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Queen’s Holds Second Academic Writing Team Town Hall Meeting

Members of the Queen’s community had another opportunity to share their views and ideas about the university’s future at a second town hall meeting held by the academic writing team August 17. “You can’t be here in this room for an hour with these engaged people and not come out uplifted by what you hear,”… Keep Reading

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Deadline For Healthy Community Fund Is September 23

Grants Support Heritage, Community Development And Recreation This year, the United Way serving Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox & Addington (KFL&A) will once again administer the City’s $192,650 Healthy Community Fund designed to foster projects that support the health of the community’s in the areas of community development, sports and recreation and heritage. “The partnership with the… Keep Reading

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Queen’s Closes Down Digital Information Network

The university’s Digital Information Network (DIN) will stop broadcasting by August 31, 2010. Based on current university priorities, audience research and the cost to maintain the DIN, it is not good sense to continue running the screens centrally. “The network was a pilot project that began in 2007 with 22 screens,” says Vice-Principal (Finance and… Keep Reading

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New Memorial Scholarship to Benefit Inuit Students

The parents of Lindsay Dale Hudson, BA’97, MIR’99, acting on behalf of their family—which includes Lindsay’s brother Graham Hudson, LLM’05, and step-sister Nadine Legare, Artsci/PHE’01—have launched a commemorative scholarship in hopes that some good can come out of Lindsay’s tragic death. She was just 37 when she went for a walk on the snowy tundra… Keep Reading

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Avril Lavigne Gives Video Tour of New Album Studio

This weekend Avril Lavigne gave fans a peek into the studio she music producer Alex Da Kid have been working in while the singer recovers from a bout of strep throat. In the video featuring Lavigne – along with Alex Da Kid and an unnamed female (who Avril nicknamed “Grizzly Bear”) – she gives a… Keep Reading

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Level 1 Heat Alert Issued for Kingston Area Over Weekend

With hot, humid weather forecast for the Sunday and Monday few days in the KFL&A area, KFL&A Public Health is issuing a Level 1 Heat Warning. A Level 1 Heat Alert is issued when temperatures or humidex are forecast to be 36°C for two or more consecutive days. Depending on changes to the forecast for… Keep Reading

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Avril Lavigne Back in the Studio, Has Strep Throat

Thursday evening, Napanee’s Avril Lavigne posted a photo to her Twitter account, showing her wearing a protective mask along with a similarly garbed music producer / song-writer Alex Da Kid: “In the studio with ALEX DA KID, I’ve got strep throat, but I ain’t stoping (sic) my thing! ” Lavigne’s much anticipated fourth album has… Keep Reading

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Ministry of the Environment Finds Algae Blooms in Cataraqui River

The Ministry of the Environment (MOE) has advised the KFL&A Public Health that an on-site investigation of the lower Cataraqui River revealed the presence of blue-green algae (cyanobacteria). When blue-green algae blooms are visible, there is a risk that this algae could produce toxins. The MOE is doing more tests to analyze the water sample… Keep Reading

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