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Thousands gather on Highway of Heroes to honour Cpl. Nathan Cirillo

Hundreds of thousands of people holding Canadian flags have gathered at points along the 401 Highway of Heroes to pay tribute to Cpl. Nathan Cirillo.

Cpl. Cirillo was gunned down while he stood on guard at the National War Memorial in Ottawa Wednesday.

The funeral procession for Cpl. Cirillo departed from Ottawa shortly after 1 p.m. heading to his home in Hamilton.

Callers to our newsroom say people are lined up along highways in Montreal all the way to Toronto.

The procession passed through Belleville around 4:30 p.m.

Mix 97 Radio announcer MJ Mari reports from the 401 in Belleville.

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Vigil honours fallen Canadian soldiers; Procession for Cpl. Nathan Cirillo departs Ottawa for Hamilton

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A somber vigil at the Cenotaph in Trenton this morning as a crowd of about 50 came out to remember and two fallen soldiers.

Cpl. Nathan Cirillo was shot and killed while he stood on honorary guard at the National War Memorial in Ottawa on Wednesday. The 24-year-old father of a young son was a Hamilton reservist with the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders of Canada regiment.

Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent was killed after being struck in a hit-and-run attack in St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec on Monday. The 53-year-old was a 28-year veteran of the Canadian Forces and also served as a military firefighter.

Event Organizer Graeme Hume says Troy Bond from Guelph brings Highway of Heros motorcycle ride to the area every year and he was behind today’s vigil.

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8 Wing CFB Trenton Col. David Lowthian says today’s vigil reflects the support Canada wide and the support the community has for our local military.

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The procession for Cpl. Cirillo just departed from Ottawa heading to his home in Hamilton.

The cortage is traveling along the Highway of Heroes and will be passing through our area before 4 p.m.


Repatriation on Highway of Heroes time change

We have new information on when the body of slain Corporal Nathan Cirillo will be transported through our area.

Originally, it was expected a motorcade led by the OPP would leave Ottawa at 11 this morning, but that time has changed to 1 this afternoon.

This means the motorcade should pass through our area on the 401, or the Highway of Heroes, around 3 o clock this afternoon.

People are invited to line the 401 overpasses, but are advised not to block traffic.


City hires new Communications Coordinator

The City of Belleville has hired a new Communications Coordinator.

Marilyn Warren, a long time City resident, has accepted the position for the Corporation.

She is a seasoned communications professional with many years of public sector experience.


Jail time on weapons charges

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A Colborne man has been sentenced to 4 years in prison after being charged with a total of 83 firearms offences almost 2 years ago.

77 of the charges were withdrawn.

57 year old Robert Bannister was also handed a lifetime weapons ban in a Cobourg courtroom this week.

The charges included possession of prohibited firearms and unauthorized possesion of weapons.

Northumberland OPP and other police units raided a Colborne home in December of 2012 and seized numerous weapons, including 11 long guns, a sawed-off shotgun and a 1927 submachine gun.


Sinclair Street fire update

The cause of the fire that heavily damaged a century home on Sinclair Street in Belleville late yesterday afternoon is accidental.

Later today, the Electrical Safety Authority will inspect the home’s electrical systems for an exact cause.

Belleville Fire Prevention Officer Norm Mitts says it’s likely the fire smouldered for a few hours before signs of it were visible.

No one was injured.

The home is up for sale, and listed at $184,000. There was to be an open house there on Sunday.


Tory candidate to be selected

The members of the Bay of Quinte riding Conservative Party Association will select their candidate tomorrow for next October’s federal election.

The nomination meeting will be held at Centennial Secondary School in Belleville and begins at 10:00 a.m.

Candidates in the running are Jodie Jenkins, Don Bonter, and John Bonn.


Online voting in QW wraps up

It is last call for online voting in the City of Quinte West.

Today will be voters last opportunity to cast ballots via the internet for the municipal election.

Regular polls with paper ballots will be open at 10:00 a.m. on election day, this Monday.


Belleville Deputy Police Chief leaving

A well known Belleville Police officer is moving to the west.

Deputy Police Chief Paul Vandegraaf will take over as Deputy Chief of the Cobourg Police Service.

Deputy Vandegraaf has been with the Belleville Police Service for 24 years, the last 4 as Deputy Chief.

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Meanwhile, Chair of the Belleville Police Services Board, Taso Christopher, says the board will meet next month and decide on how to go about looking for a new Deputy Chief.

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Paul Vandegraaf begins his new job in Cobourg on November 10.


Napanee Haunted House

The Emergency Sevices Training house in Napanee is going to look very different beginning tomorrow night.

Go from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m, the crew is putting on a haunted house.

The spooky time is for kids of all ages.

The event, at 66 Advance Avenue, will be accepting non-perishable food and monetary donations for the Napanee Food Bank


Collisions don’t stop this driver

Quinte West OPP is asking for the public’s help in locating the driver and vehicle after collisions on Wallbridge Road after 1 a.m. today.

Police report a Dodge pickup, silver or gray in colour, banged into a hydro pole, two trees, and two vehicles, and then left the scene.

The truck would have sustained a lot of damage, and the collisions caused considerable damage to property.

Police are asking that if you have information about the incident to call the Quinte West OPP, or Crimestoppers.


Fire in west end Belleville

Belleville firefighters responded to a house fire on Sinclair Street, near Catharine Street, late this afternoon.

The old two-storey brick home was not destroyed, but heavily damaged.

No one was home at the time, but one firefighter suffered a minor injury.

The call came in around 4 p.m.

The fire was under control after 5 p.m., and out around 6 p.m.

The cause isn’t known at this time.


ATV collides with vehicle; woman in critical condition

UPDATE 5:30 P.M.: Boes Road is now open to traffic. There is still no word on the woman’s condition or the cause of the accident.

A 60-year-old woman is in critical condition in Kingston General Hospital after a vehicle collided with an ATV in Brighton just before noon.

The accident happened on Boes Road, just north of County Road 64.

OPP say the woman was driving an ATV traveling southbound on Boes Road when the collision happened at 11:45 a.m.

The OPP’s Central Region Technical Traffic Collision Investigation team is currently on scene, assisting with the investigation.

Motorists are asked to find alternate routes around Boes Road which is closed completely from County Road 64 and County Road 2 for the next several hours.

Further details will be provided once they become available.


Vigil honouring fallen soldier, Cpl. Nathan Cirillo

There will be a citizens’ vigil tomorrow at the cenotaph in Trenton to honour Cpl. Nathan Cirillo.

The 24-year-old reservist, based in Hamilton with the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, was shot and killed during the attack in Ottawa yesterday.

Everyone is welcome to come.

The ceremony starts at 10:22 a.m.


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Our Election Coverage for Monday’s elections

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Increased security at CFB Trenton: Capt. Munoz

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Grocer backs lawyer in Tory race

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It’s MY fishing hole!!

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There’s an App for that

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Tree time again

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Land purchase fail

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