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City and Federal Governments Celebrate New Interval Housing

Earlier this month, the Government of Canada, the City of Kingston and Kingston Interval House celebrated the grand opening of Robin’s Hope Transitional Housing/ Maison l’Espoir de Robin, a new second stage housing project for women and children fleeing violence in Kingston and Frontenac County. Member of Parliament for Stormont—Dundas—South Glengarry Guy Lauzon, on behalf… Keep Reading

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Chef Cooking Demos at the Kingston Market Square

Every Saturday in July and August, there will be free chef cooking demos at the Kingston Public Market. The demos will happen in the courtyard of Spring Market Square running from 11am until Noon. The cooking demos are all about Kingston’s best chefs sharing their knowledge and passion for local food with the public. There… Keep Reading

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KEDCO: Weekly Update – July 9th, 2010

HIGHLIGHTS OF RECENT PROGRESS & ACTIVITIES Business Development The Ontario East Municipal Conference (OEMC) is scheduled to take place from September 15 – 17 at the Ambassador Resort and Conference Centre in Kingston. The OEMC provides a program featuring current topics relating to provincial legislation and its impact on the municipal sector, economic development issues,… Keep Reading

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Queen’s Professor Wins National Geography Award

Joan Schwartz recently received the Geography in the Service of Government or Business Award from the Canadian Association of Geographers. The award recognizes a person who has carried out major work in the public or private sector. “Because I have worked outside the usual boundaries of the discipline throughout my professional career, I am especially… Keep Reading

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Pump House Steam Museum Continues Culture and Company Series

The highly successful speaker series at the Pump House Steam Museum will continue to entertain and educate audience members this summer. Every Friday from 1:30-3:30 p.m. from July 9 to August 20, attendees can enjoy a cup of tea on the lakeshore and learn from experts exploring the theme of water. The speakers for this… Keep Reading

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Local Artists Offer Summer Activities for Kids

The MacLachlan Woodworking Museum launches its drop-in programming for children this week with two exciting programs. Both Paper Play and Great to Create are included with museum admission and are an excellent way to enhance a visit to the museum. Every Tuesday in July and August, from 10-11 a.m., the MacLachlan Woodworking Museum presents Paper… Keep Reading

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Limestone School Board Announces Teachers of the Year

Don Roblin, a teacher at Marysville Public School, and Brenda Scarlett, the department head of Social Science at Bayridge Secondary School have been selected by Trustees of the Limestone District School Board as this year’s recipients of the J.C. McLeod Excellence in Teaching Award. This ‘teacher-of- the-year’ award recognizes the outstanding contribution of individual teachers… Keep Reading

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Music in the Garden Schedule Announced

The City’s Music in the Gardens series of free concert has been set to begin on Sunday, July 4, with a performance by Sounds of Jazz. Free concerts have been scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. every Wednesday and Sunday, weather-permitting, until August 29 and will be held at the Lion Civic Gardens next to… Keep Reading

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Public Invited to Barriefield Land Acquisition Meeting

[September 2010 Update: The proposal to build 50 units of affordable housing in Barriefield village was defeated by a 6-5 vote of Kingston city council.] A Public Information Centre (PIC) for the Consultancy on Potential Acquisition of Federal Surplus Land in Barriefield Village is scheduled for Tuesday, July 6, from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.… Keep Reading

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