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Confederation Park Train to be Restored

The locomotive in Confederation Park, known as The Spirit of Sir John A., Engine 1095, will receive a renovation and be relocated after city councillors voted to spend $642,000 on the project. Coun. Bill Glover agreed it is a lot of money, “but sometimes you’ve got to look beyond the cost of something and look… Keep Reading

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LCBO Bans Dan Aykroyd’s Vodka

Dan Aykroyd’s Crystal Head vodka has been ruled to be in “bad taste” and banned from stores by the Liquor Control Board of Ontario. This effectively prevents its sale in the province completely, since the LCBO is the only legal source of alcohol sales in Ontario. Aykroyd – a native Ontarian who often resides near… Keep Reading

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Kingston Process Metallurgy Invests $1.2 Million

The Ontario government is assisting a Kingston technology company to expand its operations, as well as create jobs in the community and purchase new equipment. Kingston Process Metallurgy (KPM) – which improves the processes for extracting and purifying metals for its customers – is investing over $1.2 million to relocate from Innovation Park to a… Keep Reading

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Kingston Residents Vote “Yes” for Speed Bumps

A majority of residents on the affected sections of seven streets have voted in favour of adding speed humps to calm traffic in their neighbourhoods. In order for the City to proceed with the traffic-calming measures, a minimum of 51 per cent of the homes in an affected area needed to respond to the traffic-calming… Keep Reading

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The Tragically Hip Donates to Kingston Schools

Rob Baker, guitarist for Canadian band “The Tragically Hip”, was named as one of the donors for new music libraries used by two local schools. Through community donations totaling $53,000, students from Frontenac and Winston Churchill public schools have been able to partner together to cultivate an appreciation for music. The Winston Churchill PS music… Keep Reading

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Bryan Adams Jams with Prime Minister Harper

Kingston born singer-songwriter Bryan Adams, along with his songwriting  partner Jim Vallance, paid a visit to Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s home for a jam session earlier this month. In a photo posted on his Twitter account by the Prime Minister (shown), Adams can be seen playing one of Stephen Harper’s own guitars, while the P.M.… Keep Reading

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School Partnership Builds Working Miniature Wind Farm

A joint school project has built a working miniature wind farm of more than 60 functioning wind turbines. Students from Frontenac Secondary School, J.R. Henderson Public School, Welborne Avenue Public School, and Module de l’Acadie were involved in designing, testing and building propellers and towers to create an electrical power output from the model. The… Keep Reading

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Queen’s Prof Nominated for International Writing Award

A Queen’s University professor has been nominated to win the illustrious James Tait Black Memorial Prize for his biography of Thomas De Quincey. After hearing about being nominated, Professor Morrison declared that he was “gobsmacked”. “Being shortlisted for the oldest literary prize in Britain seems impossible. I am absolutely elated”, he remarked. The James Tait… Keep Reading

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Lab to Analyze Confederation Place Hotel Concrete

Samples from the Confederation Place Hotel’s concrete have been extracted and are being sent to an Ottawa lab for analysis. They hope to determine if it was a factor in the recent partial collapse of its underground parking garage and whether it can be stabalized and repaired. Bill Allinson, the hotel owner, has stated he… Keep Reading

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