Posted 1 hour ago
Sat, Oct 10th, '15 - 9:27 am
The Hastings Prince Edward Health Unit is warning the public of harmful levels of blue-green algae in the waters of West Lake in Prince Edward County.
Blue-green algae can be harmful to animal and human health if ingested. It can also cause skin irritation following contact.
Senior Public Health Inspector Andrew Landy says it’s best to avoid use of water where the algae is present.
Posted 5 hours ago
Sat, Oct 10th, '15 - 4:58 am
Advance polls for the upcoming federal election opened yesterday, and will remain open through the Thanksgiving weekend.
Advance polls will be open at various locations in all ridings from noon to 8 p.m. up until Thanksgiving Monday.
Check your Voter Identification Card for the advance poll location in your area.
Posted 5 hours ago
Sat, Oct 10th, '15 - 4:45 am
A Belleville man was charged after a vehicle struck a house Friday afternoon.
Just after 12 p.m., police responded to the collision at College Street East. No one was injured at the scene.
The 55-year-old man was charged with driving while under suspension.
Posted 6 hours ago
Sat, Oct 10th, '15 - 4:20 am
Just 12 games into the season and the Golden Hawks already have 12 victories.
Trenton shut out the Toronto Jr. Canadiens 5-0 Friday night to keep their undefeated season alive. Liam Morgan picked up four points and Daniel Urbani recorded 15 saves in the win.
The Wellington Dukes weren’t as fortunate on Friday, as they fell to the Stouffville Spirit 2-0.
The Dukes look for redemption Saturday as they take on Stouffville at 7:30 p.m., while the Golden Hawks play Orangeville at 7 p.m.
Then on Sunday, tune into CJBQ to hear the Wellington Dukes take on Cobourg. Game time is 7 p.m.
Posted 6 hours ago
Sat, Oct 10th, '15 - 4:11 am
Northumberland OPP are seeking two men after a robbery call to a residence in Colborne on Friday afternoon.
The first man is described as white, in his mid-20s, 5-10 with an average build. The other is said to be black, in his mid-20s, 5-10 with a thin build.
York Region Police brought in a helicopter while searching Friday night.
Police have already arrested two other suspects in relation to the robbery around 4:30 p.m.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the OPP.
Posted 7 hours ago
Sat, Oct 10th, '15 - 2:59 am
The City of Belleville issued building permits worth $5.85 million last month. Most of that total involved permits for 15 new houses.
In September of last year, the value of permits was almost $7.9 million.
From January to the end of September this year, building permits worth a total of $41.6 million have been issued in Belleville, including for 89 single family dwellings.
Posted 16 hours ago
Fri, Oct 9th, '15 - 5:34 pm
Fireworks on the second day of hearings for a Belleville police officer who pleaded guilty to two discreditable conduct charges Thursday.
Constable Eric Shorey’s guilty plea stems from 2013, when he was sentenced on breach of trust and criminal harassment charges for stalking an ex-partner at times, using BPS time and equipment to do so.
Today, Shorey’s lawyer is arguing he should keep his job which was met with objection from the prosecution – lawyers David Migicovsky and Jessica Barrow.
Both the prosecution and defence citing dozens of cases in Ontario involving police officers charged and convicted of discreditable conduct.
The defence argues that the facts in this case do not support dismissal stating that the facts in this case are not as aggravating as the cases that the plaintiffs lawyer pointed out.
“The cases she is presenting are so far removed from the other cases before you.”
Shorey’s lawyer is arguing that his “usefulness” has not been diminished and that there are other jobs/positions with BPS which he can do.
The defence cites that there is a job opening at BPS for which Shorey could do without having access to a gun.
The matter is reconvening Thursday, November 12 at 10 a.m. at a location to be announced.
Shorey has been a member of the Belleville Police Service since 2007. He is currently suspended from all duties with pay.
Posted 20 hours ago
Fri, Oct 9th, '15 - 2:28 pm
Emergency response teams are on the scene of a two-vehicle collision at the intersection of North Murray and Sidney Streets.
Reports indicate one person has been knocked unconscious in the crash.
It happened at 2:25 p.m.
There are no more details available at this time.
Posted 20 hours ago
Fri, Oct 9th, '15 - 2:03 pm
Belleville city council is expected to approve the final step in the process that will allow a huge, state-of-the-art organics composting facility to be built on Phillipston Road, in Thurlow ward.
At Tuesday’s meeting, council will be asked to lift a “hold” on the subject property, now that the proposal from Astoria Organics has received final approval from the provincial Ministry of Environment.
When fully operational, the $18 million composting facility will produce 35,000 to 40,000 metric tonnes of compost a year.
Astoria Organics hopes to start some production early next year.
Belleville council meets at 5 p.m., Tuesday, at city hall.
Posted 22 hours ago
Fri, Oct 9th, '15 - 12:00 pm
Napanee OPP have laid charges against a 41-year-old man from Toronto after a collision on highway 401 Wednesday night.
Around 9:10 p.m., an officer stopped a vehicle traveling eastbound on the 401, for a traffic offence.
The driver stopped partially on the left shoulder and partially in the passing lane, before shutting off the vehicle and lights.
An eastbound tractor trailer struck the rear of the stopped vehicle, continuing through the grass median and coming to rest, blocking the westbound lanes.
The driver of the tractor trailer was transported to hospital with minor injuries. The driver of the passenger vehicle was not injured.
Mabia Kia is charged with careless driving.
Posted 22 hours ago
Fri, Oct 9th, '15 - 11:58 am
Two men are facing four counts of fraud charges after reportedly attempting to purchase items at various locations in Trenton with fraudulent credit cards yesterday.
According to Quinte West OPP, the men, a 27-year-old from Waterloo and a 30-year-old from Mississauga tried to buy items at Walmart.
Staff alerted police as they were observed a few weeks prior using fraudulent credit cards.
Police say the men then went to Smylie’s Independent Grocers where they were again recognized by staff.
Officers located them at the Canadian Tire Store on Dundas Street, with the assistance of staff from Smylie’s.
The pair who police haven’t named are being held for a bail hearing in Belleville today.
Fri, Oct 9th, '15 - 10:04 am
(Tweed, ON) – On October 1, 2015 a mountain bike was found on an ATV trail near the north east corner of Lingham Lake in the Municipality of Tweed.
Anyone who believes they are the owner of this property is encouraged to contact Central Hastings O.P.P at 613-473-4234.
Fri, Oct 9th, '15 - 9:32 am
UPDATE @ 1 p.m.: Quinte West Fire Chief John Whalen confirms the roads are now open and the situation is under control.
Barricades are in places after a gas line was struck in Quinte West this morning.
Around 9:30 a.m., crews were called to 27 Carrying Place Road, after a construction crew struck a gas line.
Fire Chief John Whalen confirms there were no injuries in the incident.
He says Union Gas officials are on site and everything has been turned off.
Now officials are going door-to door in the area to inform residents of the issue.
Motorists, be advised traffic is restricted as barricades have been set up at 2nd Dug Hill Road and Loyalist Parkway along with Cresswell Drive and Dufferin Street.
Whalen says it could be another hour or so before the situation is rectified.
We will keep you updated as more information becomes available.
Fri, Oct 9th, '15 - 8:51 am
A drug seizure in Quinte West this week.
On Tuesday, the Drug Enforcement Unit and Quinte West detachment raided a home on Sandy Hook road, north of Old Highway 2 off Burns Drive.
There they discovered marijuana worth more than $12 thousand.
Twenty-seven-year-old Max Mailloux is charged with trafficking and production and has a court date next month in Belleville.