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Queen’s University Decreases Greenhouse Gas Emissions

An inventory of Queen’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions has found that the university’s emissions dropped by roughly nine per cent from 2008 to 2009. The 2009 inventory aligns with Queen’s commitment to establish benchmarks for green house gas emissions under the University and College Presidents’ Climate Change Statement of Action for Canada. It has been… Keep Reading

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New Empire Design Build Expanding into City’s East End

The Kingston Economic Development Corporation (KEDCO) is pleased to announce that New Empire Design Build Contractors Ltd. are expanding their developments in the City’s east end. New Empire Contractors have purchased nine acres on Innovation Drive within the St. Lawrence Business Park with the intention to develop the lots with a 104,000 square foot professional… Keep Reading

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Kingston City Councillors Tour Innovation Park

Kingston city councillors toured Innovation Park on Feb. 7. After an introductory presentation regarding Innovation Park that highlighted the opportunities for collaboration and economic development, councillors visited the laboratories of Medizone International Inc. and GreenCentre Canada. Medizone is a research and development company that is developing an easily-transportable, cost-effective system to address hospital-acquired infections. Councillors… Keep Reading

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Downtown Kingston Power Outage: Feb. 13 & 14

Utilities Kingston will be upgrading the electrical infrastructure on behalf of your electricity distributor, Kingston Hydro Corporation. Switching is required for isolation of existing underground equipment to facilitate installation of new equipment and to repair existing equipment. Scheduled power outage starting Sunday, February 13, 2011, at 11:00 p.m. for approximately 7 hours Utilities Kingston is… Keep Reading

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Spring Start for Isabel Bader Centre Construction

The vision of a world-class teaching and performance venue for students, faculty, artists and members of the wider community will soon be a reality at Queen’s. Construction is scheduled to begin this spring on the university’s Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts. The $63 million capital funding for the waterfront project is now in… Keep Reading

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KEDCO Update: Week Ending February 4, 2011

HIGHLIGHTS OF RECENT PROGRESS & ACTIVITIES Business Development The annual Work in Kingston Day took place on February 2 in Grant Hall at Queen’s University.  The event, designed to promote not only local employers and employment opportunities but also the quality of life and cost of living in the city of Kingston, was a tremendous… Keep Reading

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Today is Eco Day at Polson Park Public School

Today, February 4, 2011 is Eco Day at École Polson Park Public School. Polson staff are working in partnership with Faculty of Education students from Queen’s University to deliver a series of workshops for students with an environmental awareness theme.  Students and staff will be engaged in a variety of learning activities over the course… Keep Reading

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Queen’s University Celebrates Black History Month

Queen’s University history is full of people who have made a significant impact on their community. Robert Sutherland, Karl Bennett and Alfred Pierce are three such individuals who are being recognized this month as part of the African and Caribbean Students’ Association (ACSA)’s Black History Month celebrations. Starting February 3, students, faculty and staff can… Keep Reading

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Michele Langlois to Receive “Hall of Cheer” Award at Feb Fest

Michèle Langlois from Downtown Kingston! will be presented with the Phil Quattrocchi “Hall of Cheer” award at Thursday’s Feb Fest Opening Ceremonies. The award was created to honour the memory of Mr. Quattrocchi in 2007. He is remembered by many in the community for his tireless efforts in building a winter festival in Kingston. The… Keep Reading

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City Council Gets New Plan for University-City Relations

A new plan outlining the future direction for university-city relations and setting priorities for moving forward was presented to City Council last night by Bob Silverman, Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic) and Gerard Hunt, the City of Kingston’s Chief Administrative Officer. The plan draws on ongoing partnerships between Queen’s, the City and the Kingston Economic Development… Keep Reading

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