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Belleville man sentenced for child-porn convictions

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.


Warning: Telephone scam

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.


Belleville man to be sentenced in b & e case

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.


Student’s technical skills are golden

At the annual Ontario Technological Skills Competition (OTSC), Manufacturing student Ben Bryan, left, earned bronze in the Computer Aided Manufacturing category, and Manufacturing student Steven Mullin, right, was awarded gold in the Mechanical CAD category.  (Photo: Submitted)

At the annual Ontario Technological Skills Competition (OTSC), Manufacturing student Ben Bryan, left, earned bronze in the Computer Aided Manufacturing category, and Manufacturing student Steven Mullin, right, was awarded gold in the Mechanical CAD category. (Photo: Submitted)

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.


Sir John A. Macdonald statue to be unveiled

(Photo: David Warrick/submitted)

(Photo: David Warrick/submitted)

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.


New fire chief for Stirling-Rawdon & Tweed

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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.

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Little says getting everything in order first is the reason for doing a six-month trial run.

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Little says they can do purchasing in larger quantities, which will also save money.


Gymnasts in Pickering

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.


Local track and field athletes shine at COSSA

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.


Several firearm related charges in May

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.


13-year-old boy arrested in Tweed

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.


Youth Awards handed out

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.


Building owner found guilty

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.

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More details won’t be known until after the next court date June 12th.


Dancing with the Stars on tonight!

Jennie Reilly (Quinte Bay Gymnastics) and Tim Durkin (CJBQ, Rock 107 and Mix 97) are just one pair of dancers for the VIQ fundraiser

Jennie Reilly (Quinte Bay Gymnastics) and Tim Durkin (CJBQ, Rock 107 and Mix 97) are just one pair of dancers for the VIQ fundraiser

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.

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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.


Love, Loss and What I Wore

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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


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Grass fire on Tyendinaga Territory

Photo: @DickieBuckshot It was a fire that could be seen throughout the Quinte region Thursday afternoon on the Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory. Around ...

Posted yesterday

Thu, May 21st, '15 - 5:00 pm

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Consecon to cut ribbon on new fire station

Dan Bakker, Division 6 Commander, CouncillorTerry Shortt, Fire Chief Scott Manlow,Mayor Peter Mertens, and Susan Turnbull, Commissioner of Corporate Services ...

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Thu, May 21st, '15 - 2:45 pm

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Youth awards at the Empire tonight

A long line of students will be receiving awards in a special ceremony at the Empire Theatre in Belleville tonight. It’s  ...

Posted yesterday

Thu, May 21st, '15 - 11:31 am

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Deputy police chief search continues

It has been over two months since the application deadline ended for a new deputy police chief. At Belleville’s Police Service’s ...

Posted yesterday

Thu, May 21st, '15 - 9:48 am

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Public meeting on new Bronk Road Bridge

It’s been five years in the works and finally Belleville’s last single lane bridge will be replaced with a two-lane ...

Posted yesterday

Thu, May 21st, '15 - 9:44 am

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Seeking help for Dundas St. W. project

At MIT meeting Thursday, Councillor Garnet Thompson, Mayor Taso Christopher, Councillor Jack Miller and C ouncillor Kelly McCaw discuss engaging ...

Posted yesterday

Thu, May 21st, '15 - 9:16 am

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Police and Community Together postponed

The Quinte West OPP have announced that today’s Police and Community Together program has been postponed. Thursday, May 28, will be ...

Posted yesterday

Thu, May 21st, '15 - 9:05 am

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Quinte Ballet School wins $10,000

The Quinte Ballet School has 10,000 reasons to celebrate. The school won $10,000 after winning the ADP Small Business Grant contest. The ...

Posted yesterday

Thu, May 21st, '15 - 8:00 am

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Rinaldi and Smith differ on program value

The MPP for Northumberland Quinte West says the Ontario Self Employment Program did not provide enough bang for the buck. The ...

Posted yesterday

Thu, May 21st, '15 - 6:01 am

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Slow downs during afternoon commute

Collision on North Front Street. (Photo: Tim Durkin / Quinte News) There was some traffic headaches during the afternoon commute in ...

Posted 2 days ago

Wed, May 20th, '15 - 5:19 pm

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Approval for townhouses in Stirling-Rawdon

Stirling-Rawdon council has voted to move a townhouse development forward. This week, council approved a rezoning that would allow 12 freehold ...

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Wed, May 20th, '15 - 5:11 pm

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A four hour power outage coming up

There is going to be a major power outage in Quinte at months end. Next Sunday, May 31st, a major outage ...

