News from Kingston Ontario


KEDCO Update: Week Ending June 30, 2011

HIGHLIGHTS OF RECENT PROGRESS & ACTIVITIES Business Development Minister John Gerretsen, MPP Kingston & The Islands announced on June 29 that Bombardier Transportation was the successful recipient of $750,000 Eastern Ontario Development Fund support towards their initiatives in design of new state-of-the-art monorail and energy-efficient transit technologies at the Millhaven facility. To expand on its… Keep Reading


Dan Aykroyd Chosen Grand Marshall of Honda Indy Toronto

Actor Dan Aykroyd has been chosen to serve as grand marshal for the Honda Indy Toronto race on July 10. Aykroyd – who has a summer home just outside Kingston, and was spotted recently in the city’s west end – will oversee the event during its 25th anniversary of racing in the streets of Toronto.… Keep Reading


Queen’s Community Donates $1 Million to University Initiatives

Over 700 faculty, staff and retirees donated approximately $1 million to various areas of the university over the last year. “That money will go a long way to support the outstanding work that happens at Queen’s. Members of the Queen’s family have sent a clear message that they support our university,” says outgoing Campus Community… Keep Reading


Music in the Gardens to Begin Next Week

The City’s Music in the Gardens free concert series kicks off at 7 p.m. next Wednesday, July 6 with The Royale LP-sponsored performance by Geoff Hinch Boogie & Blues. Bring your lawn chair to the free concerts held 7 p.m. every Wednesday and Sunday (weather-permitting) through August 31 at Lion Civic Gardens located next to… Keep Reading


Kingston Canada Day Celebration Events Announced

UPDATE: To see 2015 Canada Day events click here. Kingston’s Canada Day celebrations are scheduled for Confederation Park and Grass Creek Park.  These events include: Red & White People Parade: Anyone wearing Canadian red and white is welcome to join this parade which departs from the Metro parking lot (at Barrie and Princess Streets) at 11:30 a.m.… Keep Reading


KEDCO Update: Week Ending June 24, 2011

HIGHLIGHTS OF RECENT PROGRESS & ACTIVITIES Business Development On June 23 Minister Gerretsen announced that the Province of Ontario, through support from the Eastern Ontario Development Fund (EODF) is helping MetalCraft Marine Inc. double its production capacity and create 20 new jobs. The province is providing a $417,409 EODF grant as part of the company’s… Keep Reading


Kingston Fire Department Recommends BBQ Safety Tips

Kingston Fire & Rescue recommends taking a few safety precautions to ensure safe grilling on your barbecue. “Everyone enjoys food cooked outdoors on the barbecue” says Tracey LeBlanc, Fire Inspector.  “It’s important to check and clean your propane barbecue according to the manufacturer’s instructions.” Make the following three-step safety check part of your barbecue cleaning… Keep Reading


Movies in the Square Begins Tonight

The annual “Movies in the Square” event returns tonight in the Springer Market Square [map]. [UPDATE : Click here for 2015 Movies in the Square details] Seat positioning is on a first-come, first-served basis (bring a chair), and the first movie of the season – “Despicable Me” – begins at dusk (approx. 9:00pm). Audience members… Keep Reading


Avril Lavigne: T-Shirt Design to Benefit Young Quake Survivors

This week, Avril Lavigne – through her charity foundation & Abbey Dawn clothing websites – announced she was releasing a new t-shirt she designed to support young victims of the earthquake and tsunami that devastated Japan in early March. According to the singer, 100% of the net proceeds from each sale would be going to… Keep Reading


Pick Up Community & Family Services Cheques due to Postal Strike

Due to the ongoing postal disruption, the City is instructing area Community and  Family Service clients who are expecting monthly entitlement cheques or direct banking deposit statements for July to pick them up. Before going to the office(s), clients are asked to please call the Interactive Voice Response (IVR) System for Social Assistance at 1-800-808-2268… Keep Reading

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