Millhaven correctional officer assaulted

Correctional Services Canada is reporting a staff member was assaulted at Millhaven Institution today.

A press release states the incident occurred around 9 a.m. and the corrections officer was treated at an outside hospital.

The assailant has been identified and appropriate actions have been taken according to Assistant Warden Vicki Liscumb.

Visits to the institution may be affected as the OPP and institution investigate the incident.

Regular operations will resume when safe to do so.

Military conducting security training

(Photo: Quinte News)

Some security training at CFB Trenton tomorrow may slow things down in and out of the base.

According to 8 Wing Public Affairs Captain Trevor Reid, military personnel will be taking part in a security exercise near access points.

He says they will be carrying weapons and conducting routine security training in line with Armed Forces protection policies.

Motorists are reminded to follow the directions of traffic control personnel when entering and leaving 8 Wing.

There is expected to be minimal impact to traffic.

Man injured at mushroom farm

Emergency services were called to the Wellington Mushroom Farm this morning after an employee got caught in a piece of machinery.

According to reports, a 55 year-old man got his arm stuck in a conveyor this morning (Thursday).

The man was transported to hospital with a deep laceration.

The incident is under investigation.

Police investigating fuel theft in County

Prince Edward OPP are asking for the public’s help following a fuel theft in the County.

According to police, on Wednesday morning shortly before 10, a gas theft at the Petro-Canada on Hwy. 62 was reported.

Police are looking for a man who is described as between 35 and 50 years of age with reddish brown or blonde hair that is long in the back, a reddish scruffy beard and heavy set.

He was wearing a black baseball hat, a black hoodie, a black windbreaker with fluorescent green panels on the arms, black shorts and flip flops.

The vehicle was a 2006-2008 Ford Escape XLT, greenish in colour and last seen headed north toward County Rd. 3.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the OPP.

Gleaners participating in MPP Food Sort Day

Tomorrow (Friday) is National Hunger Awareness Day and  Belleville Mayor Taso Christopher and Bay of Quinte MPP Todd Smith will be going where not many people get to go.

They will be taking a tour of Gleaner’s Food Bank as a way to see that hunger is not just a Belleville issue before they begin the MPP Sort.

Susanne Quinlan, Director of Operations says they begin the MPP Food Sort Day with a tour of the site to help dispel some myths about what they do.

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Susanne Quinlan, director of operations, says September is now recognized as National Hunger Awareness Month and MPPs across the country are participating in this event, but they’ve been involved since the beginning.

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The MPP Food Sort runs from 9 a.m. until noon.

Seniors Fair in Marmora Friday

This Friday, seniors are the focus of attention in Marmora.

There is a seniors fair at the Marmora Community Centre from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m.

There will be numerous vendors on hand providing medical and health information, volunteering opportunities, transportation information and more.

There are also a number of door prizes available to be won.

Police participate in vehicle highway safety inspections

Quinte West OPP Detachment Commander Inspector Christina Reive (Photo/Quinte News).

Quinte West OPP recently participated in a vehicle inspection initiative on Quinte West highways.

The campaign took place on September 13 and involved the Quinte West detachment, OPP Highway Safety Division, Kingston Police, MOE and MTO.

There were 39 inspections completed leading to 23 charges. Sixteen of those charges were maintenance-related says Detachment Commander Christina Reive.

Officers seized four licence plates removing those vehicles from the highway.

The OPP are reminding the public to keep regular maintenance up to date and keep your motor vehicle and trailers in safe working condition.

New high temperature record

Just a couple of days after we set a new high temperature record, the Quinte region has done it again.

According to readings taken by Environment Canada at CFB Trenton, the temperature yesterday (Tuesday) reached 28.9 degrees.

The previous record for a September 18 was set just last year when the temperature reached 28.1 degrees.

The lowest temperature on Sept. 18 was set in 1990 at 0.4 degrees.

Quinte Conservation to begin ice control dam inspections

Moira River January 2018. (Photo: Quinte News)

Over the next few weeks Quinte Conservation staff will begin their annual dam inspections on ice control dams.

Water Resources Manager Christine McClure says they will be operating the valves to make sure they are in working order.

Residents may notice a decrease in water levels above each structure on the Moira River in Belleville.

Ice Control Dams help to create a stable ice sheet over the flowing water below. The dams do not impede the natural flow of the river and they are not operated to control the flow of water.

The Belleville ice control dams play a critical role in protecting downtown Belleville from flooding caused by ice jams.

40th anniversary for Centre Hastings Fire Station One

The Central Hastings Fire Department is celebrating a milestone anniversary.

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the establishment of the Centre Hasting Fire Department Station 1.

Two of the original firefighters, Stuart Kerby and Mike Kerby, are still active members with the department.

To celebrate the anniversary, there will be an open house with a barbecue and demonstrations on Saturday from 1 to 5 p.m. at Station 1 in Ivanhoe.

The theme will be fire prevention.

Stolen van located in the Maritimes

A van reported stolen from a Quinte West business on Monday morning has been located in Nova Scotia.

OPP say the vehicle was located by the Cape Breton Regional Police yesterday (Tuesday) in North Sydney.
The vehicle is described as  a 2015 white GMC Savana van bearing Ontario licence plate AM35323.

Anyone with information regarding the investigation is requested to contact the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) at 1-888-310-1122, should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), where you may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2000.

Police identify boater pulled from Trent Severn Waterway

Police have identified the man who was pulled from the water in the Trent Severn Waterway earlier this month.

OPP say that 87 year-old Peter Cox of Belleville was found unconscious and face down in the water at Lock 4 of the waterway on September 7th.

Emergency services were called to the scene and the man’s body was found below the water.

He was pulled to shore and resuscitation attempts were unsuccessful.

Cox was pronounced dead at the scene.

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