News from Kingston Ontario


Kingston Welcomes 2010 Skate Canada International

Kingston will host the 2010 Skate Canada International this fall, according to an announcement by the largest figure skating governing body in the world. This is to be the the second competition of six stages of the annual ISU Grand Prix of Figure Skating series that also includes Skate America, Cup of China, France’s Trophee… Keep Reading

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SwitchGreen to Help Farmers Profit from Grass

Ian McDonald, applied research co-ordinator for the Field Crops Unit at the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, is researching new high-yield crops for the province’s farmers that have the potential to be sustainable and profitable. McDonald is seeking crops that could be planted in areas unsuitable for traditional crops like corn and… Keep Reading


Kingston Walk for Muscular Dystrophy Announced

The first annual Walk for Muscular Dystrophy will be hosted by the Kingston Walk for Muscular Dystrophy planning committee on June 6th at Lake Ontario Park. Festivities begin at 10:00 a.m. with participant registration and the walk, wheel or run begins at 11:00 a.m. The Walk for Muscular Dystrophy is a fun event that the… Keep Reading


Kingston Restricts Water Usage for Lawns

The City of Kingston reports conservation considerations is the reason for a water allowance bylaw in effect for residents who water their lawn. Beginning June 15, citizens with odd numbered addresses will be allowed to water their yards only on odd-numbered days, and those with even-numbered addresses can water only on even-numbered days. Along with… Keep Reading

Bombardier Kingston to Design Saudi Monorail Trains

Bombardier Inc. reports it has signed a $241 million contract to provide monorail trains to Saudi Arabia. The Kingston facilities will engineer and design that trains, which will be then manufactured at its Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania factory. The contract is to build, operate, and maintain a monorail system in the capital of Saudi Arabia.  That 3.6-kilometer… Keep Reading


Midland Police Chief Honoured in Kingston

Kingston will host the annual Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police (OACP) this month, where former Midland police chief Paul Hamelin will be presented with the President’s Award of Merit. This Award is given to a member of the OACP who has displayed outstanding dedication and support to the advancement of the goals and objectives… Keep Reading

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St. Lawrence College Expands Sustainable Energy Research

St. Lawrence College in Kingston is one of twelve colleges that is to work with their communities and local businesses to move new research developments from their campuses into the marketplace. These partnerships will develop innovative environmentally-friendly technologies to reduce water contamination, advance emerging solar technologies and clean up heavy metals from residential and industrial… Keep Reading


Queen’s Degree for Former P.M. Paul Martin

Paul Martin, the twenty-first Prime Minister of Canada, received an Honorary Doctor of Laws Degree at Queen’s University’s Spring Convocation. The honour was for Mr. Martin’s role as Prime Minister that included his $41 billion initiative to improve healthcare, signing a landmark agreement with the provinces and territories for a national early learning and childcare… Keep Reading


Avril Lavigne’s New Fragrance Up for Award

Napanee raised Avril Lavigne will have her second new fragrance available this summer. This comes a year after her first perfume’s release – Black Star – and according to the singer required two years to develop. Forbidden Rose, which comes with the tag line “Dare to Discover”  – meant as a message to encourage girls… Keep Reading

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Queen’s Discovery May Lead to Cleaner Water

A Queen’s University discovery is being heralded as a breakthrough in helping reduce health hazards like E. coli in water, and may also make chemicals and drugs such as insulin cheaper to manufacture and more environmentally friendly to produce. Biochemistry professor Zongchao Jia and post-doctoral student Jimin Zheng discovered exactly how the AceK protein acts… Keep Reading

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