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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


Listeria Warning Issued for Brand of Smoked Salmon

KFL&A Public Health has issued a release by Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Arlene King, and Toronto’s Medical Officer of Health, Dr. David McKeown, who are warning the public to not consume a specific brand of smoked salmon as it may be contaminated with Listeria. The product of concern is “Strubs Smoked Salmon… Keep Reading


Kingston Brush Collection to Begin This Monday, October 3

Brush collection in Kingston begins across the city next week, with some areas receiving collections on Monday, October 3. Residents can visit ww.cityofkingston/yardwaste to see the collection week for their neighbourhood and are reminded to have brush piled loosely at curbside by 8 a.m. on the Monday of their week. The city asks that the… Keep Reading


Queen’s University to be Represented at Kingston WritersFest

Queen’s faculty, staff and alumni make a good showing for Queen’s at this year’s Kingston WritersFest, a festival that attracts some of the top writers from across North America. English professor Rosemary Jolly is participating in ‘Readings in Honour of J.M. Coetzee’, an event honouring the 2003 Nobel Prize winning writer who is taking part… 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


Limestone District School Board 2011 HEAL Awards Announced

The Limestone District School Board is congratulating students and staff at Perth Road, Frontenac, Centennial, H.H. Langford, Sandhurst, Lancaster Drive Public Schools, Module Vanier, Sharbot Lake High School, and North Addington Education Centre for receiving this year’s HEAL (Healthy Education and Active Living) Award. The HEAL Award honors schools that have worked hard to make… Keep Reading

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