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City to Hold Public Meeting for 2011 Accessibility Plan

KINGSTON, ONT. — The City is holding a series of public meetings to invite input regarding the City’s 2011 Accessibility Plan. A draft of the Plan will be available for review in mid-October at . The Plan will outline the City’s role in supporting a number of initiatives aimed at making Kingston more accessible… Keep Reading


Professors Test Videotaped Lectures for Students

Anne Godlewska (Geography) and Brian Frank (Engineering and Applied Science) are using video-captured lectures this year as part of an ongoing pilot project. “The willingness of Professors Godlewska and Frank to innovate allows us to investigate the potential use of technology to help students learn and rethink how we engage with students in and outside… Keep Reading


Kingston Residents Reminded to Bring Correct ID to Vote

KINGSTON, ONT. / Oct. 1, 2010 – With the first advance voting day coming up on Saturday, Oct. 16, the City’s Election Office is reminding citizens that they must show identification prior to voting.  This identification must include: the voter’s name, signature and qualifying address (showing where he or she lives in the municipality). Voters… Keep Reading


Queen’s University Releases Plan for Cultural Inclusivity

A plan of action released today points the university’s way forward in addressing inclusivity on campus. “I am pleased with the measures outlined in the Diversity and Equity Task Force (DET) Plan of Action and I support it as a means to shaping a culture of inclusivity at Queen’s,” says Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic) Bob… Keep Reading


Health Care Students Collaborate for Intellectually Disabled Patients

Queens’ University is taking the lead in helping health care students learn to collaboratively serve patients or clients with intellectual disabilities. Roughly 400 students from medicine, nursing, psychology, occupational therapy and physical therapy are coming together to explore the unique factors of dealing with these patients. “There is a clear need for the enhanced training… Keep Reading


Open House to Discuss Preserving Historic Court House

KINGSTON, ONT. / Sept. 27, 2010 – Residents are invited to offer feedback at an upcoming open house to discuss the creation of a Commemorative Integrity Statement to guide the management of the Frontenac County Court House National Historic Site, at 21Court St, over the next 20 years. The open house is set for 6:30… Keep Reading


City of Kingston Seeks Input on Municipal Housing Strategy

Shaping The Future Of Housing In Kingston And Frontenac County The public is invited to two upcoming consultations on a Municipal Housing Strategy being developed by the City of Kingston and County of Frontenac to help guide future housing initiatives, policies and programs. The Strategy will identify the key housing challenges facing residents of Kingston… Keep Reading


Kingston Business Achievement Award Nominees Announced

The Kingston Chamber of Commerce announced the complete list of nominees for this year’s Business Achievement Awards. Award winners will be announced in November at the 15th Annual President’s Gala at the Kingston Banquet and Conference Centre at Days Inn Kingston. Business Person of the Year Dan Corcoran (Len Corcoran      Excavating Limited) Rose Giugovaz (BFI)… Keep Reading


Federal Government Funds Job Training and Experience for Kingston Youth

Local youth who face barriers to employment will get job preparation training and work experience through the Government of Canada’s support for an employment project. Mr. Gordon Brown, Member of Parliament for Leeds–Grenville, made the announcement today on behalf of the Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development. “In today’s environment, it… Keep Reading


City Council Approves Kingston Culture Plan

KINGSTON, ONT. – The City’s first Culture Plan was approved, by unanimous vote, on Tuesday, Sept. 21 by City Council.  This document, which will guide the cultural development of Kingston over the next decade, was the result of year-long process lead by the City’s Cultural Services Department that engaged the Canadian Urban Institute to facilitate… Keep Reading

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