News from Kingston Ontario


Kingston Fire Department Recommends BBQ Safety Tips

Kingston Fire & Rescue recommends taking a few safety precautions to ensure safe grilling on your barbecue. “Everyone enjoys food cooked outdoors on the barbecue” says Tracey LeBlanc, Fire Inspector.  “It’s important to check and clean your propane barbecue according to the manufacturer’s instructions.” Make the following three-step safety check part of your barbecue cleaning… Keep Reading


Movies in the Square Begins Tonight

The annual “Movies in the Square” event returns tonight in the Springer Market Square [map]. [UPDATE : Click here for 2015 Movies in the Square details] Seat positioning is on a first-come, first-served basis (bring a chair), and the first movie of the season – “Despicable Me” – begins at dusk (approx. 9:00pm). Audience members… Keep Reading


Avril Lavigne: T-Shirt Design to Benefit Young Quake Survivors

This week, Avril Lavigne – through her charity foundation & Abbey Dawn clothing websites – announced she was releasing a new t-shirt she designed to support young victims of the earthquake and tsunami that devastated Japan in early March. According to the singer, 100% of the net proceeds from each sale would be going to… Keep Reading


Pick Up Community & Family Services Cheques due to Postal Strike

Due to the ongoing postal disruption, the City is instructing area Community and  Family Service clients who are expecting monthly entitlement cheques or direct banking deposit statements for July to pick them up. Before going to the office(s), clients are asked to please call the Interactive Voice Response (IVR) System for Social Assistance at 1-800-808-2268… Keep Reading


LDSB Teacher Wins Provincial Teaching Award

Brian Robertson, a teacher with the Limestone District School Board, is this year’s elementary recipient of the OTIP Teaching Awards, organized by the Ontario Teachers’ Federation and funded by the Ontario Teachers Insurance Plan. Mr. Robertson has consistently provided outstanding service to students at Land O’ Lakes Public School, well beyond the responsibilities and duties… Keep Reading


Sibling Teachers Win Excellence in Teaching Awards

Kathy McVety-Kavanagh, an elementary teacher and Special Education Program Coordinator with the Limestone District School Board, and Randy McVety, Department Head of Social Studies and Music at Sharbot Lake High School have been selected by Trustees as this year’s recipients of the J.C. McLeod Excellence in Teaching Award. This “teacher-of-the-year” award recognizes the outstanding contribution… Keep Reading


Public Invited to Queen’s University Biological Station Open House

Experience a diverse ecosystem in the wilderness, participate in hands-on activities and interact with students and researchers from across the globe at the Queen’s University Biological Station (QUBS) annual open house this weekend. “It’s a really interactive, collaborative day that’s fun for both adults and kids,” says QUBS interim director Stephen Lougheed. “It’s also an… Keep Reading


KEDCO Update: Week Ending June 17, 2011

HIGHLIGHTS OF RECENT PROGRESS & ACTIVITIES Business Development Eikon Device Inc., a local company specializing in the research, design, and manufacturing of tattoo equipment, has received support through the provincial Eastern Ontario Development Fund for expansion of their local facility and the creation of 10 new jobs. Along with these 10 new positions, the company… Keep Reading


Art Equipment Manufacturer Gets Provincial Support, Creates New Jobs

With funding from the Government of Ontario, Kingston based art equipment manufacturer Eikon Device Inc. is expanding their facilities to create 10 new jobs.  The company, which developed special digital technology to help tattoo artists more effectively monitor their equipment, currently employs 43 people from the region. “This investment in Eikon is just another example… Keep Reading


Kingston Teachers Receive Healthy Active Living Award

The Wess Garrod HEAL Award is an annual award that recognizes employees of the Limestone District School Board who have contributed in a variety of ways to the promotion and improvement of Healthy Living for All. When Supervising Principal Wess Garrod retired in 2006, a HEAL plaque was presented to him as a reminder of… Keep Reading

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