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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


Off-Duty Police Officer Catches Graffiti Vandals in the Act

Kingston Police report that early Wednesday morning at 2:49 a.m., an off duty officer observed suspicious activity while driving by the intersection of Sheppard Street and Joyce Street. The officer observed two youths approach an electrical box where one began to paint the box with graffiti while the other kept watch. The police officer then… Keep Reading


UPDATE: Public Health Issues Level 2 Heat Alert for Kingston

UPDATE: July 19 – KFL&A Public Health has upgraded their advisory to a Level 2 Heat Alert. KFL&A Public Health has issued a Level 1 Heat Alert to residents of the Kingston area due to a forecast of hot, humid weather throughout the weekend and into early next week. Level 1 Heat Alerts are announced… Keep Reading


Kingston Police Report Increase in “Gas & Dash” Thefts

Kingston Police are reporting an increasing amount of gas thefts, both through siphoning gas from parked vehicles and “gas and dash” thefts at gas stations. “The incidents of thefts reflect the price of gas as it goes up” said Cst. Joanne Geikie, of Kingston Police Force. The constable reports that thieves will fill their tanks… Keep Reading

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