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KEDCO: Weekly Update – July 9th, 2010

HIGHLIGHTS OF RECENT PROGRESS & ACTIVITIES Business Development The Ontario East Municipal Conference (OEMC) is scheduled to take place from September 15 – 17 at the Ambassador Resort and Conference Centre in Kingston. The OEMC provides a program featuring current topics relating to provincial legislation and its impact on the municipal sector, economic development issues,… Keep Reading

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Kingston Hockey Icons Bid Farewell to Bob Probert

Hundreds of mourners crowded the Windsor Christian Fellowship Friday morning to pay final respects to NHL legend Bob Probert, who died Monday at the age of 45 after experiencing chest pains while boating with his family on Lake St. Clair. Wednesday’s visitations and today’s funeral were attended by mourners that included hockey figures Tie Domi,… Keep Reading

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Queen’s Professor Wins National Geography Award

Joan Schwartz recently received the Geography in the Service of Government or Business Award from the Canadian Association of Geographers. The award recognizes a person who has carried out major work in the public or private sector. “Because I have worked outside the usual boundaries of the discipline throughout my professional career, I am especially… Keep Reading

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Queen’s Professor to Receive Order of Canada

Walter Rosser, a semi-retired professor and former head of Queen’s University’s Family Medicine department, has been named to the Order of Canada. Rosser, who stepped down as head of the department three years ago, was acclaimed his leadership in the discipline of family medicine and primary care research, and for his contributions to the establishment… Keep Reading

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Pump House Steam Museum Continues Culture and Company Series

The highly successful speaker series at the Pump House Steam Museum will continue to entertain and educate audience members this summer. Every Friday from 1:30-3:30 p.m. from July 9 to August 20, attendees can enjoy a cup of tea on the lakeshore and learn from experts exploring the theme of water. The speakers for this… Keep Reading

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Ted Hsu Launches Campaign to Replace Peter Milliken

UPDATE: Ted Hsu was selected as the successor to retiring Liberal party MP Peter Milliken during the party’s nomination meeting Sunday, November 7 at the K-Rock Centre. Shortly after 7 pm this evening, at the Ongwanada Centre on Portsmouth Avenue, Ted Hsu launched his campaign to become the next Federal Liberal Party candidate for Kingston… Keep Reading

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Local Artists Offer Summer Activities for Kids

The MacLachlan Woodworking Museum launches its drop-in programming for children this week with two exciting programs. Both Paper Play and Great to Create are included with museum admission and are an excellent way to enhance a visit to the museum. Every Tuesday in July and August, from 10-11 a.m., the MacLachlan Woodworking Museum presents Paper… Keep Reading

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Specialized Golf Cart Assessing City Sidewalks

A specialized golf cart is one week into its lengthy mission to examine Kingston’s 450 kms of sidewalk as part of the City’s asset management program. A “Sidewalks Plus” golf-cart will be collecting and mapping information about the city’s sidewalks using both GPS equipment and other electronics, as well as human observation by its driver.… Keep Reading

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Kingston Represented in 3 of Top 10 Canadian Songs

This week, B.C.’s The Province newspaper published the Top 10 Canadian songs chosen by their readers, and the Kingston area was represented by three of their picks. At number 9 is “New Orleans is Sinking” by The Tragically Hip. The Hip – which formed in Kingston back in 1983 – consists of Gordon Downie on… Keep Reading

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Limestone School Board Announces Teachers of the Year

Don Roblin, a teacher at Marysville Public School, and Brenda Scarlett, the department head of Social Science at Bayridge Secondary School have been selected by Trustees of the Limestone District School Board as this year’s recipients of the J.C. McLeod Excellence in Teaching Award. This ‘teacher-of- the-year’ award recognizes the outstanding contribution of individual teachers… Keep Reading

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