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Kingston Police Board Rejects DNA DataBank

The Kingston City Police board members have rejected participating in the proposal by abother eastern Ontario board to create a DNA DataBank tht will include samples from every Canadian. In January, the North Grenville police board passed a resolution to recommend all such provincial boards lobby the provincial and federal governments to establish a DNA… Keep Reading

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Queen’s Professor Wins Juno Music Award

Marjan Mozetich, a Queen’s University School of Music Professor for almost 20 years, has won the 2010 Juno award for best classical composition of the year for “Lament in the trampled garden.” “I was very pleasantly surprised with the win,” he said. He has been nominated for many other classical music awards, including the CBC… Keep Reading

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When Avril Lavigne Meets a Local Fan

Avril Lavigne has met hundreds of fans over the span of her career, ranging from special needs and hospitalized young fans to visiting children in the Sichuan province of China – victims of the earthquake that struck the area a few months before (where members of the China Association of Social Workers presented her with… Keep Reading

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Avril Lavigne Reveals Her Tattoos

Avril Lavigne continues her media blitz, as the date of her fourth album approaches, by showing off her many tattoos in Inked magazine. Avril is featured on the cover of the magazine’s June/July issue and in an interview she discusses not just her tattoos, but also her relationship with former husband and Sum-41 frontman, Deryck… Keep Reading

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Grand Theatre Receives $45K in Funding from Federal Government

The Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, and Gord Brown, Member of Parliament (Leeds–Grenville),  announced federal funding for the Grand Theatre in Kingston. The fund will go towards the Theatre’s professional arts programming that begins April 1 and continues to March 31, 2011.  The multidisciplinary arts presenter provides dance, acting, and… Keep Reading

Science & Tech

Manufacturing Solar Panels Lucrative for Government

Solar power manufacturing makes good business sense for governments, according to a Queen’s University Applied Sustainability Research Group. Their report argues that Canadian and Provincial governments could spend $2.4 billion to build a large scale solar photovoltaic manufacturing plant, then give it away for free and still earn a profit in the long run. The… Keep Reading

Entertainment

Avril Lavigne and Her New Boyfriend

In one of their more public outings, Avril Lavigne was seen with her new boyfriend Brody Jenner in Malibu, California this week. The entertainment website celebrity-gossip.net reported the two were seen together heading to lunch at the Taverna Tony’s restaurant. Although the couple have been spotted at nightclubs in the past couple of months, they… Keep Reading

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Kingston Pen Prisoner Sues Over Medical Care

Carl Bursey, 35, a former outlaw biker and Kingston Penitentiary inmate is suing the federal government for $5 million. Bursey, once considered one of the province’s most wanted fugitives, claims he suffered catastrophic injuries due to inadequate medical care while at the institution. He is now confined to a wheelchair and currently serving his 10-year… Keep Reading

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Queen’s Announces Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment Development

A unique research tool that can better detect loss of a gene critical in fighting cancer has been developed at Queen’s University. The technology was developed over two years by Dr. Jeremy Squire and his research team at the Queen’s Department of Pathology and Molecular Medicine. An important aspect of the technology focuses on determining… Keep Reading

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