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Goverment Pledges $1.6 Million for Queen’s Student Training

An investment by the Government of Canada will enable young university researchers across the country to develop their skills and help them move from the role of trainees in productive employees within the Canadian workforce. This was announced by the Honourable Gary Goodyear, Minister of State (Science and Technology), during a speech at Queen’s University.… Keep Reading

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City Releases Plans for Possible Postal Disruption

Below is a plan for how residents can make payments and communicate with the City of Kingston during any postal disruption. The City will be monitoring the postal situation closely and will issue updates as appropriate. Of particular concern is the delivery of payments to Ontario Works recipients. Detailed instructions for communicating with Community and… Keep Reading

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Queen’s Reacts to Coroner Recommendations Related to Student Deaths

Queen’s University is responding to a Coroner’s recommendations that the university review and make changes to the non-academic student discipline system, alcohol policies and alcohol in residences, and work to change the “culture of drinking on campus” after the deaths of two first-year students last fall. Regional Supervising Coroner Dr. Roger Skinner looked at physical… Keep Reading

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Proposed Breast Cancer Treatment Uses Approved Diabetic Drug

A protein activated by certain drugs already approved for treating Type II diabetes may slow or stop the spread of breast tumors. “It’s possible that these diabetes drugs could ultimately be used, alone or in combination with existing chemotherapeutic drugs, to treat some forms of breast cancer,” says Chris Nicol, an assistant professor in the… Keep Reading

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Ground-Breaking Ceremony Announced for New Seniors’ Building

The Kingston & Frontenac Housing Corporation (KFHC) will be breaking ground on construction of a new 27 unit seniors’ building at 233 Queen Mary Road this Friday, June 3 at 11am. The event will be attended by Kingston MPP John Gerretsen, Mayor Mark Gerretsen and the KFHC Chief Executive Officer Mary Lynn Cousins Brame. Funding… Keep Reading

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Benefits of Digital Photography Extolled in KCVI Workshop

This semester the Grade 12 photography classes at Kingston Collegiate and Loyalist Collegiate participated in photography workshops with retired teacher and photographer, Karen Dolan. The photographs are extraordinary visual examples of the students’ creative interpretations of their everyday and ordinary surroundings. This body of work communicates a maturity and confidence normally seen in the work… Keep Reading

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Queen’s University to Get Mental Health Nurse

Student Health Services is receiving provincial government funding for a mental health nurse. This new position at Queen’s will boost services and support for students requiring care for mental health issues. Medical director Suzanne Billing applied for the funding through the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care’s “500 Nurses Initiative” approximately one year ago.… Keep Reading

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Kingston 2011 Movies in the Square Lineup Announced

2012 UPDATE: The new “Movies in the Square” lineup has been chosen. See this year’s film selection here! ————————— After three weeks of voting, Kingstonians have chosen the final lineup for the fifth season of “Movies in the Square”. The movies chosen are: – Bonus Movie for Soccer in the Square: Fri, June 3: Bend… Keep Reading

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Kingston’s Home Resale Market to Remain Strong

According to the latest Housing Market Outlook report released today by Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), resale housing activity in Kingston will remain relatively strong over the next two years. Some highlights from the report include: * Sales of existing homes plateaued from their levels in the first half of 2010. With pent-up demand… Keep Reading

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Google & Stephen Colbert Let Canadians See U.S. Huffington Post

This week, Arianna Huffington launched a Canadian edition of the Huffington Post news site. In her innaugural post there on May 26, Huffington reminded readers that one of her goals after merging with AOL earlier this year was to launch international versions of the site. And within three months of that merger, she was in… Keep Reading

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