Loyalist College enters agreement with York University

Loyalist College has signed a pathway agreement with York University which will provide eligible Animation, Journalism & Communications and Film & TV Production diploma graduates the opportunity to enter York’s Consecutive Bachelor of Education (BEd) in Technological Education program.

“This pathway enhances educational opportunities for Loyalist graduates and opens doors in a dynamic field of study they may not have otherwise considered,” said Ann Drennan, Senior Vice-President Academic and Chief Learning Officer at Loyalist.

York’s program complies with the Ontario College of Teachers’ requirements to be eligible for an Ontario Teaching Certificate as a teacher of Technological Education in an Ontario secondary school. This full-time, professional degree program is offered at York’s Keele campus. It includes coursework, school and community practicum placements in the Toronto area, and the opportunity to be involved in student life and international learning. It also provides the opportunity to earn advanced standing credits towards a Master of Education (MEd) degree at York.

“York University is very pleased to be able to increase access to the teaching profession for Loyalist graduates who have expertise in the broad-based technologies aligned with Ontario’s curriculum,” said Chloë Brushwood Rose, Associate Dean, Academic Programs in the Faculty of Education.

The program requires 60 credits offered in two consecutive Fall/Winter sessions in addition to meeting Loyalist’s program requirements. Students who successfully complete the York program will receive a BEd in Technological Education degree granted by the Senate of York University.


Plane makes emergency landing in Port Hope

A pilot escaped injury following an emergency landing in a Port Hope field Saturday evening.

According to Northumberland News, the plane reportedly experienced mechanical difficulties and landed on a property on Oak Hill Road, east of Cold Springs Camp Road in Port Hope around 6:30 p.m. yesterday.

The pilot was reported as the only occupant on the plane.

The owner of the property was not at home at the time of the landing, according to police.

Northumberland OPP, fire crews and paramedics responded to the scene.

Quinte area fire departments busy

Fire destroyed a big barn west of the village of Stirling Saturday night.

The Stirling-Rawdon Fire Department was called to a farm at 572 Merrick Road shortly after 6 o’clock.

Firefighters managed to move 25 cows away from danger, but the barn burned to the ground.

There were no injuries.

Tanker support was provided by the Centre Hastings and Trent Hills fire departments.

Hot spots continue to be doused Sunday morning.

The cause is under investigation.

Meantime at around 1 o’clock Sunday morning, the Centre Hastings Fire Department was called to a fire at a house at 804 Lahey Road. Firefighters left around 2:30, leaving the house in the hands of the owners.

Also, Madoc Township firefighters were called to a burning hay baler on Barry Road near the hamlet of Cooper, north of Madoc.

No further detail on these fires is available.

Man charged in domestic assault incident

(File photo: John Spitters/Quinte News)

A 30-year old east-end Belleville man has been arrested and charged as a result of a domestic assault investigation.

The Belleville Police investigation began Friday when reasonable grounds were formed for the arrest of the man.

Following the domestic incident, the man left the area and police weren’t able to find him until yesterday.

The man was charged with multiple counts of domestic assault, one count of mischief, 3 counts of uttering threats of bodily harm or death and one count of breaching a Probation Order.

He was held in custody for a Show Cause Hearing.

Jr. Bulls win, Rebels lose big, Dukes in Markham

A solid showing from the Raldane Welding Peewee AE Jr Bulls last night.

They blanked the Ajax Knights by a score of 4-0.

Nicholas Hibbert led the way with two goals, Thomas Vandervoort and Rylee Cotten added a goal and an assist each.

Braeden Davis and Davin Osmond chipped in with a pair of assists. Other helpers went to Jacob Donohue and Nolan Hemming.

Kaleb Parkinson posted the shutout between the pipes.

In Jr C play, the Campbellford Rebels got off to an ugly start to their Provincial Junior C Season, losing 12-0 to the Port Hope Panthers.

Mike Ellis and Nathan Walford split time in net in the loss.

Tonight Napanee visits Gananoque at 7 p.m. and the Picton Pirates play their season opener in Amherstview versus the Jets.

In the OJHL, the Wellington Dukes head to Markham to take on the Royals in an afternoon contest. Puck drop is 1:30 p.m from the Markham Centennial Centre. The Dukes have earned a point from all three of their games so far.

Junior Hockey Roundup- Sept 15/17

Golden Hawks claim first win of the season

The veteran offensive guns came out to play for the Trenton Golden Hawks and they were rewarded with a 6-4 victory over the Whitby Fury.

Captain Mac Lewis and Rex Moe each scored twice, while Michael Silveri and Caleb Boman added single tallies.

Silveri, Brandon Marinelli and Max Ewart added two assists each and Lewis, Cal Walker, Gage Stephney, Jake Behse and Zach Senecal contributed single helpers.

Four of Trenton’s six goals came on specialty teams (three powerplay goals, one shorthanded)

Carson Poulin’s 29 saves was good enough to earn him his first win as a Golden Hawk.

Final shots favoured Trenton 37-33.

