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Crews battling house fire in County

The location where crews are battling a house fire. (Photo: Google Maps)

The location where crews are battling a house fire. (Photo: Google Maps)

Fire crews are fighting a house fire in Prince Edward County.

The call came in just before 3 p.m. to 1501 Gilead Road just north of Wellington.

It appears nobody was home when the fire started, crews had to force their way in to fight the flames.

There are road detours in place.

Meanwhile Belleville fire department is being called out to Bethel Road for a report of a grass fire.


The new archives project a step closer

It looks like the $1.3 million project to move the Community Archives into Belleville Public Library could finally get underway this summer.

Hastings County has approved the agreement to move the project from the Irish Hall site to Belleville Public Library.

Warden Rick Phillips says many municipalities, including his own Tyendinaga Township, have archives that could be at risk and need to be in a safer place.

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Another partner, the Historical Society, has already approved the deal and Belleville city council is expected to have the issue on its agenda on Monday.

An architect has been hired to prepare the design and the library has been culling some books and preparing space for the move.

Library Board chair, councilor Garnet Thompson, says he expects that if Belleville approves the agreement, tenders could be called in July and construction completed in two or three months.

The Irish Hall which was originally purchased for the archives project will then be sold.


They want to ride the highways

Hastings County is calling on the province to expand access to provincial highways by all-terrain vehicles.

Right now some all-terrain vehicles can be operated on the shoulder and ditch area of some highways.

Hastings County deputy clerk Jim Duffin says trails associations want this  expansion.

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Faraday Township Reeve Carl Tinney opposed, telling council ”they are a hazard and someone could die,” but council approved the resolution asking for the change.


Nothing new to table on canal bridge: councillor

Quinte West Councillor Jim Harrison grills MP Rick Norlock on the plan to replace the Murray Canal swing bridge Wednesday (Photo: Jennifer Howell/Quinte News)

Quinte West Councillor Jim Harrison grills MP Rick Norlock on the plan to replace the Murray Canal swing bridge Wednesday (Photo: Jennifer Howell/Quinte News)

A Quinte West councillor, and now a candidate for Mayor, was disappointed with last nights boisterous public meeting on federal government plans for the Murray Canal swing bridge south of Brighton.

Jim Harrison says MP Rick Norlock brought nothing new to the table despite talks on the issue behind the scenes for the past seven months.

The federal government has set aside $4.6 million for a new bridge, but it would be just one lane, with traffic lights.

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Apparently, tenders for the project go out in a couple of weeks time.

Close to 200 people showed up at the meeting last night.


State of Emergency declared in Trent Hills

Trent Hills Mayor Hector Macmillan declared a state of emergency Thursday.

Macmillan says although flooding has been an issue for more than a week, the situation has now exhausted their municipal resources and warrants the declaration.

Several roads in the municipality are impassable and closed.

Volunteers are not required at the time.

Lower Trent Conservation says the rate of rise in water is expected to slow over the weekend in many of the flooded areas.


Fire at mill

Quinte West Fire Crews were called to the paper mill in Trenton this afternoon.

The call came in for the fire at the Norampac mill on Marmora Street just after noon.

The fire started in the drier area of the mill. Crews were there for just under two hours.

No word on how much damage, but workers are continuing for the day.


Water testing for flood zone

The Hastings Prince Edward Health Unit is beginning the focus on water safety in the flooded portions of Quinte.

Today from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Gerry Masterson Community Centre on Harmony Road, there will be testing information for people who may have contaminated water.

Residents are asked to pick up a bottle and return a sample of their drinking water for testing.

Andrew Landy is an official with the Hastings Prince Edward Health Unit.

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Next Tuesday and Thursday, they will repeat the service.


Water levels down by half.

It appears the flood in Foxboro is over.

According to Bryon Keene with Quinte Conservation, water levels have cut in half over the last six days.

On Good Friday, water at Foxboro was flowing at 341 cubic metres a second. It is now down to 176.

The flood warning has been moved to an outlook for the area.

 


Drug and weapons charges

Two men from the Mohawk Territory have been slapped with serious charges after a traffic stop in Quinte West yesterday afternoon.

Police stopped a car and noticed a strong odour of marijuana inside the car.

Officers seized cash, drug paraphernalia and a weapon.

Twenty-seven year-old Matthew Brant and 28 year-old Raymond Maracle were arrested and charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking, possession of property obtained by crime, along with weapon and driving charges.

They have a court date next month.


Boy hit by truck

Quinte West OPP are pleading with parents to equip their children with bike helmets, after a boy was hit by a truck yesterday.

Officers were called to Lester Road, near Hamilton Road, where a boy on a bicycle went into traffic and was hit by a pickup truck.

He was taken to hospital with injuries and was not wearing a helmet.

The driver was not charged.

Fines can be handed out to minors caught not wearing a helmet.


Missing canoeists

UPDATE: OPP report the men were found safe and sound at 1 p.m. Thursday and they were continuing on their trip.

Rescue teams are searching for five canoeists who have been missing since Tuesday afternoon north of Centre Hastings.

OPP were called to Beaver Creek, just off Highway 62, where three canoes with five passengers set off.

They were expected to have returned by now.

The Emergency Response Team and an OPP choppers are combing the area near Weslemkoon Lake Road.


Home and leisure show in Quinte West

There will be lots to see and do at the Quinte West Home and Leisure show at the arenas in Trenton’s Centennial Park this weekend.

Manager of the Quinte West Chamber of Commerce, Suzanne Andrews, says there will be a beautiful landscape display by ‘the Garden Place”, from north of Frankford.

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There will be well over 100 exhibitors focusing on the latest for the home and leisure, and items for women.

The Quinte West Home and Leisure show starts tomorrow at 5:00 p.m and runs through this Sunday.

Admission is $3, kids are free.


Trash bash challenge

A photo from a previous Trash Bash (Photo: City of Belleville/Aaron Bell)

A photo from a previous Trash Bash (Photo: City of Belleville/Aaron Bell)

It is the Trash Bash trifecta this year in the Quinte Region.

The City of Belleville, Quinte West and Tyendinaga Township are all talking part in Saturday’s Quinte Trash Bash and this year it is a municipal challenge.

The quest is simple, the group which brings in the most garbage wins.

Go to the Trash Bash website for more details on where to pick up gloves and garbage bags.

The Quinte Trash Bash runs from 9:00 a.m to 2:00 p.m on Saturday in Belleville, Quinte West, and in Tyendinaga Township.


Lucky lottery ticket

A Belleville woman is happy she played an instant lottery ticket.

Michele MacAllister won $75,000 with a ticket called Instant More Lucky Lines.

She bought the ticket at John’s Variety on Station Street in Belleville.


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