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City Offering 1 Month Free to Annual Fitness Club Members

The City wants you to become one of the people who workout in Kingston.  Those who sign-up for an annual membership at a well-equipped, family-friendly, and affordable City fitness centre between Thursday, Nov. 25 and Saturday, Nov. 27 will get one month free. The offer is good at both the Fitness & Wellness Centre at… Keep Reading

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Tett Centre Submissions Deadline Extended

Arts organizations interested in becoming tenants at the City’s J.K. Tett Centre for the Arts now have until Tuesday, November 23 to apply to become tenants in the proposed Centre. Selected tenants will have an opportunity to participate in shaping this important new City art space at 370 King St. West adjacent to the proposed… Keep Reading

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KEDCO: Weekly Update – November 12, 2010

HIGHLIGHTS OF RECENT PROGRESS & ACTIVITIES Business Development KEDCO is hosting a Lunch and Learn Session on November 22 with local companies who are interested in learning more about Customs and Immigrations rules and procedures relating to international air traffic into the Kingston Airport.  The session takes place from 12pm – 1:30pm at The Ambassador… Keep Reading

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No Cost Dental Program Available for Kingston Kids

For families with low-incomes, juggling finances and dental treatment for their children is tough at best. For the families of 1,300 KFL&A children and youth, things just got a little easier thanks to a new, no cost dental program now available to eligible children 17 years-old and younger in the KFL&A area. Healthy Smiles Ontario,… Keep Reading

Entertainment/Featured

Bryan Adams in South Africa’s First 3D Animated Movie

Singer/song writer Bryan Adams recently announced that he is providing the voice of the lead character in “Jock of the Bushveld”, promoted as being South Africa’s first 3D animated feature film. The Kingston born singer-songwriter joins other celebrities from the Kingston area who have voiced characters in animated films, including Napanee raised Avril Lavigne –… Keep Reading

Science & Tech

Greenhouse Gas Inventory Reveals University’s Carbon Footprint

In its first greenhouse gas inventory – a measure of the greenhouse gas emissions from facilities under the control of the University – Queen’s fared well, according to Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic) Bob Silverman. “Tracking the university’s greenhouse gas emissions is the first step toward setting reduction targets and developing strategies and activities to achieve… Keep Reading

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KEDCO Board Elects Derek Winton as New Chairman

The Kingston Economic Development Corporation (KEDCO) Board of Directors are pleased to announce that Derek Winton has been elected as the newest Chair of the Board. His term will begin in January, 2011. Derek Winton is the former General Manager or Bombardier and brings over 40 years experience working in industry both nationally and internationally. … Keep Reading

Entertainment

Avril Lavigne: New Single Out in January

Napanee-raised singer/song-writer Avril Lavigne posted a message on her website today to let fans know the first single from her upcoming 4th album will be released in January. Titled “What The Hell”, Lavigne described it as the least personal song from the album, but instead the most ‘pop song’ on the record that is both… Keep Reading

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Biology Professor Wins Nature Award for Mentoring

Renowned biologist John Smol has received the 2010 Nature Award for Mentoring in Science. The award recognizes the commitment and dedication Dr. Smol has shown to mentoring his students. “I am honoured and thrilled to receive this award,” says Dr. Smol. “It is especially precious to me as it was driven by my former students… Keep Reading

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University Holocaust Exhibit Raises Awareness, Helps Fight Anti-Semitism

A walk-through exhibit currently on display in the lower level of the JDUC is designed to educate people about the Holocaust, anti-Semitism, and the reasons it’s important to remember that time in history. The exhibit is just one part of Holocaust Education Week at Queen’s. “The purpose of Holocaust Education Week is to show respect… Keep Reading

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