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Kingston Firefighters Fundraising Car Wash this Friday

Kingston Fire & Rescue’s Firefighter Combat Challenge Team is holding a car wash to raise funds for FACE (Firefighters Against Cancer’s Existence and the Combat Challenge Team) from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 26, at the Kingston Centre parking lot. Team t-shirts will be on sale for $15 with kids and adult… Keep Reading


Vintage Aircraft Coming To Kingston Airport

Vintage Wings of Canada brings its Yellow Wings Tour and the Goodyear FG-1D Corsair fighter to the Kingston Flying Club at Kingston Airport on Tuesday, Aug.30. The Tour, which began in June in western provinces, pays homage to the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan (BCATP), Canada’s largest military contribution to the Second World War. Three… Keep Reading


KEDCO Update: Week Ending August 19, 2011

HIGHLIGHTS OF RECENT PROGRESS & ACTIVITIES Business Development The Summer Company Kingston 2011 program is coming to close at the end of the month.  The student entrepreneurs working with The Entrepreneurship Centre at KEDCO report total sales of $24,000, with 90 per cent of participants planning to continue their businesses after the conclusion of the… Keep Reading


Queen’s University Professor Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Queen’s University education professor Larry O’Farrell has been awarded a lifetime achievement award by the American Alliance for Theatre and Education for his international leadership in promoting drama and theatre teaching. “I am deeply honoured to receive this award, especially as it was supported by such distinguished colleagues from around the world,” says Professor O’Farrell.… Keep Reading


C. Difficile Cases Reported at Kingston General Hospital

Kingston General Hospital is currently dealing with an outbreak of Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) within their facility. Over the last 30 days, 12 new cases of this hospital-acquired infection have been reported. Consistent with provincial guidelines, a facility-wide outbreak has now been declared. The hospital is taking all the necessary steps to manage the outbreak… Keep Reading


Shad Valley Students Head Home from Queen’s U

Forty-six high school students including Ike Zhang and Laurie Jacques have returned home after an intense and informative month of learning and living at Queen’s University. The students were attending the 2011 Shad Valley Program – a four week enrichment experience for students entering Grade 11 or 12. “I loved it,” says Mr. Zhang, a… Keep Reading


KEDCO Update: Week Ending August 12, 2011

HIGHLIGHTS OF RECENT PROGRESS & ACTIVITIES Business Development KEDCO has partnered with the International Trade Branch of the Ontario Ministry of Economic Development and Trade to organize a New Exporters Border Seminar for businesses entering the United States market for the first time or who are planning on expanding their market share. The seminar will… Keep Reading


Kingston Blooms 2011 Award Winners Announced

The winners of this year’s Kingston Blooms individual gardens awards were announced last night during a celebration at the Senior Staff Mess at RMC. “Kingston’s dedicated gardeners put their hearts and souls into their work and we all enjoy the fruits of their labour. They add flourish and interest to our already lovely streets.  They… Keep Reading


Song-Sharing Birds Really Are “Chirping” Each Other

While singing the same songs as your neighbours may sound harmonious, research conducted at Queen’s University Biological Station (QUBS) suggests that song-sharing amongst song sparrow populations is actually an aggressive behavior, akin to flinging insults back and forth. “It’s been hypothesized that repertoire size and song complexity is about the singer’s ability to advertise their… Keep Reading

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