Stabbing in Amherstview

The town of Amherstview, near Kingston, was the scene of a serious stabbing last night.

According to Kingston Region News, the male stabbing victim reportedly entered the nearby Golden Star Restaurant at Loyalist Plaza off Bath Road with head wounds, and indicated the suspects also took money from him.

They allegedly stole his wallet and attempted to steal his cellphone.

The man’s injuries are not life-threatening.

Police are believed to be looking for suspects in the incident.

Damaged vehicle leads to arrest


A Belleville Police officer’s discovery of a damaged vehicle in the city led to the arrest of a driver.

Early Sunday morning, around 2 a.m, the officer was driving on Pinnacle Street, near Station Street when he noticed the vehicle had gone over the median after an accident.

The female driver was attempting to drive away but was unable to, due to the heavy damage to the vehicle.

The officer arrested the woman. Police say breath samples taken at the station found her to be well over the legal limit.

Twenty-three-year-old Amanda McMullin of Quinte West is charged with impaired operation of a motor vehicle and driving with over 80 mg of alcohol in the blood.

McMullin was released on a promise to appear with a court date in December.

Domestic charge in Belleville

A Prince Edward County man was arrested following a disturbance in Belleville early Sunday morning.

Around 1:30 a.m., Belleville Police were called to a North Front Street business and arrested the 25-year-old man, following an investigation.

The man was charged with domestic assault and mischief under $5000. He was released from custody on a promise to appear in court in December.

The accused’s name will not be released due to the nature of the charges.

Expansion coming for Marmora aggregates company

Representatives from Coloured Aggregates received a $100,000 grant from the CFDC North & Central Hastings and South Algonquin, through the Eastern Ontario Development Program, on November 17, 2017. (Photo: Submitted / Hastings-Lennox and Addington MP Mike Bossio)

A Marmora-based company, which provides stone products to architects, contractors and builders, has received a significant financial boost from the Eastern Ontario Development Program.

The Community Futures Development Corporation of North and Central Hastings-South Algonquin, has awarded $100,000 to Coloured Aggregates, to expand and improve its product line.

The money will be used to add a new computerized sorting system to the already state-of-the-art facility, which will allow for the addition of new products and the expansion of ones currently being developed.

The investment will also protect six jobs at the Marmora location, add two more positions and create extended local economic spinoff, with local contractors being used to construct and install the new equipment.

Coloured Aggregates has been around since 1972 and also has a location in Aurora, north of Toronto, supplying various types and colours of minerals, crushed aggregates and sand.

Local business swinging for the fences

(Photo Courtesy: Belleville Pitch and Hit Facebook page)

A “Christmas Miracle” is needed for a local business to stay open.

Belleville Pitch and Hit on Sidney Street in the Hilden Square is potentially closing its doors by December 1st if there is not enough support raised.

Co-owners Sofija Reston and her partner Merl Riehl, the vice president of Belleville Minor Baseball, recently started a Go Fund Me account for the public to help them raise $10,000.

So far only $225 has been raised.

Reston says they started this endeavor for the young kids in the community who were looking to train and says it’s been difficult to earn support from sponsors.

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Pitch and Hit includes six fully automated batting cages – the only one of its kind in Ontario, a tee area and a pitching lane.

Reston explains the difficulty of getting people returning during the winter months.

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You can check our their GoFundMe page here: https://www.gofundme.com/help-keep-indoor-batting-cages-here

OPP not taking public funds for community program

 

The Ontario Provincial Police are reminding people to verify the legitimacy of any organization that attempts to solicit funds from the public.

Recently, several OPP detachments received a number of inquiries from residents asking about police-related organizations calling to solicit funds for its Community Bear Program.

Through sponsorship, OPP officers give black and white teddy bears to children they encounter when faced with traumatic situations such as motor vehicle collisions.

The OPP says while many officers are involved in worthy charities on their personal time, they don’t solicit funds from members of the public for its Community Bear Program or any other OPP program.

They also say that any aggressive incidents of soliciting funds can be reported to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre by dialing 1-888-495-8501 or through their website.

Roof damage to Stirling fire hall

(Photo: Stirling Rawdon)

Some members of the Stirling Rawdon Fire Department were called into action Saturday, but not because of a fire.

