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KGH Wins Silver in 2011 Quality Healthcare Workplace Awards

Kingston General Hospital (KGH) has received a silver award in the 2011 Quality Healthcare Workplace Awards created last year by the Ontario Hospital Association (OHA) and the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care – HealthForceOntario. KGH was among 37 hospitals and healthcare organizations recognized for their efforts to improve their workplaces in ways that contribute… Keep Reading

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Kingston Residents Invited To Session About Trees Near Airport

Residents are invited to attend an upcoming Public Information Session about the necessary removal or trimming of trees in the area of Kingston Airport, including some on residential properties. The Public Information Session is set for 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, at the Royal Canadian Air Force Association (416 Wing) building at the corner of… Keep Reading

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Queen’s University Staff Member Advocates for KGH Patients

A Queen’s staff member is playing an important role in improving the patient experience at Kingston General Hospital (KGH). “When people enter the health care system, they expect to be treated with dignity and a reasonable level of care. They also want the opportunity to be involved in their care. I wanted to contribute to… Keep Reading

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Kingston Remembrance Day Ceremonies Announced

Community, Veteran and military groups will be laying their wreaths at the Cross of Sacrifice starting at 9:30 a.m. ahead of the civic ceremony on Remembrance Day this year in Kingston. UPDATE: 2013 Remembrance Day Ceremonies in Kingston The Civic Ceremony is set to start at 10:45 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 11, at the Cross… Keep Reading

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Renewed Funding Expands Arctic Climate Change Research

Thanks to an unprecedented funding renewal, Queen’s University-led researchers are expanding their study of how climate change affects the interaction between land and water ecosystems in the High Arctic. A national team led by Geography professors Scott Lamoureux and Melissa Lafrenière focuses on how climate change affects the flow of water, energy, sediment, nutrients and… Keep Reading

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Queen’s University Student Wins National Entrepreneur Prize

Emily Dimytosh (Commerce) recently accepted the inaugural Satchu Prize for her outstanding performance at The Next 36, a competitive program aimed at transforming Canada’s most promising undergraduates into the country’s top entrepreneurs. “It was an incredible opportunity that constantly pushed me into situations of discomfort,” says Ms Dimytosh. “The exposure to industry leaders, the rigorous… Keep Reading

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KEDCO Update: Week Ending November 4, 2011

HIGHLIGHTS OF RECENT PROGRESS & ACTIVITIES Business Development On November 3, KEDCO hosted representatives from the Ministry of Economic Development and Innovation (MEDI) Manufacturing Investment Branch and Small Business Division to introduce them to Kingston’s industry leaders and emerging business sectors. Held at Innovation Park at Queen’s University, the meeting gave the chance for local… Keep Reading

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Resale Home Market to Rebound in Kingston for 2012

The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) has just published the latest edition of its Housing Market Outlook report for the Census Metropolitan Area ( CMA) of Kingston. Local housing starts are to reach a total of 700 units by the end of 2011, as strong demand for rental housing encourages manufacturers to build more… Keep Reading

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Queen’s University and St. Lawrence College to Increase Partnership

Queen’s University and St. Lawrence College have signed a formal agreement to establish more working partnerships between the two institutions. The agreement aims at promoting and supporting innovation, commercialization and increased productivity through collaboration with the private sector, joint projects and business support. “I am pleased that that our partnership with St. Lawrence College has been… Keep Reading

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2011 Kingston Pewter Collectibles Announced

“Downtown Kingston!” Business Improvement Area has announced the official launch of the 18th annual Limited Edition Pewter Collectibles. This holiday program features a five‐piece series of well‐known historic Kingston landmarks cast as pewter ornaments. For 2011, the collectable designs will be released individually five Mondays in a row, including the Richardson Bath House (Nov 14),… Keep Reading

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