Posted 8 hours ago
Fri, May 22nd, '15 - 12:40 pm
A 45-year-old Belleville man was sentenced yesterday to three years in jail for child pornography convictions.
James Terry plead guilty to possession of child pornography and making available child pornography on January 28.
Terry was also ordered to provide a DNA sample to the national DNA data bank, plus a 10 year order to stay away from parks and public areas with children.
His name will be on the national sex offender registry.
The charges stem from a province wide child pornography investigation where 60 people were charged in September 2014.
A quantity of drugs and prohibited weapons were seized in the raids and 14 child victims were identified.
Posted 3 hours ago
Fri, May 22nd, '15 - 5:24 pm
The local Victorian Order of Nurses is warning Quinte Area residents about a telephone scam in which the caller requests donations.
Fund Development Manager Julia Gosson says one of the agency’s clients received a phone call today from someone asking her to make a donation by credit card to the V.O.N.
The person gave out her card information, before realizing it was a scam.
Gosson says the V.O.N would never contact people that way and ask for their support.
Posted 4 hours ago
Fri, May 22nd, '15 - 4:30 pm
A 28-year-old Belleville man will be sentenced on June 3 in connection with a rash of break and enters in Quinte West.
Drew Stone was charged last September with 24 counts of possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000, one count of breaching a court order and one count of possession of a substance.
Yesterday, in a Belleville courtroom Stone plead guilty to one count theft and to one count possession of property obtained by crime. Stone was found guilty of driving while disqualified.
Posted 4 hours ago
Fri, May 22nd, '15 - 4:20 pm
A Loyalist College manufacturing student is preparing to compete in the 2015 Skills Canada National Competition in Saskatoon next week.
Steven Mullin won gold in that Mechanical Computer Aided Drafting category at the Ontario Technical Skills Competition in Waterloo earlier this month and now moves on to the nationals.
Mullin says he was shocked and amazed to find out that he had won the competition, adding when he entered the manufacturing engineering program two years ago his skills were limited at best. He thanks his professors for their dedication in helping him succeed.
Fellow manufacturing student Ben Bryan took bronze in the same category.
The national competition takes place from May 27 to 30.
Posted 4 hours ago
Fri, May 22nd, '15 - 4:12 pm
The much-anticipated unveiling of the Sir John A. Macdonald statue will take place on Canada Day in downtown Picton.
David Warrick, chair of the Macdonald Project of Prince Edward County says this sculpture will remind Canadians that the principal architect of Canada, and the nation’s first prime minister, began his career in law and public administration in Picton.
The unveiling is in front of the Armoury on Main Street at 2 p.m. as part of the official Canada Day festivities.
Posted 11 hours ago
Fri, May 22nd, '15 - 9:55 am
The municipalities of Tweed and Stirling-Rawdon will be calling the same person their fire chief, starting Monday.
In a six-month pilot project, Derrick Little will begin running both halls in Stirling and the Tweed locations.
Little says there are many benefits to working together.
Little says getting everything in order first is the reason for doing a six-month trial run.
Little says they can do purchasing in larger quantities, which will also save money.
Young Athletes from the Bay of Quinte Gymnastics Club are competing at the Pickering Rainbow Classic this weekend.
Day one results include second overall finishes for Hannah Kort, Paige Fetterly, Macey McEwen, Julia Peck and Nicole Quick.
These youngsters are between the ages of 9 and 13.
The top track and field athletes from Bay of Quinte met those from Kawartha in the Central Ontario High School championships in Belleville yesterday.
Leaguen Fray of Trenton High won the triple crown, finishing first in the senior boys high jump, long jump and triple jump. Double event winners in senior were Katie Falla of East Northumberland, MacKenzie Roach and Ryan Ebbers from St. Theresa and Brett Parent of Trenton High.
In junior, Ben Snider of ENSS and Hannah Roach of St. Theresa won two events.
And Julia Martin of the ENSS Blue Dragons won the 800, 1500 and 3000 meter races in the Midget division. Qualifiers now advance to the East Regional Track and Field championships next week in Brockville.
Other highlights include gold medals won by Dallas Butzer and Jessica Aide of Centre Hastings Secondary, Mark Woodhead from Centennial and Kyle Bunnett of East Northumberland.
Qualifiers advance to next week’s East Ontario Regional Track and Field championships in Brockville.
Posted 12 hours ago
Fri, May 22nd, '15 - 8:55 am
Central Hastings OPP have laid numerous charges after a firearm was stolen and one person was held against their will earlier this month.
On May 9th, police charged 23 year old Jared Hubble with break and enter with intent to steal a firearm, after a break and enter on Forsyth Street in Marmora and Lake.
On May 13, a man called reporting an assault with a firearm had occurred a few days earlier.
The man said he was held against his will and had his life threatened, before escaping.
Police then charged 22 year old Alexander Wilkins of Marmora, with forcible confinement, assault with a weapon and more.
As part of the investigation, there is also an arrest warrant for 22 year old Harley Blodgett .
On Tuesday, Blodgett and another man, Tyler Woodcock, were charged when Northumberland OPP found drugs and a shotgun in a vehicle during a ride check.
Posted 12 hours ago
Fri, May 22nd, '15 - 8:35 am
A young boy has been arrested in Tweed after a sexual assault investigation was launched earlier this month.
Last Thursday, crews were called to the town, where they arrested a 13-year-old.
He was charged with sexual assault and appears in Belleville Youth Court July 2.
Posted 14 hours ago
Fri, May 22nd, '15 - 6:24 am
The 15th annual Quinte Children’s Foundation Youth Awards were handed out last night at the Empire Theatre.
$80 thousand was given out in college and university bursaries and smaller awards for younger students.
The Douglas Nutter Bursary winner was the largest award of the evening and it went was Sarah Hughes.
The Clark Bursary went to four winners, Lisa Charity, Anthony Wannamaker-Spezzano, Nicholas Mills and Jaime Willis.
The Children’s Foundation is partnering with Highland Shores Children’s Aid, Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte and Alderville First Nation for the event.
Our own Sports Director Jack Miller helped emcee the event.
Posted 14 hours ago
Fri, May 22nd, '15 - 6:23 am
The owner of the former Intelligencer building has been found guilty in a Belleville court of failure to comply with a city order.
Site building owner Prime Canadian Properties has until June 12th to give a response for punishment, after a city solicitor suggested a $10,000 fine and a quick repair of issues.
Last year, barricades were installed along the east wall of the empty building after reports of the wall parts crumbling onto the sidewalk.
City Spokesperson Ted Marecak.
More details won’t be known until after the next court date June 12th.
Posted 15 hours ago
Fri, May 22nd, '15 - 5:18 am
Get your dancing shoes on, as Volunteer and Information Quinte hosts their annual Dancing with the Stars event tonight.
VIQ hosts the annual event to have a great night out, but also raise some big dollars.
Spokesperson Diane Coyle.
Dancers will be from a local golf course, municipal and county workers, teachers, local business owners, sports coaches and our own Tim Durkin.
Tickets available at the VIQ office or at the door.
It gets underway at the Yardmen Arena at 7:30 p.m
More details by clicking here.
Posted 16 hours ago
Fri, May 22nd, '15 - 5:06 am
It is a day of theatre and fundraising for the Sexual Assault Centre for Quinte and District.
The group is hosting the play “Love, Loss and What I Wore” on Saturday at the Greek Hall of Harder Drive.
There are two showings, one at 2:00 p.m, the other at 7:00 p.m.
Tickets are $30, which includes drinks and dessert.
There is also a silent auction, a 50/50 draw and door prizes.
Contact details available by clicking here