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Kingston City Holiday Closures and Schedules

Since Christmas, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day are all on weekend days this year, December 27 and 28 and January 3 will be the municipal holidays. The holidays will affect City services and facilities as follows: GREEN BIN, GARBAGE AND RECYCLING SCHEDULE – Green Bin, garbage and recycling will be collected as usual the… Keep Reading

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Human Development Endangering Fish Reproduction

For the first time ever, scientists have found a difference in the way males and females of the same species of vertebrate see things – and that sexes likely use that difference to select their mates. Queen’s PhD candidate Shai Sabbah, a Vanier Scholar, led a team of researchers who found that male and female… Keep Reading

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Queen’s University Staff to be Unionized

The United Steelworkers of Canada has been certified to represent Queen’s University staff. The ballots cast in last spring’s vote were counted in Toronto today by the Ontario Labour Relations Board and the results are 487 to 417 (53.8%) in favour of unionization. “We respect the decision made by staff and we will work cooperatively with… Keep Reading

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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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