News from Kingston Ontario


Mental Health Initiatives Have Impact at Queen’s University

Since May 2011, more than 3,000 faculty, staff and students have been educated about how to identify and help students in distress, and demand for this training continues to grow. Mike Condra, Director, Health, Counselling and Disability Services, says at the same time, changes at the Student Counselling Service have reduced wait times for counselling… Keep Reading


Williamsville Main Street Study To Be Presented February 2

The findings and recommendations of the Williamsville Main Street Study will be presented at a public open house at 3 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 2 in Memorial Hall, City Hall, 216 Ontario St. Later that same evening, the Study goes to the City’s Planning Committee at its regular meeting at 6:30 p.m. in City Hall’s Council… Keep Reading


Queen’s University International Centre Celebrates 50 years

The Queen’s University International Centre (QUIC) is celebrating 50 years of supporting students, facilitating the growth of study abroad, and advancing internationalization on campus. “QUIC has played a key role in situating Queen’s at the forefront of the international scene among Canadian universities,” says Wayne Myles, Director, QUIC. Students, administration, Kingston Rotary clubs and a… Keep Reading


KEDCO Update: Week Ending January 13, 2012

HIGHLIGHTS OF RECENT PROGRESS & ACTIVITIES Business Development John-Paul Shearer, Director of Business Development along with a local industry leader was in Quebec City on January 9 to meet with a Canadian company specializing in floating wharves.  Floating wharves are built according to the needs and geography of the location where they will be installed.… Keep Reading


City of Kingston Seeks Participants For Home Lead Testing

The City is again seeking 25 qualified property owners interested in participating in its regular volunteer lead-testing program. Under this regulation, introduced in 2007, the Ministry of the Environment requires the City to test the water in Kingston homes and businesses identified as receiving their water through lead or lead-soldered pipes on their own property… Keep Reading


Queen’s University Professor Named to the Order of Canada

Noel James (Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering) was recently appointed a Member of the Order of Canada for his contributions to geology and carbonate sedimentology. “Dr. James’ impressive career has made him the pre-eminent researcher internationally on the origin of carbonates, the sediments and rocks that cover a quarter of the Earth’s surface and host… Keep Reading


CMHC: Kingston Housing Starts Increased in Fourth Quarter 2011

According to preliminary data from the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), 376 total housing starts were recorded for Kingston in the fourth quarter of 2011, a significant increase from the 181 started within the same period in 2010. Single-detached housing starts were down 6% in the fourth quarter of 2011 compared with a year… Keep Reading

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