News from Kingston Ontario


K-Rock Centre Transformed for Saturday’s Crystal Ball Gala

On Saturday, October 15, the K-ROCK Centre will be transformed into a glittering Ballroom as it plays host to the inaugural Crystal Ball Gala, in support of The Limestone Learning Foundation. The sold out crowd of seven hundred guests will come together for this black tie evening on the floor of the K-Rock Centre arena.… Keep Reading


Celebrate Farm to Fork Harvest Dinners in Kingston

It’s the perfect pairing – Kingston’s best local producers will be providing products (meat, cheese, veggies, wine, and more) so that some of Kingston’s finest chefs can prepare excellent meals for you. The restaurants involved in Farm to Fork will serve the dinners each week at 7:30pm. Farm to Fork Harvest Dinners are the tastiest… Keep Reading


More Street Intersections Mean Less Outdoor Activity for Children

High intersection density and well-connected streets in towns and cities may discourage children from being active and exercising outdoors, according to a Queen’s University study. “We’ve known for a while that high street connectivity—well-connected streets and a high density of intersections in a given area—helps adults stay physically active since it makes it easier and… Keep Reading


Kingston Sustainable Energy Organization to Award Local Innovators & Leaders

SWITCH presents the first SWITCH Sustainable Energy Awards at St. Lawrence College in Kingston on Friday, October 21 at 11:30 AM. Leaders and innovators in sustainable energy will be honoured in five categories: Sustainable Energy Innovation, Community Leadership, Kingston Hydro Conservation, Rural Initiatives, and Urban Initiatives. The Awards honour businesses, corporations, institutions, organizations, economic development… Keep Reading


Kingston Police Seek Suspects in “West 49” Store Theft

Kingston City Police are looking to identify three (3) suspects in a recent, well-coordinated theft at the West 49 store located in the Cataraqui Town Centre. According to a KPD release, a store security video reveals a male and female enter the store together at approximately 8:41 pm. A lone male then entered the store… Keep Reading


Death of a Student at Queen’s University

Queen’s University regrets to inform the community of the death of an upper-year student. Allison Borges of Oakville died October 9 at her Kingston home. She was a student in the Faculty of Arts and Science. “On behalf of everyone in the Queen’s community, I want to express my deepest and most heartfelt sympathies to… Keep Reading


KEDCO Update: Week Ending October 7, 2011

HIGHLIGHTS OF RECENT PROGRESS & ACTIVITIES Business Development Jeff Garrah, CEO and John-Paul Shearer, Director of Business Development attended the Economic Developers Association of Canada’s (EDAC’s) annual conference held in Peterborough from October 1 -4.  EDAC is Canada’s national not for profit association of professional economic developers in the federal, provincial, municipal and private sectors.… Keep Reading

Crystal Head Vodka now available in Ontario

Crystal Head Vodka No Longer Banned by LCBO

Just in time for Halloween, Dan Aykroyd’s Crystal Head vodka is finally available for purchase in Ontario liquor stores. Launched in 2008, the premium vodka was had been banned by the Liquor Control Board of Ontario due to its skull shaped bottle being “in bad taste”. The official Ontario launch will take place in Toronto-North… Keep Reading


Thanksgiving Holiday Closures and Schedules in Kingston

The Thanksgiving Day holiday on Monday October 10, 2011 will create some schedule changes to municipal services: * Administrative Offices: All administrative offices, including Social Services, Provincial Offences and Utilities Kingston are closed on Monday. In the event of a utility emergency, such as a gas smell or a water main break, call the Utilities… Keep Reading


Kingston Transit Seeking Part-Time Bus Drivers

Kingston Transit is holding a job fair to find 10 to 12 part-time Bus Operators – and it is willing to train the right applicants on the job for licence upgrades. “We want safe, skilled G class-licensed drivers who are people-oriented and who want to build a long-term career with Kingston Transit. This starts as… Keep Reading

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