News from Kingston Ontario


KEDCO Update: Week Ending August 19, 2011

HIGHLIGHTS OF RECENT PROGRESS & ACTIVITIES Business Development The Summer Company Kingston 2011 program is coming to close at the end of the month.  The student entrepreneurs working with The Entrepreneurship Centre at KEDCO report total sales of $24,000, with 90 per cent of participants planning to continue their businesses after the conclusion of the… Keep Reading


Queen’s University Professor Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Queen’s University education professor Larry O’Farrell has been awarded a lifetime achievement award by the American Alliance for Theatre and Education for his international leadership in promoting drama and theatre teaching. “I am deeply honoured to receive this award, especially as it was supported by such distinguished colleagues from around the world,” says Professor O’Farrell.… Keep Reading


CFB Kingston Celebrates Restoration of Services Designations

Chris Alexander, MP for Ajax-Pickering and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of National Defence, Peter Mackay, joined the Canadian Forces at CFB Kingston Tuesday to celebrate the announcement that the Government of Canada has restored the traditional names of the three former services of the Armed Forces: the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN), the Canadian Army… Keep Reading


C. Difficile Cases Reported at Kingston General Hospital

Kingston General Hospital is currently dealing with an outbreak of Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) within their facility. Over the last 30 days, 12 new cases of this hospital-acquired infection have been reported. Consistent with provincial guidelines, a facility-wide outbreak has now been declared. The hospital is taking all the necessary steps to manage the outbreak… Keep Reading


Shad Valley Students Head Home from Queen’s U

Forty-six high school students including Ike Zhang and Laurie Jacques have returned home after an intense and informative month of learning and living at Queen’s University. The students were attending the 2011 Shad Valley Program – a four week enrichment experience for students entering Grade 11 or 12. “I loved it,” says Mr. Zhang, a… Keep Reading


KEDCO Update: Week Ending August 12, 2011

HIGHLIGHTS OF RECENT PROGRESS & ACTIVITIES Business Development KEDCO has partnered with the International Trade Branch of the Ontario Ministry of Economic Development and Trade to organize a New Exporters Border Seminar for businesses entering the United States market for the first time or who are planning on expanding their market share. The seminar will… Keep Reading


“Flashpoint” Leads the Pack for Gemini Award Nominations

The 26th annual Gemini Award nominations were announced this week and Toronto-based police drama ‘Flashpoint’ received the most nods of any series. The show was honored with 17 nominations, including best dramatic series going up against ‘Endgame’, ‘Skins’, ‘The Borgias’, and ‘The Tudors’. Flashpoint’s ensemble cast includes Head SRU (Strategic Response Unit) sniper Ed Lane,… Keep Reading


Kingston Blooms 2011 Award Winners Announced

The winners of this year’s Kingston Blooms individual gardens awards were announced last night during a celebration at the Senior Staff Mess at RMC. “Kingston’s dedicated gardeners put their hearts and souls into their work and we all enjoy the fruits of their labour. They add flourish and interest to our already lovely streets.  They… Keep Reading

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