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Grand Theatre Receives $45K in Funding from Federal Government

The Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, and Gord Brown, Member of Parliament (Leeds–Grenville),  announced federal funding for the Grand Theatre in Kingston. The fund will go towards the Theatre’s professional arts programming that begins April 1 and continues to March 31, 2011.  The multidisciplinary arts presenter provides dance, acting, and… Keep Reading

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Manufacturing Solar Panels Lucrative for Government

Solar power manufacturing makes good business sense for governments, according to a Queen’s University Applied Sustainability Research Group. Their report argues that Canadian and Provincial governments could spend $2.4 billion to build a large scale solar photovoltaic manufacturing plant, then give it away for free and still earn a profit in the long run. The… Keep Reading

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Avril Lavigne and Her New Boyfriend

In one of their more public outings, Avril Lavigne was seen with her new boyfriend Brody Jenner in Malibu, California this week. The entertainment website celebrity-gossip.net reported the two were seen together heading to lunch at the Taverna Tony’s restaurant. Although the couple have been spotted at nightclubs in the past couple of months, they… Keep Reading

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Kingston Pen Prisoner Sues Over Medical Care

Carl Bursey, 35, a former outlaw biker and Kingston Penitentiary inmate is suing the federal government for $5 million. Bursey, once considered one of the province’s most wanted fugitives, claims he suffered catastrophic injuries due to inadequate medical care while at the institution. He is now confined to a wheelchair and currently serving his 10-year… Keep Reading

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Queen’s Announces Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment Development

A unique research tool that can better detect loss of a gene critical in fighting cancer has been developed at Queen’s University. The technology was developed over two years by Dr. Jeremy Squire and his research team at the Queen’s Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine. An important aspect of the technology focuses on determining… Keep Reading

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Ontario Government Gives Kingston $80K to Go Green

A community-based, youth-led social marketing program at St. Lawrence College is receiving $64,750 to help Kingston go green. The program has the goal of making Kingston the most sustainable city in Canada through curriculum activities, door-to-door campaigns and pledges to reduce carbon consumption. Kingston’s Alternative Energy Cluster, SWITCH, will also receive $16,728 to organize the… Keep Reading

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Queen’s U. Invests in Oshawa Medical Training Facility

Queen’s University is investing $1 million towards construction of a new health-care training facility at the Lakeridge Health Oshawa hospital. According to David Walker, dean of the faculty of health sciences of Queen’s University, the initiative will help Queen’s and Lakeridge Health instruct the next generation of health-care providers. The Lakeridge Health Education And Research… Keep Reading

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Hotel Parking Garage Collapse Damages 20 Vehicles

One person was rescued and about 20 cars were damaged when the Confederation Place Hotel’s underground garage partially collapsed, fire department officials report. Fire & Rescue respondents answered the call at about 8:05 p.m, after a loud crash caused the hotel’s emergency alarms to sound. A large segment of the top floor in its two-level… Keep Reading

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Kingston Police Capture a Quebec Top 10 Most Wanted

Kingston City Police have arrested one of Quebec’s top 10 most wanted criminals. Fugitive Idir Benkhodja – on the loose since last June – was pulled over by police with another man in a routine traffic stop at 7:15 pm on Brock Street. Police ran an identity check and discovered that one of the occupants… Keep Reading

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