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Kingston School Boards Issue Suspicious Person Bulletin

The Limestone District School Board & Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board have issued a bulletin in the interest of community and student safety. (See Update below) According to the release: on the evening of Thursday October 13, in Bayshore Estates located just west of Collins Bay Road, a boy was approached by an… Keep Reading


Kingston Police Seek Suspects in “West 49” Store Theft

Kingston City Police are looking to identify three (3) suspects in a recent, well-coordinated theft at the West 49 store located in the Cataraqui Town Centre. According to a KPD release, a store security video reveals a male and female enter the store together at approximately 8:41 pm. A lone male then entered the store… Keep Reading

Crystal Head Vodka now available in Ontario

Crystal Head Vodka No Longer Banned by LCBO

Just in time for Halloween, Dan Aykroyd’s Crystal Head vodka is finally available for purchase in Ontario liquor stores. Launched in 2008, the premium vodka was had been banned by the Liquor Control Board of Ontario due to its skull shaped bottle being “in bad taste”. The official Ontario launch will take place in Toronto-North… Keep Reading


Forbes Ranks Canada #1 for Business, Credits McGuinty’s HST

Yesterday, Forbes magazine ranked Canada as the best country for business – moving up from fourth spot last year – in part due to the introduction of the harmonized sales tax last year in Ontario and British Columbia. Canada overtook both New Zealand and Hong Kong, which placed second and third in the overall rankings,… Keep Reading

Photo of mock disaster exercise by Mark Gerettsen

Norman Rogers Airport Emergency Exercise to Involve 250 Participants

Kingston’s Norman Rogers Airport will be hosting a full-scale live emergency exercise – Exercise “Hot Bird” – to provide first responders, first receivers, and airline and airport personnel with the opportunity to practice their emergency response plans and procedures in the event of an emergency at the City of Kingston’s Norman Rogers Airport. This exercise… Keep Reading

Ursula the Polar Bear tour of Queen's University

Ursula the Polar Bear Tours Queen’s University

Ursula, a 40-centimetre tall wooden polar bear, toured Queen’s University on Friday as part of her cross-country tour of Canada’s universities and colleges. The polar bear is symbolized in the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC) coat of arms, representing both wisdom and Canada’s Aboriginal people. “Ursula on Tour” is an initiative of… Keep Reading


Queen’s Law Faculty Welcomes University Students from India

Four student from India recently arrived on the Queen’s University campus as part of a successful exchange agreement with Jindal Global Law School in Delhi. In a release by the University, Vivek Yavagal – who is enrolled in the LLB. program at Jindal – said he was keen to get international experience and attracted to… Keep Reading


Kingston Featured in Sustainable Energy Commercials

This week, the Ontario Sustainable Energy Association (OSEA) is releasing two television ads that profile the benefits of an Ontario-made green energy economy. The TV advertisements (one embedded below) will run from September 16th until October 4th and were shot on location in Kingston and the surrounding area, including Seeley’s Bay and Tweed. The ads… Keep Reading

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