News from Kingston Ontario


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


MetalCraft Marine’s Fire Boat to Greet Tall Ship Lynx

This week, Sailing Seaway Clayton presented by Davidson Auto Group and Lake Ontario Realty announced that Clayton Fire Department’s fire rescue boat, “Last Chance“, built which was built by event sponsor MetalCraft Marine, will take part in the Grand Arrival of tall ship Lynx on Tuesday, June 14. Last Chance will grace the St. Lawrence… Keep Reading


School Board Trustees Celebrate Student Achievers

Thursday night, Trustees of the Limestone District School Board presented The Limestone Student Achievers Awards to ten deserving students. Trustees, senior staff, family and friends gathered to recognize the significant contributions and achievements of this year’s recipients. The Limestone Student Achievers Award recognizes the outstanding achievements of those students whose exceptional accomplishments merit recognition beyond… Keep Reading


Cell Phone Use May Increase Testosterone, Decrease Sperm Count

Men who have been diagnosed with poor sperm quality and who are trying to have children should limit their cell phone use. Researchers have found that while cell phone use appears to increase the level of testosterone circulating in the body, it may also lead to low sperm quality and a decrease in fertility. “Our… Keep Reading


Queen’s Students Win Eco-Friendly House Design Competition

Students from the Queen’s Solar Design Team (QSDT) have won the first-ever Home Sweet Home Student Challenge, a provincial sustainable home design competition. “We wanted to design a home that was beautiful, very simplistic, and required very low energy input,” says team member Adrian Brett (School of Urban and Regional Planning). “We wanted to go… Keep Reading


Ecological Impact on Arctic Coastline Linked to Global Warning

Scientists from Queen’s and Carleton universities head a national multidisciplinary research team that has uncovered startling new evidence of the destructive impact of global climate change on North America’s largest Arctic delta. “One of the most ominous threats of global warming today is from rising sea levels, which can cause marine waters to inundate the… Keep Reading


Experimental Treatment to Relieve Chronic Prostatitis Condition

New findings show that treatment with a specific alpha blocker helps reduce symptoms and improve quality of life for men with chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CP/CPPS). The alpha-blocker, known as silodosin, works by selectively relaxing the muscles in the bladder neck and prostate. The treatment is already approved in Canada, the United States, the… Keep Reading

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