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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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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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