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Second Arrest in Millhaven Institution Cold Case

More than 10 years ago – on July 14, 1999 – 24 year old Scott Barnett collapsed in the maximum security Millhaven Institution’s exercise yard and died the following day. An autopsy found he had been poisoned with cyanide, but no one was charged in the death. But in 2006, the Joint Forces Penitentiary Squad,… Keep Reading


Queen’s Prof and Alumni in the Top 40 under 40

The Caldwell Partners International, with its independent advisory board composed of 25 business leaders, bestowed one of the country’s most distinguished awards for outstanding citizenship – Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 – to a Queen’s University professor and three alumni. Biology professor and environmental expert Linda Campbell is among 40 Canadians from the private, public… Keep Reading


City Seeking Participants for Home Lead Testing

The City of Kingston is looking for 100 qualified homeowners and 5 non-residential property owners to participate in its regular lead-testing program. Such tests are required twice a year throughout Ontario due to a regulation introduced in 2007 by the Ministry of the Environment. It requires cities to test the water in homes and businesses… Keep Reading


CBC Chastises CFB Kingston for Media Ban

On Friday, CBC columnist Kady O’Malley chastised a media advisory issued by the Land Force Doctrine and Training System – a department of the Canadian Forces located at CFB Kingston,  tasked with directing Land Warfare intellectual development and Land Operations training. As quoted in her column, the DND advisory stated: Land Force Doctrine and Training… Keep Reading


Teenagers Arrested for City Park Fight

Two teen boys have been charged by Kingston Police with causing a disturbance, after an online video of a fight between the youths came to light. The boys reportedly engaged in a consensual fight in front of about 30 bystanders, wearing martial art boxing gloves in a UFC-style engagement. Kingston Police were informed after the… Keep Reading


Dan Aykroyd Donates Wine to Kandahar Troops

An inequity between beer drinkers and wine lover has been resolved thanks to seasonal Kingston area resident, movie star Dan Aykroyd. Until recently, Canadian Forces personnel in Afghanistan – who are allowed only two drinks every month – were able to get beer for free, but had to pay $9 for a half bottle of… Keep Reading


Queen’s Principal Named Educator of the Week

Queen’s University Principal Daniel Woolf has been named “Educator of the Week” by Lead America, a youth leadership organization in the United States. In a June 3rd Twitter entry, Lead America posted: “@QueensPrincipal, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of Queen’s University AND active Tweeter”. Later in the day they identified themselves to the Principal as an organization… Keep Reading


Lone Star Texas Grill Restaurant Reopens

Lone Star Texas Grill, closed since April 28 when the attached Confederation Place Hotel’s underground parking garage collapsed, has reopened at a temporary location. The restaurant has been serving Kingston residents and tourists for almost two decades, and is now back in business at the former site of the Mexicali Rosas restaurant, near the corner… Keep Reading


Kingston Penitentiary Inmate Fears for His Life

Peter Dale MacDonald, convicted of murder and charged with a second murder – as well as suspected of three other deaths – told a judge that he fears for his life behind bars. Macdonald appeared in court on the second-degree murder charge, and reported to the court that he has been harassed in prison after… Keep Reading


Queen’s Senate Renews Centre for Studies in Primary Care

The Queen’s University Senate announced the Faculty of Health Sciences’ 10-year-old Centre for Studies in Primary Care has been renewed for an additional five years. The Centre has distinguished itself as a national research presence for the Queen’s School of Medicine, and leads several initiatives. These initiatives include a federally-funded surveillance network to track the… Keep Reading

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