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Public Input Sought for Kingston Parking Practices

The public is invited to attend a presentation on innovative solutions to parking problems. An open meeting is set for 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 7 in the Press Lounge at Portsmouth Olympic Harbour, 53 Yonge St. The meeting is being facilitated by Todd Litman, founder and Executive Director of the Victoria… Keep Reading

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Actua Receives $1.25 Million to Promote Science to Underpriviledged Youth

More Southern Ontario children will be able to experience innovations in science with an investment in Actua, a national science, engineering and technology youth outreach network, some likely at Queen’s University in Kingston. Each year, Actua’s growing network of member organizations reach more than 200,000 young Canadians in more than 450 communities nationwide, and lists… Keep Reading

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Tentative Agreement Avoids Queen’s University Faculty Strike

UPDATE: QUFA ratifies new collective agreement Queen’s and the Queen’s University Faculty Association (QUFA) have negotiated a new collective agreement. The tentative deal comes after four days of mediation that began August 11. Earlier today, the QUFA bargaining team met with its executive to review the university’s offer. “Congratulations and thanks to everyone at the… Keep Reading

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Kingston City Closures for Labour Day Weekend

The Labour Day holiday, on Monday, Sept. 5, will create some schedule changes to municipal services: * Administrative Offices: All administrative offices, including Social Services, Provincial Offences and Utilities Kingston are closed on Monday. In the event of a utility emergency, such as a gas smell or a water main break, call the Utilities Kingston… Keep Reading

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KEDCO Update: Week Ending August 26, 2011

HIGHLIGHTS OF RECENT PROGRESS & ACTIVITIES Business Development The Conference Board of Canada released their Summer 2011 Metropolitan Outlook this week, which provides economic data for Kingston CMA along with provincial and national snapshots.  The report noted that strength in services and the ongoing recovery in the manufacturing sector will lift Kingston’s economy by 1.9… Keep Reading

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New Recycling Depots Installed in Kingston

Kingstonians will notice that 15 new recycling depots have appeared alongside garbage cans on the streets of downtown Kingston. The depots are marked to receive recyclables including: paper products and plastic bags; plastic bottles and aluminum cans; and glass. The public recycling depots can be found in key downtown locations,  including (amongst other places): Confederation… Keep Reading

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Mildly Depressed People More Perceptive to Mental State of Others

Mildly depressed people have an enhanced ability to make subtle judgments about other people’s emotions, beliefs and intentions, suggests research conducted at Queen’s. “Our findings indicate that individuals in a persistent negative mood may be especially motivated to understand the mental states of others. This hypersensitivity may have evolved as a strategy to try to… Keep Reading

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City of Kingston to Pay Tribute to Jack Layton

The City of Kingston will host a celebration of life in tribute to The Honourable Jack Layton, on Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011 at the Invista Centre. Layton was a tireless and charismatic statesman whose love for Canada was clearly evident through a lengthy political career.  He lost his second battle with cancer on Monday, Aug.… Keep Reading

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Homegrown Bluesfood Announced for Kingston Blues Festival

This year Kingston Chefs are going southern style at the 2nd annual HOMEGROWN BLUESFOOD – the tastiest addition to Kingston’s Limestone City Blues Festival which runs August 25, 26, 27 & 28. During the Blues Festival, ten of Downtown Kingston’s best restaurants will take the flavours of Kingston’s countryside and create locally sourced “southern” style… Keep Reading

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