House fire in Tweed

There was a house fire in Tweed yesterday afternoon.

The blaze occurred at a home on Victoria Street South, commonly known to many as Highway 37.

Two families lived in the home, but no one was home at the time of the fire.

There was serious damage done to the home’s interior.

No one was injured and the cause is under investigation.

Quinte West Minor Bantam Hawks victorious, G-Hawks go to Stouffville

In local minor hockey action, the Quinte West Minor Bantam Hawks pulled off a solid 3-1 win over the Burlington Eagles in their OMHA playoff final.

Ethan Scaletta, Dawson Douglas and Michael Patrick (into an empty net) all scored for the Hawks.

They lead their series two games to one, with a chance to wrap it up this evening in game four. The contest goes at 6:30 at the Duncan McDonald Memorial Gardens.

Sticking with Trenton, the town’s junior squad will suit up for a playoff game of their own.

The Golden Hawks are in Stouffville this afternoon to take on the Spirit for a matinee affair beginning at 2:30. The G-Hawks lead the series 1-0.

You can catch the action on CJBQ and starting at 2:20 with Tim Durkin live from Stouffville.

Panthers beat Raiders in Game 1

The Napanee Raiders and Port Hope Panthers hooked up for a third straight year in the Jr C hockey playoffs and it was the hometown Panthers claiming a game 1 victory last night by a score of 4-0.

Four different Panthers scored goals, top defenceman Cameron McGill had three assists and Sheldon Calbury stopped all 14 shots he faced in net for the shutout.

Jeremy Wasson kept 33 of 37 pucks out of his net in the loss.

Game 2 goes tonight in Napanee starting at 7:30.

No rainfall record Saturday

It was a wet one yesterday and the Quinte region received a lot of rain, but not quite enough for a new rainfall record,

According to Environment Canada using measurements taken from CFB Trenton, 21.4 mm of rain fell yesterday (Saturday).

The most rain that’s ever fallen on a February 25 locally was 22.9 mm.

That day occurred in 1961.

New local craft beer association launched

A new organization has blossomed in Canada’s largest rural craft beer and cider region.

The Bay of Quinte Craft Association is made up of 10 established breweries and 8 breweries in development, 4 established cider makers, and 2 in development for a total of 24 craft beer and cider makers.

They include County Road and Barley Days breweries and Apple Falls Ciders among many others.

Quintevation supports the organization, as chairman Ryan Williams says they feel the industry can grow immensely in the region.

Visit www.quinte for more information.

Trenton ties, Dukes are victorious, Napanee takes early series lead

The Trenton Golden Hawks sported pink jerseys for breast cancer awareness in their game against the Georgetown Raiders Friday night. Photo: Tim Durkin/Quinte News

On a special night in Trenton, the hometown Golden Hawks engaged the Georgetown Raiders in a fierce best-on-best battle, ending up with a 2-2 tie in their Pink in the Rink game.

Trenton forward Mac Lewis picked up a goal in the first and assisted on Anthony Sorrentino’s game-tying marker in the third period.

He describes the overall atmosphere inside the Duncan McDonald Memorial Gardens.


Chris Janzen turned aside 42 of 44 shots in net. Trenton’s next game is Sunday afternoon in Newmarket

Meanwhile in the County, the Wellington Dukes earned a 5-2 victory over the Pickering Panthers on the strength of a pair of two goal games from Brody Morris and Rory Milne.

Morris also added an assist for a three point night and first star honours.

Nic Mucci added the other tally for the Dukes and Connor Ryckman was his usual steady self in net, shielding 36 pucks from the net.

The Dukes will restart things with Pickering Sunday evening at 6:30. CJBQ has the broadcast starting at 6:20.

And in Jr C playoff action, the Napanee Raiders edged the Gananoque Islanders 2-1 to take a 1-0 series lead in their best of seven series.

Sean Robertson and Griffen Conger scored for Napanee and Jeremy Wasson’s 14 saves were good enough to earn the win in goal.

Game 2 goes Sunday night at 7:10.

