News from Kingston Ontario


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

First Glasses-Free 3D Notebook Introduced

This week, Toshiba introduced the industry’s first glasses-free 3D notebook computer, available for purchase in North America beginning next week. The Toshiba Qosmio F755 features an Intel Core i7 processor, NVIDA GeForce 540M graphics, Harmon Kardon speakers, and a Blu-ray drive. It can display content in both 2D & 3D modes and in cooperation with… Keep Reading


Song-Sharing Birds Really Are “Chirping” Each Other

While singing the same songs as your neighbours may sound harmonious, research conducted at Queen’s University Biological Station (QUBS) suggests that song-sharing amongst song sparrow populations is actually an aggressive behavior, akin to flinging insults back and forth. “It’s been hypothesized that repertoire size and song complexity is about the singer’s ability to advertise their… Keep Reading


Queen’s University Student a Finalist to Dine with Warren Buffett

To celebrate Business Wire’s 50th Anniversary, college students were invited to submit short videos that answered the question “What is the Future of Public Relations and Communications?”. This week, Business Wire – a Berkshire Hathaway company that is the global leader in press release distribution and regulatory disclosure – announced the competition’s ten finalists, which… Keep Reading

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