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S&R Department Store to Reopen

The Doornekamp family, after having a proposal to enter an office partnership with city council rejected, have reportedly decided to independently buy the building and transform it into a commercial and office center. Construction and renovations on the 19th century building is set to begin next month. The Doornekamp company, ABNA Investments Ltd., will spend… Keep Reading

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Mark Gerretsen Announces Run for Mayor

In front of dozens of supporters, the one term Portsmouth district councillor launched his campaign to be mayor of Kingston. Gerretsen, 35, is the fifth person to announce an election bid along with businessman Barrie Chalmers, former councillor Rick Downes, current councillor Rob Matheson,  and Greg Soucie. The proclamation was made at the Isabel Turner… Keep Reading

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Queen’s University Hosts International Educators

Queen’s University will host a week-long program aimed at helping international education practitioners learn how to work more effectively in their workplace. This year the program has attracted more than 150 people to campus, an almost 50 percent increase from last year’s event. IETP program coordinator Alison Cummings said they were glad to see their… Keep Reading

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Bryan Adams Launches Photography Website

Today, Kingston born singer Bryan Adams posted on his Twitter account: i’ve just launched my photography website. check it out if ya have a few minutes… Visiting the site instantly loads a random set of photos from one of his shoots, with a “Photographs” link at the top of the page for visitors to easily… Keep Reading

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Second Arrest in Millhaven Institution Cold Case

More than 10 years ago – on July 14, 1999 – 24 year old Scott Barnett collapsed in the maximum security Millhaven Institution’s exercise yard and died the following day. An autopsy found he had been poisoned with cyanide, but no one was charged in the death. But in 2006, the Joint Forces Penitentiary Squad,… Keep Reading

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