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CFB Kingston Identifies Soldier in House Explosion

CFB Kingston has identified the soldier killed in a Napanee Ontario house explosion last week. Corporal Patrick Andrew Painter, a Land Communications and Information Systems (LCIS) Technician, was also credited for maintaining computer network systems used by the military during the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games, and serving his country in Afghanistan, the Golan Heights and… Keep Reading

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Kingston Schools Certified as “EcoSchools”

Students and teachers at Bath, Lancaster Drive, and Sandhurst Pubic Schools as well as Bayridge, Frontenac, Napanee District Secondary School, North Addington Education Centre, and Sydenham High Schools have been certified as ‘EcoSchools’ by a provincial consortium. The Ontario EcoSchools program, created by a group of education stakeholders to promote environmental issues in schools,  expanded… Keep Reading

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First Capital Day Celebrations Announced

The city will be celebrating First Capital Day this Tuesday, June 15, and hold events for students and families to honour Kingston’s legacy as the first capital of Canada. A number of 1841-era activities have been scheduled on Tuesday from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in Confederation Park, across from City Hall on Ontario Street.… Keep Reading

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S&R Department Store to Reopen

The Doornekamp family, after having a proposal to enter an office partnership with city council rejected, have reportedly decided to independently buy the building and transform it into a commercial and office center. Construction and renovations on the 19th century building is set to begin next month. The Doornekamp company, ABNA Investments Ltd., will spend… Keep Reading

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Mark Gerretsen Announces Run for Mayor

In front of dozens of supporters, the one term Portsmouth district councillor launched his campaign to be mayor of Kingston. Gerretsen, 35, is the fifth person to announce an election bid along with businessman Barrie Chalmers, former councillor Rick Downes, current councillor Rob Matheson,  and Greg Soucie. The proclamation was made at the Isabel Turner… Keep Reading

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Queen’s University Hosts International Educators

Queen’s University will host a week-long program aimed at helping international education practitioners learn how to work more effectively in their workplace. This year the program has attracted more than 150 people to campus, an almost 50 percent increase from last year’s event. IETP program coordinator Alison Cummings said they were glad to see their… Keep Reading

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Bryan Adams Launches Photography Website

Today, Kingston born singer Bryan Adams posted on his Twitter account: i’ve just launched my photography website. check it out if ya have a few minutes… Visiting the site instantly loads a random set of photos from one of his shoots, with a “Photographs” link at the top of the page for visitors to easily… Keep Reading

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Second Arrest in Millhaven Institution Cold Case

More than 10 years ago – on July 14, 1999 – 24 year old Scott Barnett collapsed in the maximum security Millhaven Institution’s exercise yard and died the following day. An autopsy found he had been poisoned with cyanide, but no one was charged in the death. But in 2006, the Joint Forces Penitentiary Squad,… Keep Reading

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Queen’s Prof and Alumni in the Top 40 under 40

The Caldwell Partners International, with its independent advisory board composed of 25 business leaders, bestowed one of the country’s most distinguished awards for outstanding citizenship – Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 – to a Queen’s University professor and three alumni. Biology professor and environmental expert Linda Campbell is among 40 Canadians from the private, public… Keep Reading

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City Seeking Participants for Home Lead Testing

The City of Kingston is looking for 100 qualified homeowners and 5 non-residential property owners to participate in its regular lead-testing program. Such tests are required twice a year throughout Ontario due to a regulation introduced in 2007 by the Ministry of the Environment. It requires cities to test the water in homes and businesses… Keep Reading

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