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GreenCentre Canada Attracts Over 100 Green Chemistry Research Proposals

GreenCentre Canada, a Kingston-based organization, announced that it has surpassed over 100 invention disclosures from Green Chemistry researchers across Canada. So far, GreenCentre Canada, whose slogan is “Changing chemistry, changing the world,” has attracted a total of 110 technologies from 25 academic research institutions across nine provinces. These technology disclosures are the first step in… Keep Reading


Queen’s School of Business Begins $40 Million Expansion

The Queen’s University School of Business has broken ground on a new 75,000 square foot wing at Goodes Hall. The expansion will include classrooms fitted with the latest teaching technology, breakout rooms that will be used in the teamwork requirements in their program, two new research centres, and fifty additional faculty offices. It will also… Keep Reading


Kingston Real Estate Will Stay Healthy Says CMHC

The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) has reported that the resale home market in Kingston will continue to remain healthy and above the 15-year average in 2010 and 2011. The statement was  part of its Housing Market Outlook report for the Kingston Census Metropolitan Area, and they also provided similar reports for other major… Keep Reading


Kingston Senator Leads Anti-Terrorism Committee

Hugh Segal, Kingston’s representative in the Senate, will head a federal committee to examine Canada’s antiterrorism laws. The Senator was elected chair of the special Senate committee, which will meet until its mission is fulfilled or Parliament dissolves. During that time they will examine bills C-17 and S-7 which are intended to prevent terrorism in… Keep Reading


Queen’s Presented with Workplace Wellness Award

Queen’s University has been identified as one of the healthiest places to work in Kingston for the third year in a row, winning a Workplace Wellness Award from KFL&A Public Health. The award was in recognition for creating and promoting a healthy work environment. Workplace Advisor Shannon Jones said the institution is fortunate in that… Keep Reading

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Queen’s-RMC Leading Fuel Cell Research

The Queen’s-RMC Fuel Cell Research Centre (FCRC) located at Innovation Park has been recognized for its international reputation when it comes to inventions for new fuel cell product development. FCRC researchers are working with partners from Norway, the USA, Germany, and Brazil on innovative concepts for making fuel cells more reliable and affordable. It has… Keep Reading


Queen’s startup company receives $2.5 million

A local water testing company, initiated by Queen’s University researchers after the Walkerton water quality tragedy, has received $2.5 million from the provincial government to grow its product development. The fibre optic sensor technology developed by chemist Stephen Brown and a team of Queen’s and industry researchers, known as ENDETEC, was awarded the funds through… Keep Reading


Confederation Park Train to be Restored

The locomotive in Confederation Park, known as The Spirit of Sir John A., Engine 1095, will receive a renovation and be relocated after city councillors voted to spend $642,000 on the project. Coun. Bill Glover agreed it is a lot of money, “but sometimes you’ve got to look beyond the cost of something and look… Keep Reading


LCBO Bans Dan Aykroyd’s Vodka

Dan Aykroyd’s Crystal Head vodka has been ruled to be in “bad taste” and banned from stores by the Liquor Control Board of Ontario. This effectively prevents its sale in the province completely, since the LCBO is the only legal source of alcohol sales in Ontario. Aykroyd – a native Ontarian who often resides near… Keep Reading

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