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Kingston Humanitarian Returns to Haiti

Kingston’s Tammy Babcock has returned again to the Cité Soleil slums of Port-au-Prince in Haiti, where she has been providing medical and other humanitarian aid since before the devastating earthquake in January. In a message sent to Facebook supporters, she described arriving in the country at an airport crowded with luggage carts pushed by hot… Keep Reading

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Queen’s University Seeking Hosts for Arriving International Students

For two decades, the Queen’s University International Centre (QUIC) has been running a volunteer host program that makes the transition a little easier for many international students. The Centre is again seeking volunteer hosts for these students when they arrive in Kingston this fall. “It’s quite an important moment, arriving to Kingston and on campus,”… Keep Reading

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Queen’s Academic Writing Team Gathers Feedback for University’s Future

More than 60 faculty, staff and students offered their input on the future directions of Queen’s at a town hall meeting July 12. The academic writing team, which is gathering feedback and identifying themes as part of the academic planning process, listened to comments on a variety of issues including teaching, interdisciplinarity, virtualization and finances.… Keep Reading

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Former Whig Publisher Named Executive in Billion Dollar Media Group

Earlier this month, the new Canadian newspaper group – Postmedia Network Inc. – became Canada’s largest publisher of paid English language newspapers after closing a billion-dollar acquisition of Canwest newspapers. The acquisition includes the National Post and 10 other major dailies, as well as more than 20 additional community papers. Postmedia Network Inc. last week… Keep Reading

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Restored Gaskin Lion Unveiled in MacDonald Park

On July 9th, Kingston’s landmark Gaskin Lion revealed the facelift he received for his 100th birthday. The League of Ukrainian-Canadians of Kingston donated the money for this restoration as a way to also celebrate the club’s own 100th anniversary this year. A number of presenters spoke to the crowd attending the ceremony, including Councillor Dorothy… Keep Reading

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Photos of the 401 Accident near Kingston

Friday afternoon, a 90 km long police chase resulted in a one vehicle accident on the 401 near HWY 38 – under the Westbrook Road underpass –  where police vehicles were used to stop the suspect, causing him to lose control of his truck. His vehicle struck the guard rail and rolled over, discharging contraband… Keep Reading

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Three More Contenders for Kingston Liberal Party Nomination

UPDATE: Ted Hsu was selected as the successor to retiring Liberal party MP Peter Milliken during the party’s nomination meeting Sunday, November 7 at the K-Rock Centre. This week marked the fourth entry in the race for federal Liberal nomination for Kingston and the Islands, following current MP Peter Milliken’s announcement he would not run… Keep Reading

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Cataraqui Town Centre Purchased for $168 Million

Primaris Retail REIT (TSX:PMZ.UN) has announced an agreement to purchase the Cataraqui Town Centre. The Town Centre is being purchased from a joint venture of The Cadillac Fairview Corporation Limited and Ivanhoe Cambridge for $168 million dollars, with the acquisition to occur in mid- August of this year. John Morrison, President and CEO of Primaris,… Keep Reading

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Kingston Buskers in Highway Accident

Kate Mior, the “Marie Antoinette” living statue performer at the weekend’s Kingston Buskers festival, posted to her Twitter account that she was involved in a vehicle accident Sunday night while traveling home. At about midnight Sunday evening, she wrote: I was in a car accident coming home tonight. Car is totaled but we walked away.… Keep Reading

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Kingston Hockey Icons Bid Farewell to Bob Probert

Hundreds of mourners crowded the Windsor Christian Fellowship Friday morning to pay final respects to NHL legend Bob Probert, who died Monday at the age of 45 after experiencing chest pains while boating with his family on Lake St. Clair. Wednesday’s visitations and today’s funeral were attended by mourners that included hockey figures Tie Domi,… Keep Reading

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