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Wed, May 20th, '15 - 5:03 pm

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Self-employed benefits cancelled

A long running business start-up program offered to employment insurance recipients was recently cancelled by the province and a local ...

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Wed, May 20th, '15 - 5:03 pm

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Online help for youth leaving care

Young people leaving the care of family services in the Napanee area now have a new program to help them ...

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Wed, May 20th, '15 - 5:02 pm

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No relief yet from extended liability

Hastings County had hoped the provincial government would include something in the budget to change the law that requires it ...

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Wed, May 20th, '15 - 11:21 am

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Plenty of campers on long weekend

It was a busy Victoria Day weekend for campers at Sandbanks Provincial Park. Park superintendent Robin Reilly says that there was ...

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Wed, May 20th, '15 - 10:11 am

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Road project to begin in Brighton soon

A major roads project begins in the area of downtown Brighton soon. Last night, Brighton council awarded a $3.1 million contract ...

Posted 2 days ago

Wed, May 20th, '15 - 10:10 am

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Yacht Club gets Brighton council’s approval

Brighton council has reversed a previous decision to not allow boaters belonging to the Presquile Yacht Club to discharge sewage ...

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Wed, May 20th, '15 - 10:10 am

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Athletes driven to change cancer forever

Athletes come together to kick off the first ever Road to Relay 25K run at the Canadian Cancer Society in ...

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Wed, May 20th, '15 - 10:07 am

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Brighton Curling Club getting an upgrade

The Brighton Curling Club has received an interest-free loan from the municipality. The club will use the money to upgrade its ...

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Wed, May 20th, '15 - 10:06 am

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Brighton businesses’ construction delayed

More work needs to be done before a new McDonald’s restaurant and gas bar in Brighton starts being built. Last night, ...

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Wed, May 20th, '15 - 10:04 am

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Brighton council emails stay private

Brighton council has said “no” to allowing the public to view emails sent between members of council. Councillors Ostrander, Vink, and ...

Posted 2 days ago

Wed, May 20th, '15 - 9:04 am

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Chamber breakfast goes provincial

MPP Todd Smith speaks to business leaders during the Belleville Chamber Breakfast on Wednesday (Tim Durkin/Quinte News) Health care and the ...

Posted 2 days ago

Wed, May 20th, '15 - 8:51 am

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17-year-old youth found dead

A 17 year old man from the Municipality of Hastings Highlands has died after a single-vehicle ATV collision on Airport ...

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Wed, May 20th, '15 - 6:11 am

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Two-car collision on Highway 62

There was a two-car collision at the intersection of Highway 62 and Millennium Parkway at 9 p.m. Tuesday. Police say a ...

Posted 2 days ago

Wed, May 20th, '15 - 6:10 am

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Going once, going twice, sold

The Belleville Police Service is holding its annual auction on Thursday. It is at the west side of the police station ...

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Wed, May 20th, '15 - 6:05 am

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Business contest offers a year free office rent

Big incentives to start up a business in Quinte West are just around the corner. The Downtown Business Improvement Area has ...

Posted 3 days ago

Tue, May 19th, '15 - 4:13 pm

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They may have “given up”: Letwin

It looks like some victim’s of last year’s flooding in Belleville are giving up on getting any financial compensation from ...

Posted 3 days ago

Tue, May 19th, '15 - 8:31 pm

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$$$ flowing for two-lane Murray Canal Bridge

Northumberland-Quinte West MP Rick Norlock (second from left) and Quinte West Mayor Jim Harrison (second from right) shake hands following ...

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Tue, May 19th, '15 - 5:10 pm

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Loyalist award winners

The Television and New Media Production and Radio Broadcasting programs at Loyalist College have won three Broadcast Educators Association of ...

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Tue, May 19th, '15 - 5:08 pm

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Still reviewing County council size

Prince Edward County council. (Photo: Nicole Kleinsteuber / Quinte News) The review of Prince Edward County’s size of council continues ...

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Tue, May 19th, '15 - 4:53 pm

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Taking a shower at a ski hill

Students from across the Quinte region get a chance to learn a lot about water this week at a two-day ...

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Tue, May 19th, '15 - 4:07 pm

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A fundraising event

A theatre event this Saturday is a fundraiser for the Sexual Assault Centre in Belleville. Spokesperson for the event, and actor, ...

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Tue, May 19th, '15 - 3:13 pm

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Napanee woman charged with murder in infant’s death

A Napanee woman charged last week in the death of an infant is now facing more charges. Napanee OPP first charged ...

