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Principal’s Commission on Mental Health Seeks Input on Discussion Paper

The Principal’s Commission on Mental Health at Queen’s University released a discussion paper today in order to get feedback from the university and broader communities before completing its report this fall. “Towards a Mental Health Strategy for Queen’s” features a ‘four-level pyramidal framework’ to promote a healthy community, support the transitions inherent in university life… Keep Reading

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Physical Inactivity Costs Canadian TaxPayers $6.8 billion per Year

According to a Queen’s University study, Canadian’s physical inactivity is creating substantial problems for both the physical and financial health of the country. The researchers, who were funded by the Public Health Agency of Canada, report that inactivity in adults is costing taxpayers $6.8 billion per year. That figure represents 3.8 per cent of total… Keep Reading

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Queen’s University Greenhouse Gas Emissions Drop

Provincial grid factors, seasonal temperatures and changes in the number of operational buildings on campus kept Queen’s University greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions relatively stable in 2010, compared with the year previous. The 2010 GHG inventory shows campus emissions dropped by just over one per cent, from 47,191 tonnes of CO2e (carbon dioxide equivalent) in 2009 to… Keep Reading

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Farmer’s Market Opening at Kingston Memorial Centre

The city’s newest farmer’s Market will begin this Sunday, May 20 at the Kingston Memorial Centre located at 303 York Street. It will run every Sunday from 9am to 2pm until closing for the season on October 21. The new market features 14 produce vendors, 6 craft vendors, 2 vendors of prepared and baked foods,… Keep Reading

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Study: The Colour of Robins’ Eggs Determines Male Parental Care

According to research by Queen’s University biology professor Bob Montgomerie, a male robin will care more diligently for its young if the eggs its mate lays are a brighter shade of blue. Prof. Montgomerie has studied robins on and off for 25 years and has been especially fascinated with the bright blue colour of their… Keep Reading

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Kingston to be Represented at International Food Expo

The Kingston Economic Development Corporation has announced it will be attending the Salon International de l’Alimentation (SIAL Canada) International Food Expo in Montreal, along with the Ontario East Economic Development Commission. The SIAL Canada show – one of the food processing industry’s most important gatherings in North America – will run from May 9 to… Keep Reading

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Kingston Housing Starts Decline in the first quarter of 2012

Preliminary data from Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) indicates the Kingston Census Metropolitan Area (CMA) had 159 housing starts in the first quarter of 2012, which was down from the 280 starts during the same period in 2011. The decline in the first quarter was due entirely to the apartment segment, and in fact… Keep Reading

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