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Queen’s professor receives highest award in the field of electrical power

On Thursday, May 13, 2021, during a virtual ceremony, Dr. Praveen Jain from Queen’s University received a prestigious award from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Medal in Power Engineering (2021), recognizing his 40 years of career research and accomplishments. Dr. Jain is the third Canadian ever to

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Locals stage sunrise demonstration against Trans Mountain Pipeline

A group of activists gathered early on Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020 to stage a demonstration against the Trans Mountain Pipeline. About 15 people met at the Pollution statue along the King Street West waterfront at 6:30 a.m. to hang banners, distribute flyers and hold a small vigil. Their demonstration coincided

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Council approves Unity Farm Inn & Spa development

City Council has approved a zoning bylaw and Official Plan amendment for the development of Unity Farm Inn & Spa after a lengthy, impassioned debate. Gary Oosterhof, the councillor for Countryside District where the development will be located, implored his colleagues once again to reject the project. “This development as

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Hall Monitor: Full House

Council met last night for meeting 21-2012 of Kingston City Council. I’ve joked about not commenting on meeting lengths before, but this was going to be a long one – and we knew it. You can find the agenda and addeds on the city’s website. The meeting last night was as busy

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What if Kingston…

In the four years that we’ve lived in our downtown home, my wife and I have contacted Utilities Kingston on numerous occasions to advise them of out of commission street lights.  For us, brightly lit sidewalks present a much more inviting path than dark and ominous ones, which is an

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Hall Monitor: A Hip Conversation

Welcome back to Hall Monitor. I’ve had the column on a bit of a break for a while, and was live-tweeting the meetings instead. But I’m back – and I’ve brought the live tweeting fun with me! Meeting 07-2012 of Kingston City Council took place last night – and what

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Solar Power to the Rescue!

In case you skipped my post last week regarding how the new US President’s policies might impact Kingston, you may have missed a little gem that was hidden in the paragraph concerning the environment. Utilities Kingston is now offering customers the option of going solar. Well, not entirely. Essentially, they

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