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Major Life Decisions May Be Influenced by Life Expectancy

According to a Queen’s University study, major life decisions – including marriage, divorce, having a child and attending university – may be influenced subconsciously by how long people believe they will be alive. “Life expectancy might be driving all of these major decisions,” said Daniel Krupp, a post doctoral fellow in the Queen’s math department… Keep Reading

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Poll: Canadians Are Not Planning for End of Life Care

An Ipsos-Reid national poll commissioned by Queen’s University professor revealed this week that Canadians are not planning for their end of life care. The poll by Queen’s University professor of medicine Daren Heyland was conducted to better understand if average Canadians are undertaking advance care planning. The results were published in time for next week’s… Keep Reading

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Kingston Fire & Rescue Issues Open Air Burning Ban

Kingston Fire & Rescue has issued the first ban on open air burning this year. The ban comes into effect immediately and applies to all a properties within the City of Kingston until further notice. Assistant Chief Robb Kidd advises that, “This is the earliest ban that has been instituted in recent memory. Last year… Keep Reading

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Research: Hiccups Developed to Enable Babies, Mammals to Consume More Milk

New research authored by Kingston’s Daniel Howes explains the mysterious hiccup reflex as a burping mechanism to release swallowed air; allowing young, feeding mammals to consume more milk. Researchers and Clinicians have until now had difficulty connecting the physical mechanisms of the hiccup to a feasible evolutionary advantage. “We have a lot of explanations for… Keep Reading

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Government Grants Offered For Kingston Student Business Entrepreneurs

The Kingston Economic Development Corporation (KEDCO) has announced that the “Summer Company” program is open for business. Students between the ages of 15 and 29 years old are eligible to receive grants up to $3,000 to begin their own business. This Government of Ontario sponsored program will be administered in the Kingston area by KEDCO’s… Keep Reading

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Amazon Ranks Kingston Most Romantic City in Canada

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, Amazon.ca announced its third annual ranking of the Top 20 Most Romantic Cities in Canada where Kingston came in first place. The city’s rank leaped from last year’s list, where Kingston came in at #7 and Victoria BC was deemed the most romantic city for 2011. This year,… Keep Reading

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Government of Canada Recognizes Historical Significance of Cataraqui Cemetery

The Honourable Peter Kent, Environment Minister and Minister responsible for Parks Canada, announced the designation of national historically significance to four communities in Canada. These new designations include recognition of the Cataraqui Cemetery in Kingston as the final resting place of many prominent political, economic and social leaders, including Canada’s first prime minister, Sir John… Keep Reading

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CMHC: Kingston Housing Starts Increased in Fourth Quarter 2011

According to preliminary data from the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), 376 total housing starts were recorded for Kingston in the fourth quarter of 2011, a significant increase from the 181 started within the same period in 2010. Single-detached housing starts were down 6% in the fourth quarter of 2011 compared with a year… Keep Reading

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