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Pump House Steam Museum and KFD Hold Family Event

The Pump House Steam Museum and members of Kingston Fire and Rescue announced their upcoming family event to be held on Saturday, July 3, from noon until 4 p.m. The Summer Steam-Off Spectacular is a free event featuring the firefighters from Kingston Fire and Rescue with demonstrations of the new Thomas. H. Patterson fireboat, a… Keep Reading

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Public Invited to Barriefield Land Acquisition Meeting

[September 2010 Update: The proposal to build 50 units of affordable housing in Barriefield village was defeated by a 6-5 vote of Kingston city council.] A Public Information Centre (PIC) for the Consultancy on Potential Acquisition of Federal Surplus Land in Barriefield Village is scheduled for Tuesday, July 6, from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.… Keep Reading

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Queen’s Holding Town Hall Meeting to Decide Future

A town hall meeting will be hosted next month by the six members of the Academic Writing Team as they continue to gather input from the Queen’s community about future directions for the university. The meeting – open to faculty, staff and students – will take place on Monday July 12 from 10-11:30 am in… Keep Reading

Science & Tech

Queen’s Researchers Receive Accelerated Funding

The Federal Discovery Accelerator Supplements (DAS) program has announced that five Queen’s researchers are each receiving $120,000 over three years to quicken the pace of progress and maximize the impact of their work. Chemistry Department Professor Cathleen Crudden is researching organic synthesis and materials chemistry via catalytic organoborane chemistry. Michael Cunningham of Chemical Engineering will… Keep Reading

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Free Summers Tours at St. Andrew’s Church

St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church is opening their doors once again to the community this summer for free tours. The tour program began last summer and was a great success. Tours start on June 29th and will continue through to August 21st. Tours will be available from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday, and… Keep Reading

Entertainment/Featured

Dan Aykroyd & Bryan Adams to Meet in Oz

Summertime Entertainment recently announced the official casting for its upcoming 3D animated film, “Dorothy of Oz”, and it appears Kingston born singer-songwriter Bryan Adams will be meeting Kingston area resident actor Dan Aykroyd on the yellow brick road. However it’s more probable that the two will actually meet at the film’s eventual red carpet premiere,… Keep Reading

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City Invites Public to Battery Park Opening

The public has been invited to the official opening of the new Battery Park, on the shore of Lake Ontario at the foot of Earl Street. The ceremony for Kingston’s newest waterfront park will take place at 11 a.m. this Monday, June 28 and be attended by Mayor Harvey Rosen, Councillor Bill Glover, Alf Hendry… Keep Reading

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Confederation Place Hotel Open Again

After being closed for almost two months, due to a partial collapse in their underground parking garage, the Confederation Place Hotel has been declared safe for occupancy again. According to the hotel, its front desk staff are taking reservations again and cleaning staff are getting rooms ready for guests. A spokesman interviewed by CKWS News… Keep Reading

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Karen Hitchcock Joins Park Strategies

Senator Alfonse D’Amato is pleased to announce the addition of Karen Hitchcock, Ph.D, former President of the University at Albany, State University of New York, to Park Strategies as a Special Advisor. Dr. Hitchcock will specialize in developing strategic relationships between educational institutions and commercial enterprises, including Park Strategies’ diversified clientele. Said Sen. D’Amato, “My… Keep Reading

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Former Queen’s U. Principal Hired as U.S. Lobbyist

Former Queen’s University Principal, Karen Hitchcock, has been hired as a U.S. lobbyist by Park Strategies LLC. Park Strategies, which describes itself as “among the most sought after public policy and business development firms in the country, providing strategic advice and consulting services to a wide array of clients throughout the U.S. and around the… Keep Reading

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