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Hotel Parking Garage Collapse Damages 20 Vehicles

One person was rescued and about 20 cars were damaged when the Confederation Place Hotel’s underground garage partially collapsed, fire department officials report. Fire & Rescue respondents answered the call at about 8:05 p.m, after a loud crash caused the hotel’s emergency alarms to sound. A large segment of the top floor in its two-level… Keep Reading


Kingston Police Capture a Quebec Top 10 Most Wanted

Kingston City Police have arrested one of Quebec’s top 10 most wanted criminals. Fugitive Idir Benkhodja – on the loose since last June – was pulled over by police with another man in a routine traffic stop at 7:15 pm on Brock Street. Police ran an identity check and discovered that one of the occupants… Keep Reading

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Arthritis Linked to Unequal Leg Length

A new Queen’s University study reveals that arthritis in the knee is linked to the common trait of people having one leg that is longer than the other. Although it has not be proven that differences in leg length directly causes osteoarthritis, the results may enable people to take preventive measures before the chronic and… Keep Reading

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Axio Power Awarded 90 MW Solar Project

Large-scale utility solar developer Axio Power announced that it has been awarded 90MW of distributed, ground-mounted solar power projects by the Ontario Power Authority (OPA) Feed-In Tariff program.  The program is an initiative of the Province’s breakthrough Green Energy and Economy Act. An additional 50 MW of projects for Axio Power is pending final approval,… Keep Reading

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Queen’s Prof Turns Cooking Oil Green

Queens University Professor Philip Jessop says his unique solvent might revolutionize the manufacturing of cooking oil. The solvent he invented extracts oil from soybeans when combined with carbon dioxide.  This is a far better method environmentally when compared to the industries’ current manufacturing process for cooking oils, which uses  hexane – a cheap, flammable solvent… Keep Reading


Province Invests $4.8 million Invested in Kingston Area Projects

An investment of more than $4.8 million for three new economic stimulus projects will benefit residents and businesses in the Kingston area. This was announced by the Honourable Gary Goodyear, Minister of State responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario, and Senator Hugh Segal, at George A. Wright & Son Ltd. Minister… Keep Reading

Queen’s University Discovers Space Invaders

Dr. Terry Bridges, an astronomer at Queen’s University, has discovered that as many as one quarter of the star clusters in our Milky Way are invaders from other galaxies. The study – co-authored by Duncan Forbes of Swinburne University of Technology in Australia – was recently accepted for publication in the Monthly Notices of the… Keep Reading


CFB Kingston Funded for New Medical Facility

An Arnprior, Ontario company, M. Sullivan and Son Ltd., has been awarded a Government of Canada contract to construct a new health services centre at CFB Kingston. This project is also estimated to generate around 80 jobs over the course of the construction to local workers. M. Sullivan and Son Ltd. is Canada’s oldest family-owned… Keep Reading


Experts make economic predictions at School of Business Forecast Lunch

From the Archives of Queen’s University November, 2009 — Queen’s School of Business professors made their economic predictions for 2010 at the 28th annual Business Forecast Lunch. An expert panel of faculty presented the economy’s prospects with a focus on their own particular expertise, including a review of the 2009 forecast. Overall, the Canadian economy… Keep Reading

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