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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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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

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