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Avril Lavigne Back in the Studio, Has Strep Throat

Thursday evening, Napanee’s Avril Lavigne posted a photo to her Twitter account, showing her wearing a protective mask along with a similarly garbed music producer / song-writer Alex Da Kid: “In the studio with ALEX DA KID, I’ve got strep throat, but I ain’t stoping (sic) my thing! ” Lavigne’s much anticipated fourth album has… Keep Reading

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Ministry of the Environment Finds Algae Blooms in Cataraqui River

The Ministry of the Environment (MOE) has advised the KFL&A Public Health that an on-site investigation of the lower Cataraqui River revealed the presence of blue-green algae (cyanobacteria). When blue-green algae blooms are visible, there is a risk that this algae could produce toxins. The MOE is doing more tests to analyze the water sample… Keep Reading

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City Council to Review Queen’s Performing Arts Centre Redesign

Kingston, Ontario — A delegation from Queen’s will present the university’s proposed changes to the existing windows and chimney on the site of the new Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts, at the next Kingston City Council meeting August 24. Queen’s design was approved at a meeting of the city’s heritage committee earlier this… Keep Reading

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Queen’s Student Runs 135 Km to Raise Money for Cancer Foundation

Kingston, Ontario — Kevin Simmt (Political Studies, ’11) crossed paths with a mother grizzly bear and two cubs and was swept away – twice – while trying to cross a powerful river all in the name of raising money for cancer. Mr. Simmt, a political science student, and his friend Daniel Biggs spent three days… Keep Reading

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Two Queen’s University Alumni sworn in as Superior Court Judges

Kingston, Ontario — Two Queen’s alumni were sworn in on August 9 as judges of the Superior Court of Justice. The appointments of the Honourable Peter B. Annis, Arts’68, Law’71, and the Honourable John A. McMunagle, Law’85, were announced by the federal Minister of Justice in June. Mr. Justice McMunagle has been a sole practitioner… Keep Reading

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Avril Lavigne’s Ex-Husband Attacked, Hospitalized in Japan

Deryck Whibley, lead singer for the group Sum 41 and former husband of Napanee’s Avril Lavigne, was injured and hospitalized after an assault in a Japanese bar. Whibley was reportedly attacked by three unknown people late Thursday, and based on a Twitter post by the band (“sucker punching sucks bunches”) the initial assault caught the… Keep Reading

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Kingston Prison Farm Supporters: “You Shall Not Pass”

Cattle trucks and police faced a crowd of protesters blocking the Bath Road entrance to Frontenac Institution today, amidst heavy rains and the honking of supporters in passing cars. The protesters were there to prevent Correctional Service Canada from loading trucks with the Institute’s 300 dairy cattle, and transporting them to the Ontario Livestock Exchange… Keep Reading

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Queen’s Study Links Protein to Viral Infections

Queen’s University researchers have discovered an important link in combating inflammatory diseases and viral infections that include HIV. The team determined that a protein secreted by immune system cells increases the inflammatory immunity response. Inflammation can often cause autoimmune diseases to worsen or degrade the immune system’s fight against microbial infection. The IL-27 protein was… Keep Reading

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Eight Queen’s Research Projects Receive Funding

Kingston, Ontario — Eight Queen’s University research projects ranging from reducing carbon dioxide during the car manufacturing process to encouraging Canadians to be more physically active have received funding of up to $140,000 each. The lead researchers and their projects are: John Scott Allingham (Biochemistry) – New treatments for disease caused by certain fungi. Gunnar… Keep Reading

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New Queen’s Employee Magazine Named

Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario — onQ is the name of the new employee magazine, scheduled to appear on campus in September. The name was selected from more than 60 suggestions submitted by employees who participated in a naming contest for the new publication during May and June. “We are very pleased with the participation and… Keep Reading

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