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CFB Kingston: New Commander for Land Force Doctrine & Training System

On December 10, Major-General David Fraser will assume command of Land Force Doctrine and Training System (LFDTS) from Major-General Guy Laroche. Command will be officially transferred at a ceremony in the Normandy Hall at CFB Kingston, presided over by Chief of Land Staff, Lieutenant-General Peter Devlin. MGen Laroche will retire from the Canadian Forces after… Keep Reading

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Study: Queen’s a Leader in Mental Health Programs & Awareness

The first study to examine mental health first aid programs in North American post-secondary education institutions confirms Queen’s as a leader in providing mental health first aid (MHFA) education and spreading awareness of mental health issues. “We are encouraged by the commitment of Student Affairs staff to reducing the stigma of mental health problems by… Keep Reading

Entertainment

Hockey Night in Canada in 3D, But Not Don Cherry

Hockey Night In Canada will be broadcast in 3D this Saturday for the first time, but fans of the show may be disappointed that the Coach’s Corner segment will not be. Although the much larger colour palette of high-definition television can now allow viewers to see almost all the colours in Don Cherry’s brilliant sport… Keep Reading

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Deadline Approaching to License Dogs and Cats

Pet owners: it’s time to renew your dog and cat licenses at www.cityofkingston.ca/pets. Jan. 1, 2011 is the deadline to license your pets to receive the pet tags that go on their collars and make it easier for strangers and animal control officers to return a lost pet to your home. City Bylaw 2004-144 requires… Keep Reading

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Avril Lavigne: New Album in March, 1st Single New Years Eve

Singer-songwriter Avril Lavigne announced today that her fourth studio album “Goodbye Lullaby” will be released on March 8, 2011. Lavigne also told fans she will be debuting its first single, “What the Hell“, on New Year’s Eve during “Dick Clark’s Rockin’ New Year’s Eve”. Lavigne also credited the contributions of longtime collaborators Evan Taubenfeld, Butch… Keep Reading

Science & Tech

Climate Change Information Service for Journalists Announced

According to Queen’s University geography professor Harry McCaughey, about 700 scientists around the globe have joined an email service that provides scientific answers to reporters’ climate change questions. The goal for these scientists is to get out the message that climate change is real and governments need to be doing more to combat it. “We… Keep Reading

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City Promotes Use of Recyclable Gift Wrap

The City is encouraging citizens to prefer re-usable or recyclable gift wrap and gifts that come with less packaging. “Don’t buy garbage when you buy your gifts. Buy gifts with less packaging. Less packaging means less garbage,” says John Giles, Manager of Solid Waste. “Certain kinds of packaging are recyclable, such as boxboard, plain paper… Keep Reading

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Springer Market Square Rink Opens

The rink at Springer Market Square officially opened Saturday night, just in time for skaters to enjoy a turn or two around the rink while gathering for the Jingle Bell Walk. The rink will be open daily (weather permitting) from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.  A warming/change area, complete with lockers (bring your own lock)… Keep Reading

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Queen’s University Entrepreneurs Compete for $25,000 Scholarships

Eight entrepreneurial students from Queen’s University have been selected from a pool of more than 300 applicants to compete for a spot in The Next 36, a program aimed at helping launch the careers of Canada’s most promising and innovative undergraduates. Members of The Next 36 will each receive a scholarship for the year-long program… Keep Reading

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