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Public Input Sought for Kingston Parking Practices

The public is invited to attend a presentation on innovative solutions to parking problems. An open meeting is set for 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 7 in the Press Lounge at Portsmouth Olympic Harbour, 53 Yonge St. The meeting is being facilitated by Todd Litman, founder and Executive Director of the Victoria… Keep Reading


Tentative Agreement Avoids Queen’s University Faculty Strike

UPDATE: QUFA ratifies new collective agreement Queen’s and the Queen’s University Faculty Association (QUFA) have negotiated a new collective agreement. The tentative deal comes after four days of mediation that began August 11. Earlier today, the QUFA bargaining team met with its executive to review the university’s offer. “Congratulations and thanks to everyone at the… Keep Reading


Kingston City Closures for Labour Day Weekend

The Labour Day holiday, on Monday, Sept. 5, will create some schedule changes to municipal services: * Administrative Offices: All administrative offices, including Social Services, Provincial Offences and Utilities Kingston are closed on Monday. In the event of a utility emergency, such as a gas smell or a water main break, call the Utilities Kingston… Keep Reading


KEDCO Update: Week Ending August 26, 2011

HIGHLIGHTS OF RECENT PROGRESS & ACTIVITIES Business Development The Conference Board of Canada released their Summer 2011 Metropolitan Outlook this week, which provides economic data for Kingston CMA along with provincial and national snapshots.  The report noted that strength in services and the ongoing recovery in the manufacturing sector will lift Kingston’s economy by 1.9… Keep Reading


Mildly Depressed People More Perceptive to Mental State of Others

Mildly depressed people have an enhanced ability to make subtle judgments about other people’s emotions, beliefs and intentions, suggests research conducted at Queen’s. “Our findings indicate that individuals in a persistent negative mood may be especially motivated to understand the mental states of others. This hypersensitivity may have evolved as a strategy to try to… Keep Reading


City of Kingston to Pay Tribute to Jack Layton

The City of Kingston will host a celebration of life in tribute to The Honourable Jack Layton, on Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011 at the Invista Centre. Layton was a tireless and charismatic statesman whose love for Canada was clearly evident through a lengthy political career.  He lost his second battle with cancer on Monday, Aug.… Keep Reading


Homegrown Bluesfood Announced for Kingston Blues Festival

This year Kingston Chefs are going southern style at the 2nd annual HOMEGROWN BLUESFOOD – the tastiest addition to Kingston’s Limestone City Blues Festival which runs August 25, 26, 27 & 28. During the Blues Festival, ten of Downtown Kingston’s best restaurants will take the flavours of Kingston’s countryside and create locally sourced “southern” style… Keep Reading


Kingston Police Introduce Online Crime Reporting

The Kingston Police has a new online police reporting option for the public.  This web based reporting system will allow the public to file certain incident types where there is no known suspect (for example minor theft, vandalism, damage to vehicle, lost property, etc.) over the internet at their convenience. For emergency situations the public… Keep Reading


Kingston Firefighters Fundraising Car Wash this Friday

Kingston Fire & Rescue’s Firefighter Combat Challenge Team is holding a car wash to raise funds for FACE (Firefighters Against Cancer’s Existence and the Combat Challenge Team) from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 26, at the Kingston Centre parking lot. Team t-shirts will be on sale for $15 with kids and adult… Keep Reading


Vintage Aircraft Coming To Kingston Airport

Vintage Wings of Canada brings its Yellow Wings Tour and the Goodyear FG-1D Corsair fighter to the Kingston Flying Club at Kingston Airport on Tuesday, Aug.30. The Tour, which began in June in western provinces, pays homage to the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan (BCATP), Canada’s largest military contribution to the Second World War. Three… Keep Reading

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