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Kingston Business Achievement Award Nominees Announced

The Kingston Chamber of Commerce announced the complete list of nominees for this year’s Business Achievement Awards. Award winners will be announced in November at the 15th Annual President’s Gala at the Kingston Banquet and Conference Centre at Days Inn Kingston. Business Person of the Year Dan Corcoran (Len Corcoran      Excavating Limited) Rose Giugovaz (BFI)… Keep Reading

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Federal Government Funds Job Training and Experience for Kingston Youth

Local youth who face barriers to employment will get job preparation training and work experience through the Government of Canada’s support for an employment project. Mr. Gordon Brown, Member of Parliament for Leeds–Grenville, made the announcement today on behalf of the Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development. “In today’s environment, it… Keep Reading

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Queen’s Family Medicine Residency Program Expands to Peterborough

In an effort to help attract family doctors to Peterborough and Kawartha, Queen’s family medicine residency program is expanding to that area. Four Queen’s residents started their two-year placement in July, in a satellite training centre that officially opened in Peterborough on Wednesday. That number will eventually grow to 12, and local physician recruiters hope… Keep Reading

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City Council Approves Kingston Culture Plan

KINGSTON, ONT. – The City’s first Culture Plan was approved, by unanimous vote, on Tuesday, Sept. 21 by City Council.  This document, which will guide the cultural development of Kingston over the next decade, was the result of year-long process lead by the City’s Cultural Services Department that engaged the Canadian Urban Institute to facilitate… Keep Reading

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Kingston Brush and Leaf Collection Dates Announced

Residents who coordinate their fall yard work around the City’s brush and leaf collection will find the schedule in the Your City: Working for you supplement being delivered to homes this Friday. UPDATE – for 2016 information visit: Leaf Collection Begins Next Week Residents can also find personalized yard waste collection schedule online. BRUSH COLLECTION Brush… Keep Reading

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Queen’s University United Way Campaign Announced

Last week, the United Way campaign by Queen’s University was launched in support of the organization’s social services and programs for the local community. The university is the biggest contributor to the event and hopes to raise $315,000. Commenting on the announcement, staff co-chair Shelley Aylesworth-Spink said “The generosity of the Queen’s community for the… Keep Reading

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Queen’s Senate Next Up in Academic Planning Process

The academic planning process enters the next phase this week when the Academic Writing Team’s report is referred to the University Senate. Senate will determine how the team’s recommendations will be developed into a draft academic plan over the fall and winter terms and is expected to consult across the campus on the plan’s content.… Keep Reading

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