News from Kingston Ontario


Queen’s University Student Writes Exam in Full Armour (Video)

Queen’s University students writing exams last month got an unexpected surprise when they were suddenly joined by a knight in shining armor. The fellow student, who goes by the profile name “Mastadufus” on Youtube, had decided to write his final exam for medieval history garbed appropriately in a set of armour he’d cobbled together, piece… Keep Reading


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


CFB Kingston Soldier Recognized for Contribution to the Military

This Monday on Parliament Hill, Corporal Ricardo Chiu of CFB Kingston was one of 11 members of the Canadian Armed Forced recognized on Parliament Hill for their contributions to the military. A part of the CF Recognition Program, the event was attended by the Honourable Peter MacKay, Minister of National Defence, and General Walt Natynczyk,… 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


Kingston’s Ted Hsu Receives Two Liberal Portfolios

This Wednesday, interim Liberal Party leader Bob Rae announced his party’s 28-member shadow cabinet, formed from both returning and his newest members of parliament. Kingston & the Islands MP, Ted Hsu, was named the Liberal Critic for Science & Technology, and for the Federal Economic Development Agency of both Southern and Northern Ontario. Sean Casey,… Keep Reading


Kingston-Connected “Yogi Bear” Getting a Sequel

According to Variety magazine, Warner Brothers has announced an upcoming sequel to the CGI-live action film “Yogi Bear”. Although not yet confirmed to be returning for this sequel, Kingston area resident and original Saturday Night Live cast member Dan Aykroyd voiced the animated title character in the first 3D film, and Queen’s University alumn Tom… Keep Reading


St. George’s Cathedral Announces Summer Concert Series

The St. George’s Cathedral Summer Concert Series continues on Thursday, July 7 from 12:15pm to 12:50pm with the Cranberry Dixie Band. The concert series will continue every Thursday at 12:15pm through August. Admission is free, with a voluntary offering collected. The Cathedral is at the corner of King and Johnson Streets in Kingston. Call 613-548-4617… Keep Reading


Goverment Pledges $1.6 Million for Queen’s Student Training

An investment by the Government of Canada will enable young university researchers across the country to develop their skills and help them move from the role of trainees in productive employees within the Canadian workforce. This was announced by the Honourable Gary Goodyear, Minister of State (Science and Technology), during a speech at Queen’s University.… Keep Reading

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