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Four new Queen’s students receive Canada’s largest STEM scholarships

Four incoming students have received $100,000 and $80,000 scholarships for undergraduate study at Queen’s University as recipients of the prestigious Schulich Leader Scholarship. The Schulich Leader Scholarship was awarded to 50 students across Canada out of 1,400 nominees from a pool of more than 300,000 potential candidates across Canada in

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Donor partnership gives massive boost to local healthcare

The University Hospitals Kingston Foundation (UHKF) celebrated Kingston General Hospital’s (KGH) purchase of new minimally invasive surgical (MIS) equipment thanks to a $285,000 gift from B’nai Brith Kingston and the Kingston Health Sciences Centre’s (KHSC) Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology on Thursday, August 21, 2019. MIS surgeries are safer and

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Six questions with Candice Christmas of the Green Party of Canada

Candice Marie Christmas (nee Krumreich) is the Federal Green Party Candidate for Kingston and The Islands. She grew up in Lachine, a suburb of Montreal, and prides herself on being fully bilingual. She met her now-husband in the Thousand Islands and moved to Kingston in 1990. Christmas has been a

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Marijuana, tobacco seized at Joyceville Institution Assessment Unit

Packages containing contraband items were seized in the Assessment Unit at Joyceville Institution on Friday, August 23, 2019, at about 6:45 a.m. The contraband seized included 152.15 g of marijuana and 43.85 g of tobacco. According to Correctional Service Canada (CSC), the seizure was the “result of the vigilance of

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Kingston Humane Society launches ‘Meet the Misfits’ program 

The Kingston Humane Society (KHS) announced their ‘Meet the Misfits’ adoption campaign to find homes for animals who may otherwise be overlooked by adopters on Monday, Aug. 19, 2019.  KHS described the ‘misfit’ animals as pets that “may not be the perfect fit for everyone, but they might be the

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Kingston Transit updating schedules

Commuters can expect minor updates to bus schedules which, according to Kingston Transit, will make early morning and late evening runs more efficient. After an analysis of all routes, Kingston Transit Marketing Administrator, Heather Grosney, stated that they “saw an opportunity to update transit schedules to allow for more efficiency

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Six questions with Andrew Brooke of the People’s Party of Canada

Andrew “Andy” Brooke is the People’s Party of Canada (PPC) candidate for Kingston and the Islands. Born in Montreal, Quebec, Brooke arrived in Kingston in 1971. He has been a PPC member since February 2019. In his spare time, he likes jogging and spending time with his family. Of his

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Queen’s Innovation Centre hosts pitch competition

Sixteen entrepreneurial teams will be fighting for the chance to win up to $100,000 in funding at the Dunin-Deshpande Summer Pitch Competition finals hosted by the Queen’s Innovation Centre on Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019.  The event is Kingston’s largest pitch competition, and participating start-ups and non-profits will compete to take

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KSSC introduces four new activities to fall programming

Now is the time to get active, have fun and meet new people.  The Kingston Sport and Social Club (KSSC) Fall league and class registration is now open for their Fall 2019 programming, including four new sports and classes. Registration closes next week. Describing themselves as “recess for adults,” KSSC

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Queen’s receives federal funding for female entrepreneurs

Member of Parliament for Kingston and the Islands Mark Gerretsen visited the Agnes Etherington Art Centre today to announce that the federal government was investing $3.2 million in Queen’s University and their partnerships with female entrepreneurs in Eastern Ontario. The investment is part of the federal government’s Women Entrepreneurship Strategy

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Kingston Humane Society hires Animal Welfare Enforcement agent

After the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (OSPCA) ceased their animal cruelty enforcement services in the province of Ontario on Friday, June 28, 2019, a “significant hole” was left in animal welfare, according to Kingston Humane Society (KHS) Executive Director Gord Hunter. “We’re now dependent on municipal

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‘Waste Not, Want Not’ this Saturday on Giveaway Day

Kingstonians can put out reusable items they no longer want to offer to neighbours who might like them on Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019. “Giveaway Days can help divert 65 per cent of Kingston’s household waste from landfill where it contributes to climate-changing greenhouse gas emissions and leachate,” said Heather Roberts,

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