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Peter Milliken: Speaking for Kingston

Member of Parliament for Kingston and the Islands for almost 20 years, the Honourable Peter Milliken is hoping to come back for a seventh consecutive term. “I’ve enjoyed being the MP. … I like the work. I enjoy dealing with my colleagues in Parliament and my constituents in Kingston.”Continue...

Rick Downes: Working for the common good

For NDP candidate for Kingston and the Islands Rick Downes, the personal is the political. This is a view he developed at a young age.Continue...

Brian Abrams: Ready for change

Kingston and the Islands has been Liberal since 1988, when now-incumbent MP Peter Milliken unseated Flora MacDonald. This year, Conservative Party candidate Brian Abrams is hoping to change that by running a high-profile campaign and letting people know he cares.Continue...

News in brief

This may be the last year Queen’s pays the City of Kingston for costs incurred during Homecoming, Principal Tom Williams said.Continue...

Cashing in on the student vote

Post-secondary funding has taken a priority in this election, with the four major political parties banking on increased government spending on student loans and bursaries to win the votes of Canadian youth. Nick Kadysh, ArtSci ’08 and deputy campaign manager for Conservative candidate Brian Abrams, told the Journal in an e-mail the Harper government is planning a number of reforms to the current student loan framework.Continue...

Queen’s Centre budget increased again

Student trustee Michael Ceci said the Board of Trustees approved $7 million to be spent on the School of Kinesiology at the Board of Trustees meeting last Friday. The finance committee requested $7.5 million to be added to the Phase 1 budget, but the board refused to grant the total amount, Ceci said, to send a message of disapproval for exceeding the budget by such a large margin.Continue...

News in brief

The Earth Centre has moved from MacGillivray Brown Hall to room 031 in the JDUC.Continue...

Students tackle election issues

Student political leaders debated the issues at stake in the upcoming federal election in the JDUC on Oct. 1. The audience was mostly composed of students, and accordingly the debaters largely focused their discussion on education, the arts and the environment.Continue...

Shift in party’s tone could lead to death, doctor says

The emergency room at Kingston General Hospital received an all-time high influx of patients this Homecoming weekend, a trend doctors say is growing every year.

On the Friday and Saturday nights of Homecoming weekend, the emergency room at KGH received a total of 56 cases for severe intoxication and other injuries, five more than last year.Continue...

Police investigate possible hate crime

Kingston police are investigating an incident regarding a flag and posters they say contain homophobic and derogatory terms circulated during Homecoming weekend.

Kingston police media liaison Const. Mike Menor said a rainbow flag was discovered at the intersection of Barrie and Court streets with the words “Queer’s U” written on it.Continue...

Sustainability at Queen’s ups its grade

Queen’s is greener than ever, according to a recent report by the Sustainable Endowments Institute.

The New College Sustainability Report Card, released annually from the Sustainable Endowments Institute, compares the environmental sustainability of universities across North America.Continue...

University, city fall short of Homecoming goals

2008 appears to be a watershed year in the short history of the Homecoming Aberdeen Street party. At a press conference at City Hall Monday afternoon, Queen’s University and city officials expressed the need for a change in approach to dealing with the event.Continue...

No more election leaves of absence

Members of the AMS are no longer allowed to pick political favourites as the result of a motion passed at AMS General Assembly on Sept. 19.

The new policy prohibits the society’s council and officers from publicly supporting an individual candidacy and from taking a leave of absence in order to campaign for a particular team.Continue...

News in brief

The Beer Store is took the unprecedented step of banning the sale of kegs this weekend to anyone who doesn’t operate a licensed establishment or have a permit.Continue...

Homecoming by the numbers

Friday: 34—arrests made, 87—charges laid, 104—calls to the Queen’s area.Continue...

Anatomy of a street party

7 p.m. Red Hat volunteers arrived on Aberdeen Street in preparation for the night’s festivities. 10 p.m. Despite a heavy mist, people began to flock to the street.Continue...

Volunteers are first in, last out

For the third year in a row, the Red Hat volunteers were among the first to arrive and the last to leave Aberdeen Street yesterday. Coming early to set up and staying late to clear the street, the 140 to 200 Red Hat volunteers were a visible and visibly appreciated presence on Aberdeen Street last night.Continue...

Street party ‘nothing out of the ordinary,’ Toronto police officer says

Both the partiers and the police increased their numbers this year. Insp. Brian Cookman of the Kingston Police said there were about 300 officers on the street, about 150 of whom were from out of town.Continue...

Numbers go up but street party atmosphere continues to mellow

Neither cool weather nor self-defence sprays could dampen the spirits of the 6,000 to 7,000 partiers on Aberdeen Street last night.

Kingston Frontenac Emergency Services reported more than 30 incidents in relation to the street party. St. John Ambulance treated 22 to 24 cases, 11 of which were a result of an assault involving what paramedics suspect was pepper spray, said St. John Ambulance first aid attendant Steve Giberson.Continue...

TA Unionization

On Sept. 23, the Society for Graduate and Professional Students (SGPS) hosted a town hall meeting to provide students with an open forum to ask questions about teaching assistant and teaching fellow unionization.Continue...

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