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CFB Kingston Soldier Recognized for Contribution to the Military

This Monday on Parliament Hill, Corporal Ricardo Chiu of CFB Kingston was one of 11 members of the Canadian Armed Forced recognized on Parliament Hill for their contributions to the military. A part of the CF Recognition Program, the event was attended by the Honourable Peter MacKay, Minister of National Defence, and General Walt Natynczyk,… Keep Reading

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Kingston’s Ted Hsu Receives Two Liberal Portfolios

This Wednesday, interim Liberal Party leader Bob Rae announced his party’s 28-member shadow cabinet, formed from both returning and his newest members of parliament. Kingston & the Islands MP, Ted Hsu, was named the Liberal Critic for Science & Technology, and for the Federal Economic Development Agency of both Southern and Northern Ontario. Sean Casey,… Keep Reading

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Goverment Pledges $1.6 Million for Queen’s Student Training

An investment by the Government of Canada will enable young university researchers across the country to develop their skills and help them move from the role of trainees in productive employees within the Canadian workforce. This was announced by the Honourable Gary Goodyear, Minister of State (Science and Technology), during a speech at Queen’s University.… Keep Reading

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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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