News from Kingston Ontario


Queen’s Alumni Family Donates $1 Million to University

Queen’s alumnus Robert (Bob) Burnside, Sc’56, and his wife Doris have donated $1 million to the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science for a new program in Innovation and Global Leadership. The generous donation to Queen’s was a family decision made by Bob, his wife Doris, and their three daughters, two of whom are Queen’s… Keep Reading


New York City to Close Aykroyd’s Ghostbusters HQ

The Tribeca firehouse in New York City, made ​​famous by the movie Ghostbusters – which starred Kingston area resident, Dan Aykroyd – could well be in its final hours due to budget constraints.  The 1984 film brought fame to the station, which is also known as “Hook and Ladder 8”, but now it is one… Keep Reading


New Bladder Cancer Treatment Shows Promising Results

Clinical trials for a new bladder cancer therapy show promising interim results. Lead researcher Alvaro Morales says that the breakthrough using the drug Urocidin follows thirty years of his research in this important area. “I am optimistic about the results of the trial,” says Dr. Morales, professor emeritus in the Department of Urology at Queen’s… Keep Reading


Downtown Galleries Open Doors for Art After Dark Event

Since it began in the fall of 2008,  downtown art galleries are opening their doors for the sixth time for Art After Dark this Thursday, May 26. The bi-annual event has been a hit with art enthusiasts in Kingston and the area as they’ve visited each gallery during the evening. — Click here for the… Keep Reading


Kingston Firefighters to Hold Charity Car Wash

Kingston Fire & Rescue’s Combat Challenge Team is holding a car wash to raise funds for the Canadian Cancer Society Relay for Life and the Combat Team at 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 28, 2011 at the Kingston Centre Parking Lot, at the corner of Bath Road and Sir John A. MacDonald… Keep Reading


KEDCO Update: Week Ending May 20, 2011

HIGHLIGHTS OF RECENT PROGRESS & ACTIVITIES Business Development Jeff Garrah, CEO attended the SIAL Canada Tradeshow & Exhibition on May 12 at the Toronto Metro Convention Centre. SIAL Canada is an international tradeshow dedicated to food industry professionals which targets the North American market. Each year, over 530 agrifood exhibitors and 12,000 professionals come together… Keep Reading


Avril Lavigne Releases “Smile” Video

Today, Napanee’s Avril Lavigne released the newest video from her Goodbye Lullaby album entitled “Smile” (video below). This is the second video following “What the Hell”, a song she first performed on “Dick Clark’s Rockin’ New Year’s Eve”. The singer song-writer also recently announced at the end of the Asian leg of her concert tour,… Keep Reading


Kingston Host Families Sought by Canada World Youth

Kingstonians have an opportunity to bring the world to their home.  Canada World Youth is looking for hosts for eighteen young women from Bolivia and Canada, as part of an international educational program called Youth Leaders in Action. From September to December, the young women will be living, learning, and volunteering in Kingston, and explore… Keep Reading

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