News from Kingston Ontario


Google & Stephen Colbert Let Canadians See U.S. Huffington Post

This week, Arianna Huffington launched a Canadian edition of the Huffington Post news site. In her innaugural post there on May 26, Huffington reminded readers that one of her goals after merging with AOL earlier this year was to launch international versions of the site. And within three months of that merger, she was in… Keep Reading


KEDCO Issues Developments for Week Ending May 20, 2011

HIGHLIGHTS OF RECENT PROGRESS & ACTIVITIES Business Development KEDCO was pleased to support local companies and organizations participating in the annual Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) Discovery 2011 held in Toronto on May 18-19.  Discovery brings together key players from industry, academia, government, the investment community as well as entrepreneurs and students to pursue collaboration… Keep Reading


Kingston to Celebrate OFSSA Tournament with Soccer in the Square

Hundreds of teenage boys, along with their families and coaches, will be descending on Kingston next week for the annual OFSAA Soccer Tournament which features the best in Ontario high school boys’ soccer. To celebrate the great sport of soccer, “Soccer in the Square” will be a family-fun event happening in Springer Market Square next… Keep Reading


Queen’s Alumni Family Donates $1 Million to University

Queen’s alumnus Robert (Bob) Burnside, Sc’56, and his wife Doris have donated $1 million to the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science for a new program in Innovation and Global Leadership. The generous donation to Queen’s was a family decision made by Bob, his wife Doris, and their three daughters, two of whom are Queen’s… Keep Reading


New York City to Close Aykroyd’s Ghostbusters HQ

The Tribeca firehouse in New York City, made ​​famous by the movie Ghostbusters – which starred Kingston area resident, Dan Aykroyd – could well be in its final hours due to budget constraints.  The 1984 film brought fame to the station, which is also known as “Hook and Ladder 8”, but now it is one… Keep Reading


New Bladder Cancer Treatment Shows Promising Results

Clinical trials for a new bladder cancer therapy show promising interim results. Lead researcher Alvaro Morales says that the breakthrough using the drug Urocidin follows thirty years of his research in this important area. “I am optimistic about the results of the trial,” says Dr. Morales, professor emeritus in the Department of Urology at Queen’s… Keep Reading


Downtown Galleries Open Doors for Art After Dark Event

Since it began in the fall of 2008,  downtown art galleries are opening their doors for the sixth time for Art After Dark this Thursday, May 26. The bi-annual event has been a hit with art enthusiasts in Kingston and the area as they’ve visited each gallery during the evening. — Click here for the… Keep Reading

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