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Research, education will continue thanks to safe refuelling of RMC’s SLOWPOKE-2 Reactor

The nuclear reactor operated by the Royal Military College of Canada (RMC) has provided a Centre of Excellence on nuclear matters to the whole of government, the Canadian Air Force, and the Department of National Defense (DND) to meet related operational, educational and research needs since 1985. Between August 16

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KFPL Live Series – Eye in the Sky: The Hubble Space Telescope

The next event in the Kingston Frontenac Public Library (KFPL) Live speaker series will feature the Hubble Space Telescope. Part of Science Literacy Week programming. Presenter Frank Hitchens returns to KFPL for the fourth time, to share a look at the past and future of one of the most amazing

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Orange Neurosciences supports neurodiverse learners with digital therapy platform

Local technology company Orange Neurosciences is preparing to launch a new program to support those with ADHD and autism. Titli, the second commercial application of DigiCoT, Orange Neurosciences’ technology platform, is currently available to therapists and parents at no cost while the company is collecting feedback to improve user experience.

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Communities in Hastings-Lennox and Addington gaining robust high-speed access

A joint investment between the province of Ontario and the federal government will bring high-speed internet to as many as 90,124 rural Ontario households in Eastern Ontario. The $362 million investment in new projects in Eastern Ontario was provided by the province’s Improving Connectivity for Ontario (ICON) program and the

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KFL&A Public Health provides update on cyber security issues

KFL&A Public Health (KFLAPH) has resolved the threat to its information technology (IT) systems after experiencing a cyber security incident on the morning of Friday, Jun. 25, 2021, that blocked access to the agency’s servers.   “As a precautionary measure, the agency’s IT team immediately took all systems offline and began

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Brave little guinea pig on the move again thanks to Outcast Animal Sanctuary, YGK3D

Outcast Animal Sanctuary has been working with rescue organizations in Eastern Ontario for the past 15 years, providing care for special needs animals.  “Our role within the rescue community is to provide a permanent home and end of life care for special needs animals. By offering placement to animals that

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Kingston Police issue reminders for mobile phone security

The following message is from Kingston Police, regarding mobile phone security: Most of us have a smartphone, but how many of us really think about the security threats faced by these mobile devices? Mobile devices are vulnerable to many different types of threats. Cybercriminals are increasing attacks on mobile devices

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SnapCab introduces new mobile medical exam room at KHSC COVID-19 Assessment Centre

A Kingston-based manufacturer has used its COVID-19 pivot to create SnapCab Care, a mobile medical exam room created in collaboration with medical experts. Located in Kingston Health Sciences Centre’s COVID-19 Assessment Centre, the exam room is an isolated pod connected to a semi-enclosed examination area that physicians can take advantage

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Machine Mavericks finalists in FIRST Global Innovation Challenge

Kingston robotics team, the Machine Mavericks, have advanced to join 20 finalist teams from eight different countries in the 2021 FIRST® Global Innovation Awards. The FIRST Global Innovation Challenge invites teams to identify a real-world global issue and develop an innovative solution. The FIRST Robotics Competition selected Machine Mavericks as

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Waive the Wait aims to cut down on time spent in healthcare waiting rooms

A Queen’s University startup company, Waive the Wait, is hoping to cut down the amount of time individuals spend waiting for appointments in a physical waiting room. Their online waiting room program connects health care offices and clinics with their patients through an app. The patients sign in to the

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Exoskeleton designed by Queen’s researchers featured in academic journal Science

On Thursday, May 27, 2021, Queen’s University announced the development and evaluation of their backpack-mounted exoskeleton prototype was published in Science, one of the world’s foremost academic journals. A multidisciplinary team from the Queen’s Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science created the prototype which will enable users to walk further

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KFPL now offering Chromebook lending program for library patrons

Kingston Frontenac Public Library (KFPL) users can now borrow Chromebooks as part of the library’s technology and device lending program. KFPL is offering 10 Chromebooks, supported by the Cameron & Laurie Thompson Fund with the Community Foundation of Kingston and Area, according to a release from the library, dated Tuesday,

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