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Lafarge Cement Plant to Reduce CO2 with BioMass

Lafarge’s cement plant in Bath, Ontario, has been working tirelessly in the pursuit of carbon emission reduction strategies and has planted multiple energy crops that may eventually contribute to a segment of the 110,000 metric tons of coal and petroleum coke that the plant goes through as fuel each year. Lafarge environmental and public affairs… Keep Reading

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The Mahones Return to their Kingston Birthplace

Known to many as one of Canada’s favorite Irish punk bands, the Mahones was birthed after a long night of drinking in Kingston’s Toucan Pub in 1990 between founding members Dublin-born frontman Finny McConnell and Andrew Brown. And now the Canadian paddy-punk rockers – on a 20th anniversary world tour to promote their newest album… Keep Reading

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Community Cultural Policy Plan Available For Community Input

The latest draft of the Kingston Community Cultural Policy Plan (KCCPP) – the document that will shape the cultural development of the Kingston community over the next ten years – is now available for final Your Opinion input. Citizens can comment online at www.cityofkingston.ca/kccpp/. Comments will be accepted until June 25. The final draft of… Keep Reading

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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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