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Queen’s Alumn Launches into Orbit on Shuttle Endeavour

Queen’s alumnus Andrew (“Drew”) Feustel, PhD’99, is a member of the six-man crew that blasted off from the Kennedy Space Center this morning on space shuttle Endeavour’s final flight. The 14-day mission is the second trip into space for the 45-year-old native of Lake Orion, Michigan, who has been in training continually during his 11-year… Keep Reading


KEDCO Update: Week Ending May 13, 2011

HIGHLIGHTS OF RECENT PROGRESS & ACTIVITIES Business Development Jennifer Baker, Business Development Project Manager will be in Chicago and Minneapolis on May 15-18 with representatives from Endetec, MetalCraft Marine Inc., and Scott Environmental Group, as part of a US Trade Mission to introduce American businesses and Canadian Trade Commissioners working in the northern US to… Keep Reading


Queen’s University to Expand Mental Health Counselling

Additional counselling services and supports for Queen’s students will be implemented this fall. An additional full-time counsellor is being hired to provide approximately 600 more hours of support at Health, Counselling and Disability Services and the University is advertising nationally for an Associate Director of Counselling. An additional counsellor is also going to be based… Keep Reading


Communities In Bloom Season Launches

Local school children, representing 20 local schools will participate in a plant-off to kick-off Communities in Bloom season in Springer Market Square at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, May 18. The public is invited to come cheer on participants who will be competing to plant the most beautiful planter. The planting competition is a mini-version of… Keep Reading


Kingston Public Works Celebrates City Workers

Check out the view from the driver’s seat of a snow plow, street sweeper or city bus during this Saturday’s Public Works Open House, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Public Works yard at Railway and Division Streets. Visitors should enter the yard off of Railway Street this year, as the Division Street entrance… Keep Reading


Rain Barrels Go on Sale, Free Delivery Offer

Starting today, Utilities Kingston will once again offer 1000 rain barrels for sale to its water customers – while quantities last. Rain barrels can be ordered by calling 613-546-0000.  The barrels will be delivered to customers’ homes. No delivery appointment is required, and customers do not need to be home to receive their rain barrel.… Keep Reading


Vote for Favorite Films for Movies in the Square Nights

We are looking for the best suggestions Kingstonians have about what to see this summer on the big screen at Movies in the Square! But hurry! Voting closes on Friday, May 20th. There are lots of ways to vote: • Online o 98.9 The Drive – o 98.3 Fly FM – o 103.7… Keep Reading


KEDCO Update: Week Ending May 6, 2011

Business Development Jeff Garrah, CEO and John-Paul Shearer, Director of Business Development were in Chicago on May 1 – 2 for the annual CoreNet Global Summit. CoreNet Global’s mission is to advance the effectiveness of Corporate Real Estate professionals and the entire industry engaged in delivering value to corporations through the strategic management of corporate… Keep Reading


Ernestown Secondary School Band Welcomes NFLD Students

Ernestown Secondary School Concert Band will welcome students of the Carbonear Collegiate Choir, from Carbonear, Newfoundland, May 8 to 13, for 5 days of cultural exchange, music and fun. The 24 Newfoundland students and their three teacher/chaperones arrive at Ernestown Secondary School on May 8 at approximately 5:30 pm.  ESS will welcome their musical guests… Keep Reading

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