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Jingle Bell Walk to Light Up City Park

Skating, singing and giving event starts at Springer Market Square Kingston residents are welcome to “Jingle all the way” from Springer Market Square to light up City Park during the Jingle Bell Walk event next Friday, Dec. 3. Participants are to gather in Springer Market Square at 6pm for skating to the music of the… Keep Reading

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Ending: Transit Rack and Roll Services, Overnight Street Parking

Kingston Transit’s Rack and Roll services ends for season Tuesday, Nov. 30 will be the last official day of the season for the Rack and Roll service on Kingston Transit. The service’s Sportsworks(tm) racks will be removed from City buses for the winter months. Cyclists who use Rack and Roll to help them travel with… Keep Reading

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Queen’s University Suspends Fall Homecoming 3 More Years

Principal Daniel Woolf is suspending Queen’s fall Homecoming for a further three years. The Principal made the announcement in a statement posted to his website. “As an alumnus who has enjoyed Homecoming in past years, I would personally like to see its return to the autumn in the future,” he says. “In order to do… Keep Reading

Science & Tech

New Technology Enables Better Assessment of Brain Injuries

A Queen’s University neuroscientist presented a new medical tool – the KINARM Assessment Station – at the world’s largest neuroscience conference in San Diego this month. The station is expected to significantly improve the way healthcare workers assess patients suffering from brain injuries and disease. This new technology, the only objective tool for assessing brain… Keep Reading

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Grad Student Supervisors Receive Award of Excellence

Rod Lindsay (Psychology) and Audrey Kobayashi (Geography) expect a lot from the graduate students they supervise and they give a lot in return. They have received the 2010 Awards for Excellence in Graduate Student Supervision for their teaching and support that helps shape the next generation of scholars and academics. Dr. Lindsay credits his own… Keep Reading

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CMHC: Kingston Resale Home Market to Remain Healthy

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHA) reports resale housing activity in Kingston should remain above the 15-year average sales in 2010 and 2011. CMHC released this information today in its latest Housing Market Outlook report for the Kingston Census Metropolitan Area s well as other major metropolitan areas across Canada. Highlights of their latest report… Keep Reading

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Residents: Apply to Serve on City Board or Committee

Committee Volunteer Recruitment is Monday Nov. 22 The City is looking for people to fill vacancies on its committees and boards and this year, is holding a Committee Volunteer Recruitment event at 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 22 in Memorial Hall, City Hall, 216 Ontario St. “If you know that your expertise, interest and experience can… Keep Reading

Entertainment

Hugh Dillon Has #2 and #5 Favorite Canadian Shows

This month, the 25th Annual Gemini Awards announced the top 25 shows as voted on by TV lovers across Canada. Canadians were able to make their choice between September 15 and November 3 at an interactive website set up for the vote – a first for the annual event. Their first choice was the thirty… Keep Reading

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University’s Northwest Passage Stations to Study Polar Bears

Queen’s University will soon have a strategic polar presence along the increasingly important Northwest Passage. With colleagues from the Gjoa haven, Cambridge Bay and Taloyoaks Hunters and Trappers Organization, a team led by Queen’s biologist Peter V.C de Groot is renovating three polar bear monitoring stations to assess the impact of changing conditions and increased… Keep Reading

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Businessweek Ranks Queen’s Top MBA Canadian School

Businessweek magazine has once again ranked Queen’s MBA as the top Canadian business school, finishing second overall for international schools in the biennial business school ranking. Now known as Bloomberg Businessweek, the ranking is based on three elements: a survey of the most recent MBA graduates (45%), a poll of corporate recruiters (45%), and a… Keep Reading

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