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Employment – Kingston Seeks Staff for 2010 Municipal Election

Must be available for training, advance polls and Election Day KINGSTON, ONT. / Sept. 1, 2010 – The City’s Election Office is accepting applications for employment for Technical Deputy Returning Officers, Deputy Returning Officers, Revision Clerks, Information Clerks and Standbys for this fall’s municipal election. “We are looking for civic-minded Kingstonians to act in these… Keep Reading


Free Fall Leisure Showcase Features 80 Exhibitors

Kingstonians looking for ways to get active this season can find at least 80 ways to do so at the free Fall Leisure Showcase 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 11, at Portsmouth Olympic Harbour, 53 Yonge St. The Showcase will feature demonstrations every half hour by a number of the 80 activity-related exhibitors,… Keep Reading


Ministry of Environment Issues Smog Advisory for Kingston

KINGSTON, ONT./ Aug. 30, 2010 – The Ontario Ministry of Environment has issued a smog advisory for the region of the City of Kingston warning of a high probability of poor quality air today and will remain in effect until further notice. Residents are advised that open-air burning is never permitted in Kingston when smog… Keep Reading


Level 2 Heat Alert for Kingston Area

Monday, August 30, 2010 — With hot, humid weather forecast for the next few days in the KFL&A area, KFL&A Public Health is issuing a Heat Warning—a level 2 heat alert as part of KFL&A Public Health’s Extreme Heat Health Response Plan. A Heat Warning is issued when the weather is forecast to be 36°C… Keep Reading


Schedules & Closures for City of Kingston on Labour Day Holiday

KINGSTON, ONT./ Aug. 30, 2010 – The Labour Day holiday, on Monday, Sept. 6, 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 of a utility emergency, such as a gas smell or a water main… Keep Reading

Queen's University Rowing in Kingston, Ontario Canada

Queen’s Chosen for Top Rowing Program

Queen’s Rowing has been selected to take part in the new joint ‘Pond to Podium’ program with Rowing Canada Aviron. Queen’s and the Kingston Rowing Club will run the Eastern Talent Development Centre starting next month. “We are now positioned as a key participant in a program that is linked to rowing’s long-term athlete development… Keep Reading


Queen’s University to Have New Competitive Sports Model

Starting this fall, Athletics & Recreation will complete its implementation of a new model for competitive sports that maintains current sport opportunities and supports the success of all Gaels teams. “Just as academic programs have evolved, so have the demands of our recreation and competition sport programs,” says Leslie Dal Cin, Director of Athletics &… Keep Reading


QUASR Team Demonstrates Student Contract Hiring System

Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario — The new system for hiring students on a contract was unveiled at a town hall meeting last week. On December 20 the new customized PeopleSoft contract hiring system replaces the Electronic Student Contracts System for hiring students including research assistants, teaching assistants, teaching fellows, and non-academics. “The process for hiring… Keep Reading


Queen’s Academic Writing Team Submits Report

After spending the summer reviewing responses to Principal Daniel Woolf’s “Where Next?” vision document, hosting two town hall meetings and listening and talking with the Queen’s community about future directions for the University, the Academic Writing Team submitted its report today. “We want to thank all the faculty, staff, students and alumni who shared their… Keep Reading


Queen’s Students Study St. Lawrence and Yangtze Rivers

Students from seven Canadian universities and two Chinese universities are taking part in a Queen’s-led exchange that studies the human impact on two of the world’s greatest rivers – the St. Lawrence and the Yangtze. “There are not many courses like this in Canada,” says Queen’s biology professor Yuxiang Wang, who teaches the course alongside… Keep Reading

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