News from Kingston Ontario


KEDCO Update: Week Ending April 8, 2011

HIGHLIGHTS OF RECENT PROGRESS & ACTIVITIES Business Development KEDCO hosted the St. Lawrence College Business Development Team on April 7 for a group discussion of each organization’s respective strategic plans and initiatives.  The meeting allowed both groups to gain a better understanding of potential service linkages which could support new and existing businesses.  Charlie Mignault,… Keep Reading


Kingston’s “Big Dig” Wins National Award

Downtown Kingston! is thrilled to announce that the BIG DIG (aka the Lower Princess and King St. Reconstruction Project) will receive the award for Special Events & Promotions at the Business Improvement Area (BIA) National Conference today in London, ON. Submissions were judged on the following criteria: 1. Innovation — Does the project or program… Keep Reading


Queen’s Musical Theatre Presents “City of Angels”

This year, Queen’s University Musical Theatre winter production will be returning to the Golden Age of Hollywood with the comedic drama “City of Angels”. City of Angels first opened at New York City’s Virginia Theatre in December 1989, and featured over 900 performances in its 4 year run on Broadway. In 1990, the musical collected… Keep Reading


Rick Hansen Seeks Kingstonians for 25th Anniversary Relay

Twenty five years after his Man In Motion World Tour, and in preparation for his 25th Anniversary Relay which will re-create the Canadian-portion of his original Tour, Rick Hansen is looking for residents of Kingston to help cover the 12,000 kilometre trek across Canada. One man in motion will be represented and celebrated by many… Keep Reading


Queen’s University Announces Accessibility Awards

This week, Queen’s University announced that Jeanette Parsons (Director – Dean’s Office, School of Graduate Studies), Julie Harmgardt (Artsci’12), and Leela Viswanathan (Assisant Professor in the School of Urban and Regional Planning) are this year’s recipients of the Steve Cutway Accessibility Awards. The award, established in 2008, recognizes the efforts of students, staff, and faculty who… Keep Reading

Science & Tech

Soil Damage by Nanotechnology Could Threaten Vegetation

Queen’s University researchers have discovered that nanoparticles, which are now present in everything from socks to salad dressing and suntan lotion, may have irreparably damaging effects on soil systems and the environment. “Millions of tonnes of nanoparticles are now manufactured every year, including silver nanoparticles which are popular as antibacterial agents,” says Virginia Walker, a… Keep Reading


Kingston Students Test Skills in Annual Competition

Photography, Culinary Arts, Esthetics, Desktop Publishing and Cabinetmaking are just a few of the more than 30 Skills, Technology and Innovative events that students will compete in during the 9th annual Limestone Skills Competition. Once again this year’s event will take place at St. Lawrence College’s Kingston campus, and selected Limestone District School Board (LDSB)… Keep Reading


University’s New Medical Building Nears Completion

Queen’s University’s new medical school building on the corner of Arch and Stuart Streets is now 85 per cent complete, says senior project manager Mike Finn (shown below, standing on the top level of what has been dubbed “the glass lantern” – a three-storey atrium facing Stuart Street). Dry walling is nearly finished, painting has… Keep Reading


Students Raising Awareness of Invisible Disabilities

Every day, members of the Queen’s community struggle with physical illnesses that aren’t immediately visible to those around them. Queen’s InvisAbilities, a student group on campus, is working to establish a support network for those at Queen’s who suffer from chronic physical illnesses that are not obvious to the outside world, while also making the… Keep Reading


KEDCO Update: Week Ending April 1, 2011

HIGHLIGHTS OF RECENT PROGRESS & ACTIVITIES Business Development John Paul Shearer, Director of Business Development and Donna Gillespie, Marketing & Communications Manager attended the Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation’s (CMHC) annual Housing Roundtable Discussion on March 31. The session brings together representatives from municipal and provincial government, local realtors, mortgage lenders, association representatives and CMHC… Keep Reading

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