News from Kingston Ontario


LD School Board Approves $258M Budget

At a board meeting last week, Trustees of the Limestone District School Board (LDSB) approved an $235,556,000 operating budget and a capital budget of $22,577,000 for the 2010-2011 school year. Initially the Trustees were presented with an estimated operating expenditure deficit of $1,400,000 – as a result of a large reduction in revenues, due to… Keep Reading


Ottawa Earthquake Felt in Kingston

The magnitude 5.0 earthquake (originally reported to be a 5.5) , centered 53 km NNE of Ottawa, was felt in Kingston and as far away as Chicago and Montreal. There have been two recorded earthquakes with a magnitude over 6.0 in this Canadian seismic zone: a 6.1-magnitude quake in 1935 and one measuring 6.2 in… Keep Reading


Kingston 2010 Canada Day Events and Closures

UPDATE: To see 2016 Canada Day events click here. Municipal Offices Closed July 1, 2010 Transit Will Run On Sunday Service Kingston’s July 1 Canada Day celebrations are scheduled for Confederation Park and Grass Creek Park. (A list of holiday and road closures follows below). Here’s what is going on: Red & White People Parade… Keep Reading


Kingston Town Crier is Best in the World

Chris Whyman, the city’s other Kingston herald, won the 2010 world championship Town Crier tournament in Chester, U.K. this past Saturday. 2014 Update: Chris Whyman is once again named World’s best Town Crier ! According to the “Chestival” website, almost forty town criers arrived for the tournament – which was held outside Chester’s town hall – from countries… Keep Reading


Fireworks Safety Message from Kingston Fire Department

Every year, consumer fireworks cause thousands of injuries and numerous fires. Fire Inspector Tracey LeBlanc reminds residents to exercise caution should they plan to purchase and set off family fireworks on the Canada Day holiday. Some important fireworks safety precautions are: Never set off fireworks during an open air burning ban. Check the wind conditions… Keep Reading


Isabel Bader Research Fellowship in Textile Conservation Recipient Announced

The Agnes Etherington Art Centre, in partnership with the Queen’s University’s Master of Art Conservation Program, congratulates Caterina Florio, the inaugural recipient of the Isabel Bader Research Fellowship in Textile Conservation. The Isabel Bader Research Fellowship in Textile Conservation is a new research initiative, promoting investigation and research in the areas of textile conservation and… Keep Reading


Parliament Passes Bill to Prevent Homolka Pardon

Just before their summer break, MPs have passed a bill that would prevent schoolgirl killer, and former Kingston Prison for Women inmate,  Karla Homolka from getting a pardon for her crimes. Although there was no indication Homolka had applied for a criminal pardon, she would have been eligible for one within a few of weeks.… Keep Reading


Aykroyd’s “Blues Brothers” Named Catholic Classic

This month, a Vatican official newspaper announced that Kingston resident Dan Aykroyd’s 1980 movie “The Blues Brothers” has been declared a Catholic Classic. The proclamation means his film – which also starred the late, great John Belushi – will join a list of dozens of films recommended by Catholic authorities, which includes Cecil B. DeMille’s… Keep Reading


KEDCO: Weekly Update – June 18th, 2010

KEDCO: Weekly Update – Week Ending June 18, 2010 HIGHLIGHTS OF RECENT PROGRESS & ACTIVITIES Business Development KEDCO welcomes Kristina Sutton to the position of Project Manager – Labour Market Development. Kristina transitioned from her role as Youth Business Counsellor to oversee the Labour Market portfolio beginning June 14. Kristina has been with KEDCO since… Keep Reading


Building Construction Interns Complete 70th House

(Kingston, Ontario) — Students of the Building Construction Internship Program (BCIP) begun construction this past January on an ambitious project, with the goal to build an energy efficient, LEED certified home that would produce as much renewable energy as it consumes. On Sunday, June 20, 2010, student builders will welcome parents, the public, and building… Keep Reading

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