They responded because of damage to the roof of their own fire hall, caused by a leak at the recently built municipal building on Stirling Marmora Road.

The incident occurred shortly after 1 p.m.

The leak was quickly fixed.

The building’s roof has been an issue for some time.

Dukes lose penalty-filled contest


The Wellington Dukes took a tough 6-1 road loss at the hands of the Aurora Tigers Saturday night.

It was a penalty filled affair, with 110 minutes combined between the two teams.

Jackson Arcan had Wellington’s only goal.

The Dukes are off until Friday, when they host the Cobourg Cougars at Essroc Arena. However, they’ll send six players to the Eastern Canada Cup in Trenton, which starts Monday.

In Jr. C, the Campbellford Rebels lost a busy offensive contest 8-5 to the Gananoque Islanders.

Mike Chambers, Benny Scarr-Cromas and Matt Moran all recorded two points each for Campbellford.

Another low temperature record set

(Photo: Pixabay)

There was another low temperature record set in the Quinte region yesterday, November 11.

The temperature got down to minus 11.3 degrees celsius as measured at CFB Trenton.

That was a little colder than the record of minus 9.4 degrees, set in 1976.

Traffic lights on tap for Belleville Council

Belleville council June 27/17.(Photo: John Spitters / Quintenews).

It could get a lot easier to turn out of the Quinte Sports and Wellness Centre soon, depending on what Belleville City Council decides on Tuesday.

Staff have submitted a report suggesting traffic lights be installed at the south entrance of the complex, which would require no utility relocations, or significant realignment of lanes.

A plan for signals at the north entrance may come forward in the 2018 budget.

The project has a price tag of about $40,000, with that money coming from the Pedestrian Crossings Improvement Capital Account.

G-Hawks win in O.T., Dukes tie, Raiders victorious

WHITBY, ON – NOV 4, 2017: Ontario Junior Hockey League game between the Whitby Fury and the Trenton Golden Hawks, James Povall #72 of the Trenton Golden Hawks protects the crease during the third period.
(Photo by Andy Corneau / OJHL Images)

G-Hawks pull out overtime win

Two Trenton Golden Hawks – Shaun Bily and James Povall – were difference makers in a 3-2 overtime win on home ice over the Aurora Tigers.

Bily scored the game winner with 27 seconds remaining in overtime and Povall turned away 43 shots between the pipes in a brilliant showing.

Other G-Hawks goals went to Max Ewart and Tiger McDonald, his first in a Trenton uniform.

Mac Lewis and Caleb Boman each assisted on two Trenton goals, Steven Elliott and Michael Silveri also recorded helpers.

Trenton is off for a week until next Friday, when they visit Pickering for a 7:30 p.m. start.

Dukes deadlocked with Newmarket

For the second straight Friday night, 70 minutes of hockey in the County didn’t produce a winner, as the Wellington Dukes skated to a 4-4 tie with the Newmarket Hurricanes.

Geoff Lawson, Ben Evans, Mitchell Martan and Eric Uba all scored for the Dukes. Another standout performance went to Declan Carlile with two assists.

Jonah Capriotti made 31 saves in net.

The Dukes are on the road Saturday night in Aurora to take on the Tigers.

Raiders blank Pirates

The Napanee Raiders outshot the Picton Pirates 40-19 in a 5-0 victory.

Austin Labelle scored twice, Riley Steeves and Ryan Casselman each notched a goal and an assist.

Jeremy Piazzi earned the shutout for Napanee.

Late lead slips away from G-Hawks

PICKERING, ON – OCT 27, 2017: Ontario Junior Hockey League game between the Pickering Panthers and the Trenton Golden Hawks. Shaun Bily #24 of the Trenton Golden Hawks passes the puck.
(Photo by John Lewis / OJHL Images)

Two third-period goals from the Markham Royals sunk the Trenton Golden Hawks in a 3-2 score.

Shaun Bily scored both Trenton goals in the game, with assists going to newest G-Hawk Tiger McDonald, Zach Senecal and Michael Silveri.

James Povall made 27 saves in his fourth straight start.

Shots favoured Markham 30-26.

Next action for Trenton is Friday in their annual Remembrance Day game versus the Aurora Tigers. Puck drop is 8 p.m. from the Duncan McDonald Community Gardens.