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Four Directions Student Aboriginal Centre Educational Pow Wow

Aboriginal Student Centre to Hold Educational Pow Wow

Four Directions Aboriginal Student Centre (FDASC) will celebrate the diversity of Canada’s Aboriginal peoples at its fifth annual Educational Pow Wow on October 1. “Aboriginal is not a single entity; rather, it represents a diverse group of nations and peoples with different dances, dress and languages. This year’s theme is also fitting given the diversity… Keep Reading

Arrest warrant issued for Christopher Calamusa

Arrest Warrant Issued for Suspect in Kingston Assault

UPDATE – Oct 17: Police report that Chris Calamusa has been arrested on the aggravated assault warrant. On Saturday September 17, 2011 at around 11:00 p.m. a 20 year old Kingston man suffered near fatal injuries from an altercation that occurred at a house party at a Rosemond Place residence. Kingston Police have issued an… Keep Reading


Inmate Work Release Program Successful in Graffiti Removal

City Of Kingston, Correctional Service Of Canada Partner For Clean Up Correctional Service of Canada and the City of Kingston have been working together on a pilot project for graffiti removal that involves offenders from Pittsburgh Institution participating in a work release program. Through the 2011 summer season, two offenders have been assigned part time… Keep Reading

Ursula the Polar Bear tour of Queen's University

Ursula the Polar Bear Tours Queen’s University

Ursula, a 40-centimetre tall wooden polar bear, toured Queen’s University on Friday as part of her cross-country tour of Canada’s universities and colleges. The polar bear is symbolized in the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC) coat of arms, representing both wisdom and Canada’s Aboriginal people. “Ursula on Tour” is an initiative of… Keep Reading

Queen's University School of Medine grand opening

Grand Opening Celebrated for Queen’s School of Medicine Building

With bagpipes, balloons and a balmy breeze off Lake Ontario, an enthusiastic crowd of more than 400 Health Sciences donors, alumni, students, faculty and university and city officials celebrated the grand opening yesterday of the university’s stunning new School of Medicine building. The ceremony was held under a huge awning on the lawns of Summerhill,… Keep Reading


Kingston to Celebrate “Culture Days” 2011

Libraries, Galleries And Community Groups Present Free Events Artists, organizations and community groups in Kingston are holding free, interactive arts and culture events from September 30 to October 2 as part of Culture Days 2011. Launched in 2010, Culture Days is a collaborative Canada-wide volunteer movement to raise the awareness, accessibility, participation and engagement of… Keep Reading


Ontario “Rally for Nature” Holds Candidates Responsible for Endangered Species, Habitats

Yesterday, Ontario Nature – one of the province’s most prominent conservation organizations – held a ‘Rally for Nature‘ at Queen’s Park where the organization announced its Charter for Biodiversity. More than 6,000 people across Ontario have signed onto the charter, asking the provincial government and all candidates running in the October election to stop the… Keep Reading


Queen’s University to be Represented at Kingston WritersFest

Queen’s faculty, staff and alumni make a good showing for Queen’s at this year’s Kingston WritersFest, a festival that attracts some of the top writers from across North America. English professor Rosemary Jolly is participating in ‘Readings in Honour of J.M. Coetzee’, an event honouring the 2003 Nobel Prize winning writer who is taking part… Keep Reading

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