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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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Queen’s Professor Wins Juno Music Award

Marjan Mozetich, a Queen’s University School of Music Professor for almost 20 years, has won the 2010 Juno award for best classical composition of the year for “Lament in the trampled garden.” “I was very pleasantly surprised with the win,” he said. He has been nominated for many other classical music awards, including the CBC… Keep Reading

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Grand Theatre Receives $45K in Funding from Federal Government

The Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, and Gord Brown, Member of Parliament (Leeds–Grenville),  announced federal funding for the Grand Theatre in Kingston. The fund will go towards the Theatre’s professional arts programming that begins April 1 and continues to March 31, 2011.  The multidisciplinary arts presenter provides dance, acting, and… Keep Reading

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Kingston Pen Prisoner Sues Over Medical Care

Carl Bursey, 35, a former outlaw biker and Kingston Penitentiary inmate is suing the federal government for $5 million. Bursey, once considered one of the province’s most wanted fugitives, claims he suffered catastrophic injuries due to inadequate medical care while at the institution. He is now confined to a wheelchair and currently serving his 10-year… Keep Reading

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Ontario Government Gives Kingston $80K to Go Green

A community-based, youth-led social marketing program at St. Lawrence College is receiving $64,750 to help Kingston go green. The program has the goal of making Kingston the most sustainable city in Canada through curriculum activities, door-to-door campaigns and pledges to reduce carbon consumption. Kingston’s Alternative Energy Cluster, SWITCH, will also receive $16,728 to organize the… Keep Reading

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Hotel Parking Garage Collapse Damages 20 Vehicles

One person was rescued and about 20 cars were damaged when the Confederation Place Hotel’s underground garage partially collapsed, fire department officials report. Fire & Rescue respondents answered the call at about 8:05 p.m, after a loud crash caused the hotel’s emergency alarms to sound. A large segment of the top floor in its two-level… Keep Reading

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Kingston Police Capture a Quebec Top 10 Most Wanted

Kingston City Police have arrested one of Quebec’s top 10 most wanted criminals. Fugitive Idir Benkhodja – on the loose since last June – was pulled over by police with another man in a routine traffic stop at 7:15 pm on Brock Street. Police ran an identity check and discovered that one of the occupants… Keep Reading

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Province Invests $4.8 million Invested in Kingston Area Projects

An investment of more than $4.8 million for three new economic stimulus projects will benefit residents and businesses in the Kingston area. This was announced by the Honourable Gary Goodyear, Minister of State responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario, and Senator Hugh Segal, at George A. Wright & Son Ltd. Minister… Keep Reading

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