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KFP Library expands Summer Programming

The Kingston Frontenac Public Library is offering free summer reading programs for all ages this summer. Adults can now join in the fun with “Water Your Mind”, featuring an online community for the discussion of books and movies, and a series of thought provoking programs. The online Teen Reading Club will continue with “Make a… Keep Reading

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Historic Buildings and Museums Opening Doors to Public

Every year, a number of Kingston’s old stones and new stones – historic buildings, museums and other buildings of cultural interest – throw their doors open to visitors as part of the Ontario Heritage Trust Open Doors event. This year 25 locations are participating in Doors Open Kingston on Saturday, June 19 from 10 a.m.… Keep Reading

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KEDCO: Weekly Update – June 11, 2010

KEDCO: Weekly Update – Week Ending June 11, 2010 HIGHLIGHTS OF RECENT PROGRESS & ACTIVITIES Business Development KEDCO was pleased to have co-hosted the Grand Opening of ESG Solutions new facilities at 20 Hyperion Court in the Alcan Business Park on June 10. The expanded facilities, which were funded in part through the Eastern Ontario… Keep Reading

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Environmental policy expert appointed Skelton-Clark Fellow

Peter Sylvester has been appointed the next Skelton-Clark Fellow in the School of Policy Studies. Mr. Sylvester joins Queen’s from his position as President of the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency. Mr. Sylvester has been the Senior General Counsel in a number of major federal organizations, and his extensive knowledge and experience in environmental and legal… Keep Reading

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Tree-planting ceremony honours long-time employees

A horse chestnut tree was planted behind Gordon Hall in recognition of Queen’s employees celebrating 30 and 35 years of service. A drizzling rain kept the crowd under a tent for most of the ceremony as VP Human Resources Rod Morrison and 30-year employee Kathy Beers thanked the crowd. “It has been an amazing 30… Keep Reading

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Fireboat To Be Renamed For Kingston Firefighter

Kingston Fire & Rescue will be conducting an official renaming ceremony for the City’s fireboat Wednesday, June 9, at Portsmouth Olympic Harbor beginning at 2 p.m. Kingston City council approved renaming of the vessel as the “Thomas H. Patterson” after a report was received from the department recommending the name. Thomas Patterson was the first… Keep Reading

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Kingston Walk for Muscular Dystrophy Announced

The first annual Walk for Muscular Dystrophy will be hosted by the Kingston Walk for Muscular Dystrophy planning committee on June 6th at Lake Ontario Park. Festivities begin at 10:00 a.m. with participant registration and the walk, wheel or run begins at 11:00 a.m. The Walk for Muscular Dystrophy is a fun event that the… Keep Reading

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Queen’s startup company receives $2.5 million

A local water testing company, initiated by Queen’s University researchers after the Walkerton water quality tragedy, has received $2.5 million from the provincial government to grow its product development. The fibre optic sensor technology developed by chemist Stephen Brown and a team of Queen’s and industry researchers, known as ENDETEC, was awarded the funds through… Keep Reading

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Kingston Residents Vote “Yes” for Speed Bumps

A majority of residents on the affected sections of seven streets have voted in favour of adding speed humps to calm traffic in their neighbourhoods. In order for the City to proceed with the traffic-calming measures, a minimum of 51 per cent of the homes in an affected area needed to respond to the traffic-calming… Keep Reading

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Experts make economic predictions at School of Business Forecast Lunch

From the Archives of Queen’s University November, 2009 — Queen’s School of Business professors made their economic predictions for 2010 at the 28th annual Business Forecast Lunch. An expert panel of faculty presented the economy’s prospects with a focus on their own particular expertise, including a review of the 2009 forecast. Overall, the Canadian economy… Keep Reading

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