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$1.5 Million in Upgrades for Kingston Soccer Fields

The city has announced that work to improve soccer fields in Kingston has already started, and will continue throughout the fall and into the 2011 soccer season. In total, $1.5 million worth of upgrades will be made to current soccer fields to provide an improved playing surface. Additionally, the following outdoor-sports projects are scheduled to… Keep Reading

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Kingston 2010 French Services Fair Seeks Volunteers

ACFO Mille-Îles : Franco-foire 2010 / French Services Fair Volunteers needed! ACFO Mille-Îles is looking for volunteers to help during the French Services Fair which will be on Saturday October 16th 2010. Do you want to get involved in the French community of Kingston? Would you like to do 4 to 8 volunteering hours during a… Keep Reading

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City Schedule & Shutdowns for Thanksgiving Day

Municipal offices closed, transit to run on holiday service KINGSTON, ONT./ Oct. 5, 2010 – The Thanksgiving Day holiday, on Monday, Oct. 11, 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… Keep Reading

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University Administrators Offered Special Equity Workshop

Engaging Queen’s University’s senior administrators in discussions about equity and diversity is the next step in a plan for improving inclusivity on campus. The workshop aims to support our top decision makers in discussing and planning their opportunities to demonstrate leadership in equity and diversity. Making inclusivity a standard consideration in current processes – like… Keep Reading

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City to Hold Public Meeting for 2011 Accessibility Plan

KINGSTON, ONT. — The City is holding a series of public meetings to invite input regarding the City’s 2011 Accessibility Plan. A draft of the Plan will be available for review in mid-October at www.cityofkingston.ca/accessibility . The Plan will outline the City’s role in supporting a number of initiatives aimed at making Kingston more accessible… Keep Reading

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University Study: End of Life Care Needs Improvement

Kingston, Ontario — According to a study by Queen’s University professor Daren Heyland, better psychological and spiritual support – along with improved planning of care and stronger relationships with physicians – are required to improve end-of-life care. “High quality end-of-life care should be the right of every Canadian,” says Heyland, Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology… Keep Reading

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Professors Test Videotaped Lectures for Students

Anne Godlewska (Geography) and Brian Frank (Engineering and Applied Science) are using video-captured lectures this year as part of an ongoing pilot project. “The willingness of Professors Godlewska and Frank to innovate allows us to investigate the potential use of technology to help students learn and rethink how we engage with students in and outside… Keep Reading

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Kingston Residents Reminded to Bring Correct ID to Vote

KINGSTON, ONT. / Oct. 1, 2010 – With the first advance voting day coming up on Saturday, Oct. 16, the City’s Election Office is reminding citizens that they must show identification prior to voting.  This identification must include: the voter’s name, signature and qualifying address (showing where he or she lives in the municipality). Voters… Keep Reading

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Queen’s Alumn is Now Queen’s Governor General

OTTAWA — On Friday, David Johnston was appointed the new Governor General of Canada and accepted his new role “with joy…and with gratitude” as he gave his first speech to the Senate as the 28th GG of Canada. Speaking just moments after he taking the oath of office from Supreme Court Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin,… Keep Reading

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Queen’s University Releases Plan for Cultural Inclusivity

A plan of action released today points the university’s way forward in addressing inclusivity on campus. “I am pleased with the measures outlined in the Diversity and Equity Task Force (DET) Plan of Action and I support it as a means to shaping a culture of inclusivity at Queen’s,” says Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic) Bob… Keep Reading

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Student Built Green Technology House Ready for Tours

A local student built urban house – equipped with sustainable energy systems and green building technologies last year – is now ready for tours, according to the Limestone District School Board. The home is part of the Building Construction Internship Program in partnership with Braebury Homes Corporation. The project – nicknamed ‘The Harvesting House’ –… Keep Reading

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