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April Fool’s Comedy Festival Coming to Kingston

“Downtown Kingston!” is delighted to announce the arrival of a brand new festival this spring. The April Fool’s Comedy Festival will run Thursday, April 7th through Sunday, April 10th and is sure to bring some gut-busting good times! The idea of a comedy festival has been rolling around Kingston for years. A big laugh is… Keep Reading


KEDCO to Deliver Small Business Internship Program for Kingston Area

The Entrepreneurship Centre at the Kingston Economic Development Corporation (KEDCO) is pleased to announce that they have been selected by the federal government to deliver the Small Business Internship Program (SBIP) for the greater Kingston region. The SBIP creates opportunities for post-secondary students in small business by giving them first-hand experience with successful businesses. It… Keep Reading


Newly Licensed Tech Could Solve Oil Sands Environmental Impact

An award-winning suite of technologies with the potential to address some of the world’s most intransigent pollution problems while also transforming the chemical industry has been exclusively licensed to GreenCentre Canada by Queen’s University’s PARTEQ Innovations. The technologies, developed at Queen’s University, target two of the most widely used classes of compounds in the chemical… Keep Reading


Kingstonians Invited to Develop Future of Grass Creek Park

Residents are invited to apply to serve on a working group to help the City create a vision and guiding principles for an expanded Grass Creek Park in the City’s east end. In 2007, the City purchased 45 acres of rolling farmland adjacent to the 51 acre Park. Now, the City, in collaboration with the… Keep Reading


Change Clocks & Batteries This Sunday, March 13

Kingston Fire & Rescue reminds citizens to change smoke alarm batteries and carbon monoxide (CO) alarm batteries when changing clocks back to Daylight Savings Time on Sunday, March 13, 2011. To guarantee alarms will work properly, always install new batteries in detectors and press the ‘test’ button to confirm the devices are operational. Electric (hard… Keep Reading


New Provost Appointed at Queen’s University

Economist Alan Harrison will become Queen’s next Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic), effective August 1, 2011. Dr. Harrison is currently Provost and Vice-President (Academic) at the University of Calgary, a position he has held since 2006. Prior to joining the University of Calgary, he was Provost and Vice-President (Academic) at Carleton University. Before Carleton, he held… Keep Reading


KEDCO Update: Week Ending March 4, 2011

HIGHLIGHTS OF RECENT PROGRESS & ACTIVITIES Business Development Jeff Garrah, CEO met with City of Kingston consultants to review the Williamsville Main Street Study.  KEDCO is working with the City and property owners to identify opportunities for future development and improvements for this area. John Paul Shearer, Director of Business Development attended The Kingston Community… Keep Reading


Norm MacDonald at “The Grand” Sunday Night

Comedian Norm MacDonald is set to appear on the Grand Theatre stage Sunday, March 6, at 7:30 p.m. His performance in Kingston kicks off his five-show tour throughout Ontario. The former Saturday Night Live cast member is perhaps best known for his offbeat delivery of “the fake news” for five seasons; he is a major… Keep Reading


March Break Activities for Kids in Kingston

Adventure, swimming, skating, crafts, and games are all being offered by the City over March Break. * UPDATE: Click here for Kingston’s 2016 March Break activities * Below is a schedule of activities to help residents plan their week. FREE K-ROCK CENTRE PUBLIC SKATES Skate for FREE at the K-Rock Centre, 1 Barrack St. 11 a.m. to 2… Keep Reading

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