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Midland Police Chief Honoured in Kingston

Kingston will host the annual Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police (OACP) this month, where former Midland police chief Paul Hamelin will be presented with the President’s Award of Merit. This Award is given to a member of the OACP who has displayed outstanding dedication and support to the advancement of the goals and objectives… Keep Reading

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St. Lawrence College Expands Sustainable Energy Research

St. Lawrence College in Kingston is one of twelve colleges that is to work with their communities and local businesses to move new research developments from their campuses into the marketplace. These partnerships will develop innovative environmentally-friendly technologies to reduce water contamination, advance emerging solar technologies and clean up heavy metals from residential and industrial… Keep Reading


Queen’s Degree for Former P.M. Paul Martin

Paul Martin, the twenty-first Prime Minister of Canada, received an Honorary Doctor of Laws Degree at Queen’s University’s Spring Convocation. The honour was for Mr. Martin’s role as Prime Minister that included his $41 billion initiative to improve healthcare, signing a landmark agreement with the provinces and territories for a national early learning and childcare… Keep Reading


Avril Lavigne’s New Fragrance Up for Award

Napanee raised Avril Lavigne will have her second new fragrance available this summer. This comes a year after her first perfume’s release – Black Star – and according to the singer required two years to develop. Forbidden Rose, which comes with the tag line “Dare to Discover”  – meant as a message to encourage girls… Keep Reading

Science & Tech

Queen’s Discovery May Lead to Cleaner Water

A Queen’s University discovery is being heralded as a breakthrough in helping reduce health hazards like E. coli in water, and may also make chemicals and drugs such as insulin cheaper to manufacture and more environmentally friendly to produce. Biochemistry professor Zongchao Jia and post-doctoral student Jimin Zheng discovered exactly how the AceK protein acts… Keep Reading

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GreenCentre Canada Attracts Over 100 Green Chemistry Research Proposals

GreenCentre Canada, a Kingston-based organization, announced that it has surpassed over 100 invention disclosures from Green Chemistry researchers across Canada. So far, GreenCentre Canada, whose slogan is “Changing chemistry, changing the world,” has attracted a total of 110 technologies from 25 academic research institutions across nine provinces. These technology disclosures are the first step in… Keep Reading


Queen’s School of Business Begins $40 Million Expansion

The Queen’s University School of Business has broken ground on a new 75,000 square foot wing at Goodes Hall. The expansion will include classrooms fitted with the latest teaching technology, breakout rooms that will be used in the teamwork requirements in their program, two new research centres, and fifty additional faculty offices. It will also… Keep Reading


Kingston Real Estate Will Stay Healthy Says CMHC

The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) has reported that the resale home market in Kingston will continue to remain healthy and above the 15-year average in 2010 and 2011. The statement was  part of its Housing Market Outlook report for the Kingston Census Metropolitan Area, and they also provided similar reports for other major… Keep Reading


Kingston Senator Leads Anti-Terrorism Committee

Hugh Segal, Kingston’s representative in the Senate, will head a federal committee to examine Canada’s antiterrorism laws. The Senator was elected chair of the special Senate committee, which will meet until its mission is fulfilled or Parliament dissolves. During that time they will examine bills C-17 and S-7 which are intended to prevent terrorism in… Keep Reading


Queen’s Presented with Workplace Wellness Award

Queen’s University has been identified as one of the healthiest places to work in Kingston for the third year in a row, winning a Workplace Wellness Award from KFL&A Public Health. The award was in recognition for creating and promoting a healthy work environment. Workplace Advisor Shannon Jones said the institution is fortunate in that… Keep Reading

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