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Queen’s University Hosting Kingston Health Exposé

The Queen’s chapter of the Canadian Obesity Network (CON) is helping Queen’s and Kingston community members take a step towards a healthier lifestyle. Working in partnership with Health Counselling and Disability Services, the Queen’s CON is hosting the inaugural Kingston Health Exposé today. The exposé offers attendees a variety of ways to jump-start their healthy… Keep Reading

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Queen’s Prof Discovers Hidden Literary Messages in Mona Lisa

Queen’s University Classics professor emeritus Ross Kilpatrick says the Leonardo da Vinci masterpiece, the Mona Lisa, incorporates images inspired by the Roman poet Horace and Florentine poet Petrarch. The technique of taking a passage from literature and incorporating it into a work of art is known as ‘invention’ and was used by many Renaissance artists.… Keep Reading

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Toronto Star’s 2010 “Darts & Laurels” Targets Kingstonians

Perusing their list of “darts & laurels” for Canadians who made the news in 2010, it quickly becomes apparent that Kingston was well represented in many of the Toronto Star’s picks for the year. Fully 25% of the twenty individuals or groups named for criticism and praise were either born or educated in Kingston, including… Keep Reading

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Kingston Teenager Goes Missing on Trip to Toronto

Kingston Police are seeking the public’s help in finding a 16-year-old Kingston girl who has went missing on New Year’s Eve. According to police, Victoria Cota was dropped off at the John Counter Boulevard VIA Rail train station on Dec. 31 where she was scheduled to take the 10:30 a.m. train to meet a friend… Keep Reading

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Queen’s Remembrance Day Scandal: Maclean’s Top 10 Story for 2010

The Maclean’s magazine “On Campus” section has listed its Top 10 most read online education posts for the past year, and a Queen’s University’s related story made the grade – squeaking in as the #9 most read story of 2010. The article entitled “Queen’s Remembrance Day soapbox”, written by Robyn Urback, is an OpEd piece… Keep Reading

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Former CBC VP Joins Queen’s School of Policy Studies

Former Senior Vice-President with CBC/Radio-Canada, George Smith, has been named a Fellow in the School of Policy Studies at Queen’s University. His focus will be towards industrial relations and contributing to the school’s research, graduate degree programs, and professional outreach programs. Mr. Smith, who graduated from Queen’s in 1973 with a Bachelor of Commerce, said… Keep Reading

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Fire Prevention Safety Tips for the Holidays

Kingston Fire & Rescue offers the following fire safety guidelines for a fire safe holiday season. While many seasonal risks increase during cold weather, most fires can be prevented. * In the last week in Ontario, cooking related fires claimed the lives of three persons and seriously injured two more. For the entire month of… Keep Reading

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Pay Your Parking Ticket With a Toy On December 9 & 10

On Dec. 9 and 10, from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, drivers who have received parking tickets over the last month can pay for it with a toy at City Hall. Over last year’s holiday season, the city collected more toys than ever in the Toys for Tickets program. 360 gifts were turned over in… Keep Reading

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CFKA Kickstart Grants Benefit Local School Children

The Youth Advisory Committee of the Community Foundation for Kingston & Area (CFKA) was honored by the Limestone District School Board, who recognized their support of Limestone schools through the CFKA’s Fall 2010 Kickstart Grants. Kickstart is a bi-yearly grant competition available to all elementary school classes in the Limestone and Algonquin and Lakeshore school… Keep Reading

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