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Kingston Blooms 2011 Award Winners Announced

The winners of this year’s Kingston Blooms individual gardens awards were announced last night during a celebration at the Senior Staff Mess at RMC. “Kingston’s dedicated gardeners put their hearts and souls into their work and we all enjoy the fruits of their labour. They add flourish and interest to our already lovely streets.  They… Keep Reading

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Song-Sharing Birds Really Are “Chirping” Each Other

While singing the same songs as your neighbours may sound harmonious, research conducted at Queen’s University Biological Station (QUBS) suggests that song-sharing amongst song sparrow populations is actually an aggressive behavior, akin to flinging insults back and forth. “It’s been hypothesized that repertoire size and song complexity is about the singer’s ability to advertise their… Keep Reading

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Queen’s University Students Awarded Vanier Scholarships

Three Queen’s doctoral students have received Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships from the Government of Canada. Dianna Lanteigne, Krystle Maki and Andreas Reichelt will each receive $50,000 annually for up to three years. Ms Lanteigne recently completed her masters in psychology at Queen’s under the supervision of professor Tom Hollenstein and will continue to work with… Keep Reading

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United Way and City Streamline Grant Applications Process

The United Way serving Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox & Addington (KFL&A) and the City have streamlined their application process to make it easier for organizations seeking grants from these organizations. The former United Way Community Fund and the former municipal Healthy Community Fund now have a single application process through the new Community Investment Fund. The… Keep Reading

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Queen’s University CUPE Strike Averted

Queen’s University and employees represented by the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) have successfully concluded their contract talks. CUPE collectively represents approximately 430 university staff who are technicians (Local 254), library technicians (Local 1302) and a number of employees in Physical Plant Services, Residence Operations and Athletics & Recreation (Local 229). “These tentative agreements… Keep Reading

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KEDCO Update: Week Ending August 5, 2011

HIGHLIGHTS OF RECENT PROGRESS & ACTIVITIES Business Development John-Paul Shearer, Director of Business Development and Elizabeth Allen, Project Manager – Labour Market Development continue to meet with representatives from Southeastern Ontario Academic Medical Organization (SEAMO), Kingston General Hospital and Queen’s University to learn more about the recruitment and retention efforts for medical specialists in Kingston.… Keep Reading

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Kingston Poker Run Begins This Weekend

“Downtown Kingston!”, Poker Runs America, and Power Boating Canada, are pleased to announce that the renowned 1000 Islands Poker Run will return to Kingston, Ontario August 5 & 6 , 2011. This spectacular event attracts over 70 of North America’s premier high performance enthusiasts and their exotic boats to experience the fabulous waters of the… Keep Reading

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Aggressive Drug Therapies May Be Aiding Superbug Evolution

New research raises troubling concerns about the use of aggressive drug therapies to treat a wide range of diseases such as MRSA, C. difficile, malaria, and even cancer. “The universally accepted strategy of aggressive medication to kill all targeted disease pathogens has the problematic consequence of giving any drug-resistant disease pathogens that are present the… Keep Reading

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City Seeks Public’s Opinion on Bicycle Sharrows

Now that bicycle sharrows have been added along Johnson and Brock Streets, the City wants to know what road-users think of them in an online  opinion survey at  www.cityofkingston.ca/roadsharing. The road-painted symbol of a bicycle with chevrons over it is intended to offer cyclists line-of-travel guidance and remind road-users to share the road. The survey… Keep Reading

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Work to Begin on Fire Department’s Training Tower

Work begins next week to prepare the site of the six-storey training tower that will be a key part of the state-of-the-art Fire Training Centre for Kingston Fire & Rescue being built on Terry Fox Drive. The tower, to be constructed by Wemp & Smith Construction Ltd., is expected to be completed in late fall.… Keep Reading

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