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Take A Walk In Sir John A.’s Footsteps

The City of Kingston is pleased to release new audio recordings and printed versions of the “In Sir John A.’s footsteps” walking tour. Based on the incredible popularity of the walking tour last year, the City has printed an additional 20,000 copies and released 5,000 French versions. The tour by Kingston political historian and journalist… Keep Reading

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KFP Library expands Summer Programming

The Kingston Frontenac Public Library is offering free summer reading programs for all ages this summer. Adults can now join in the fun with “Water Your Mind”, featuring an online community for the discussion of books and movies, and a series of thought provoking programs. The online Teen Reading Club will continue with “Make a… Keep Reading

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City Seeks Public Input on Waste Reduction Methods

The City is inviting residents to learn about, and help select, a number of methods being considered to divert even more waste from landfill. Its plan is to divert 65 per cent of its waste from landfill by 2012, and the City is consulting the public as part of its move towards an Integrated Waste… Keep Reading

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First Capital And Mayor’s Youth Awards Announced

The City of Kingston has announced the 2010 First Capital Award and the Mayor’s Award for Youth Volunteerism, who will be honoured at the civic ceremony on Canada Day July 1. These awards are presented every year to acknowledge individuals who have demonstrated incredible dedication through volunteerism and have made a significant impact on the… Keep Reading

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City Seeks Input on Allowing Backyard Chicken Coops

The City of Kingston has decided to seek public input during two meetings to decide whether to accept a proposal to allow backyard hens in urban areas. The Arts, Recreation, and Community Policies Standing Committee (ARC) announced it will hold the two upcoming public meetings set to immediately follow the regularly scheduled meetings of this… Keep Reading

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CFB Kingston Identifies Soldier in House Explosion

CFB Kingston has identified the soldier killed in a Napanee Ontario house explosion last week. Corporal Patrick Andrew Painter, a Land Communications and Information Systems (LCIS) Technician, was also credited for maintaining computer network systems used by the military during the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games, and serving his country in Afghanistan, the Golan Heights and… Keep Reading

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Kingston Schools Certified as “EcoSchools”

Students and teachers at Bath, Lancaster Drive, and Sandhurst Pubic Schools as well as Bayridge, Frontenac, Napanee District Secondary School, North Addington Education Centre, and Sydenham High Schools have been certified as ‘EcoSchools’ by a provincial consortium. The Ontario EcoSchools program, created by a group of education stakeholders to promote environmental issues in schools,  expanded… Keep Reading

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Historic Buildings and Museums Opening Doors to Public

Every year, a number of Kingston’s old stones and new stones – historic buildings, museums and other buildings of cultural interest – throw their doors open to visitors as part of the Ontario Heritage Trust Open Doors event. This year 25 locations are participating in Doors Open Kingston on Saturday, June 19 from 10 a.m.… Keep Reading

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KEDCO: Weekly Update – June 11, 2010

KEDCO: Weekly Update – Week Ending June 11, 2010 HIGHLIGHTS OF RECENT PROGRESS & ACTIVITIES Business Development KEDCO was pleased to have co-hosted the Grand Opening of ESG Solutions new facilities at 20 Hyperion Court in the Alcan Business Park on June 10. The expanded facilities, which were funded in part through the Eastern Ontario… Keep Reading

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First Capital Day Celebrations Announced

The city will be celebrating First Capital Day this Tuesday, June 15, and hold events for students and families to honour Kingston’s legacy as the first capital of Canada. A number of 1841-era activities have been scheduled on Tuesday from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in Confederation Park, across from City Hall on Ontario Street.… Keep Reading

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S&R Department Store to Reopen

The Doornekamp family, after having a proposal to enter an office partnership with city council rejected, have reportedly decided to independently buy the building and transform it into a commercial and office center. Construction and renovations on the 19th century building is set to begin next month. The Doornekamp company, ABNA Investments Ltd., will spend… Keep Reading

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