News from Kingston Ontario


Teenagers Arrested for City Park Fight

Two teen boys have been charged by Kingston Police with causing a disturbance, after an online video of a fight between the youths came to light. The boys reportedly engaged in a consensual fight in front of about 30 bystanders, wearing martial art boxing gloves in a UFC-style engagement. Kingston Police were informed after the… Keep Reading


Dan Aykroyd Donates Wine to Kandahar Troops

An inequity between beer drinkers and wine lover has been resolved thanks to seasonal Kingston area resident, movie star Dan Aykroyd. Until recently, Canadian Forces personnel in Afghanistan – who are allowed only two drinks every month – were able to get beer for free, but had to pay $9 for a half bottle of… Keep Reading

Science & Tech

Former Queen’s Student’s Rocket Reaches Orbit

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk – a former Queen’s University student – said Friday’s test launch of their Falcon 9 rocket successfully completed its mission to deposit the Dragon mock-up space capsule into a 250-km (155-mile) orbit. The successful launch is the latest step toward the future of commercial space travel and to eventually ferry astronauts… Keep Reading


Queen’s Principal Named Educator of the Week

Queen’s University Principal Daniel Woolf has been named “Educator of the Week” by Lead America, a youth leadership organization in the United States. In a June 3rd Twitter entry, Lead America posted: “@QueensPrincipal, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of Queen’s University AND active Tweeter”. Later in the day they identified themselves to the Principal as an organization… Keep Reading


Don Cherry Faces Off Against Leaf’s GM

Two of the loudest and most stubborn men in hockey claim all is well in their recent Hockey war of words. One day after the exchange, Brian Burke – president and General Manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs – described his mood as ‘sour’ over comments Don Cherry made on his Coach’s Corner segment on… Keep Reading


Fireboat To Be Renamed For Kingston Firefighter

Kingston Fire & Rescue will be conducting an official renaming ceremony for the City’s fireboat Wednesday, June 9, at Portsmouth Olympic Harbor beginning at 2 p.m. Kingston City council approved renaming of the vessel as the “Thomas H. Patterson” after a report was received from the department recommending the name. Thomas Patterson was the first… Keep Reading


Lone Star Texas Grill Restaurant Reopens

Lone Star Texas Grill, closed since April 28 when the attached Confederation Place Hotel’s underground parking garage collapsed, has reopened at a temporary location. The restaurant has been serving Kingston residents and tourists for almost two decades, and is now back in business at the former site of the Mexicali Rosas restaurant, near the corner… Keep Reading

Science & Tech

Queen’s University Hosts SailBot 2010

The 2010 World Robotic Sailing Championships and SailBot will be held from June 7 to 10 and hosted by Queen’s University. Self-navigating, autonomous sailboats will be designed, built and programmed by competitors for testing at the events. The two international engineering design competitions will be held at the Kingston Yacht Club, just west of the… Keep Reading


Kingston Penitentiary Inmate Fears for His Life

Peter Dale MacDonald, convicted of murder and charged with a second murder – as well as suspected of three other deaths – told a judge that he fears for his life behind bars. Macdonald appeared in court on the second-degree murder charge, and reported to the court that he has been harassed in prison after… Keep Reading

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