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Stressed Out Birds May Make Better Parents

Birds with high levels of stress hormones have the highest mating success and offer better parental care to their brood, according to new biology research at Queen’s University. “Having high levels of glucocorticoid or stress hormone is often thought to indicate an individual in poor condition who has a low level of mating success. However,… Keep Reading


Work Begins on Spirit Of Sir John A. Train Foundation

Work to prepare the new foundation for The Spirit of Sir John A. begins this week in Confederation Park. The work on the new home for this icon of Kingston’s industrial past is scheduled to be completed over the course of the summer with the move the engine itself expected to take place in mid-August.… Keep Reading


Plastics Recycling Plant Opens Using Green Technology

A “green” research discovery by Queen’s University chemistry professor Philip Jessop underlies the new technology to be used at a plastics recycling company launched today in Mississauga, Ontario. Unlike conventional systems, the green solvent technology developed by Dr. Jessop, Canada Research Chair in Green Chemistry, does not require energy-intensive distillation. The new plant will be… Keep Reading


Kingston Water Restrictions Begin June 15

Starting June 15, residents with odd numbered addresses can water their yards or wash their cars only on odd-numbered days and those with even-numbered addresses can water only on even-numbered days according to Kingston’s water use bylaw. On scheduled watering days, residents are asked to restrict their use of sprinklers to between 5 a.m. and… Keep Reading


CBC: Ted Hsu, the Future of the Liberal Party?

In a recent CBC television segment, reporter Leslie MacKinnon spent the day with Kingston MP, Ted Hsu.  The interview, which aired this past weekend, begins with MacKinnon proposing: “Could Ted Hsu be the future of the Liberal Party?” Her narration continues by describing Hsu as trilingual – fluent in English, French, and Mandarin – with… Keep Reading


Queen’s University Biological Station Expansion Planned

The Queen’s University Biological Station (QUBS) is hoping to add a teaching and outreach facility situated on a sizable parcel of pristine land to its existing holdings. QUBS has entered into a lease-to-own agreement with the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) to partner in managing a 1,000-acre property northeast of Kingston. QUBS is running programs… Keep Reading


New Queen’s School of Religion Principal Begins Term

Pamela Dickey Young is enjoying the early days of her new role as the Queen’s School of Religion’s interim principal. “I think it’s exciting,” says Dr. Dickey Young, who takes over from former principal Jean Stairs. “The most exciting aspect of it is trying to craft a vision for the next few years, to get… Keep Reading


Queen’s University Student Writes Exam in Full Armour (Video)

Queen’s University students writing exams last month got an unexpected surprise when they were suddenly joined by a knight in shining armor. The fellow student, who goes by the profile name “Mastadufus” on Youtube, had decided to write his final exam for medieval history garbed appropriately in a set of armour he’d cobbled together, piece… Keep Reading


Backyard Chickens ByLaw Passed by City Council

Last night City Council approved an 18-month pilot project to test-drive a bylaw allowing Kingston residents to keep up to six egg-laying backyard hens. Anyone wishing to keep backyard hens must first fill out an application to register with the Licensing and Enforcement Divsion at City Hall, 216 Ontario St. Applications for a permit to… Keep Reading


CFB Kingston Soldier Recognized for Contribution to the Military

This Monday on Parliament Hill, Corporal Ricardo Chiu of CFB Kingston was one of 11 members of the Canadian Armed Forced recognized on Parliament Hill for their contributions to the military. A part of the CF Recognition Program, the event was attended by the Honourable Peter MacKay, Minister of National Defence, and General Walt Natynczyk,… Keep Reading

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