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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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Opinion: Lilacs a sign of summer more welcome this year than others

The repeated, four-note riff coupled with characteristic distortion signals the start of one of Jimi Hendrix’s earliest tunes. Purple Haze. For people of “a certain age” (that’s me), those four notes are as instantly recognizable as the first four notes of Beethoven’s 5th. Purple haze also indicates the beginning of

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Paladins add local talent, Roumanis, to volleyball team

Niko Roumanis, a standout volleyball player at École Secondaire Catholique Marie-Rivier will be staying in Kingston to continue his volleyball career as he’s committed to playing for the Royal Military College of Canada (RMC) Paladins. “I chose RMC because I am looking forward to challenging myself and growing both as

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RMC celebrates inductees into the Athletics Wall of Distinction

The department of athletics at the Royal Military College of Canada (RMC) celebrated the most recent inductees into the Athletics Wall of Distinction (AWOD) with a virtual ceremony on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021. The event streamed on the RMC Paladins Facebook and YouTube pages. The in-person ceremony was cancelled last

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Local rowing coach earns Long Service Award

Paladins rowing coach Stephen Lutz earned a Long Service Award for his 25 years of dedication to the sport, as Rowing Canada (RCA) unveiled its 2020 Excellence Award winners throughout January. The RCA Awards recognize the outstanding achievements and contributions of the Canadian rowing community, according to a release from

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RMC announces Academic All-Star status for 49 student athletes

Excellence in sport and excellence in academics are both tremendous achievements for post-secondary school students, but those students who achieve both receive a special status. Each year, varsity athletes who achieve a grade point average (GPA) of 80 per cent or higher during the previous academic year who also play

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RMC Rugby surpasses Movember goal within one day

At the Royal Military College of Canada, the Paladins men’s rugby team finished sixth in the country among university sports teams in Movember fundraising, collecting over $7,000. Originally, RMC rugby was hoping to raise $1,000—a goal they surpassed within 24 hours of launching their campaign, according to a release from

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Virtual Remembrance Day ceremonies for Kingston and area

On November 11 each year, people across the country and around the world honour those who have served in the armed forces in a variety of ways. In the Kingston area, thousands would usually come together at a number of different events, remembering those who lost their lives while serving

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Update – Resolved: KHSC investigating possible cyber-security incident

Update (Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020): According to Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC), the interruption to online access at the institution’s sites is now resolved. On Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020, KHSC provided an update on the cyber attack situation that began the day before. “Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC) has completed

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RMC sending students home for remainder of term

The Royal Military College of Canada (RMC) will be sending cadets home for the remainder of the term on Thanksgiving weekend due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The first-year students had been brought to campus in order to undergo some of the basic training necessary to begin their studies and training

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Local coach honoured at Ontario Coaching Excellence Awards

Patricia Howes, head coach of the Kingston’s Royal Military College (RMC) fencing teams, was awarded a top provincial coaching honour from the Coaches Association of Ontario (CAO) at the 2020 Ontario Coaching Excellence Awards over the weekend. “I coach because I love working with people and seeing them grow, learn

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Three local students named captain of RMC Paladins varsity teams

Three Kingstonians have been named captains of their respective varsity teams for the Royal Military College of Canada (RMC) Paladins during the 2020-21 school year. Dylan Hoare, Jenna Kane, and Chris Paquette will captain teams in soccer, fencing and hockey respectively. Dylan Hoare – Soccer In men’s soccer, former Holy

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