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M.P. Ted Hsu Joins Protestors Outside Japanese Embassy

Kingston & the Islands M.P. Ted Hsu joined demonstrators outside the Japanese embassy yesterday, calling for Japan to formally recognize and apologize for its use of “comfort women” during the military expansion by Japan during the 1930s and 1940s. Over 200 people demonstrated at the Sussex Drive embassy in Ottawa on Wednesday Afternoon, demanding that… Keep Reading

Cataraqui Woods Students raise money for families in developing countries

Cataraqui Woods Students Donate to Families in Developing Countries

Donations by students at Cataraqui Woods Elementary School will make a real difference for families and children in developing countries. With $350 collected through their fundraiser, the students will be supplying clean water for a family, clothing for 25 children, 5 fruit trees, 2 hens and a rooster, 2 mosquito nets, school supplies for one… Keep Reading


Kingston Rental Market Vacancy Rates Stable for 2011

Results from the Fall 2011 Rental Market Survey for the Kingston Census Metropolitan Area (CMA) by the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), indicate that vacancy rates average remained about the same level as last year. Strong demand in the rental market this year was absorbed by an large number of rental units becoming available.… Keep Reading


Limestone District School Board Responds to Holiday Celebration Criticisms

The Limestone District School Board has issued a a public response from the Director of Education related to recent media stories and enquiries from parents and the general public clarifying the LDSB’s philosophy and practice as they relate to holiday celebrations and recognition in their schools. The release from Director of Education, Brenda Hunter, is… Keep Reading


Time to Renew Dog and Cat Licences in Kingston

The City is reminding Kingston pet owners to ensure they renew their dog and cat licences before the January 1, 2011 deadline. Licenses include a collar tag that will make it easier for strangers and animal control officers to contact you in the event your pet becomes lost. According to a City of Kingston Release,”… Keep Reading


Great Skate Exchange Seeks Ice Skate Donations

Kingston’s Great Skate Exchange, a program of the City’s P.R.O. Kids charity, which helps all of Kingston’s youth get access to recreational activities, has announced that it has begun accepting donations of gently-used skates. The organization collects donated skates and matches them with skaters in need of a new pair – with this year’s drive… Keep Reading


Kingston Police Seek Public Assistance with Theft & Fraud Cases

Kingston City Police are asking for the public’s assistance in helping to identify a female suspect believed to have been involved in thefts at The Rio Can Centre at 770 Gardiners Road. Store security video of the suspect in question reveals that the white female, approximately 50 years old with short dark hair and neatly… Keep Reading


Mayor Gerretsen Creates Kingston Task Force on Development

A “Mayor’s Task Force on Development” has been established by Kingston Mayor Mark Gerretsen. The Task Force is scheduled to go before Kingston City Council for budget approval during its Tuesday, December 6 meeting. The six person task force is comprised of two members of Kingston City Council and four members of the public. The… Keep Reading


PARTEQ Innovations Awarded $50,000 to Build Angel Investor Network

The technology transfer office of Queen’s University, PARTEQ Innovations, has received $50,000 from Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario’s to build a local network of “angel” investors. The Honourable Gary Goodyear, Minister of State for FedDev Ontario, made the announcement during a keynote address delivered at the 2011 National Angel Summit today. Kingston’s own… Keep Reading


Kingston MP Ted Hsu Voted 1st Runner Up, Rookie of the Year

Last night, Maclean’s and L’actualité magazines – in association with the Historica-Dominion Institute and Presenting Sponsor TD – celebrated the 5th annual Parliamentarians of the Year awards. The ceremony was attended by members of Parliament, journalists, and other prominent Canadians at the Château Laurier hotel in Ottawa. During the event, Kingston and the Islands MP… Keep Reading

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