News from Kingston Ontario


Liberal Candidate Ted Hsu Holds Virtual Town Hall Meeting

Last night, Liberal candidate Ted Hsu (pictured here with the Hon. Peter Milliken) held a virtual town hall meeting with more than 6,000 Kingston and area constituents. The teleconference enabled Hsu to expand on some of the topics raised in previous local Party debates as well as providing a Q&A platform for participants to ask… Keep Reading


City Seeks Nominees for Liveable City Design Award

The City of Kingston is now accepting nominations for the Livable City Design Awards, celebrating excellence in urban designs in projects that have been completed over the last three years. “We want to celebrate recent projects in Kingston that demonstrate creativity and innovation, make use of quality materials and are mindful of sustainability and accessibility… Keep Reading


Flashpoint Returning to CBS

CTV’s Gemini Award winning Flashpoint, which portrays the missions of Toronto’s Strategic Response Unit, will be returning to the CBS network in the United States on Friday, May 6. The SRU tactical police squad is inspired by Toronto’s actual Emergency Task Force, and stars Enrico Colantoni, Amy Jo Johnson, David Paetkau and Kingston-born Hugh Dillon.… Keep Reading


KEDCO Update: Week Ending April 22, 2011

HIGHLIGHTS OF RECENT PROGRESS & ACTIVITIES Business Development KEDCO was pleased to participate in welcoming Max Rumbaugh, President of the Scottsdale Sister Cities Association to Kingston on April 20.  KEDCO is working on communication collaterals to increase awareness of Kingston’s twinned cities. The Ambassador of Peru, His Excellency Jose Antonio Bellina, will be visiting Kingston,… Keep Reading


Queen’s Engineering Student Wins $10K Scholarship

This week, the Canadian Engineering Memorial Foundation (CEMF) announced that Queen’s University student Jessica Steeves has received the 2011 Vale Undergraduate Engineering Scholarship. This prestigious $10,000 scholarship is awarded annually to two of the most promising women in an accredited undergraduate engineering program in Canada.  Both winners are described by the Foundation as being actively… Keep Reading


Queen’s Wins University Food Services Award

Queen’s University in Kingston is the first contract food service school to win the Canadian College and University Food Service Association’s (CCUFSA) Shine Award. Hospitality Services by Sodexo has been recognized for “$5 Fridays,” a popular staff and faculty program. “The $5 Friday is about re-introducing Hospitality Services to faculty and staff, giving them a… Keep Reading


Public Invited to Williamsville Main Street Study

The public and affected businesses, organizations and residents, are invited to attend an upcoming Charette on the Williamsville Main Street Study.  It is set for 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 4 at St. Luke’s Anglican Church, 236 Nelson Street [map]. The consulting team of Brook McIlroy Inc. will be leading participants in… Keep Reading


KCVI & Polson Park P.S. Announce Musical Productions

From Wednesday May 4 to Saturday May 7,  KCVI will be presenting their production of Grease in the newly renovated auditorium.  Nick Trode as Danny Zuko and Megan Ready-Walters as Sandy Dumbrowski lead an amazingly talented KC cast as this smash hit musical. Here is Rydell High’s senior class of 1959:  the duck-tailed, hot-rodding “Burger… Keep Reading


Community Invited to Poverty Reduction Workshop

The next stage of public consultation to develop the Community Plan for Poverty Reduction will take the shape of a public workshop designed to allow participants to delve more deeply into the proposed Plan’s components. The workshop is being presented by the Kingston Community Roundtable on Poverty Reduction, the United Way Serving Kingston Frontenac Lennox… Keep Reading


KEDCO Update: Week Ending April 15, 2011

HIGHLIGHTS OF RECENT PROGRESS & ACTIVITIES Business Development KEDCO has received notice that two local companies, whom we have been working closely with, will be making significant funding announcements. It is anticipated that the announcements will be made in May. As event information is released, further details will be provided. Tourism Kingston Tourism Kingston is… Keep Reading

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