News from Kingston Ontario


LDSB Teacher Wins Provincial Teaching Award

Brian Robertson, a teacher with the Limestone District School Board, is this year’s elementary recipient of the OTIP Teaching Awards, organized by the Ontario Teachers’ Federation and funded by the Ontario Teachers Insurance Plan. Mr. Robertson has consistently provided outstanding service to students at Land O’ Lakes Public School, well beyond the responsibilities and duties… Keep Reading


Sibling Teachers Win Excellence in Teaching Awards

Kathy McVety-Kavanagh, an elementary teacher and Special Education Program Coordinator with the Limestone District School Board, and Randy McVety, Department Head of Social Studies and Music at Sharbot Lake High School have been selected by Trustees as this year’s recipients of the J.C. McLeod Excellence in Teaching Award. This “teacher-of-the-year” award recognizes the outstanding contribution… Keep Reading


Public Invited to Queen’s University Biological Station Open House

Experience a diverse ecosystem in the wilderness, participate in hands-on activities and interact with students and researchers from across the globe at the Queen’s University Biological Station (QUBS) annual open house this weekend. “It’s a really interactive, collaborative day that’s fun for both adults and kids,” says QUBS interim director Stephen Lougheed. “It’s also an… Keep Reading


KEDCO Update: Week Ending June 17, 2011

HIGHLIGHTS OF RECENT PROGRESS & ACTIVITIES Business Development Eikon Device Inc., a local company specializing in the research, design, and manufacturing of tattoo equipment, has received support through the provincial Eastern Ontario Development Fund for expansion of their local facility and the creation of 10 new jobs. Along with these 10 new positions, the company… Keep Reading


Art Equipment Manufacturer Gets Provincial Support, Creates New Jobs

With funding from the Government of Ontario, Kingston based art equipment manufacturer Eikon Device Inc. is expanding their facilities to create 10 new jobs.  The company, which developed special digital technology to help tattoo artists more effectively monitor their equipment, currently employs 43 people from the region. “This investment in Eikon is just another example… Keep Reading


Kingston Teachers Receive Healthy Active Living Award

The Wess Garrod HEAL Award is an annual award that recognizes employees of the Limestone District School Board who have contributed in a variety of ways to the promotion and improvement of Healthy Living for All. When Supervising Principal Wess Garrod retired in 2006, a HEAL plaque was presented to him as a reminder of… Keep Reading


Queen’s University Develops Diagnostic Test for IIH Childhood Disease

A breakthrough in genetic research has uncovered the defect behind a rare hereditary children’s disease that inhibits the body’s ability to break down vitamin D. This discovery has led researchers to develop the first genetic and biochemical tests that positively identify the disease. Idiopathic Infantile Hypercalcemia (IIH) is among the top ten most common inherited… Keep Reading


Jim Carrey: Stanley Cup Hockey Game “Tearing Me Apart”

Canadian-born actor, Jim Carrey, posted to his Twitter account last night that he was being ‘torn apart’ while watching the Stanley Cup playoffs, tweeting: I Love Vancouver! I Love Boston! EITHER WAY, I WIN AND LOSE!!! It’s tearing me APAAAAART! ?%^P Accompanying the post was a link to a photo (pictured above) of the rubber… Keep Reading


1st Canada Day: Students to a Draw Future Sustainable Kingston

Today, June 15, Kingston students will celebrate the city’s role as the first capital of a United Canada by chalking their visions of a future sustainable Kingston in Springer Market Square. “Looking toward building a desirable and sustainable future for our city on a day that our school-children celebrate its historic role in building Canada… Keep Reading

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