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KGH Plans Food Contract with Toronto, CUPE to Protest Wednesday

KINGSTON, ONTARIO– ( Nov. 2, 2010) – Kingston General Hospital (KGH) is planning to buy almost all of its food in Toronto. Later this month, KGH intends to ink a contract with Compass Group, a giant multinational company that prepares food in a factory in the Toronto area. That means millions of dollars that could… Keep Reading

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Public Invited to Help Develop Municipal Housing Strategy

Strategy will shape the future of housing in Kingston and Frontenac County KINGSTON, ONT. / Nov. 1, 2010 – The public is again invited to two upcoming consultations on a Municipal Housing Strategy being developed by the City of Kingston and County of Frontenac to help guide future housing initiatives, policies and programs.  Both meetings… Keep Reading

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Seasonal Influenza Vaccine Clinics Open for Kingston Area

Last week, KFL&A area residents began rolling-up their sleeves to prevent the spread of influenza. The annual campaign—a fixture in communities across the province for the past ten years—kicked off for KFL&A area residents Thursday at the Frontenac Mall from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Through the end of the campaign in mid-January, residents will… Keep Reading

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Transit and Recreation Discounts Available for Low-Income Households

KINGSTON, ON — Starting Friday, Oct. 29, the City will be holding drop-in eligibility sessions for Kingstonians who wish to apply or reapply to the Municipal Fee Assistance program which offers transit discounts and recreation subsidies to residents in low-income households. New last year, the Municipal Fee Assistance Program helps make Kingston Transit and municipal… Keep Reading

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Kingston Elections Updates Available Online Monday Night

KINGSTON, ONT. / Oct. 22, 2010 – Monday’s unofficial municipal election results will be regularly updated on the City’s website at www.cityofkingston.ca/election. UPDATE: View unofficial election results here (Howe Island & Wolfe Island municipal election results) The Election Office will be offering updates on the mayoral, district and school board election results as they are… Keep Reading

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Queen’s Faculty and Students Involved in United Way-Funded Program

David Gordon remembers fondly how the late John Coleman got him to volunteer with the Lunch by George program. “Professor Coleman twisted my arm at church one Sunday six years ago,” says Professor Gordon with a smile. “He was a very difficult man to say no to.” Volunteers including some Queen’s community members established the… Keep Reading

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School Board Recognizes Students, Volunteers for Food Sharing Project

Volunteers of the Food Sharing Project celebrated some exceptional people at the Limestone District School Board meeting October 13, 2010 with the presentation of the annual David Parry Memorial Award for Outstanding Service to the Food Sharing Project. Trustee David Parry was a passionate member of the Food Sharing Board for over 10 years. The… Keep Reading

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Students Inspired to Bring About Social Change

While politicians have made the term “change” one of the biggest political buzzwords of our times, a group of local students are learning how to actually make it happen. This October 27th, a group of Kingston-area students will get some first-hand pointers from those “in the know” as to how to make a difference at… Keep Reading

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