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Fireworks Safety Message from Kingston Fire Department

Every year, consumer fireworks cause thousands of injuries and numerous fires. Fire Inspector Tracey LeBlanc reminds residents to exercise caution should they plan to purchase and set off family fireworks on the Canada Day holiday. Some important fireworks safety precautions are: Never set off fireworks during an open air burning ban. Check the wind conditions… Keep Reading

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Isabel Bader Research Fellowship in Textile Conservation Recipient Announced

The Agnes Etherington Art Centre, in partnership with the Queen’s University’s Master of Art Conservation Program, congratulates Caterina Florio, the inaugural recipient of the Isabel Bader Research Fellowship in Textile Conservation. The Isabel Bader Research Fellowship in Textile Conservation is a new research initiative, promoting investigation and research in the areas of textile conservation and… Keep Reading

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Parliament Passes Bill to Prevent Homolka Pardon

Just before their summer break, MPs have passed a bill that would prevent schoolgirl killer, and former Kingston Prison for Women inmate,  Karla Homolka from getting a pardon for her crimes. Although there was no indication Homolka had applied for a criminal pardon, she would have been eligible for one within a few of weeks.… Keep Reading

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KEDCO: Weekly Update – June 18th, 2010

KEDCO: Weekly Update – Week Ending June 18, 2010 HIGHLIGHTS OF RECENT PROGRESS & ACTIVITIES Business Development KEDCO welcomes Kristina Sutton to the position of Project Manager – Labour Market Development. Kristina transitioned from her role as Youth Business Counsellor to oversee the Labour Market portfolio beginning June 14. Kristina has been with KEDCO since… Keep Reading

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Building Construction Interns Complete 70th House

(Kingston, Ontario) — Students of the Building Construction Internship Program (BCIP) begun construction this past January on an ambitious project, with the goal to build an energy efficient, LEED certified home that would produce as much renewable energy as it consumes. On Sunday, June 20, 2010, student builders will welcome parents, the public, and building… Keep Reading

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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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