Carbon Capture Research Centre

Big things are happening on the economic development front for Kingston.
A new partnership will see the formation of the first ever International CO2 Capture and Conversion Research, Development and Commercialization Centre in Kingston.
The project is being spearheaded by X-Prize and Enviro Innovate Corporation at Innovation Park in Kingston.
Enviro Innovate Chair and CEO Tom Thompson says the Kingston region will host as many as 30 CO2 conversion technology companies working on innovative ideas they want to commercialize for world markets.
Driving the concept is the $20 million Carbon XPRIZE – a global competition to address climate change by capturing and converting CO2 emissions from power plants and industrial facilities.
Innovators from around the world will compete to develop breakthrough technologies that will convert CO2 emissions into valuable products like building materials, alternative fuels, and other items that we use every day.

Bank Robberies

York Regional Police say they believe a man that robbed a bank in Richmond Hill on August 30th was the same man who robbed the National Bank in Kingston on August 25th.

The man passed a note to the teller at the bank in Kingston and fled the scene on foot.  He was clearly captured in surveillance pictures wearing shorts, a Tilley style hat and had a full beard.

The man pictured in the Richmond Hill bank robbery was clean shaven.

Kingston Police – Name New Horse

The name of Kingston’s second police horse is…Murney.

The announcement was made at the Murney Tower Museum on the Kingston waterfront yesterday.

Kingston Police received 300 suggestions to name the new horse.  Brandy Bernard of Kingston submitted the winning name through Facebook on May 28th.

She wins several prizes…including a meet and greet with Murney and tickets to the North American Police Equestrian Championship at Kingston Pen on September 17th and 18th.

The runner up was Rideaucrest Home.  It will get a visit from Murney after resident suggested the horse be name FLO…for “Four-Legged Officer”.

Nut Drive

Queen’s University engineering students will be going door to door to sell nuts in the 52nd annual Rotary Nut Drive today.

Students are taken on the one day – door to door blitz by members of the Rotary Club.

The cans of nuts sell for $8 with proceeds going to support programs and services in the community.

Last year, the event raised more than $40,000.

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