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City Releases Plans for Possible Postal Disruption

Below is a plan for how residents can make payments and communicate with the City of Kingston during any postal disruption. The City will be monitoring the postal situation closely and will issue updates as appropriate. Of particular concern is the delivery of payments to Ontario Works recipients. Detailed instructions for communicating with Community and… Keep Reading


Queen’s Reacts to Coroner Recommendations Related to Student Deaths

Queen’s University is responding to a Coroner’s recommendations that the university review and make changes to the non-academic student discipline system, alcohol policies and alcohol in residences, and work to change the “culture of drinking on campus” after the deaths of two first-year students last fall. Regional Supervising Coroner Dr. Roger Skinner looked at physical… Keep Reading


Proposed Breast Cancer Treatment Uses Approved Diabetic Drug

A protein activated by certain drugs already approved for treating Type II diabetes may slow or stop the spread of breast tumors. “It’s possible that these diabetes drugs could ultimately be used, alone or in combination with existing chemotherapeutic drugs, to treat some forms of breast cancer,” says Chris Nicol, an assistant professor in the… Keep Reading


Benefits of Digital Photography Extolled in KCVI Workshop

This semester the Grade 12 photography classes at Kingston Collegiate and Loyalist Collegiate participated in photography workshops with retired teacher and photographer, Karen Dolan. The photographs are extraordinary visual examples of the students’ creative interpretations of their everyday and ordinary surroundings. This body of work communicates a maturity and confidence normally seen in the work… Keep Reading


Queen’s University to Get Mental Health Nurse

Student Health Services is receiving provincial government funding for a mental health nurse. This new position at Queen’s will boost services and support for students requiring care for mental health issues. Medical director Suzanne Billing applied for the funding through the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care’s “500 Nurses Initiative” approximately one year ago.… Keep Reading


Kingston 2011 Movies in the Square Lineup Announced

2012 UPDATE: The new “Movies in the Square” lineup has been chosen. See this year’s film selection here! ————————— After three weeks of voting, Kingstonians have chosen the final lineup for the fifth season of “Movies in the Square”. The movies chosen are: – Bonus Movie for Soccer in the Square: Fri, June 3: Bend… Keep Reading


KEDCO Issues Developments for Week Ending May 20, 2011

HIGHLIGHTS OF RECENT PROGRESS & ACTIVITIES Business Development KEDCO was pleased to support local companies and organizations participating in the annual Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) Discovery 2011 held in Toronto on May 18-19.  Discovery brings together key players from industry, academia, government, the investment community as well as entrepreneurs and students to pursue collaboration… Keep Reading


Kingston to Celebrate OFSSA Tournament with Soccer in the Square

Hundreds of teenage boys, along with their families and coaches, will be descending on Kingston next week for the annual OFSAA Soccer Tournament which features the best in Ontario high school boys’ soccer. To celebrate the great sport of soccer, “Soccer in the Square” will be a family-fun event happening in Springer Market Square next… Keep Reading


Queen’s Alumni Family Donates $1 Million to University

Queen’s alumnus Robert (Bob) Burnside, Sc’56, and his wife Doris have donated $1 million to the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science for a new program in Innovation and Global Leadership. The generous donation to Queen’s was a family decision made by Bob, his wife Doris, and their three daughters, two of whom are Queen’s… Keep Reading

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