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Voters Take Advantage of Weekend’s Advance Poll

A total of 3421 Kingstonians cast their votes at Saturday’s advance polls. Seventy-eight per cent of those voting for their Mayoral, Council and School Board representatives chose to do so via Accu-vote tabulator while 22 per cent used the electronic Touch Screen voting machines to cast their votes. “We are glad to see citizens making… Keep Reading

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French Services Fair a Hit with Kingston Francophone Community

ACFO Mille-Îles is proud to announce that more than 250 Francophones, Francophiles took part in the 14th edition of the French Services Fair, on Saturday October 16th 2010. “This participation rate is a great representation of the vitality of the Kingston Francophone Community. With the new image of the fair and the family-oriented activities on… Keep Reading

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Queen’s U. Celebrates National Waste Reduction Week

Queen’s is launching a waste and recycling awareness campaign and hosting a Recycle My Cell event to recognize National Waste Reduction Week. Three posters placed in public spaces throughout the buildings on campus — each with a different message — encourage campus users to rethink their choices and to make an effort to recycle by… Keep Reading

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French Canadian Association Offers Resume & Interview Workshops

French Conversation Group ACFOMI Immigrant Services will hold beginner French Conversation Groups on November 9th and December 14th, from 10am to 11am.  Come and enjoy this free opportunity to practice and improve your French conversation skills on various topics at our office located at 2795 Princess Street. We recommend that you register in advance by… Keep Reading

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Local Students Try Out Walking to School for a Change

Some of the students at Lancaster Drive Public School will take an unusual bus to school tomorrow. Instead of the traditional yellow-orange four-wheeler most are used to, students will take a ride to school on the walking school bus, a program developed through Active and Safe Routes to School (ASRTS) Canada. Trained students lead other… Keep Reading

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Friday Deadline for Queen’s Faculty Convocation Procession Sign Up

Faculty members at Queen’s University have until Friday, October 15 to book their regalia if they need to do so in order to participate in the academic procession during fall convocation ceremonies. “Faculty participation is a vital part of convocation and we want to make sure they have every opportunity to do so,” says Brent… Keep Reading

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Kingston 2010 French Services Fair Seeks Volunteers

ACFO Mille-Îles : Franco-foire 2010 / French Services Fair Volunteers needed! ACFO Mille-Îles is looking for volunteers to help during the French Services Fair which will be on Saturday October 16th 2010. Do you want to get involved in the French community of Kingston? Would you like to do 4 to 8 volunteering hours during a… Keep Reading

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City Schedule & Shutdowns for Thanksgiving Day

Municipal offices closed, transit to run on holiday service KINGSTON, ONT./ Oct. 5, 2010 – The Thanksgiving Day holiday, on Monday, Oct. 11, will create some schedule changes to municipal services: *        Administrative Offices: All administrative offices, including Social Services, Provincial Offences and Utilities Kingston are closed on Monday. In the event… Keep Reading

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University Administrators Offered Special Equity Workshop

Engaging Queen’s University’s senior administrators in discussions about equity and diversity is the next step in a plan for improving inclusivity on campus. The workshop aims to support our top decision makers in discussing and planning their opportunities to demonstrate leadership in equity and diversity. Making inclusivity a standard consideration in current processes – like… Keep Reading

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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 www.cityofkingston.ca/accessibility . The Plan will outline the City’s role in supporting a number of initiatives aimed at making Kingston more accessible… Keep Reading

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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

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