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Dan Aykroyd & Bryan Adams to Meet in Oz

Summertime Entertainment recently announced the official casting for its upcoming 3D animated film, “Dorothy of Oz”, and it appears Kingston born singer-songwriter Bryan Adams will be meeting Kingston area resident actor Dan Aykroyd on the yellow brick road. However it’s more probable that the two will actually meet at the film’s eventual red carpet premiere,… Keep Reading


City Invites Public to Battery Park Opening

The public has been invited to the official opening of the new Battery Park, on the shore of Lake Ontario at the foot of Earl Street. The ceremony for Kingston’s newest waterfront park will take place at 11 a.m. this Monday, June 28 and be attended by Mayor Harvey Rosen, Councillor Bill Glover, Alf Hendry… Keep Reading


Confederation Place Hotel Open Again

After being closed for almost two months, due to a partial collapse in their underground parking garage, the Confederation Place Hotel has been declared safe for occupancy again. According to the hotel, its front desk staff are taking reservations again and cleaning staff are getting rooms ready for guests. A spokesman interviewed by CKWS News… Keep Reading


Karen Hitchcock Joins Park Strategies

Senator Alfonse D’Amato is pleased to announce the addition of Karen Hitchcock, Ph.D, former President of the University at Albany, State University of New York, to Park Strategies as a Special Advisor. Dr. Hitchcock will specialize in developing strategic relationships between educational institutions and commercial enterprises, including Park Strategies’ diversified clientele. Said Sen. D’Amato, “My… Keep Reading


Former Queen’s U. Principal Hired as U.S. Lobbyist

Former Queen’s University Principal, Karen Hitchcock, has been hired as a U.S. lobbyist by Park Strategies LLC. Park Strategies, which describes itself as “among the most sought after public policy and business development firms in the country, providing strategic advice and consulting services to a wide array of clients throughout the U.S. and around the… Keep Reading


Peter Milliken Resigns as MP and Speaker

Kingston, Ontario – Peter Milliken, Speaker of the House of Commons and Member of Parliament for Kingston & the Islands, has announced he will resign those positions effective the next Federal election. Milliken made the announcement in front of hundreds of friends, family and supporters who braved the light rainy conditions at his annual summer… Keep Reading


KEDCO: Weekly Update – June 25th, 2010

KEDCO: Weekly Update – Week Ending June 25, 2010 HIGHLIGHTS OF RECENT PROGRESS & ACTIVITIES Business Development The Entrepreneurship Centre at KEDCO is pleased to welcome Victor Li to the position of Youth Business Counsellor. Li will be working with the Summer Company program during the summer and supporting KEDCO’s Youth Entrepreneurship programs part-time during… Keep Reading


Celebrate St-Jean-Baptiste Day in Kingston

Celebrate St-Jean-Baptiste Day with ACFO Mille-Îles, ACFOMI Employment Services and ACFOMI Immigrant Services Thursday, June 24th from 11 am until 2 pm You are invited to join us for a free BBQ. Hot-Dogs, Chips and Beverages are on the menu. 760, Highway 15, Kingston / Tel: 613 546-7863 —————— Venez célébrer la St-Jean-Baptiste avec l’équipe… Keep Reading


Queen’s University Opens Medical Centre in Belleville

This week, the Queen’s University School of Medicine officially opened a state-of-the-art medical centre to serve as an academic home to family medicine residents. Funded by the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care, the facility is part of a $6.6 million expansion of the university’s family medicine residency program, with the University providing $1… Keep Reading

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