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Pay Your Parking Ticket With a Toy On December 9 & 10

On Dec. 9 and 10, from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, drivers who have received parking tickets over the last month can pay for it with a toy at City Hall. Over last year’s holiday season, the city collected more toys than ever in the Toys for Tickets program. 360 gifts were turned over in… Keep Reading

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K-Rock Centre Welcomes Families to Celebrate New Year’s Eve

Bring your family down to the FREE indoor and outdoor New Year’s Eve festivities at the K-Rock Centre, 1 Barrack St. co-sponsored by Empire Life. Celebrations run from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and ends with a spectacular fireworks display from Point Frederick best viewed from the Wolfe Island Ferry dock or Confederation Park. Dress… Keep Reading

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Kingston City Holiday Closures and Schedules

Since Christmas, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day are all on weekend days this year, December 27 and 28 and January 3 will be the municipal holidays. The holidays will affect City services and facilities as follows: GREEN BIN, GARBAGE AND RECYCLING SCHEDULE – Green Bin, garbage and recycling will be collected as usual the… Keep Reading

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Human Development Endangering Fish Reproduction

For the first time ever, scientists have found a difference in the way males and females of the same species of vertebrate see things – and that sexes likely use that difference to select their mates. Queen’s PhD candidate Shai Sabbah, a Vanier Scholar, led a team of researchers who found that male and female… Keep Reading

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Queen’s University Staff to be Unionized

The United Steelworkers of Canada has been certified to represent Queen’s University staff. The ballots cast in last spring’s vote were counted in Toronto today by the Ontario Labour Relations Board and the results are 487 to 417 (53.8%) in favour of unionization. “We respect the decision made by staff and we will work cooperatively with… Keep Reading

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Queen’s Students Selected for Elite Business Program

Three Queen’s students have been selected to participate in The Next 36 and will receive scholarships for the program valued at $25,000. The students competed in a rigorous weekend of interviews with some of Canada’s top executives to secure their spot. The Next 36 is aimed at helping launch the careers of the country’s most… Keep Reading

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CFKA Kickstart Grants Benefit Local School Children

The Youth Advisory Committee of the Community Foundation for Kingston & Area (CFKA) was honored by the Limestone District School Board, who recognized their support of Limestone schools through the CFKA’s Fall 2010 Kickstart Grants. Kickstart is a bi-yearly grant competition available to all elementary school classes in the Limestone and Algonquin and Lakeshore school… Keep Reading

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City Releases Winter Reminders and Safety Tips

As a challenging mix of winter weathern is expected this weekend, the City offers these six cold-weather reminders to residents: 1. Keep your gas meters clear. Utilities Kingston reminds you that your outdoor gas meter is designed to withstand winter weather, but that heavy or hard-packed snow and ice on your meter can be a… Keep Reading

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CFB Kingston: New Commander for Land Force Doctrine & Training System

On December 10, Major-General David Fraser will assume command of Land Force Doctrine and Training System (LFDTS) from Major-General Guy Laroche. Command will be officially transferred at a ceremony in the Normandy Hall at CFB Kingston, presided over by Chief of Land Staff, Lieutenant-General Peter Devlin. MGen Laroche will retire from the Canadian Forces after… Keep Reading

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Study: Queen’s a Leader in Mental Health Programs & Awareness

The first study to examine mental health first aid programs in North American post-secondary education institutions confirms Queen’s as a leader in providing mental health first aid (MHFA) education and spreading awareness of mental health issues. “We are encouraged by the commitment of Student Affairs staff to reducing the stigma of mental health problems by… Keep Reading

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