News from Kingston Ontario


Queen’s University Lockout or Strike Could Happen Mid-August

Contract talks between the university and the Queen’s University Faculty Association (QUFA) entered the next phase of negotiations today, July 25, as the university requested a “No Board” report from the Ministry of Labour. The request signals an end to the conciliation phase of the negotiations, which began in late June , and is the… Keep Reading


Kingston City Closures for August 1 Civic Holiday

The civic holiday, Aug. 1, will create some schedule changes to municipal services that include: Kingston Transit: All buses run on a Sunday schedule on Monday – except for Route 18, which runs on a Saturday schedule to accommodate passengers at the train station. Plan to get there by bus using the Trip Planner at… Keep Reading


Modified Metals Could Detect Carbon Monoxide Leaks, Exposed Food

Modified metals that change colour in the presence of particular gases could warn consumers if packaged food has been exposed to air or if there’s a carbon monoxide leak at home. This finding by Queen’s University researchers could potentially influence the production of both industrial and commercial air quality sensors. “We initially found out by… Keep Reading


KEDCO Update: Week Ending July 22, 2011

HIGHLIGHTS OF RECENT PROGRESS & ACTIVITIES Business Development John-Paul Shearer, Director of Business Development was in Toronto on July 20 with Mayor Mark Gerretsen to meet with the provincial Ministry of Economic Development & Trade and senior representatives from a company looking at expanding operations in Kingston. The company, which is involved in water technology,… Keep Reading


Public Invited To Tour Kingston’s Water Conservation Garden

Utilities Kingston is offering public tours of its Water Conservation Garden, showcasing sustainable gardening, at 1211 John Counter Boulevard. Maarten Lubber of Utilities Kingston will demonstrate there how to grow a sustainable garden requiring less water and how to garden in a way that protects local watersheds. Lubbers will be holding his 15-minute tour weekdays… Keep Reading

Science & Tech

Tonight, Kingstonians Can “Stand Up for Solar”

Tonight, Thursday July 21, Kingston area residents are invited to participate in an important discussion that directly impacts the local community. SWITCH (bringing new life to energy) is hosting a presentation and discussion given by Stand Up for SOLAR, an initiative of The Canadian Solar Industries Association (CanSIA), about the positive benefits and impacts of… Keep Reading


Positive Sporting Experience Key for Child’s Development

A cohesive team environment, assessing one’s own performance rather than comparing with others, and involvement in enjoyably challenging practices are the main conditions needed for children to have a positive developmental experience playing team sports. “There’s a lot more to sport than the idea of winning and losing and developing physical skills,” explains Jean Côté,… Keep Reading


Off-Duty Police Officer Catches Graffiti Vandals in the Act

Kingston Police report that early Wednesday morning at 2:49 a.m., an off duty officer observed suspicious activity while driving by the intersection of Sheppard Street and Joyce Street. The officer observed two youths approach an electrical box where one began to paint the box with graffiti while the other kept watch. The police officer then… Keep Reading


BGen Tremblay Assumes Command of RMC

This past Thursday, Brigadier-General (BGen) Eric Tremblay assumed command of Royal Military College of Canada (RMCC),  from Commodore (Cmdre) William Truelove during a change of command ceremony on the grounds of the historic institution. The ceremony was presided over by Major-General (MGen) Pierre Forgues, Commander of the Canadian Defence Academy. “Today we salute the outgoing… Keep Reading

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