News from Kingston Ontario


New Provost Appointed at Queen’s University

Economist Alan Harrison will become Queen’s next Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic), effective August 1, 2011. Dr. Harrison is currently Provost and Vice-President (Academic) at the University of Calgary, a position he has held since 2006. Prior to joining the University of Calgary, he was Provost and Vice-President (Academic) at Carleton University. Before Carleton, he held… Keep Reading


KEDCO Update: Week Ending March 4, 2011

HIGHLIGHTS OF RECENT PROGRESS & ACTIVITIES Business Development Jeff Garrah, CEO met with City of Kingston consultants to review the Williamsville Main Street Study.  KEDCO is working with the City and property owners to identify opportunities for future development and improvements for this area. John Paul Shearer, Director of Business Development attended The Kingston Community… Keep Reading


Norm MacDonald at “The Grand” Sunday Night

Comedian Norm MacDonald is set to appear on the Grand Theatre stage Sunday, March 6, at 7:30 p.m. His performance in Kingston kicks off his five-show tour throughout Ontario. The former Saturday Night Live cast member is perhaps best known for his offbeat delivery of “the fake news” for five seasons; he is a major… Keep Reading


March Break Activities for Kids in Kingston

Adventure, swimming, skating, crafts, and games are all being offered by the City over March Break. * UPDATE: Click here for Kingston’s 2016 March Break activities * Below is a schedule of activities to help residents plan their week. FREE K-ROCK CENTRE PUBLIC SKATES Skate for FREE at the K-Rock Centre, 1 Barrack St. 11 a.m. to 2… Keep Reading


Queen’s Women’s Hockey Has Longest Collegiate Game in History

Gaels forward Morgan McHaffie scored at 17 minutes 14 seconds of the sixth overtime period to lead the women’s hockey team to a 2-1 win over the host Guelph Gryphons in Game 1 of the best-of-three Ontario University Athletics women’s hockey final. The game, which lasted 167 minutes and 14 seconds, including 107 minutes and… Keep Reading


City of Kingston Purchasing Downtown British Whig Building

City buys historic British Whig Building to anchor municipal offices in downtown core KINGSTON, ONT. / March 2, 2011  — The City of Kingston announced today that it is purchasing the historic downtown landmark known as the British Whig Building as its permanent municipal administration centre in the City’s downtown core. The purchase was approved… Keep Reading


City Council Approves 3.39 Percent Municipal Tax Hike

Last night, Kingston’s new City Council approved its first operating budget keeping the municipal tax rate increase at 3.39 per cent. “Council took a very considered approach in its deliberations and City staff was very responsive in answering their questions. City staff members are to be commended for keeping their budgets keyed to the rate… Keep Reading


Tragically Hip to Headline Toronto Canada Day Concert

The Tragically Hip have announced they will be headlining a concert on Canada Day in Toronto’s Downsview Park. Also taking part in the July 1 concert are Canadian bands Broken Social Scene, Hey Rosetta! and Buck 65 as well as the American band Weezer. Tickets go on sale to the public this Saturday, March 5,… Keep Reading


Queen’s Student Honoured for Gulf Oil Spill Response

A graduate student in the Department of Biology has been honoured by Fisheries and Oceans Canada for her work during last year’s Gulf of Mexico oil spill crisis. Colleen Greer spent two weeks on a ship a few hundred metres from the site of the spill collecting water samples to track the deep sub-surface plume… Keep Reading

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