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City Seeks Public Input on Waste Reduction Methods

The City is inviting residents to learn about, and help select, a number of methods being considered to divert even more waste from landfill. Its plan is to divert 65 per cent of its waste from landfill by 2012, and the City is consulting the public as part of its move towards an Integrated Waste… Keep Reading

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First Capital And Mayor’s Youth Awards Announced

The City of Kingston has announced the 2010 First Capital Award and the Mayor’s Award for Youth Volunteerism, who will be honoured at the civic ceremony on Canada Day July 1. These awards are presented every year to acknowledge individuals who have demonstrated incredible dedication through volunteerism and have made a significant impact on the… Keep Reading

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City Seeks Input on Allowing Backyard Chicken Coops

The City of Kingston has decided to seek public input during two meetings to decide whether to accept a proposal to allow backyard hens in urban areas. The Arts, Recreation, and Community Policies Standing Committee (ARC) announced it will hold the two upcoming public meetings set to immediately follow the regularly scheduled meetings of this… Keep Reading

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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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