Head-on crash sends 3 to hospital in QW

There was a head-on crash on the Hamilton Road around 6:30 a.m. today.

Three people had to be extricated from vehicles by the Quinte West fire department, and taken to hospital

Some of the injuries were serious.

The accident happened on Hamilton Road, near White’s Road.

10 a.m. power outage update

The power is out to a lot of homes and perhaps businesses in Trenton at this hour.

Two-hundred and thirty-eight customers are affected around Dufferin Avenue in Trenton.

Hydro One is assessing the damage there.  It happened recently.

Hydro One estimate power to be restored at 10:30 a.m.

Meanwhile, 57 hydro customers are still without power east of Lake on the Mountain in Prince Edward County.

It’s expected back around 2 p.m.

There are several outages north of Colborne where power isn’t expected to be returned until later tonight.

10:30 power update

Almost everyone in our listening area has power this Christmas day.

There are only 4 small outages left.

One is east of Lake on the Mountain near Lost Lake in Prince Edward County.

Power should be back on by noon today.

Another is near the North Shore Hay Bay Road. Hydro One says power will be back there later this afternoon.

And, just a while ago, power went out to a few residents and businesses near Cannifton.

Hydro One is assessing the damage there.

And there’s a small outage along the Loyalist Parkway north of Carrying Place in the County. Crews are working on the problem.

Meantime, those without power in Colborne and north of that town won’t have power back till tomorrow night.

BIG NOISE explanation

A listener and follower on our Quintenews website has come up with a most plausible explanation for the loud bangs people around here have been hearing around their houses lately.

Paul Mackinnon writes that the bangs, which some people have described as something landing on their homes roof, are actually the sound of the ice on the roof expanding.

This phenomenon of course is the direct result of the bad ice storm we had last weekend.

Belleville police busy

Even on the eve of Christmas, and on Christmas morning, people argue.

Belleville city police responded to a few domestic type calls last night and early this morning.

None of them involved violence.

Meantime, for some reason, there was 7 minor accidents between nine and 11:30 last night in Belleville.

There were no injuries.

Cold but no record!

It’s cold out there. It’s minus 21 degrees celsius.

However, that’s not even close to the record low for a Christmas day as recorded out at CFB Trenton.

Over 3 decades ago, in 1980, the mercury dropped to almost minus 31 degrees!!!

Meanwhile, the normal low temperature for this date is minus 10.

Man hurt chasing wabbits!

There was a hunting accident yesterday near Campbellford.

Two men were out hunting rabbits in the woods south of town when one of them slipped and accidentally shot himself in the foot.

The Campbellford fire department helped the man out in the woods, and the 22 year old Campbelllford man was later airlifted to Sunnybrook Hospital.

7:30 am power update

Almost everyone in our listening area has power this Christmas day.

There are only 4 small outages left.

One is east of Lake on the Mountain near Lost Lake in Prince Edward County.

Power should be back on by noon today.

Another is near the North Shore Hay Bay Road. Hydro One says power will be back there later this afternoon.

And, just a while ago, power went out to a few residents and businesses near Cannifton.

Hydro One is assessing the damage there.

Also, there’s a small outage at highway 62 and Ridge Road north of Belleville.  The damage is being assessed.

4am power out update

The vast majority of those Quinte region residents who’ve been suffering a long time without power are enjoying a Christmas to remember!!

Hydro One got the power back on to almost all of Prince Edward County yesterday afternoon.

As of 4 this morning, there were only 2 areas still without power. One outage affects 57 customers on County Road 8, east of Lake On The Mountain, near Lost Lake.

That outage should be repaired by noon today.

The other affects 20 customers, and is near the North Shore Hay Bay Road in the Deseronto area.

Hydro One is predicting they’ll have power back on there by suppertime today.

All of the other power problems have been fixed in our region. However, there’s still a significant number of people without power in the Colborne area, west of Brighton.

Hydro One won’t bring the lights back on in that part of the world till tomorrow sometime.

Meanwhile, Hydro One says about 32 thousand of their customers are without power in the province this morning, most around Mississauga.

Update: Shooting incident in Purdy Monday

We are learning more about a shooting incident in the hamlet of Purdy, on highway 62 north of Bancroft yesterday morning.

Police report 32-year-old Michael Darch of Purdy in Hastings Highlands Township fired shots at officers when they arrived at a residence responding to a report of an assault with a weapon.

Officers took cover then the suspect approached them with a knife.  They tasered and arrested him.

Darch faces multiple charges including attempting to commit murder, unauthorized possession of a weapon, placing or throwing an explosive substance and two counts of mischief over $5,000.

The victim of the original assault was transported  to hospital.

Darch appeared for a bail hearing in Belleville today.

 

What’s open & not Christmas Day

Almost everything will be closed tomorrow in celebration of Christmas Day in the Quinte region.

However, some drug stores WILL be open.  In Belleville, the Shoppers Drug Mart on Sidney Street and on Dundas East will be open tomorrow.

All grocery stores will be closed for Christmas as will beer and liquor stores.

Most stores will be open again Boxing Day.

Meanwhile, Belleville public transit buses won’t be running Christmas or Boxing Day.

Northumberland County service update

Northumberland County remains fully operational following the recent ice storm.

Paramedics will continue to operate at full capacity and respond to emergency issues as they arise.

All county roads have been cleared of debris.

Roads crews will continue to monitor weather and road conditions.

Curbside and waste collection for residents is proceeding this week according to the holiday schedule as outlines in the annual waste calendar.

Anyone with questions is asked to contact the County Waste hotline.

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