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Ground-Breaking Ceremony Announced for New Seniors’ Building

The Kingston & Frontenac Housing Corporation (KFHC) will be breaking ground on construction of a new 27 unit seniors’ building at 233 Queen Mary Road this Friday, June 3 at 11am. The event will be attended by Kingston MPP John Gerretsen, Mayor Mark Gerretsen and the KFHC Chief Executive Officer Mary Lynn Cousins Brame. Funding… Keep Reading

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Kingston’s Home Resale Market to Remain Strong

According to the latest Housing Market Outlook report released today by Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), resale housing activity in Kingston will remain relatively strong over the next two years. Some highlights from the report include: * Sales of existing homes plateaued from their levels in the first half of 2010. With pent-up demand… Keep Reading

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Google & Stephen Colbert Let Canadians See U.S. Huffington Post

This week, Arianna Huffington launched a Canadian edition of the Huffington Post news site. In her innaugural post there on May 26, Huffington reminded readers that one of her goals after merging with AOL earlier this year was to launch international versions of the site. And within three months of that merger, she was in… Keep Reading

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Kingston Police Report Theft at Tim Hortons

Kingston Police Criminal Investigations Unit is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying suspects or otherwise returning property stolen on Tuesday, May 3 at approximately 11:00 a.m. On that date, the victim entered Tim Horton’s at Princess & MacDonell streets [map], made a purchase and walked away – accidentally leaving her Blackberry phone on the counter.… Keep Reading

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Queen’s University Alumni Named Top 40 Under 40

The Caldwell Partners International has named three Queen’s University alumni for one of the country’s most distinguished awards: Canada’s Top 40 Under 40. Leonard Brody, Artsci’93, is president of Clarity Digital Group and its website: Examiner.com.  Based in Vancouver, the media website is one of the Top 100 in North America, featuring commentary by “trusted… Keep Reading

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Liberal Candidate Ted Hsu Holds Virtual Town Hall Meeting

Last night, Liberal candidate Ted Hsu (pictured here with the Hon. Peter Milliken) held a virtual town hall meeting with more than 6,000 Kingston and area constituents. The teleconference enabled Hsu to expand on some of the topics raised in previous local Party debates as well as providing a Q&A platform for participants to ask… Keep Reading

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Queen’s Engineering Student Wins $10K Scholarship

This week, the Canadian Engineering Memorial Foundation (CEMF) announced that Queen’s University student Jessica Steeves has received the 2011 Vale Undergraduate Engineering Scholarship. This prestigious $10,000 scholarship is awarded annually to two of the most promising women in an accredited undergraduate engineering program in Canada.  Both winners are described by the Foundation as being actively… Keep Reading

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First Avenue P.S. Taking Part in Anti-Bullying Event

Staff and students at First Avenue Public School announced they will be taking part in the national and international Pink T-shirt “Stand Up” day that represent a school’s determination to fight bullying in all its forms. The occasion originated several years ago in Central Kings High School, in Cambridge, Nova Scotia, when a school boy… Keep Reading

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Public Invited to Review Skateboard Park Drafts

The City of Kingston has made proposed skateboard park design elements available for review by the public on its website. Community Responses to Neighbourhood Concerns (CRNC) and the City are planning to build a new Skatepark at the Wally Elmer Neighbourhood Centre, 50 MacCauley St, and plans to improve existing skateboard parks at West-49 Lyons… Keep Reading

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Skateboarders Invited To Help Design SkatePark

First Permanent Skatepark Will Be At Wally Neighbourhood Centre Community Response to Neighbourhood Concerns (CRNC) and the City are inviting skatepark users to bring their ideas to help design the elements in a new skatepark to be built at the Wally Elmer Neighbourhood Centre in Kingston’s Rideau Heights district. “If you are interested in skateparks… Keep Reading

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