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Tue, May 19th, '15 - 1:20 pm

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Hearing on aggregate site begins

A public hearing began today on the future of a proposed quarry in Tyendinaga Township. Beginning at 10:00 a.m, at the ...

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Tue, May 19th, '15 - 12:30 pm

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No rain and low flows in local waterways

If it looks like we do not have a lot of water in local rivers and lakes, it is because ...

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Tue, May 19th, '15 - 11:51 am

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CFB Trenton community yard sale this weekend

CFB Trenton’s PMQ (military housing) Community Council will be holding a yard sale this weekend. The yard sale will begin at ...

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Tue, May 19th, '15 - 10:13 am

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Wallbridge Road home broken into

A Wallbridge Road home was broken into some time over the long weekend. One or more suspects entered the home, after ...

Posted 3 days ago

Tue, May 19th, '15 - 9:36 am

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Man arrested after ATV stolen

A 45-year-old man from Codrington was arrested after a stolen ATV was located in the Brighton Wildlife Area. Quinte West OPP ...

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Tue, May 19th, '15 - 9:23 am

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Two men arrested in Trent Hills

Two men were charged after police found marijuana and a loaded sawed off shotgun in a truck in Northumberland County. On ...

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Tue, May 19th, '15 - 8:11 am

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United Way sale brings in big cash

There were good results from last Thursday’s United Way sale in Quinte West. Spokesperson Judi Gilbert says they were able to ...

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Tue, May 19th, '15 - 8:07 am

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Kenzo’s karate crew wins medals

Eleven members of Kenzo Dozono’s S.K.I. Belleville Karate School competed at a tournament in Toronto. Collectively they won eight gold, five ...

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Tue, May 19th, '15 - 8:06 am

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Repeat winners at Brighton Speedway

The Stock car season at Brighton Speedway is only 3 weeks old but 3 drivers are establishing themselves early in ...

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Tue, May 19th, '15 - 6:49 am

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Health care public meetings

There are a series of meetings public meetings this week to allow people to offer ideas on how to improve ...

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Tue, May 19th, '15 - 6:45 am

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Tornado warning hits close

There was some tense times last night in the northern portion of our listening area. Shortly after 5:00 p.m, a tornado ...

Posted 3 days ago

Tue, May 19th, '15 - 6:35 am

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Madoc burn victim getting better

A good news update to a story we brought you earlier this month about a boy who was seriously burned ...

Posted 3 days ago

Tue, May 19th, '15 - 5:22 am

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SMOKIN’ ROARING event coming

Pullin’ for a Cure organizers(left to right), Terry Tanner, Marilynne Cotten, and Joe Stephenson.Photo/Brenda Neilson Raw power will be on full ...

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Tue, May 19th, '15 - 3:16 am

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Plethora of “notices of motion” in Brighton

Game changing decisions by Brighton council recently will be back up for discussion soon. At its meeting tonight, Brighton council will ...

Posted 4 days ago

Mon, May 18th, '15 - 5:52 pm

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Tornado warning Update:

UPDATE at 7:17 p.m.: All of the northern area that was under the tornado warning breathe easy: the warning is ...

Posted 4 days ago

Mon, May 18th, '15 - 7:25 am

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Community marks death of men

The Skyway Bridge at Deseronto was closed for about a half an hour early last night as members of the ...

Posted 4 days ago

Mon, May 18th, '15 - 7:24 am

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River rescue

Two people are lucky to be alive after the vehicle they were in ended up in the Trent River early ...

Posted 4 days ago

Mon, May 18th, '15 - 7:23 am

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Search in Nunavut

The Rescue Coordination Centre at CFB Trenton is involved in a search in the Arctic for a missing Parks Canada ...

Posted 4 days ago

Mon, May 18th, '15 - 5:18 am

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Victoria day closures

Well today is Victoria Day, a federal holiday and that means lots of closures to effect your day. Schools, government and ...

Posted 4 days ago

Mon, May 18th, '15 - 5:09 am

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Dancing with the Stars Quinte on Friday

Jennie Reilly (Quinte Bay Gymnastics) and Tim Durkin (CJBQ, Rock 107 and Mix 97) are just one pair of dancers ...

Posted 4 days ago

Mon, May 18th, '15 - 3:08 am

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New Habitat home coming to Brighton?

There could be another Habitat for Humanity house built in Brighton, depending on a decision by Brighton council tomorrow night. Council will ...

Posted 4 days ago

Mon, May 18th, '15 - 3:05 am

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Brighton council to discuss email

Brighton council will vote on a motion tomorrow night asking for a staff report on the feasibility and costs associated with ...


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