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Kingston Area Recycling Centre Offering Tours

This Saturday, July 23, the Kingston Area Recycling Centre (KARC) at 196 Lappan’s Lane will be holding tours from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Come see what happens to the materials you put in your Grey and Blue Boxes – including the seven tractor trailer loads (78 tonnes) of plastic diverted from landfill since the… Keep Reading

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UPDATE: Public Health Issues Level 2 Heat Alert for Kingston

UPDATE: July 19 – KFL&A Public Health has upgraded their advisory to a Level 2 Heat Alert. KFL&A Public Health has issued a Level 1 Heat Alert to residents of the Kingston area due to a forecast of hot, humid weather throughout the weekend and into early next week. Level 1 Heat Alerts are announced… Keep Reading

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Performance Plants Inc Licenses Technology for Chinese Agriculture

Performance Plants Inc. (“PPI”), a leading global agricultural biotechnology provider with its R&D facilities in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, has entered into a commercial licensing agreement in corn and a four-year R&D collaborative licensing agreement in rice and soybean with a leading Chinese agricultural company Beijing Dabeinong Technology Group Co., Ltd (DBN). DBN is a leader… Keep Reading

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KEDCO Update: Week Ending July 15, 2011

HIGHLIGHTS OF RECENT PROGRESS & ACTIVITIES Business Development KEDCO was pleased to host the official signing ceremony for Performance Plants Inc. (PPI), a leading global agricultural biotechnology provider with R&D facilities in Kingston, who has entered into a commercial licensing agreement in corn and a four-year R&D collaborative licensing agreement in rice and soybean with… Keep Reading

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Kingston Police Report Increase in “Gas & Dash” Thefts

Kingston Police are reporting an increasing amount of gas thefts, both through siphoning gas from parked vehicles and “gas and dash” thefts at gas stations. “The incidents of thefts reflect the price of gas as it goes up” said Cst. Joanne Geikie, of Kingston Police Force. The constable reports that thieves will fill their tanks… Keep Reading

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Brain Chemical Pinpointed as Possible Anxiety Disorder Treatment

Researchers at Queen’s University have pinpointed the action of a particular brain chemical in a specific area of the brain as key in regulating anxiety. “We hope our finding will help pave the way for developing more selective treatments for anxiety disorders,” says Janet Menard, an associate professor in the Department of Psychology. Dr. Menard’s team… Keep Reading

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Bicycle Lane Sharrows to Be Added in Kingston

Bicycle Sharrow symbols are being painted on streets in Kingston to provide cyclists with cycling line-of-travel guidance and to remind motorists to share the road. The addition of these sharrows, which are the latest enhancement to the City’s cycling network, are to be completed in stages over the next couple of weeks. As the work… Keep Reading

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Queen’s Trained Neuroscientist Awarded Best in Europe

Henrik Mouritsen has been recognized as the best young European neuroscientist under the age of forty at a recent awards ceremony in Germany. Dr. Mouritsen spent three years, 1999 – 2002, as a postdoctoral fellow in Queen’s Department of Psychology and Center for Neuroscience Studies. His recognized research is a continuation of work he began… Keep Reading

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Dean of Health Sciences Honored for Surgical Innovations

The dean of Queen’s Faculty of Health Sciences recently joined a small, illustrious group of Canadians who have received an honorary fellowship from the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh. The College, founded in 1505, recognized Richard Reznick for his commitment to surgical education, simulation, research and academia. “I am humbled to be honoured by… Keep Reading

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Queen’s Developed Solar Technology Certified in U.S. and Canada

A breakthrough solar photovoltaic technology has been awarded certification for use in Canada and the United States. The technology, a compact solar microinverter, enables more reliable, efficient power generation from solar PV systems. Microinverters are the heart of solar installations, converting direct current, harvested by the panel, into alternating current compatible with the electric utility… Keep Reading

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