Joint NSERC Alliance Project ‘puts Kingston at the forefront’ in distributed computing

Kingston-October 27th 2020 The Queen’s School of Computing (QSC) and local technology startup Kings Distributed Systems (KDS) are collaborating on a cutting-edge research project that they say is unique in the country, and the world. Leveraging a grant awarded to KDS from the Natural Sciences and Engineering esearch Council of Canada (NSERC), they’re working to commercialize an advanced scheduling framework for edge computing. Continue reading

Statement from KFL&A Public Health’s Medical Officer of Health regarding Halloween

October 23, 2020 This news release is shared on behalf of KFL&A Public Health. The Ministry of Health announced on Monday, October 19 that all Ontarians should take extra precautions to stay safe this Halloween and discouraged traditional door-to-door trick or treating in regions that are currently in modified stage 2 in Ontario (i.e., Ottawa, Peel, Toronto, and York). For all individuals outside of these regions, the province recommended that you follow the guidance from your local public health agency. Continue reading

City's COVID Energy Assistance Program to help more people, businesses & charitable organizations

October 22, 2020 Changes are in place to COVID-19 Energy Assistance Program eligibility criteria for residents, small businesses and charitable organizations. The changes could mean that more natural gas and electricity users may now be eligible for assistance. Continue reading

Council approves next steps in Macdonald legacy projects

Kingston City Council approves next steps in Macdonald legacy projects Oct 21st 2020  Kingston- City councillors have agreed to move ahead in pursuit of a sole source contract with First People’s Group, an Indigenous advisory firm in Ottawa that specialize in management consulting and reconciliation. Continue reading

Service providers prepare for opening of new Integrated Care Hub

Partners in operation of Kingston’s Integrated Care Hub hosted a public update on Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020, as the opening of their new Montreal St. facility looms. Continue reading

City to buy former retirement home for affordable housing

October 21 2020 Kingston-City Council voted Tuesday Oct 20th to purchase Fairfield Manor West, the former retirement home at 805 Ridley Drive for $2.29 million.  The City will convert the former retirement residence into affordable housing.   Continue reading

Shortwave Theatre Festival Schedule Released

Oct 20th 2020 CFRC 101.9 FM and Cellar Door Project are pleased to announce the release of our Shortwave Theatre Festival lineup! Continue reading

CIMVHR's third installment of the 2020 Virtual Symposium Series

Tuesday, October 20, 2020 The Canadian Institute for Military and Veteran Health Research (CIMVHR) presents the third symposium of the 2020 Virtual Symposium Series: Chronic Pain - Comprehensive Person-Centred Pain Management: Common Themes and the Way Forward. Continue reading

Kingston Symphony musicians embrace pandemic living in new digital performance!

October 20, 2020The Kingston Symphony has once again come together, virtually, to perform a brand new piece called Domestic Divertimento by award-winning Canadian composer, John Estacio. Commissioned by the Kingston Symphony in the early days of the pandemic, this premiere was recorded remotely and individually by over 40 musicians while in isolation in their homes. Tune in to see the wide range of new “instruments” that our very own Kingston Symphony musicians have learned to play.To view the premiere, please visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=stpYcUmZB00. Continue reading

Trustees approve removal of Sir John A. MacDonald's name from Law Building at Queen's

October 19th 2020.  The Queen's University Gazette reports that the Queen’s Board of Trustees today approved the university’s decision to remove the name “Sir John A. Macdonald” from the law school building.  This follows a series of recommendations first from Dean Mark Walters, Dean of the Faculty of Law, a report from a committee that considered the issue, and then a recommendation from Principal and Vice-Chancellor Patrick Deane.   Continue reading