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KEDCO Weekly Update: Week Ending November 30, 2010

HIGHLIGHTS OF RECENT PROGRESS & ACTIVITIES Business Development On November 22, The Honourable Sandra Pupatello, Minister of Economic Development & Trade announced that George A. Wright & Son was the successful recipient of $1,392,342 from the provincial Eastern Ontario Development Fund. The funds will help the company expand their clean energy machining and fabrication business,… Keep Reading

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Queen’s Professor Named One of Canada’s Top 100 Women

A Queen’s University family medicine professor has been named one of Canada’s Top 100 women. The award pays tribute to the highest achieving female leaders in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors in Canada. “I am honoured to be recognized in this way, joining a remarkable group of women leaders who are making a difference… Keep Reading

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Jingle Bell Walk to Light Up City Park

Skating, singing and giving event starts at Springer Market Square Kingston residents are welcome to “Jingle all the way” from Springer Market Square to light up City Park during the Jingle Bell Walk event next Friday, Dec. 3. Participants are to gather in Springer Market Square at 6pm for skating to the music of the… Keep Reading

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CMHC: Kingston Resale Home Market to Remain Healthy

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHA) reports resale housing activity in Kingston should remain above the 15-year average sales in 2010 and 2011. CMHC released this information today in its latest Housing Market Outlook report for the Kingston Census Metropolitan Area s well as other major metropolitan areas across Canada. Highlights of their latest report… Keep Reading

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University’s Northwest Passage Stations to Study Polar Bears

Queen’s University will soon have a strategic polar presence along the increasingly important Northwest Passage. With colleagues from the Gjoa haven, Cambridge Bay and Taloyoaks Hunters and Trappers Organization, a team led by Queen’s biologist Peter V.C de Groot is renovating three polar bear monitoring stations to assess the impact of changing conditions and increased… Keep Reading

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Remembrance Day in Wilton, Ontario [3D]

On Thursday November 11, citizens and neighbours of Wilton, Ontario – just north of Kingston – commemorated Remembrance Day at the town’s cenotaph. Organized by the Odessa and District Lions Club, a large crowd gathered for prayer, song, and the laying of wreaths to remember and pay respect to Canadian soldiers felled in battle. What… Keep Reading

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University Holocaust Exhibit Raises Awareness, Helps Fight Anti-Semitism

A walk-through exhibit currently on display in the lower level of the JDUC is designed to educate people about the Holocaust, anti-Semitism, and the reasons it’s important to remember that time in history. The exhibit is just one part of Holocaust Education Week at Queen’s. “The purpose of Holocaust Education Week is to show respect… Keep Reading

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Kingston Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Facility Closing

The Household Hazardous Waste facility will close for this year’s season, with its final Thursday operation on November 25 and  the last Saturday on November 27 at 196 Lappan’s Lane. Kingston residents can drop off household hazardous materials there between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Thursdays and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays… Keep Reading

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Family Medicine Professor Receives Prestigious International Award

Ruth Wilson, a former College of Family Physicians of Canada president, was awarded the Wonca 5-Star Doctor Award. This is the top global recognition for doctors who are a part of the World Organization of National Colleges, Academies and Academic Associations of General Practitioners/Family Physicians (Wonca). It is only awarded to practitioners who have made… Keep Reading

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Climate Change Experts, Skeptic to Debate Global Warming

Some of the country’s leading experts on climate change and one of Canada’s highest-profile climate change skeptics are set to take part in a debate about the science behind climate change and how Canada should respond. The resolution to be debated is two-fold: that without deep reductions, humanity’s emissions of greenhouse gases will very likely… Keep Reading

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Queen’s Receives $1.5 Million to Study Mobility Loss in Seniors

Researchers at Queen’s University have received $1.5 million in funding to lead an international study to explore individual and community factors that hinder seniors from maintaining physically activity. Susan Phillips, co-author of the study and faculty at Family Medicine, expressed excitement at receiving the funding. She further stated, “We are especially trying to understand how… Keep Reading

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