Two minor collisions on snowy Sunday

The snowy, slippery weather has caused a couple of collisions in the Quinte region.

In Belleville, two vehicles crashed into each other at the corner of Pinnacle and Station streets. Injuries were reported in that accident, no word on severity. Belleville Fire, Police and EMS all attended the scene.

And west of Brighton, two vehicles collided on the 401 Eastbound near Lake Road. No injuries reported in that crash.

Both collisions happened around 9 this morning.

Jr. Bulls lose in OMHA Playdowns

The Harmony Homes Minor Peewee AE Jr. Bulls lost a 6-4 contest in the Lakeshore Quarter Finals to the Peterborough Minor Petes yesterday.

Christian Streek, Davin Osmond and Braeden Davis all picked up a pair of points in the loss.

Braeden Reid was in net for the Bulls.

Chimney fire in Quinte West

A quick response from Quinte West Firefighters saved a house from going up in flames in north Murray ward yesterday morning.

Quinte West fire station number six responded around 10:30 to a chimney fire at 455, the Ninth Concession of Murray.

Quinte West Fire Chief John Whelan.


Chief Whelan says there was $70,000 worth of damages in the fire.

No injuries were reported.

Local junior hockey roundup

As per usual for a Friday night in the Quinte region, it was a busy evening for hockey.

The Wellington Dukes fell 6-2 to the Markham Royals, as heard on CJBQ last night. Kyle Prendel and Nic Mucci scored for the Dukes, while Evan Foley pitched in with a pair of assists. Victor-Olivier Courchesne stopped 32 pucks before being ejected in controversial fashion towards the end of the second period.

Dukes head coach/GM Marty Abrams with his comments on that incident.


Connor Ryckman took over and made nine saves on 11 shots the rest of the way.

Final shots favoured Markham 47-37. Wellington is back in action Sunday when they head to Aurora to wrap up a busy weekend. Game time 7 p.m., CJBQ on the air at 6:50 for Prinzen Ford Sales of Bloomfield.

Meanwhile, the Trenton Golden Hawks were involved in a 6-2 result as well, only they were on the winning side of that count versus the Stouffville Spirit.

Anthony Sorrentino, Jeremy Pullara (two goals, one assist each) and Liam Morgan (three assists) paced the offensive attack for Trenton with three points each.

Lucas Brown and Mac Lewis added the other goals for the G-Hawks.

Chris Janzen stopped 28 shots in the victory.

Final shots favoured Trenton largely, 61-30. Next action for the G-Hawks is a stop in Kingston next Thursday. That one will also be on CJBQ for Eastern Overhead Doors.

And in Jr C play, a Justynn Steven natural hat-trick in the second period lifted the Napanee Raiders over the Picton Pirates 5-2.

Tyler Ignazzitto and Chris Rogalsky added other markers for Napanee. Trey Maracle and former Raider Jordon Cannons replied for the Pirates.

Jeremy Wasson turned aside 22 shots in the win, Aaron Young made 41 saves in a losing cause.

Wastewater Maintenance in Picton

If you’re driving in the Picton area today, you may want to avoid Church Street, as there will be ongoing emergency watermain leak repairs taking place.

Officials from Prince Edward County say to avoid the area from now until about 7 p.m., as lane restrictions or closures are expected.

Watermain repairs will not impact water quality; however residents living within the affected area may experience pressure fluctuations, temporary loss of pressure and coloured water. The water remains safe to drink throughout the duration of leak detection.

County Wastewater crews say that if coloured water is experienced, customers are encouraged to flush their water lines at the cold water tap nearest to the water metre once maintenance is complete.

For more information, contact the County of Prince Edward Water and Wastewater Emergency Afterhours line.

Early morning disturbance in Belleville

There was a big brawl on a Belleville parking lot early this morning.

City police were called to a fight involving several men on North Front Street shortly after 2 o’clock.

Police say a baseball bat was involved.

A suspect ran from police but was quickly caught and arrested.

A 22 year old Belleville man was charged with Domestic Assault and Possession of a Dangerous Weapon.

A 23 year old female victim was not injured.