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Researcher Using Polymers to Rebuild Human Tissue

A Queen’s University chemical engineering professor, along with scientists from the University of Western Ontario and University of Toronto, is researching the development of using microscopic polymer fibers to help rebuild human tissue and increase the healing process. Professor Brian Amsden says he hopes that in 10 years a tendon, spinal cord or heart valve… Keep Reading


Kingston Adds Three New Walking Tours

Kingston has announced three new free self-guided historic tours for both tourists and residents of the city. Two are historic walks in the Ontario and Princess Street downtown areas, offering background information about the heritage buildings found there. And the third is for historic naval sites that include Forts Frontenac and Frederick, along with Fort… Keep Reading


Queen’s Prof and Alumni in the Top 40 under 40

The Caldwell Partners International, with its independent advisory board composed of 25 business leaders, bestowed one of the country’s most distinguished awards for outstanding citizenship – Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 – to a Queen’s University professor and three alumni. Biology professor and environmental expert Linda Campbell is among 40 Canadians from the private, public… Keep Reading


The Hip’s Gord Downie Releases Solo Album

The new solo album from Gord Downie, lead singer for the Tragically Hip, goes into wide release this Tuesday. Its titled “The Grand Bounce”,  is a term for desertion that comes from Evan S. Connell’s biography of General Custer used because, as Downie explained in a recent interview “we (Canadians) live in a deserter’s paradise… Keep Reading

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Queen’s Prostate Cancer Study Reveals Best Treatment

A new NCIC Clinical Trials Group study conducted at Queen’s University reveals that combining radiation and hormone therapy in patients with high risk prostate cancer significantly improves the likelihood of patients living longer. Wendy Parulekar, an associate professor of oncology at Queen’s and a Physician Coordinator at the NCIC CTG, described the results as having… Keep Reading


City Seeking Participants for Home Lead Testing

The City of Kingston is looking for 100 qualified homeowners and 5 non-residential property owners to participate in its regular lead-testing program. Such tests are required twice a year throughout Ontario due to a regulation introduced in 2007 by the Ministry of the Environment. It requires cities to test the water in homes and businesses… Keep Reading


Bryan Adams Gives a Glimpse into Vancouver Studio

On June 4, Kingston born singer-songwriter Bryan Adams provided a glimpse into his B.C. based Warehouse Studio, a music recording facility housed in the oldest brick building in Vancouver. On Friday he posted a message on his Twitter account, linking to photo [shown here] taken inside the studio. Here is a shot of a guitar/piano… Keep Reading


CBC Chastises CFB Kingston for Media Ban

On Friday, CBC columnist Kady O’Malley chastised a media advisory issued by the Land Force Doctrine and Training System – a department of the Canadian Forces located at CFB Kingston,  tasked with directing Land Warfare intellectual development and Land Operations training. As quoted in her column, the DND advisory stated: Land Force Doctrine and Training… Keep Reading


Teenagers Arrested for City Park Fight

Two teen boys have been charged by Kingston Police with causing a disturbance, after an online video of a fight between the youths came to light. The boys reportedly engaged in a consensual fight in front of about 30 bystanders, wearing martial art boxing gloves in a UFC-style engagement. Kingston Police were informed after the… Keep Reading


Dan Aykroyd Donates Wine to Kandahar Troops

An inequity between beer drinkers and wine lover has been resolved thanks to seasonal Kingston area resident, movie star Dan Aykroyd. Until recently, Canadian Forces personnel in Afghanistan – who are allowed only two drinks every month – were able to get beer for free, but had to pay $9 for a half bottle of… Keep Reading

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