News from Kingston Ontario


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


Limestone City Blues Festival Headliners Announced

The Limestone City Blues Festival will once again bring Downtown Kingston alive with the sounds of the blues August 25, 26, 27 and 28, 2011. Celebrating its 15th year, the festival is delighted to announce that the guitarist Walter Trout will headline the Springer Market Square stage Saturday night the 27th! Although he lives in… Keep Reading


City Seeks Input on Off-Leash Park Hours

The City is considering a pilot project that would provide dog walkers with off-leash times – 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. – at Oakridge, Castell, Snider and Patterson Parks and/or allow for a permanent, fenced off-leash enclosure in Oakridge Park. “The intent of this site-specific pilot project is to provide improved access to the off-leash… Keep Reading


Queen’s University Alumni Named Top 40 Under 40

The Caldwell Partners International has named three Queen’s University alumni for one of the country’s most distinguished awards: Canada’s Top 40 Under 40. Leonard Brody, Artsci’93, is president of Clarity Digital Group and its website:  Based in Vancouver, the media website is one of the Top 100 in North America, featuring commentary by “trusted… Keep Reading


Kingston Based Company Named Title Sponsor of Seaway Day

Sailing Seaway Clayton, presented by Davidson Auto Group and Lake Ontario Realty, announced today that American MetalCraft Marine of Clayton, New York has been named title sponsor of Seaway Day on Saturday, June 18. Based in Kingston, Ontario, MetalCraft Marine is best known in this area for the construction of Clayton’s fireboat Last Chance, as… Keep Reading


KEDCO: KEDCO Update: Week Ending April 29, 2011

HIGHLIGHTS OF RECENT PROGRESS & ACTIVITIES Business Development Elizabeth Allen, Labour Market Development Project Manager attended the CFB Kingston Second Career Assessment Network (SCAN) seminar on April 19.  SCAN provides support and resources for additional learning and information on career transition for retiring military personnel.  The average age of retirement for military personnel is under… Keep Reading


Queen’s to Participate in Global University Rankings

Queen’s will participate in this year’s round of global and domestic university rankings, recognizing that they play a valued role in both undergraduate and graduate student recruitment. They also often provide the only institutional profile available to international students prior to applying. “Participating in global rankings increases Queen’s visibility and helps toward building our international… Keep Reading

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