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LDSB Teacher Wins Provincial Teaching Award

Brian Robertson, a teacher with the Limestone District School Board, is this year’s elementary recipient of the OTIP Teaching Awards, organized by the Ontario Teachers’ Federation and funded by the Ontario Teachers Insurance Plan. Mr. Robertson has consistently provided outstanding service to students at Land O’ Lakes Public School, well beyond the responsibilities and duties… Keep Reading

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KEDCO Update: Week Ending June 17, 2011

HIGHLIGHTS OF RECENT PROGRESS & ACTIVITIES Business Development Eikon Device Inc., a local company specializing in the research, design, and manufacturing of tattoo equipment, has received support through the provincial Eastern Ontario Development Fund for expansion of their local facility and the creation of 10 new jobs. Along with these 10 new positions, the company… Keep Reading

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Queen’s Students Awarded Energy Conservation Prize

Three Queen’s University engineering students claimed top spot in the Ontario Power Authority (OPA) energy conservation category at this year’s Connections Competition, a collaborative program that brings together final-year university and college students and innovative Ontario companies. Stephanie Lalonde, Anbareen Farooq, and Chris McNevin beat out approximately 30 other teams from colleges and universities across… Keep Reading

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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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