News from Kingston Ontario


Kingston Featured in Sustainable Energy Commercials

This week, the Ontario Sustainable Energy Association (OSEA) is releasing two television ads that profile the benefits of an Ontario-made green energy economy. The TV advertisements (one embedded below) will run from September 16th until October 4th and were shot on location in Kingston and the surrounding area, including Seeley’s Bay and Tweed. The ads… Keep Reading


Limestone District School Board 2011 HEAL Awards Announced

The Limestone District School Board is congratulating students and staff at Perth Road, Frontenac, Centennial, H.H. Langford, Sandhurst, Lancaster Drive Public Schools, Module Vanier, Sharbot Lake High School, and North Addington Education Centre for receiving this year’s HEAL (Healthy Education and Active Living) Award. The HEAL Award honors schools that have worked hard to make… Keep Reading


Queen’s University Researchers to Study Arctic Sustainability

Three Queen’s researchers are to play an integral role in a leading-edge $4-million Arctic research project, Arctic Development and Adaptation to Permafrost in Transition (ADAPT). Their research helps generate sustainable development and adaptation strategies for the North. “This is a very exciting and important announcement,” says Scott Lamoureux (pictured), a professor in the Department of… Keep Reading


Queen’s and RMC-Founded Military Research Institute Opens

The Canadian Institute of Military and Veteran Health Research (CIMVHR), co-founded by Queen’s and Royal Military College of Canada (RMCC), now has a home in Botterell Hall. “I think that opening the offices symbolizes a lot of hard work on the part of a lot of key people, but also the commitment that the Canadian… Keep Reading


Renewed Agreement for Cape Town Exchange Students at Queen’s

A renewal agreement recently signed by the law faculties at Queen’s and the University of Cape Town (UCT) will allow students from the South African university to study at Queen’s on exchange for the first time. “Recognizing that our international initiatives enrich our classrooms, we look forward to welcoming University of Cape Town students in… Keep Reading


Avril Lavigne Sheds Tears in “Wish You Were Here” Video

Today, Napanee’s Avril Lavigne released her latest video from the Goodbye Lullaby album: “Wish You Were Here” (video embedded below), a song written by Lavigne along with Martin Max and Johan Karl Schuster. This release marks the third video from her album, following productions for the songs “What the Hell” and “Smile“. The ballads video… Keep Reading


Queen’s University HR Offering Personal Health Workshops

Human Resources offers a wide range of workshops designed to expand and enhance the skills of Queen’s staff. This year, a variety of new offerings will provide opportunities for employees to focus on their personal health as well as their career skills. “We’re aiming to meet the changing needs of our staff,” says Shannon Hill,… Keep Reading


Kingston Police Investigate and Solve Copper Theft

The Kingston Police Criminal Investigations Unit, involved in an ongoing investigation for incidents of copper theft in the city beginning on August 24th, report an arrest has been made in that case. According to police, the first offense occurred when a man entered a construction site at Sir John A. MacDonald and Princess Street.  After… Keep Reading


Student Finalists Chosen for 2011 Kingston WritersFest

WritersFest, the community’s hottest cultural festival, has selected three finalists for its “Think You Can Write?” High School Writing Contest. The contest, which is sponsored by Freedom 55 Financial, asked young writers to use the words luminous, melody, dawn, ocean and inspire in a 750-word story, poem, essay, or memoir. The writing competition is part… Keep Reading

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