will be descending on Kingston next week for the annual OFSAA Soccer Tournament which features the best in Ontario high school boys’ soccer. To celebrate the great sport of soccer, “Soccer in the Square” will be a family-fun event happening in Springer Market Square next… Keep Reading

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Kingston Firefighters to Hold Charity Car Wash

Kingston Fire & Rescue’s Combat Challenge Team is holding a car wash to raise funds for the Canadian Cancer Society Relay for Life and the Combat Team at 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 28, 2011 at the Kingston Centre Parking Lot, at the corner of Bath Road and Sir John A. MacDonald… Keep Reading

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KEDCO Update: Week Ending May 20, 2011

HIGHLIGHTS OF RECENT PROGRESS & ACTIVITIES Business Development Jeff Garrah, CEO attended the SIAL Canada Tradeshow & Exhibition on May 12 at the Toronto Metro Convention Centre. SIAL Canada is an international tradeshow dedicated to food industry professionals which targets the North American market. Each year, over 530 agrifood exhibitors and 12,000 professionals come together… Keep Reading

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School Board Trustees Celebrate Student Achievers

Thursday night, Trustees of the Limestone District School Board presented The Limestone Student Achievers Awards to ten deserving students. Trustees, senior staff, family and friends gathered to recognize the significant contributions and achievements of this year’s recipients. The Limestone Student Achievers Award recognizes the outstanding achievements of those students whose exceptional accomplishments merit recognition beyond… Keep Reading

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KEDCO Update: Week Ending May 13, 2011

HIGHLIGHTS OF RECENT PROGRESS & ACTIVITIES Business Development Jennifer Baker, Business Development Project Manager will be in Chicago and Minneapolis on May 15-18 with representatives from Endetec, MetalCraft Marine Inc., and Scott Environmental Group, as part of a US Trade Mission to introduce American businesses and Canadian Trade Commissioners working in the northern US to… Keep Reading

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Queen’s University to Expand Mental Health Counselling

Additional counselling services and supports for Queen’s students will be implemented this fall. An additional full-time counsellor is being hired to provide approximately 600 more hours of support at Health, Counselling and Disability Services and the University is advertising nationally for an Associate Director of Counselling. An additional counsellor is also going to be based… Keep Reading

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