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Ministry of the Environment Finds Algae Blooms in Cataraqui River

The Ministry of the Environment (MOE) has advised the KFL&A Public Health that an on-site investigation of the lower Cataraqui River revealed the presence of blue-green algae (cyanobacteria). When blue-green algae blooms are visible, there is a risk that this algae could produce toxins. The MOE is doing more tests to analyze the water sample… Keep Reading

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Two Queen’s University Alumni sworn in as Superior Court Judges

Kingston, Ontario — Two Queen’s alumni were sworn in on August 9 as judges of the Superior Court of Justice. The appointments of the Honourable Peter B. Annis, Arts’68, Law’71, and the Honourable John A. McMunagle, Law’85, were announced by the federal Minister of Justice in June. Mr. Justice McMunagle has been a sole practitioner… Keep Reading

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Eight Queen’s Research Projects Receive Funding

Kingston, Ontario — Eight Queen’s University research projects ranging from reducing carbon dioxide during the car manufacturing process to encouraging Canadians to be more physically active have received funding of up to $140,000 each. The lead researchers and their projects are: John Scott Allingham (Biochemistry) – New treatments for disease caused by certain fungi. Gunnar… Keep Reading

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New Queen’s Employee Magazine Named

Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario — onQ is the name of the new employee magazine, scheduled to appear on campus in September. The name was selected from more than 60 suggestions submitted by employees who participated in a naming contest for the new publication during May and June. “We are very pleased with the participation and… Keep Reading

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Queen’s University Seeks Parliament Approval to Shrink Board

Kingston, Ontario — Queen’s will seek Parliament’s approval to amend its Charter to reduce the size of its Board of Trustees from 44 to about 25. It’s currently one of the largest university boards in Canada. “We established a governance working group that included a faculty trustee, the past Rector and trustees elected by the… Keep Reading

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Level 1 Heat Alert Issued for Kingston Area

KFL&A Public Health is issuing a Level 1 Heat Alert to residents of the KFL&A area with the forecast of hot, humid weather continuing for the next few days. A Level 1 Heat Alert is issued when temperatures or humidex are forecast to be 36°C for two or more consecutive days. Depending on changes to… Keep Reading

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Environmental Study Begins 2nd Stage for Kingston’s Third Crossing

City To Study Fish, Wildlife, Soil And Marine Vegetation The second stage of the Environmental Assessment (EA) Study of the proposed Third Crossing over the Cataraqui River is moving into high gear this month. Starting in August, the City will begin carrying out a series of fieldwork investigations in the John Counter Boulevard and Gore… Keep Reading

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Queen’s Submits Five Key Capital Project Proposals

Kingston, Ontario — In response to a recent request by the Ontario Government, Queen’s has submitted proposals for five key capital projects that would further the university’s academic mission to maintain excellence in teaching and research. The Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities’ (MTCU) has called for proposals from postsecondary institutions through its Major Capital… Keep Reading

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Kingston August Civic Holiday Closures and Transit Services

Municipal Offices Closed, Transit To Run On Sunday Service The civic holiday, Aug. 2, will create some schedule changes to municipal services: Administrative Offices: All administrative offices, including social services, provincial offences and Utilities Kingston are closed. In the event of a utility emergency, such as a gas smell or a water main break, call… Keep Reading

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