News from Kingston Ontario


Queen’s Biologists Awarded for Climate Change Impact Research

Queen’s University researchers have received the prestigious Henry Cowles Award for their paper revealing new evidence of the destructive impact of global climate change on North America’s largest Arctic delta. “All of us are really excited that we were recognized with this award,” says graduate student Joshua Thienpont (PhD ’13), who is also the team’s… Keep Reading


New Kingston East School to Get $250K Outdoor Athletic Facility

École Sir John A. Macdonald Public School, the new school under construction in Kingston East, will be the site of a $250,000 outdoor athletic and recreational facility that will benefit students and the greater community for years to come thanks to a generous grant from its community. The Pittsburgh Community Benefit Fund unanimously approved $252,008… Keep Reading


KEDCO Update: Week Ending March 9, 2012

HIGHLIGHTS OF RECENT PROGRESS & ACTIVITIES Business Development John-Paul Shearer, Director of Business Development and Christa Wallbridge, Project Manager – Business Development attended the 1st Annual Sustainable Energy Symposium at St. Lawrence College on March 8. The symposium was aimed at engaging the Sustainable Energy Industry in the development of innovative technology solutions and knowledge… Keep Reading


Study: Canada Lacks Strategy to Respond to Terrorism, Disasters, & Cyber-Attacks

Canada needs a national strategy to properly respond to terrorists, cyber attacks and natural disasters, according to a recently released national study. There is a lack of information sharing between jurisdictions and no comprehensive national strategy to protect critical infrastructure (CI). “This central national security issue is dependent on a weak, incoherent federal ‘framework document’… Keep Reading

Science & Tech

Oxygen Detected in the Atmosphere of Saturn’s Moon

By analyzing data collected by the Cassini spacecraft in April 2010, during its flight over one of the 62 satellites of Saturn, U.S. scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory have discovered oxygen molecules in the exosphere of Saturn’s moon Dione (pictured) – which coincidentally was discovered by Giovanni Domenico Cassini in 1684. The presence of… Keep Reading


March Break Activities in Kingston Announced

Adventure, swimming, skating, crafts, and games are all being offered by the City over the 2012 March Break.  Following is a list of activities for children during their vacation. Click here to see Kingston’s March Break activities for 2014 FREE INVISTA CENTRE PUBLIC SKATES Skate for FREE at the INVISTA Centre, 1350 Gardiners Rd.: Saturday,… Keep Reading


Name Announced for New School in Napanee

The new elementary school now under construction in Greater Napanee will be named Southview Public School when it opens later this fall. Trustees with the Limestone District School Board decided on the name at its regular board meeting March 7. The name for the new school, which consolidates H.H. Langford and Westdale Park Public Schools,… Keep Reading


Donate Skates to Kids at Kingston Frontenacs Game Sunday

Bring your pre-loved skates and soccer shin guards and cleats for donation to P.R.O. Kids when you come to Kingston Day at the Kingston Frontenacs game this Sunday. The Kingston Frontenacs face off against the Niagara Ice Dogs at the K-Rock Centre at 2 p.m. this Sunday. The Frontenacs, City and Kingston Police are partnering… Keep Reading

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