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Blues Brothers Television Series in the Works

According to Variety magazine, actor and SNL Alumnus (and long-time Kingston area resident) Dan Aykroyd will take part in a TV series based of his famous Blues Brothers characters. Both Aykroyd and Judy Belushi – widow of Blues Brother John Belushi – own the TV rights to the characters, and she has reportedly been involved… Keep Reading

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Video Promotes Queen’s University Football Opener Against McMaster

The Queen’s Football season opens this Labour Day weekend, pitting the Queen’s Gaels against the McMaster Marauders. The September 5 game is being advertised in a slick, professional video shot on Queen’s campus this summer that features a number of team members. (embedded below). As stated on the GoGaelsGo website, the Gaels team is coming… Keep Reading

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City of Kingston Seeks Input on Outdoor Rink Policy Draft

The City is seeking input on the policy that will set clear standards of operations for outdoor rinks. A draft of the Outdoor Rinks Policy is posted for Your Opinion comment at www.cityofkingston.ca/outdoorrinks. The deadline for input is Monday, Sept. 12. The Policy will establish guidelines for staffed and unstaffed municipally-run outdoor rinks – and… Keep Reading

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Queen’s University Student Cycling to School Across Canada

Adam Beaudoin is taking the scenic route to Kingston. The 17-year-old, who will begin his studies in the School of Kinesiology and Health Studies this fall, is in the midst of a 4,500 kilometre journey that will end at Queen’s just in time for fall classes. He’s cycling from his hometown of Victoria, BC to… Keep Reading

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Public Input Sought for Kingston Parking Practices

The public is invited to attend a presentation on innovative solutions to parking problems. An open meeting is set for 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 7 in the Press Lounge at Portsmouth Olympic Harbour, 53 Yonge St. The meeting is being facilitated by Todd Litman, founder and Executive Director of the Victoria… Keep Reading

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Actua Receives $1.25 Million to Promote Science to Underpriviledged Youth

More Southern Ontario children will be able to experience innovations in science with an investment in Actua, a national science, engineering and technology youth outreach network, some likely at Queen’s University in Kingston. Each year, Actua’s growing network of member organizations reach more than 200,000 young Canadians in more than 450 communities nationwide, and lists… Keep Reading

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Tentative Agreement Avoids Queen’s University Faculty Strike

UPDATE: QUFA ratifies new collective agreement Queen’s and the Queen’s University Faculty Association (QUFA) have negotiated a new collective agreement. The tentative deal comes after four days of mediation that began August 11. Earlier today, the QUFA bargaining team met with its executive to review the university’s offer. “Congratulations and thanks to everyone at the… Keep Reading

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Kingston City Closures for Labour Day Weekend

The Labour Day holiday, on Monday, Sept. 5, will create some schedule changes to municipal services: * Administrative Offices: All administrative offices, including Social Services, Provincial Offences and Utilities Kingston are closed on Monday. In the event of a utility emergency, such as a gas smell or a water main break, call the Utilities Kingston… Keep Reading

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KEDCO Update: Week Ending August 26, 2011

HIGHLIGHTS OF RECENT PROGRESS & ACTIVITIES Business Development The Conference Board of Canada released their Summer 2011 Metropolitan Outlook this week, which provides economic data for Kingston CMA along with provincial and national snapshots.  The report noted that strength in services and the ongoing recovery in the manufacturing sector will lift Kingston’s economy by 1.9… Keep Reading

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