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Queen’s University Seeking Hosts for Arriving International Students

For two decades, the Queen’s University International Centre (QUIC) has been running a volunteer host program that makes the transition a little easier for many international students. The Centre is again seeking volunteer hosts for these students when they arrive in Kingston this fall. “It’s quite an important moment, arriving to Kingston and on campus,”… Keep Reading

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Former Whig Publisher Named Executive in Billion Dollar Media Group

Earlier this month, the new Canadian newspaper group – Postmedia Network Inc. – became Canada’s largest publisher of paid English language newspapers after closing a billion-dollar acquisition of Canwest newspapers. The acquisition includes the National Post and 10 other major dailies, as well as more than 20 additional community papers. Postmedia Network Inc. last week… Keep Reading

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Restored Gaskin Lion Unveiled in MacDonald Park

On July 9th, Kingston’s landmark Gaskin Lion revealed the facelift he received for his 100th birthday. The League of Ukrainian-Canadians of Kingston donated the money for this restoration as a way to also celebrate the club’s own 100th anniversary this year. A number of presenters spoke to the crowd attending the ceremony, including Councillor Dorothy… Keep Reading

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Photos of the 401 Accident near Kingston

Friday afternoon, a 90 km long police chase resulted in a one vehicle accident on the 401 near HWY 38 – under the Westbrook Road underpass –  where police vehicles were used to stop the suspect, causing him to lose control of his truck. His vehicle struck the guard rail and rolled over, discharging contraband… Keep Reading

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Accident Causes 401 Closure near HWY 38

Kingston, Ontario — Updated: Fri Jul. 16 2010 9:43 PM An accident on the 401, speculated online as being related to a high-speed police chase, has occurred in the westbound lane of the 401 near HWY 38. Online posts on Twitter indicate a pickup truck was involved in the incident as was another car, although… Keep Reading

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Three More Contenders for Kingston Liberal Party Nomination

UPDATE: Ted Hsu was selected as the successor to retiring Liberal party MP Peter Milliken during the party’s nomination meeting Sunday, November 7 at the K-Rock Centre. This week marked the fourth entry in the race for federal Liberal nomination for Kingston and the Islands, following current MP Peter Milliken’s announcement he would not run… Keep Reading

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Cataraqui Town Centre Purchased for $168 Million

Primaris Retail REIT (TSX:PMZ.UN) has announced an agreement to purchase the Cataraqui Town Centre. The Town Centre is being purchased from a joint venture of The Cadillac Fairview Corporation Limited and Ivanhoe Cambridge for $168 million dollars, with the acquisition to occur in mid- August of this year. John Morrison, President and CEO of Primaris,… Keep Reading

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Queen’s University V.P. Honoured by UK Royal Academy

Queen’s Vice-Principal and Civil Engineering professor, Kerry Rowe, has been elected a Fellow of the United Kingdom’s Royal Academy of Engineering. He is the only Canadian, and one of just six international Fellows, whose election was revealed at the academy’s annual general meeting July 5th in London. “I am delighted. It’s very significant recognition of… Keep Reading

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Nuclear Waste Shipment May Brush Wolfe Island Shores

Last April, Bruce Power contacted the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission – Canada’s nuclear regulator – to request a licence to ship low-level radioactive generators from its Bruce Nuclear Generating Station on Lake Huron to Sweden. The 1,760 tonne shipment of 16 radiation-laced steel steam generators are being transported to Sweden where an estimated 90 per… Keep Reading

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Kingston Buskers in Highway Accident

Kate Mior, the “Marie Antoinette” living statue performer at the weekend’s Kingston Buskers festival, posted to her Twitter account that she was involved in a vehicle accident Sunday night while traveling home. At about midnight Sunday evening, she wrote: I was in a car accident coming home tonight. Car is totaled but we walked away.… Keep Reading

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