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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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Local Teachers Awarded

Limestone District School Board teachers have been recognized in two separate award presentations, as was QECVI high school in Kingston. Mike Byers was the recipient of this year’s Wess Garrod “Healthy Active Living” Award.  The First Avenue public school teacher is a driving force behind the school’s physical fitness program, and recognized for his work… Keep Reading

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City Seeks Input on Cataraqui North Park

The City of Kingston is asking the public to offer its ideas for the future design of new green space in a Cataraqui North neighbourhood, soon to be known as Augusta Common Park. A public meeting about the various aspects of its recreational features are set to take place between 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.… Keep Reading

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