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Celebrate St-Jean-Baptiste Day in Kingston

Celebrate St-Jean-Baptiste Day with ACFO Mille-Îles, ACFOMI Employment Services and ACFOMI Immigrant Services Thursday, June 24th from 11 am until 2 pm You are invited to join us for a free BBQ. Hot-Dogs, Chips and Beverages are on the menu. 760, Highway 15, Kingston / Tel: 613 546-7863 —————— Venez célébrer la St-Jean-Baptiste avec l’équipe… Keep Reading

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Queen’s University Opens Medical Centre in Belleville

This week, the Queen’s University School of Medicine officially opened a state-of-the-art medical centre to serve as an academic home to family medicine residents. Funded by the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care, the facility is part of a $6.6 million expansion of the university’s family medicine residency program, with the University providing $1… Keep Reading

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LD School Board Approves $258M Budget

At a board meeting last week, Trustees of the Limestone District School Board (LDSB) approved an $235,556,000 operating budget and a capital budget of $22,577,000 for the 2010-2011 school year. Initially the Trustees were presented with an estimated operating expenditure deficit of $1,400,000 – as a result of a large reduction in revenues, due to… Keep Reading

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Ottawa Earthquake Felt in Kingston

The magnitude 5.0 earthquake (originally reported to be a 5.5) , centered 53 km NNE of Ottawa, was felt in Kingston and as far away as Chicago and Montreal. There have been two recorded earthquakes with a magnitude over 6.0 in this Canadian seismic zone: a 6.1-magnitude quake in 1935 and one measuring 6.2 in… Keep Reading

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Kingston 2010 Canada Day Events and Closures

UPDATE: To see 2016 Canada Day events click here. Municipal Offices Closed July 1, 2010 Transit Will Run On Sunday Service Kingston’s July 1 Canada Day celebrations are scheduled for Confederation Park and Grass Creek Park. (A list of holiday and road closures follows below). Here’s what is going on: Red & White People Parade… Keep Reading

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Kingston Town Crier is Best in the World

Chris Whyman, the city’s other Kingston herald, won the 2010 world championship Town Crier tournament in Chester, U.K. this past Saturday. 2014 Update: Chris Whyman is once again named World’s best Town Crier ! According to the “Chestival” website, almost forty town criers arrived for the tournament – which was held outside Chester’s town hall – from countries… Keep Reading

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Fireworks Safety Message from Kingston Fire Department

Every year, consumer fireworks cause thousands of injuries and numerous fires. Fire Inspector Tracey LeBlanc reminds residents to exercise caution should they plan to purchase and set off family fireworks on the Canada Day holiday. Some important fireworks safety precautions are: Never set off fireworks during an open air burning ban. Check the wind conditions… Keep Reading

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Isabel Bader Research Fellowship in Textile Conservation Recipient Announced

The Agnes Etherington Art Centre, in partnership with the Queen’s University’s Master of Art Conservation Program, congratulates Caterina Florio, the inaugural recipient of the Isabel Bader Research Fellowship in Textile Conservation. The Isabel Bader Research Fellowship in Textile Conservation is a new research initiative, promoting investigation and research in the areas of textile conservation and… Keep Reading

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Parliament Passes Bill to Prevent Homolka Pardon

Just before their summer break, MPs have passed a bill that would prevent schoolgirl killer, and former Kingston Prison for Women inmate,  Karla Homolka from getting a pardon for her crimes. Although there was no indication Homolka had applied for a criminal pardon, she would have been eligible for one within a few of weeks.… Keep Reading

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