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Pump House Steam Museum and KFD Hold Family Event

The Pump House Steam Museum and members of Kingston Fire and Rescue announced their upcoming family event to be held on Saturday, July 3, from noon until 4 p.m. The Summer Steam-Off Spectacular is a free event featuring the firefighters from Kingston Fire and Rescue with demonstrations of the new Thomas. H. Patterson fireboat, a… Keep Reading

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Queen’s Holding Town Hall Meeting to Decide Future

A town hall meeting will be hosted next month by the six members of the Academic Writing Team as they continue to gather input from the Queen’s community about future directions for the university. The meeting – open to faculty, staff and students – will take place on Monday July 12 from 10-11:30 am in… Keep Reading

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City Invites Public to Battery Park Opening

The public has been invited to the official opening of the new Battery Park, on the shore of Lake Ontario at the foot of Earl Street. The ceremony for Kingston’s newest waterfront park will take place at 11 a.m. this Monday, June 28 and be attended by Mayor Harvey Rosen, Councillor Bill Glover, Alf Hendry… Keep Reading

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Confederation Place Hotel Open Again

After being closed for almost two months, due to a partial collapse in their underground parking garage, the Confederation Place Hotel has been declared safe for occupancy again. According to the hotel, its front desk staff are taking reservations again and cleaning staff are getting rooms ready for guests. A spokesman interviewed by CKWS News… Keep Reading

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Former Queen’s U. Principal Hired as U.S. Lobbyist

Former Queen’s University Principal, Karen Hitchcock, has been hired as a U.S. lobbyist by Park Strategies LLC. Park Strategies, which describes itself as “among the most sought after public policy and business development firms in the country, providing strategic advice and consulting services to a wide array of clients throughout the U.S. and around the… Keep Reading

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Peter Milliken Resigns as MP and Speaker

Kingston, Ontario – Peter Milliken, Speaker of the House of Commons and Member of Parliament for Kingston & the Islands, has announced he will resign those positions effective the next Federal election. Milliken made the announcement in front of hundreds of friends, family and supporters who braved the light rainy conditions at his annual summer… Keep Reading

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Queen’s University Opens Medical Centre in Belleville

This week, the Queen’s University School of Medicine officially opened a state-of-the-art medical centre to serve as an academic home to family medicine residents. Funded by the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care, the facility is part of a $6.6 million expansion of the university’s family medicine residency program, with the University providing $1… Keep Reading

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LD School Board Approves $258M Budget

At a board meeting last week, Trustees of the Limestone District School Board (LDSB) approved an $235,556,000 operating budget and a capital budget of $22,577,000 for the 2010-2011 school year. Initially the Trustees were presented with an estimated operating expenditure deficit of $1,400,000 – as a result of a large reduction in revenues, due to… Keep Reading

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Ottawa Earthquake Felt in Kingston

The magnitude 5.0 earthquake (originally reported to be a 5.5) , centered 53 km NNE of Ottawa, was felt in Kingston and as far away as Chicago and Montreal. There have been two recorded earthquakes with a magnitude over 6.0 in this Canadian seismic zone: a 6.1-magnitude quake in 1935 and one measuring 6.2 in… Keep Reading

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Kingston Town Crier is Best in the World

Chris Whyman, the city’s other Kingston herald, won the 2010 world championship Town Crier tournament in Chester, U.K. this past Saturday. 2014 Update: Chris Whyman is once again named World’s best Town Crier ! According to the “Chestival” website, almost forty town criers arrived for the tournament – which was held outside Chester’s town hall – from countries… Keep Reading

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Parliament Passes Bill to Prevent Homolka Pardon

Just before their summer break, MPs have passed a bill that would prevent schoolgirl killer, and former Kingston Prison for Women inmate,  Karla Homolka from getting a pardon for her crimes. Although there was no indication Homolka had applied for a criminal pardon, she would have been eligible for one within a few of weeks.… Keep Reading

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