News from Kingston Ontario


Avril Lavigne Brazil Concert Threatened by Volcano

Spewing ash from Chile’s Puyehue volcano has grounded Avril Lavigne in Argentina, and may prevent her arrival for Wednesday’s scheduled concert in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The singer, along with boyfriend Brody Jenner, posted updates on their Twitter accounts during what turned out to be a nine hour airport stay.  After their flight was canceled for… Keep Reading


City of Kingston’s Financial Rating Upgraded

For the second consecutive year, Standard & Poor’s Rating Services has raised the City of Kingston’s financial rating. As of Friday, the City can boast a Standard & Poor’s rating of AA- with a positive outlook – a level up from the AA-/stable rating received last year. In addition, the esteemed ratings service views Kingston… Keep Reading


Stroll Downtown Saturday in the Princess Street Promenade

“Downtown Kingston!” is inviting everyone to take a stroll down the centre of Princess Street this Saturday, July 30th, from 10am to 6pm when it will be closed to vehicular traffic from Division Street to Ontario Street for the Princess Street Promenade. The promenade is a one day festival that promotes active living and community… Keep Reading


Queen’s University Lockout or Strike Could Happen Mid-August

Contract talks between the university and the Queen’s University Faculty Association (QUFA) entered the next phase of negotiations today, July 25, as the university requested a “No Board” report from the Ministry of Labour. The request signals an end to the conciliation phase of the negotiations, which began in late June , and is the… Keep Reading


Kingston City Closures for August 1 Civic Holiday

The civic holiday, Aug. 1, will create some schedule changes to municipal services that include: Kingston Transit: All buses run on a Sunday schedule on Monday – except for Route 18, which runs on a Saturday schedule to accommodate passengers at the train station. Plan to get there by bus using the Trip Planner at… Keep Reading


Modified Metals Could Detect Carbon Monoxide Leaks, Exposed Food

Modified metals that change colour in the presence of particular gases could warn consumers if packaged food has been exposed to air or if there’s a carbon monoxide leak at home. This finding by Queen’s University researchers could potentially influence the production of both industrial and commercial air quality sensors. “We initially found out by… Keep Reading


KEDCO Update: Week Ending July 22, 2011

HIGHLIGHTS OF RECENT PROGRESS & ACTIVITIES Business Development John-Paul Shearer, Director of Business Development was in Toronto on July 20 with Mayor Mark Gerretsen to meet with the provincial Ministry of Economic Development & Trade and senior representatives from a company looking at expanding operations in Kingston. The company, which is involved in water technology,… Keep Reading


Public Invited To Tour Kingston’s Water Conservation Garden

Utilities Kingston is offering public tours of its Water Conservation Garden, showcasing sustainable gardening, at 1211 John Counter Boulevard. Maarten Lubber of Utilities Kingston will demonstrate there how to grow a sustainable garden requiring less water and how to garden in a way that protects local watersheds. Lubbers will be holding his 15-minute tour weekdays… Keep Reading

Science & Tech

Tonight, Kingstonians Can “Stand Up for Solar”

Tonight, Thursday July 21, Kingston area residents are invited to participate in an important discussion that directly impacts the local community. SWITCH (bringing new life to energy) is hosting a presentation and discussion given by Stand Up for SOLAR, an initiative of The Canadian Solar Industries Association (CanSIA), about the positive benefits and impacts of… Keep Reading

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