News from Kingston Ontario


Water Quality Report Issued by Utilities Kingston

Utilities Kingston has released the 2010 annual reports on drinking water quality. “Utilities Kingston is pleased to present the 2010 water quality reports to the community,” said Kevin Riley, water treatment manager. The reports are prepared in response to Ontario Regulation 170 of the Safe Water Drinking Act. “Ontario has one the strictest set of… Keep Reading


School of Business Awards Excellence in Research

Yuri Levin and Jean-Paul Roy are the recipients of the Queen’s School of Business (QSB) Research Excellence Awards for 2010. Dr. Levin, Associate Professor and Distinguished Faculty Fellow in Operations Management, has received the QSB Award for Research Achievement. His research focuses on Dynamic Pricing and Revenue Management with particular interest in consumer behaviors in… Keep Reading


Kingston Closures and Activities for Family Day

UPDATE: This article is for Family Day in 2011. ** Click here for 2017 Family Day activities in Kingston ** The City and some community partners are offering a variety of Family Day activities for Monday, February 21, 2011. (The holiday schedule for municipal services follows the activity listing.) AT THE INVISTA CENTRE FREE Family… Keep Reading


KEDCO Update: Week Ending February 11, 2011

HIGHLIGHTS OF RECENT PROGRESS & ACTIVITIES Business Development On February 8, KEDCO hosted a presentation and roundtable discussion with Dawn Desjardins, Assistant Chief Economist with the Royal Bank of Canada. Desjardins met with Kingston Industry Leaders, City Councillors and KEDCO Board Members on the state of the North American and Canadian economy and its implications… Keep Reading


Queen’s University Decreases Greenhouse Gas Emissions

An inventory of Queen’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions has found that the university’s emissions dropped by roughly nine per cent from 2008 to 2009. The 2009 inventory aligns with Queen’s commitment to establish benchmarks for green house gas emissions under the University and College Presidents’ Climate Change Statement of Action for Canada. It has been… Keep Reading


New Empire Design Build Expanding into City’s East End

The Kingston Economic Development Corporation (KEDCO) is pleased to announce that New Empire Design Build Contractors Ltd. are expanding their developments in the City’s east end. New Empire Contractors have purchased nine acres on Innovation Drive within the St. Lawrence Business Park with the intention to develop the lots with a 104,000 square foot professional… Keep Reading


Kingston City Councillors Tour Innovation Park

Kingston city councillors toured Innovation Park on Feb. 7. After an introductory presentation regarding Innovation Park that highlighted the opportunities for collaboration and economic development, councillors visited the laboratories of Medizone International Inc. and GreenCentre Canada. Medizone is a research and development company that is developing an easily-transportable, cost-effective system to address hospital-acquired infections. Councillors… Keep Reading


Queen’s Model Parliament on Rick Mercer Report

Students attending the first day of this year’s Queen’s University Model Parliament quickly (and literally) became all a-twitter when they realized the conference was being crashed by Canadian comedian and political satirist, Rick Mercer. It appeared Mercer had indeed responded their Fall campaign aimed at getting the popular television personality to attend this annual event,… Keep Reading

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Downtown Kingston Power Outage: Feb. 13 & 14

Utilities Kingston will be upgrading the electrical infrastructure on behalf of your electricity distributor, Kingston Hydro Corporation. Switching is required for isolation of existing underground equipment to facilitate installation of new equipment and to repair existing equipment. Scheduled power outage starting Sunday, February 13, 2011, at 11:00 p.m. for approximately 7 hours Utilities Kingston is… Keep Reading

Tour the 1000 Islands with Your Own Aquatic Jetpack

The rivers and lakes surrounding Kingston and the Islands are a popular tourist attraction every year, but starting this summer the more affluent visitors can tour the waterways in the style of James Bond. After 10 years of development, Canadian inventor Raymond Li is now taking orders for his Jetlev Flyer, an aquatic jetpack on… Keep Reading

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