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Kingston Restricts Water Usage for Lawns

The City of Kingston reports conservation considerations is the reason for a water allowance bylaw in effect for residents who water their lawn. Beginning June 15, citizens with odd numbered addresses will be allowed to water their yards only on odd-numbered days, and those with even-numbered addresses can water only on even-numbered days. Along with… Keep Reading

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Midland Police Chief Honoured in Kingston

Kingston will host the annual Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police (OACP) this month, where former Midland police chief Paul Hamelin will be presented with the President’s Award of Merit. This Award is given to a member of the OACP who has displayed outstanding dedication and support to the advancement of the goals and objectives… Keep Reading

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Queen’s Degree for Former P.M. Paul Martin

Paul Martin, the twenty-first Prime Minister of Canada, received an Honorary Doctor of Laws Degree at Queen’s University’s Spring Convocation. The honour was for Mr. Martin’s role as Prime Minister that included his $41 billion initiative to improve healthcare, signing a landmark agreement with the provinces and territories for a national early learning and childcare… Keep Reading

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Queen’s School of Business Begins $40 Million Expansion

The Queen’s University School of Business has broken ground on a new 75,000 square foot wing at Goodes Hall. The expansion will include classrooms fitted with the latest teaching technology, breakout rooms that will be used in the teamwork requirements in their program, two new research centres, and fifty additional faculty offices. It will also… Keep Reading

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Kingston Real Estate Will Stay Healthy Says CMHC

The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) has reported that the resale home market in Kingston will continue to remain healthy and above the 15-year average in 2010 and 2011. The statement was  part of its Housing Market Outlook report for the Kingston Census Metropolitan Area, and they also provided similar reports for other major… Keep Reading

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Kingston Senator Leads Anti-Terrorism Committee

Hugh Segal, Kingston’s representative in the Senate, will head a federal committee to examine Canada’s antiterrorism laws. The Senator was elected chair of the special Senate committee, which will meet until its mission is fulfilled or Parliament dissolves. During that time they will examine bills C-17 and S-7 which are intended to prevent terrorism in… Keep Reading

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Queen’s Presented with Workplace Wellness Award

Queen’s University has been identified as one of the healthiest places to work in Kingston for the third year in a row, winning a Workplace Wellness Award from KFL&A Public Health. The award was in recognition for creating and promoting a healthy work environment. Workplace Advisor Shannon Jones said the institution is fortunate in that… Keep Reading

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Confederation Park Train to be Restored

The locomotive in Confederation Park, known as The Spirit of Sir John A., Engine 1095, will receive a renovation and be relocated after city councillors voted to spend $642,000 on the project. Coun. Bill Glover agreed it is a lot of money, “but sometimes you’ve got to look beyond the cost of something and look… Keep Reading

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Queen’s Prof Nominated for International Writing Award

A Queen’s University professor has been nominated to win the illustrious James Tait Black Memorial Prize for his biography of Thomas De Quincey. After hearing about being nominated, Professor Morrison declared that he was “gobsmacked”. “Being shortlisted for the oldest literary prize in Britain seems impossible. I am absolutely elated”, he remarked. The James Tait… Keep Reading

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