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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


Gulf Oil Spill in Kingston Would Reach Ottawa

A new interactive map provides some local perspective about the size of the Gulf oil spill when laid over top of Kingston. If the Gulf of Mexico oil spill was to have bubbled up from beneath our city, it would stretch from Barrie to the west and all the way to Ottawa in the west.… Keep Reading


Kingston Restricts Water Usage for Lawns

The City of Kingston reports conservation considerations is the reason for a water allowance bylaw in effect for residents who water their lawn. Beginning June 15, citizens with odd numbered addresses will be allowed to water their yards only on odd-numbered days, and those with even-numbered addresses can water only on even-numbered days. Along with… Keep Reading


Midland Police Chief Honoured in Kingston

Kingston will host the annual Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police (OACP) this month, where former Midland police chief Paul Hamelin will be presented with the President’s Award of Merit. This Award is given to a member of the OACP who has displayed outstanding dedication and support to the advancement of the goals and objectives… Keep Reading


Queen’s Degree for Former P.M. Paul Martin

Paul Martin, the twenty-first Prime Minister of Canada, received an Honorary Doctor of Laws Degree at Queen’s University’s Spring Convocation. The honour was for Mr. Martin’s role as Prime Minister that included his $41 billion initiative to improve healthcare, signing a landmark agreement with the provinces and territories for a national early learning and childcare… Keep Reading


Queen’s School of Business Begins $40 Million Expansion

The Queen’s University School of Business has broken ground on a new 75,000 square foot wing at Goodes Hall. The expansion will include classrooms fitted with the latest teaching technology, breakout rooms that will be used in the teamwork requirements in their program, two new research centres, and fifty additional faculty offices. It will also… Keep Reading


Kingston Real Estate Will Stay Healthy Says CMHC

The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) has reported that the resale home market in Kingston will continue to remain healthy and above the 15-year average in 2010 and 2011. The statement was  part of its Housing Market Outlook report for the Kingston Census Metropolitan Area, and they also provided similar reports for other major… Keep Reading

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