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10 Year Old Canadian Girl Discovers Supernova

A 10 year old Canadian girl has become the youngest person to discovered a supernova, according to an announcement by the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada (RASC). The society reported that Kathryn Aurora Gray – a resident of Fredericton, New Bruncwick – discovered the magnitude 17 supernova in the galaxy UGC 3378 this past Sunday.… Keep Reading

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Queen’s Remembrance Day Scandal: Maclean’s Top 10 Story for 2010

The Maclean’s magazine “On Campus” section has listed its Top 10 most read online education posts for the past year, and a Queen’s University’s related story made the grade – squeaking in as the #9 most read story of 2010. The article entitled “Queen’s Remembrance Day soapbox”, written by Robyn Urback, is an OpEd piece… Keep Reading

Entertainment

Brody Jenner Injured, But Avril Lavigne Not Dead

This weekend, a randomly generated fake news article that Avril Lavigne had died in a snowboarding accident coincided with a real incident where her boyfriend, Brody Jenner, was injured in a surfboarding accident. The false story about Lavigne was created at “Global Associated News”, a website where visitors can enter a celebrity’s name to get… Keep Reading

Science & Tech

Vendor Announced for University’s Solar Panel Project

The process for installing more solar panels (PVs) on campus is moving ahead with the selection of a preferred vendor. “Based on the strong proposals that we received, we are hopeful that solar investment is a viable option given the environmental and financial considerations,” says Vice-Principal (Finance and Administration) Caroline Davis. The Campus and Planning… Keep Reading

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Former CBC VP Joins Queen’s School of Policy Studies

Former Senior Vice-President with CBC/Radio-Canada, George Smith, has been named a Fellow in the School of Policy Studies at Queen’s University. His focus will be towards industrial relations and contributing to the school’s research, graduate degree programs, and professional outreach programs. Mr. Smith, who graduated from Queen’s in 1973 with a Bachelor of Commerce, said… Keep Reading

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United Way Campaign Reaches Its Goal

The Queen’s United Way campaign has surpassed its $315,000 fundraising goal, and pledges are still coming in. Faculty, staff, retirees and students have donated more than $320,000 to date. “I am thrilled and humbled by the generosity of the Queen’s community coming together to help those less fortunate,” says faculty co-chair Nick Graham. “So many… Keep Reading

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Fire Prevention Safety Tips for the Holidays

Kingston Fire & Rescue offers the following fire safety guidelines for a fire safe holiday season. While many seasonal risks increase during cold weather, most fires can be prevented. * In the last week in Ontario, cooking related fires claimed the lives of three persons and seriously injured two more. For the entire month of… Keep Reading

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Kingston East Landfill Permanently Closes Jan. 1

Kingston East Landfill at 3706 4th Concession Rd. will be permanently closed to the public effective January 1, 2011. The last date the public can bring waste to this site will be December 31, 2010. Kingston East Landfill has been in operation since the 1980s. The public drop-off trench will reach its capacity by December… Keep Reading

Entertainment

Avril Lavigne Christmas Shopping in Kingston

This weekend, Avril Lavigne brought her boyfriend Brody Jenner to Kingston for some last minute Christmas shopping. The Napanee-raised star was photographed shopping at two strip malls in what was described as “a bed and bath store and a hobby shop” – which sounds like the area around the Riocan Centre on Gardiners Road in… Keep Reading

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