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An ace at Timber Ridge in Brighton

There was a local hole in one on Thursday.

Stan Clarke aced the 17th hole with a 7-iron at Timber Ridge Golf Course in Brighton.


Vehicle rollover on Hamilton Road

There was a single-vehicle rollover this morning in Quinte West.

The rollover was on Hamilton Road just east of Aikins Road at 7:30 a.m.

Quinte West OPP, Fire and Ambulance arrived shortly after.

The driver reportedly suffered injuries.

It’s unknown at this time if the injuries are considered serious, but extrication was not needed.


Man arrested after two collisions

A 28-year-old man was arrested after two collisions involving the same vehicle Friday morning.

At 6:45 a.m., Belleville Police responded to Highway 37 near Blessington Road.

Michael Stephen Kuhn of Carrying Place was charged with impaired driving, dangerous driving and failing to stop at the scene of an accident.

He was released on a promise to appear in court later this month.


Belleville man arrested, charged with assault

Belleville Police say they arrested a man on Friday in relation to a domestic assault.

There was a brief foot chase between the 26-year-old suspect prior to his arrest.

After an investigation, Derrick Veley of Belleville was charged with three counts of assault, threatening and mischief.

He also had outstanding warrants in relation to a theft and two counts of breaching probation.

In addition, Veley is wanted in relation to incidents occurring in the Napanee area.

He is being held in custody pending a bail hearing.


“On the Road, Off the Phone” campaign

It is the long weekend and the Quinte Region Traffic Coalition is into day two of their “On the Road, Off the Phone” campaign.

All local police detachments will be out watching for drivers using electronic devices behind the wheel.

Stirling-Rawdon officer Scott Preston says with the higher fines implemented this week, he hopes it is a deterrent for motorists.

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OPP jurisdictions, Belleville and Stirling-Rawdon police, the Military Police and the Hastings Prince Edward Health Unit are part of the Quinte Region Traffic Coalition.


Friday night car fire on Blessington Road

Belleville Fire responded to a car fire late Friday night in Corbyville.

The fire was on Blessington Road and Bronk Road at 9:40 p.m.

No injuries were reported at the scene.

The cause is not known at this time.


Goldenhawks win big over Dukes

The Trenton Goldenhawks dominated the Wellington Dukes 8-2 in the first game of the OJHL regular season.

The Goldenhawks’ Lucas Brown picked up three goals and two assists in the victory. Kevin Lavoie picked up a hat trick as well.

Wellington will look to rebound tonight when they visit Orangeville to take on the Flyers. Game time is 7 p.m.


Day three of the fall fair

It is day three of three of the 194th Quinte Ex.

Doors open at 10:00 a.m and the 4-H dairy show gets underway at 12:00 p.m.

The horse pull, midway and beer gardens all open at 12:00 p.m.

Starting at 2:00 p.m is the Quinte X-Factor talent show, with music hitting the tent at 7:30 p.m.

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Belleville’s strategic planning for years ahead

Belleville city council has wrapped up a two-day strategic planning session at the River Inn in Corbyville.

It sets the stage for a multi-year capital budget session this fall.

Mayor Taso Christopher says city councillors focused on the economics of improved infrastructure such as roads and the city’s waterfront.

Mayor Christopher says waterfront development is important to the city.

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Councillors pointed to the lack of good signage along highway 401 and Christopher says the city will meet with the province before it expands the highway to eight lanes.

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The mayor says he’s pleased councillors are supporting the idea of more phases in the revitalization of the city’s downtown core.


A solar energy problem

Concerns have been raised about Belleville’s decision to not support private solar projects recently.

Mayor Taso Christopher told city council’s strategic planning session today he’s been getting phone calls from solar company’s about it since city support gives the company points toward provincial approval.

Christopher said the fight is with the “broken system” not with the applicants.

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Councillor Paul Carr, who introduced the motion not to support the applications earlier this summer, said Ontario has the highest electricity prices in Canada and the city should “send a message to the province. But if the city supports the applicants it is talking from two sides of its mouth.”


Belleville needs to “step up game” in marina business

Belleville’s Manager of recreation services says council should seriously consider public-private partnerships to make the Myers Pier and Victoria Harbour areas more attractive.

At strategic planning meetings in Corbyville, Mark Fluhrer said current marina facilities are ok, but that with increased competition from the new marina in Trenton and elsewhere in the region, Belleville needs to improve facilities for the future.

Fluhrer told council boating and tourism were sure to grow quickly in this area.

He suggested staff explore public-private partnerships to not only run the marinas, but to build and operate a quality restaurant near the waterfront.

He suggested good locations might be near the George Street launch, in Victoria Harbour, or at Zwicks Park.

Staff will prepare a detailed report.


Move downtown parking up on priority list

Belleville councillor Jack Miller says now is the time to get started on offering new parking options in downtown Belleville.

Miller says riverfront property is no place for parking lots.

With the downtown now being upgraded, Miller said now was the time to seriously consider a new “parking structure” somewhere in the downtown.

Miller said there were few “land” options available, and that a public-private partnership on a building should be explored, adding that the downtown revitalization should bring in more residential development, which would increase demand for good parking.

In 2005, a 300-spot parking garage was estimated to cost close to $4 million.

At strategic planning sessions, staff was asked to provide a detailed report on the issue.


Trees a good thing in new developments

Belleville city council is working towards a new “tree” policy in the city.

At strategic planning meetings in Corbyville, staff said negotiations were underway with local developers that could see builders having to plant trees in boulevards and other city owned properties in any new housing development.

Some new subdivisions were described as too “barren”.

It’s also agreed that significant numbers of trees is good for the environment as well as being attractive.

Reports on the policy will come to the planning committee soon.


Belleville needs simpler phone system

Belleville city council will ask for a report on how to change the city’s phone system.

Councillors Jack Miller and Paul Carr had little trouble getting support for changing the current system over to one with just one phone number that residents could call to reach all departments.

Currently, the City of Belleville’s departments have different phone numbers, although one number can access all departments during business hours.

A staff report will include options, including what is known as a 311 system.

Councillor Carr said not only would a one number system be easier for residents, it would also make it easier to track the kinds of calls the city is receiving and to which departments.

Staff will also report on the feasibility of a system using a centralized email address.


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