News from Kingston Ontario


Kingston Poker Run Begins This Weekend

“Downtown Kingston!”, Poker Runs America, and Power Boating Canada, are pleased to announce that the renowned 1000 Islands Poker Run will return to Kingston, Ontario August 5 & 6 , 2011. This spectacular event attracts over 70 of North America’s premier high performance enthusiasts and their exotic boats to experience the fabulous waters of the… Keep Reading


Aggressive Drug Therapies May Be Aiding Superbug Evolution

New research raises troubling concerns about the use of aggressive drug therapies to treat a wide range of diseases such as MRSA, C. difficile, malaria, and even cancer. “The universally accepted strategy of aggressive medication to kill all targeted disease pathogens has the problematic consequence of giving any drug-resistant disease pathogens that are present the… Keep Reading


City Seeks Public’s Opinion on Bicycle Sharrows

Now that bicycle sharrows have been added along Johnson and Brock Streets, the City wants to know what road-users think of them in an online  opinion survey at The road-painted symbol of a bicycle with chevrons over it is intended to offer cyclists line-of-travel guidance and remind road-users to share the road. The survey… Keep Reading


Work to Begin on Fire Department’s Training Tower

Work begins next week to prepare the site of the six-storey training tower that will be a key part of the state-of-the-art Fire Training Centre for Kingston Fire & Rescue being built on Terry Fox Drive. The tower, to be constructed by Wemp & Smith Construction Ltd., is expected to be completed in late fall.… Keep Reading


KEDCO Update: Week Ending July 29, 2011

HIGHLIGHTS OF RECENT PROGRESS & ACTIVITIES Business Development KEDCO continues to work closely with StarTek and community partners to provide support, resources and information to the staff at StarTek’s K II location on Princess Street. Over the past four weeks, there have been workshops and information sessions held on-site, including presentations and drop-in hours by… Keep Reading


Queen’s University CUPE Strike Talks Extended

UPDATE – August 7 : Queen’s University CUPE Strike Averted The Queen’s University News Centre has released a statement that the University and CUPE have agreed to extend their legal strike/lockout deadline to 12:01 am, Monday August 8. The parties will meet again next Thursday August 4 and Friday August 5. The mediator has imposed… Keep Reading


Queen’s University: Cod Resurging in Canadian Waters

Cod and other groundfish populations off the east coast of Canada are showing signs of recovery more than 20 years after the fisheries collapsed in the early 1990s, according to research published today in Nature. “This early-stage recovery represents a long ecological transition for an ecosystem that was pushed out of balance and that is… Keep Reading


Former Queen’s Gaels Lineman Signs with Cincinnati Bengals

Former Queen’s Gaels offensive lineman Matt O’Donnell has signed a professional contract with the Cincinnati Bengals of the National Football League. “I’m really excited to get to Cincinnati and try to get a jersey,” said an excited O’Donnell. “My goal is to earn a roster position and become a regular NFL player.” O’Donnell who stands… Keep Reading


Avril Lavigne Brazil Concert Threatened by Volcano

Spewing ash from Chile’s Puyehue volcano has grounded Avril Lavigne in Argentina, and may prevent her arrival for Wednesday’s scheduled concert in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The singer, along with boyfriend Brody Jenner, posted updates on their Twitter accounts during what turned out to be a nine hour airport stay.  After their flight was canceled for… Keep Reading


City of Kingston’s Financial Rating Upgraded

For the second consecutive year, Standard & Poor’s Rating Services has raised the City of Kingston’s financial rating. As of Friday, the City can boast a Standard & Poor’s rating of AA- with a positive outlook – a level up from the AA-/stable rating received last year. In addition, the esteemed ratings service views Kingston… Keep Reading

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