News from Kingston Ontario


Limestone City Blues Festival Headliners Announced

The Limestone City Blues Festival will once again bring Downtown Kingston alive with the sounds of the blues August 25, 26, 27 and 28, 2011. Celebrating its 15th year, the festival is delighted to announce that the guitarist Walter Trout will headline the Springer Market Square stage Saturday night the 27th! Although he lives in… Keep Reading


City Seeks Input on Off-Leash Park Hours

The City is considering a pilot project that would provide dog walkers with off-leash times – 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. – at Oakridge, Castell, Snider and Patterson Parks and/or allow for a permanent, fenced off-leash enclosure in Oakridge Park. “The intent of this site-specific pilot project is to provide improved access to the off-leash… Keep Reading


Queen’s University Alumni Named Top 40 Under 40

The Caldwell Partners International has named three Queen’s University alumni for one of the country’s most distinguished awards: Canada’s Top 40 Under 40. Leonard Brody, Artsci’93, is president of Clarity Digital Group and its website:  Based in Vancouver, the media website is one of the Top 100 in North America, featuring commentary by “trusted… Keep Reading


Kingston Based Company Named Title Sponsor of Seaway Day

Sailing Seaway Clayton, presented by Davidson Auto Group and Lake Ontario Realty, announced today that American MetalCraft Marine of Clayton, New York has been named title sponsor of Seaway Day on Saturday, June 18. Based in Kingston, Ontario, MetalCraft Marine is best known in this area for the construction of Clayton’s fireboat Last Chance, as… Keep Reading


KEDCO: KEDCO Update: Week Ending April 29, 2011

HIGHLIGHTS OF RECENT PROGRESS & ACTIVITIES Business Development Elizabeth Allen, Labour Market Development Project Manager attended the CFB Kingston Second Career Assessment Network (SCAN) seminar on April 19.  SCAN provides support and resources for additional learning and information on career transition for retiring military personnel.  The average age of retirement for military personnel is under… Keep Reading


Queen’s to Participate in Global University Rankings

Queen’s will participate in this year’s round of global and domestic university rankings, recognizing that they play a valued role in both undergraduate and graduate student recruitment. They also often provide the only institutional profile available to international students prior to applying. “Participating in global rankings increases Queen’s visibility and helps toward building our international… Keep Reading


Professor Sharing Geological Research Across Canada

Mark Diederichs has taken his research on the road this spring as the Canadian Geotechnical Society (CGS) Cross-Canada Lecturer. “It has been an honour to meet with the various groups of geotechnical engineers, geologists, professors and students across the country,” he says. Dr. Diederichs, a professor and professional engineer in the Department of Geological Sciences… Keep Reading

Science & Tech

Queen’s University Site Goes Mobile

This term, Queen’s University has introduced a mobile website for smartphone users.  This new version allows users to more easily locate and call a number of services on campus, as well as read the latest security alerts, university news, and even Principal Woolf’s own personal blog. “This will enable everyone to get the latest Queen’s… Keep Reading

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