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2011 Kingston Pewter Collectibles Announced

“Downtown Kingston!” Business Improvement Area has announced the official launch of the 18th annual Limited Edition Pewter Collectibles. This holiday program features a five‐piece series of well‐known historic Kingston landmarks cast as pewter ornaments. For 2011, the collectable designs will be released individually five Mondays in a row, including the Richardson Bath House (Nov 14),… Keep Reading


Queen’s University Top Ranked School by Globe & Mail, Moves Up in Maclean’s

Queen’s University in Kingston has once again taken top spot in the annual Globe and Mail Canadian University Report, with the most ‘A’ grades of any large, medium or small university, including first place for overall student satisfaction. The Globe report ranks Canadian universities on 19 indicators of student experience developed through a student survey,… Keep Reading


Have an Awesome Idea for Kingston? Then You Could Earn $1000!

Awesome Kingston, a Chapter of the Awesome Foundation for the Arts and Sciences, has launched locally. The Awesome Foundation for the Arts and Science is a growing, worldwide network of people devoted to “spreading the interest of awesomeness in the universe” and distributes a series of monthly $1000 grants to projects and their creators. The… Keep Reading


Queen’s University Professor Wins Prestigious Trudeau Fellowship Prize

Within a week of Queen’s University being visited by M.P. Justin Trudeau, political studies professor John McGarry has been honoured as one of four recipients of a Fellowship named for his father, the late Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau. Trudeau Fellowships were established by the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation and awarded to individuals who achieve high… Keep Reading


Kingston School Boards Issue Suspicious Person Bulletin

The Limestone District School Board & Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board have issued a bulletin in the interest of community and student safety. (See Update below) According to the release: on the evening of Thursday October 13, in Bayshore Estates located just west of Collins Bay Road, a boy was approached by an… Keep Reading


Kingston Police Seek Suspects in “West 49” Store Theft

Kingston City Police are looking to identify three (3) suspects in a recent, well-coordinated theft at the West 49 store located in the Cataraqui Town Centre. According to a KPD release, a store security video reveals a male and female enter the store together at approximately 8:41 pm. A lone male then entered the store… Keep Reading

Crystal Head Vodka now available in Ontario

Crystal Head Vodka No Longer Banned by LCBO

Just in time for Halloween, Dan Aykroyd’s Crystal Head vodka is finally available for purchase in Ontario liquor stores. Launched in 2008, the premium vodka was had been banned by the Liquor Control Board of Ontario due to its skull shaped bottle being “in bad taste”. The official Ontario launch will take place in Toronto-North… Keep Reading


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

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