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KEDCO Update: Week Ending January 7, 2011

HIGHLIGHTS OF RECENT PROGRESS & ACTIVITIES Business Development The New Energy Project is moving forward with Ruth Noordegraff appointed as the new Project Manager. The New Energy Project is an ambitious multi‐year initiative to position, market and further develop the Kingston‐Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) area as a “green” region. Reporting to a Steering Committee… Keep Reading

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City Posts Winter Safety Tips and Reminders

As snow piles up on City streets and curbs, residents are offered again offered these winter reminders: 1. Be safe around snow plows. Drivers: Stay three car-lengths behind a snow plow to allow for a safe stopping distance. NEVER cut off a snow plow. Pedestrians: Assume the snow plow driver has NOT seen you. If… Keep Reading

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Residents Invited to Sir John A MacDonald Birthday Celebration

Sir John A. Macdonald’s birthday celebration in City Park January 11 The City of Kingston is encouraging local residents and elementary and secondary school students in particular to join with Mayor Mark Gerretsen next Tuesday, Jan. 11 to honour the birthday of Kingston’s greatest son, Sir John A. Macdonald. As has been the case since… Keep Reading

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Queen’s Prof Discovers Hidden Literary Messages in Mona Lisa

Queen’s University Classics professor emeritus Ross Kilpatrick says the Leonardo da Vinci masterpiece, the Mona Lisa, incorporates images inspired by the Roman poet Horace and Florentine poet Petrarch. The technique of taking a passage from literature and incorporating it into a work of art is known as ‘invention’ and was used by many Renaissance artists.… Keep Reading

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Toronto Star’s 2010 “Darts & Laurels” Targets Kingstonians

Perusing their list of “darts & laurels” for Canadians who made the news in 2010, it quickly becomes apparent that Kingston was well represented in many of the Toronto Star’s picks for the year. Fully 25% of the twenty individuals or groups named for criticism and praise were either born or educated in Kingston, including… Keep Reading

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Kingston Teenager Goes Missing on Trip to Toronto

Kingston Police are seeking the public’s help in finding a 16-year-old Kingston girl who has went missing on New Year’s Eve. According to police, Victoria Cota was dropped off at the John Counter Boulevard VIA Rail train station on Dec. 31 where she was scheduled to take the 10:30 a.m. train to meet a friend… Keep Reading

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Fitness Centres Announce Open House, Free Month

INVISTA Centre Fitness & Wellness Centre Holds Open House The Fitness & Wellness Centre at the INVISTA Centre is celebrating its anniversary with an Open House from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 8. Those who sign-up for an annual membership at this well-equipped, family-friendly, and affordable City fitness centre – or at… Keep Reading

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10 Year Old Canadian Girl Discovers Supernova

A 10 year old Canadian girl has become the youngest person to discovered a supernova, according to an announcement by the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada (RASC). The society reported that Kathryn Aurora Gray – a resident of Fredericton, New Bruncwick – discovered the magnitude 17 supernova in the galaxy UGC 3378 this past Sunday.… Keep Reading

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Queen’s Remembrance Day Scandal: Maclean’s Top 10 Story for 2010

The Maclean’s magazine “On Campus” section has listed its Top 10 most read online education posts for the past year, and a Queen’s University’s related story made the grade – squeaking in as the #9 most read story of 2010. The article entitled “Queen’s Remembrance Day soapbox”, written by Robyn Urback, is an OpEd piece… Keep Reading

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Brody Jenner Injured, But Avril Lavigne Not Dead

This weekend, a randomly generated fake news article that Avril Lavigne had died in a snowboarding accident coincided with a real incident where her boyfriend, Brody Jenner, was injured in a surfboarding accident. The false story about Lavigne was created at “Global Associated News”, a website where visitors can enter a celebrity’s name to get… Keep Reading

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