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Fatal collision on Highway 62

A man is dead following a collision on Highway 62, just east of Moxom Road in the Municipality of Hastings Highlands.

Just before 7 p.m. on Sunday Bancroft OPP were called and an investigation revealed that a Ford pickup truck had entered the ditch.

The driver, a 70-year-old man from Brudnell-Lyndoch-Raglan Township was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The cause of the crash was related to medical issues.

The passenger, a 56-year-old woman from Brudnell-Lyndoch-Raglan Township was transported to hospital by ambulance with minor injuries.


Helping business grow at Loyalist

A new provincial government program to help young people start their own business is off to a good start.

The Small Business Centre at Loyalist College offers what is known as the Starter Company Program, which helps people from 18 to 29 start up their own businesses.

Since the program started 6 months ago, it has helped three people get businesses going.

Now the Small Business Centre says six other young people have enrolled in the program.


Small county fire

Firefighters dealt with a small fire at the front of a townhouse in Picton earlier this morning.

The call came in at just after 2:00 a.m and the fire which started near the front door of the older home on Union Street, was put out quickly.

No one was injured.

Damage was minor and the cause is under investigation.


In the nick of time

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Tue, Sep 30th, '14 - 6:16 am

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A resident of east end Belleville arrived home just in time yesterday afternoon.

The man walked into his house and caused a man stealing stuff to run away.

Belleville police arrested a 31 year old city man a short time later.

Some stolen items were recovered.

The suspect appears in court in November.


Broken window in neighbour dispute

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Tue, Sep 30th, '14 - 6:15 am

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Arguing led to charges against a 34 year old Belleville man yesterday morning.

City police responded to Pine Street after reports of two men loudly arguing.

Once there, they discovered a man had broken a car window during the dispute.

He faces a charge of mischief under $5,000.


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Robbery attempt in Belleville

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Mon, Sep 29th, '14 - 6:42 am

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A 15 year old boy faces robbery, weapons dangerous and disguise with intent charges after an armed robbery attempt last night in Belleville.

City police say a suspect walked into a west end convenience store brandishing a large knife just before 10:00 p.m.

However, nothing was stolen, and no one was injured.

The teenager was arrested shortly after near the store.


Man charged with assaulting police

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Mon, Sep 29th, '14 - 5:12 pm

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Bancroft OPP have charged a man with two counts of assaulting police, resisting arrest and mischief.

Last Thursday officers responded to a residence on Highway 62 in the Municipality of Hastings highlands where a a male was arrested to prevent breach of the peace.

Charged is 28-year-old Joseph Minnie.


Construction causes delays and detours

Construction is causing traffic delays in heavy volume areas around Belleville.

Traffic on College Street West between Heartwood Drive and Sarah Court is down to one lane heading east.

Construction began this morning and is expected to continue for about three days.

Champagne Drive just off of Dundas Street West is closed as Canadian Pacific Railway crews work on the tracks. The road will be closed until 5 p.m. Tuesday.

At the Canadian National Railway crossings on Moira Street East and Geddes Street, workers will close each route on Tuesday and Wednesday nights from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.


Mayor John Williams getting roasted

Janet and  Councillor Ron Hamilton receive a retirement gift from Mayor John Williams and his wife Heath (photo: Quinte News/ Tim Durkin)

Janet and Councillor Ron Hamilton receive a retirement gift from Mayor John Williams and his wife Heath (photo: Quinte News/ Tim Durkin)

It’s going to get hot when the community gets together to roast John Williams.

Master of Ceremonies for the event Ted Reid says Quinte West’s out going mayor is putting himself in the line of fire to raise funds for the Trenton Memorial Hospital Foundation.

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Reid says one of the highlights will be four former 8 Wing Trenton base commanders doing a group roast of Williams.

It’s on November 20 at the National Air Force Museum of Canada.

There are 400 tickets available and it’s first come first serve. They go on sale at the Quinte West Chamber of Commerce offices in Trenton beginning Oct. 15.


Lockdown over at Bath Institution

The lockdown at Bath Institution has ended and regular visits have resumed.

The medium security facility just west of Kingston was put into lock down four days ago so staff could complete an exceptional search.

The institution has since returned to normal operations.


Vote anywhere in Prince Edward County

Voting in Prince Edward County just got even easier.

For the very first time voters are able to cast their ballots in different wards on election night.

For example, if you work in Belleville and its easier to vote in Ameliasburgh feel free to do so.

Internet voting begins on October 18 at 12 a.m. to and runs thru to October 27 (election night) at 8 p.m.

Advanced polling stations will open in the County on October 18th from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Locations include: Ameliasburgh Town Hall (13 Coleman Street, Ameliasburg); Milford Town Hall (3076 County Road 10, Milford); Prince Edward Community Centre (375 Main Street, Picton); Wellington & District Community Centre (111 Belleville Street, Wellington).


John Bonn running for politics

There is another candidate for the Conservative nomination in the Bay of Quinte riding.

46 year old John Bonn, a legal partner at O’Flynn Weese, filed his papers last week.

Bonn says he talked with a number of people before deciding to run.

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His wife Michele is a doctor at Belleville General Hospital and they have a son and daughter

Don Bonter, Jodie Jenkins and Susan Sweetman have also filed for the position.

Bonn will join Lorne Brooker tomorrow morning after the nine news on CJBQ.


Bull’s Elie signs NHL contract

Five days ago, the Dallas Stars sent 19 year old forward Remi Elie back to the Belleville Bulls. However Elie made a big enough impression with the Stars that they have signed him to a 3 year NHL entry level contract. Elie is in his second season with Belleville. He scored 28 goals and 37 assists in 61 games last season.


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Lead foot, gassy mouth in Centre Hastings

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Mon, Sep 29th, '14 - 8:34 am

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