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Kingston Police Investigate and Solve Copper Theft

The Kingston Police Criminal Investigations Unit, involved in an ongoing investigation for incidents of copper theft in the city beginning on August 24th, report an arrest has been made in that case. According to police, the first offense occurred when a man entered a construction site at Sir John A. MacDonald and Princess Street.  After… Keep Reading


Researchers: Cost of Common Cold in Canada is “Enormous”

This week, Queen’s University researchers released a report on the impact of colds and flu on school absences, the workplace, and the economy. In the first report of its kind in Canada, the researchers reviewed over 80 published clinical trials and studies by more than 300 researchers from over 100 universities and institutions. The research… Keep Reading


Video Promotes Queen’s University Football Opener Against McMaster

The Queen’s Football season opens this Labour Day weekend, pitting the Queen’s Gaels against the McMaster Marauders. The September 5 game is being advertised in a slick, professional video shot on Queen’s campus this summer that features a number of team members. (embedded below). As stated on the GoGaelsGo website, the Gaels team is coming… Keep Reading


Actua Receives $1.25 Million to Promote Science to Underpriviledged Youth

More Southern Ontario children will be able to experience innovations in science with an investment in Actua, a national science, engineering and technology youth outreach network, some likely at Queen’s University in Kingston. Each year, Actua’s growing network of member organizations reach more than 200,000 young Canadians in more than 450 communities nationwide, and lists… Keep Reading


New Recycling Depots Installed in Kingston

Kingstonians will notice that 15 new recycling depots have appeared alongside garbage cans on the streets of downtown Kingston. The depots are marked to receive recyclables including: paper products and plastic bags; plastic bottles and aluminum cans; and glass. The public recycling depots can be found in key downtown locations,  including (amongst other places): Confederation… Keep Reading


CFB Kingston Celebrates Restoration of Services Designations

Chris Alexander, MP for Ajax-Pickering and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of National Defence, Peter Mackay, joined the Canadian Forces at CFB Kingston Tuesday to celebrate the announcement that the Government of Canada has restored the traditional names of the three former services of the Armed Forces: the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN), the Canadian Army… Keep Reading


Queen’s University Student a Finalist to Dine with Warren Buffett

To celebrate Business Wire’s 50th Anniversary, college students were invited to submit short videos that answered the question “What is the Future of Public Relations and Communications?”. This week, Business Wire – a Berkshire Hathaway company that is the global leader in press release distribution and regulatory disclosure – announced the competition’s ten finalists, which… Keep Reading


Queen’s University CUPE Strike Talks Extended

UPDATE – August 7 : Queen’s University CUPE Strike Averted The Queen’s University News Centre has released a statement that the University and CUPE have agreed to extend their legal strike/lockout deadline to 12:01 am, Monday August 8. The parties will meet again next Thursday August 4 and Friday August 5. The mediator has imposed… Keep Reading


Stroll Downtown Saturday in the Princess Street Promenade

“Downtown Kingston!” is inviting everyone to take a stroll down the centre of Princess Street this Saturday, July 30th, from 10am to 6pm when it will be closed to vehicular traffic from Division Street to Ontario Street for the Princess Street Promenade. The promenade is a one day festival that promotes active living and community… Keep Reading


Public Invited To Tour Kingston’s Water Conservation Garden

Utilities Kingston is offering public tours of its Water Conservation Garden, showcasing sustainable gardening, at 1211 John Counter Boulevard. Maarten Lubber of Utilities Kingston will demonstrate there how to grow a sustainable garden requiring less water and how to garden in a way that protects local watersheds. Lubbers will be holding his 15-minute tour weekdays… Keep Reading

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