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Backyard Chickens ByLaw Passed by City Council

Last night City Council approved an 18-month pilot project to test-drive a bylaw allowing Kingston residents to keep up to six egg-laying backyard hens. Anyone wishing to keep backyard hens must first fill out an application to register with the Licensing and Enforcement Divsion at City Hall, 216 Ontario St. Applications for a permit to… Keep Reading


Online Prenatal Course Offered in Kingston

In the busy day-to-day lives of parents-to-be, finding a way to schedule prenatal classes into the already-busy routines can be challenging. KFL&A Public Health is making it a little easier for parents-to-be with a new online prenatal course available as an alternative to in-person classes. The prenatal program promotes optimum health for mother and baby,… Keep Reading


Researchers to Grow Tomatoes with Industrial Waste Heat

Waste heat produced by Canada’s industrial plants could be harnessed to heat greenhouses for growing fresh fruit and vegetables, according to Queen’s University researchers. Necessary measures for ensuring the cleanliness of the heat and carbon dioxide emissions for greenhouse use also has the potential to reduce the cost of industries’ emissions compliance for future legislation.… Keep Reading


KEDCO to Host New Student Run Businesses Showcase

The Entrepreneurship Centre at the Kingston Economic Development Corporation (KEDCO) is pleased to host the launch of 21 new student run businesses on Saturday, June 11 as part of the annual Summer Company program administered on behalf of the provincial Ministry of Economic Development & Trade.  The event, which is open to the public, will… Keep Reading


City Releases Plans for Possible Postal Disruption

Below is a plan for how residents can make payments and communicate with the City of Kingston during any postal disruption. The City will be monitoring the postal situation closely and will issue updates as appropriate. Of particular concern is the delivery of payments to Ontario Works recipients. Detailed instructions for communicating with Community and… Keep Reading


Queen’s Reacts to Coroner Recommendations Related to Student Deaths

Queen’s University is responding to a Coroner’s recommendations that the university review and make changes to the non-academic student discipline system, alcohol policies and alcohol in residences, and work to change the “culture of drinking on campus” after the deaths of two first-year students last fall. Regional Supervising Coroner Dr. Roger Skinner looked at physical… Keep Reading


Proposed Breast Cancer Treatment Uses Approved Diabetic Drug

A protein activated by certain drugs already approved for treating Type II diabetes may slow or stop the spread of breast tumors. “It’s possible that these diabetes drugs could ultimately be used, alone or in combination with existing chemotherapeutic drugs, to treat some forms of breast cancer,” says Chris Nicol, an assistant professor in the… Keep Reading


Benefits of Digital Photography Extolled in KCVI Workshop

This semester the Grade 12 photography classes at Kingston Collegiate and Loyalist Collegiate participated in photography workshops with retired teacher and photographer, Karen Dolan. The photographs are extraordinary visual examples of the students’ creative interpretations of their everyday and ordinary surroundings. This body of work communicates a maturity and confidence normally seen in the work… Keep Reading


Queen’s University to Get Mental Health Nurse

Student Health Services is receiving provincial government funding for a mental health nurse. This new position at Queen’s will boost services and support for students requiring care for mental health issues. Medical director Suzanne Billing applied for the funding through the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care’s “500 Nurses Initiative” approximately one year ago.… Keep Reading


Kingston 2011 Movies in the Square Lineup Announced

2012 UPDATE: The new “Movies in the Square” lineup has been chosen. See this year’s film selection here! ————————— After three weeks of voting, Kingstonians have chosen the final lineup for the fifth season of “Movies in the Square”. The movies chosen are: – Bonus Movie for Soccer in the Square: Fri, June 3: Bend… Keep Reading

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