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New Recycling Depots Installed in Kingston

Kingstonians will notice that 15 new recycling depots have appeared alongside garbage cans on the streets of downtown Kingston. The depots are marked to receive recyclables including: paper products and plastic bags; plastic bottles and aluminum cans; and glass. The public recycling depots can be found in key downtown locations,  including (amongst other places): Confederation… Keep Reading

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Mildly Depressed People More Perceptive to Mental State of Others

Mildly depressed people have an enhanced ability to make subtle judgments about other people’s emotions, beliefs and intentions, suggests research conducted at Queen’s. “Our findings indicate that individuals in a persistent negative mood may be especially motivated to understand the mental states of others. This hypersensitivity may have evolved as a strategy to try to… Keep Reading

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City of Kingston to Pay Tribute to Jack Layton

The City of Kingston will host a celebration of life in tribute to The Honourable Jack Layton, on Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011 at the Invista Centre. Layton was a tireless and charismatic statesman whose love for Canada was clearly evident through a lengthy political career.  He lost his second battle with cancer on Monday, Aug.… Keep Reading

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Homegrown Bluesfood Announced for Kingston Blues Festival

This year Kingston Chefs are going southern style at the 2nd annual HOMEGROWN BLUESFOOD – the tastiest addition to Kingston’s Limestone City Blues Festival which runs August 25, 26, 27 & 28. During the Blues Festival, ten of Downtown Kingston’s best restaurants will take the flavours of Kingston’s countryside and create locally sourced “southern” style… Keep Reading

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Kingston Police Introduce Online Crime Reporting

The Kingston Police has a new online police reporting option for the public.  This web based reporting system will allow the public to file certain incident types where there is no known suspect (for example minor theft, vandalism, damage to vehicle, lost property, etc.) over the internet at their convenience. For emergency situations the public… Keep Reading

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Kingston Firefighters Fundraising Car Wash this Friday

Kingston Fire & Rescue’s Firefighter Combat Challenge Team is holding a car wash to raise funds for FACE (Firefighters Against Cancer’s Existence and the Combat Challenge Team) from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 26, at the Kingston Centre parking lot. Team t-shirts will be on sale for $15 with kids and adult… Keep Reading

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Vintage Aircraft Coming To Kingston Airport

Vintage Wings of Canada brings its Yellow Wings Tour and the Goodyear FG-1D Corsair fighter to the Kingston Flying Club at Kingston Airport on Tuesday, Aug.30. The Tour, which began in June in western provinces, pays homage to the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan (BCATP), Canada’s largest military contribution to the Second World War. Three… Keep Reading

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KEDCO Update: Week Ending August 19, 2011

HIGHLIGHTS OF RECENT PROGRESS & ACTIVITIES Business Development The Summer Company Kingston 2011 program is coming to close at the end of the month.  The student entrepreneurs working with The Entrepreneurship Centre at KEDCO report total sales of $24,000, with 90 per cent of participants planning to continue their businesses after the conclusion of the… Keep Reading

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Queen’s University Professor Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Queen’s University education professor Larry O’Farrell has been awarded a lifetime achievement award by the American Alliance for Theatre and Education for his international leadership in promoting drama and theatre teaching. “I am deeply honoured to receive this award, especially as it was supported by such distinguished colleagues from around the world,” says Professor O’Farrell.… Keep Reading

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