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Local Teachers Awarded

Limestone District School Board teachers have been recognized in two separate award presentations, as was QECVI high school in Kingston. Mike Byers was the recipient of this year’s Wess Garrod “Healthy Active Living” Award.  The First Avenue public school teacher is a driving force behind the school’s physical fitness program, and recognized for his work… Keep Reading

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Public Invited To Discuss Urban Forest At Open House

City Will Prepare A Management Plan For Its Urban Forest The public is invited to learn about the City’s approach to managing the urban forest and to provide input on how the City should manage its urban trees in the future at an open house which will provide background on the City’s urban forest and… Keep Reading

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City Seeks Input on Cataraqui North Park

The City of Kingston is asking the public to offer its ideas for the future design of new green space in a Cataraqui North neighbourhood, soon to be known as Augusta Common Park. A public meeting about the various aspects of its recreational features are set to take place between 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.… Keep Reading

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Bryan Adams Joins Facebook

Award winning singer Bryan Adams has officially joined the Facebook social network. On June 16, Adams wrote on his Twitter account: “and before i hit the stage, i started a facebook page, hope i did it right” Clicking on the link included with that tweet led his Followers there to a Facebook page started that… Keep Reading

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Rock Band Adds Tragically Hip Song for XBox360

Kingston-based rock band The Tragically Hip sent out a tweet today to announce some exciting news to their fans: “Now available for Rockband – Blow at High Dough” with a link to their Facebook post. “Blow at High Dough” was the first single by The Tragically Hip from their premiere full-length album “Up to Here”,… Keep Reading

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Lafarge Cement Plant to Reduce CO2 with BioMass

Lafarge’s cement plant in Bath, Ontario, has been working tirelessly in the pursuit of carbon emission reduction strategies and has planted multiple energy crops that may eventually contribute to a segment of the 110,000 metric tons of coal and petroleum coke that the plant goes through as fuel each year. Lafarge environmental and public affairs… Keep Reading

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The Mahones Return to their Kingston Birthplace

Known to many as one of Canada’s favorite Irish punk bands, the Mahones was birthed after a long night of drinking in Kingston’s Toucan Pub in 1990 between founding members Dublin-born frontman Finny McConnell and Andrew Brown. And now the Canadian paddy-punk rockers – on a 20th anniversary world tour to promote their newest album… Keep Reading

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Community Cultural Policy Plan Available For Community Input

The latest draft of the Kingston Community Cultural Policy Plan (KCCPP) – the document that will shape the cultural development of the Kingston community over the next ten years – is now available for final Your Opinion input. Citizens can comment online at www.cityofkingston.ca/kccpp/. Comments will be accepted until June 25. The final draft of… Keep Reading

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Take A Walk In Sir John A.’s Footsteps

The City of Kingston is pleased to release new audio recordings and printed versions of the “In Sir John A.’s footsteps” walking tour. Based on the incredible popularity of the walking tour last year, the City has printed an additional 20,000 copies and released 5,000 French versions. The tour by Kingston political historian and journalist… Keep Reading

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KFP Library expands Summer Programming

The Kingston Frontenac Public Library is offering free summer reading programs for all ages this summer. Adults can now join in the fun with “Water Your Mind”, featuring an online community for the discussion of books and movies, and a series of thought provoking programs. The online Teen Reading Club will continue with “Make a… Keep Reading

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City Seeks Public Input on Waste Reduction Methods

The City is inviting residents to learn about, and help select, a number of methods being considered to divert even more waste from landfill. Its plan is to divert 65 per cent of its waste from landfill by 2012, and the City is consulting the public as part of its move towards an Integrated Waste… Keep Reading

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