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Queen’s Students Selected for Elite Business Program

Three Queen’s students have been selected to participate in The Next 36 and will receive scholarships for the program valued at $25,000. The students competed in a rigorous weekend of interviews with some of Canada’s top executives to secure their spot. The Next 36 is aimed at helping launch the careers of the country’s most… Keep Reading

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City Releases Winter Reminders and Safety Tips

As a challenging mix of winter weathern is expected this weekend, the City offers these six cold-weather reminders to residents: 1. Keep your gas meters clear. Utilities Kingston reminds you that your outdoor gas meter is designed to withstand winter weather, but that heavy or hard-packed snow and ice on your meter can be a… Keep Reading

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Study: Queen’s a Leader in Mental Health Programs & Awareness

The first study to examine mental health first aid programs in North American post-secondary education institutions confirms Queen’s as a leader in providing mental health first aid (MHFA) education and spreading awareness of mental health issues. “We are encouraged by the commitment of Student Affairs staff to reducing the stigma of mental health problems by… Keep Reading

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Deadline Approaching to License Dogs and Cats

Pet owners: it’s time to renew your dog and cat licenses at www.cityofkingston.ca/pets. Jan. 1, 2011 is the deadline to license your pets to receive the pet tags that go on their collars and make it easier for strangers and animal control officers to return a lost pet to your home. City Bylaw 2004-144 requires… Keep Reading

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City Promotes Use of Recyclable Gift Wrap

The City is encouraging citizens to prefer re-usable or recyclable gift wrap and gifts that come with less packaging. “Don’t buy garbage when you buy your gifts. Buy gifts with less packaging. Less packaging means less garbage,” says John Giles, Manager of Solid Waste. “Certain kinds of packaging are recyclable, such as boxboard, plain paper… Keep Reading

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Springer Market Square Rink Opens

The rink at Springer Market Square officially opened Saturday night, just in time for skaters to enjoy a turn or two around the rink while gathering for the Jingle Bell Walk. The rink will be open daily (weather permitting) from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.  A warming/change area, complete with lockers (bring your own lock)… Keep Reading

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Queen’s University Entrepreneurs Compete for $25,000 Scholarships

Eight entrepreneurial students from Queen’s University have been selected from a pool of more than 300 applicants to compete for a spot in The Next 36, a program aimed at helping launch the careers of Canada’s most promising and innovative undergraduates. Members of The Next 36 will each receive a scholarship for the year-long program… Keep Reading

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Queen’s University Student Dies, One Injured After Fall

A first-year student has died and another student remains in hospital after falling through a library skylight last night at Duncan McArthur Hall on west campus. 19 year old Habib Khan of Saudi Arabia was pronounced dead in hospital. He was in residence at Brockington House. 18 year old Stephen Nagy of Mississauga is in… Keep Reading

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Biofuel Research Company Celebrated by Minister of State

The Honourable Gary Goodyear, Minister of State for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario) was in Kingston today to celebrate progress underway on an innovative project at Transformix Engineering that has created local jobs and is helping the company diversify its business. “Our investment is helping Transformix Engineering develop new technologies… Keep Reading

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