The G-Hawks will head to Buffalo next week for the Governor’s Showcase, playing North York Wednesday afternoon and Milton Thursday afternoon.

Dukes fight back after shaky start, falls in double overtime

The Wellington Dukes resilient effort was enough to earn them a single point, but not the win, as they fell 5-4 in double overtime in their home opener to the Kingston Voyageurs.

The Dukes were down 4-1 after one period, but following a goaltending change from Creed Jones to Pierce Nelson, the Dukes received a spark and tied the game with three straight second period markers.

Jackson Arcan and Eric Uba each recorded a goal and an assist, while Jeffrey Burridge and Eric Uba added single goals.

Keegan Ferguson assisted twice and Declan Carlile, Alec Tiley, Zach Uens and Nelson Powers drew one assist each.

Jones made just six saves on 10 shots and Nelson blocked 25 of 26 shots.

Final shots favoured Wellington 41-36.

The Dukes are in Markham at 1:30 p.m. for a Sunday matinee affair.

Raiders drop season opener to Port Hope

Four third period goals did the Napanee Raiders in their Jr. C season opener Friday night in a 5-1 loss to the Port Hope Panthers.

Riley Steeves scored Napanee’s only goal late, assisted by Justynn Steven and Riley Manion.

Jeremy Piazzi stopped 29 of 34 shots in the loss in goal.

The Raiders visit Gananoque Sunday night.

G-Hawks let chances slip in loss to Voyageurs

Mac Lewis had a three-point night Thursday in a 5-3 loss to the Kingston Voyageurs.
(Photo by Alex D’Addese / OJHL Images)

The Trenton Golden Hawks didn’t have a whole lot of luck on their side in a 5-3 loss to the Kingston Voyageurs on the road Thursday night.

The G-Hawks got many chances, but were thwarted by posts, big saves by Kingston goaltender Trevor Withers and missed open nets.

Captain Mac Lewis had a pair of goals, including one shorthanded, and an assist, and Scoley Dow had the other tally.

Other assists went to Michael Silveri and Zach Senecal.

Carson Poulin stopped 35 of 39 Kingston shots in his first regular season start as a Golden Hawk

Trenton will look to rebound tomorrow night when they welcome in another East division rival, the Whitby Fury, for an 8 p.m. puck drop.

United Way announces campaign goal

The United Way/Community Living Prince Edward Dinner and Golf Tournament saw an impressive turnout Thursday evening. (Photo Brock Ormond/Quinte News)

United Way Hastings & Prince Edward, in partnership with Community Living Prince Edward, has officially announced their 2017 campaign goal.

The United Way is looking to raise $1,97 million in funds for the upcoming season, a large part of it to support community programs that help immediate needs of people in the community.

The announcement was made at a dinner at Wellington’s Essroc Arena following CLPE’s Time for Nine… and Wine and Dine golf tournament, held Thursday afternoon at Wellington on the Lake Golf Course.

Acting Director of United Way Hastings & Prince Edward Melanie Cressman revealed the agency’s campaign goal as $1,970,000 at a dinner at Essroc Arena Thursday evening. (Photo: Brock Ormond/Quinte News)

Acting Director of Fundraising for the United Way Melanie Cressman explains how the money will be used.

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Cressman also mentioned United Way supports over 100 programs through 40 agencies in the Quinte region, including Community Living Prince Edward.

CLPE Executive Director Susan Trevorton says her organization and the United Way have had a good long-standing relationship.

She explains how the event came together.

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Executive Director of Community Living Prince Edward Susan Trevorton says a portion of the money raised from United Way’s campaign will go to support affordable housing for people in the community. (Photo: Brock Ormond/Quinte News)

Because of their partnership with the United Way, Trevorton adds that some of the funds raised during the campaign will go towards supporting affordable housing.

A silent auction was held and prizes were given out as part of the campaign launch event.

Prizes were handed out as part of a silent auction, including locally made products like the County’s Vader’s Maple Syrup. (Photo: Brock Ormond/Quinte News)

Missing man from Havelock heading to Belleville

25-year old Matthew Rivera, missing since early August 2017. (Photo: OPP Communications East Region/Twitter)

A missing 25-year old man from Havelock is believed to be on his way to Belleville.

Matthew Rivera was last seen in early August of this year in Havelock-Belmont Methuen Township and may be heading to the Quinte region, according to OPP.

Rivera is described as 5 foot 7, 154 lbs., with brown hair and brown eyes.

Please contact Peterborough County OPP if you know of his whereabouts.

Kingston Fire & Rescue acquires experienced fire chief

Kingston Fire & Rescue will be getting extra reinforcement from an experienced fire serviceman next month.

According to the Kingston Whig-Standard, Kevin Donaldson is expected to leave his position as general manager and fire chief of the Greater Napanee Fire Department and head to Kingston for an October 2 start date.

Donaldson started his career as a volunteer firefighter with Stone Mills Township Fire in 1995, eventually becoming deputy fire chief of that department in 2011.

He then made the move to Napanee in 2014, becoming deputy chief and promoted to chief shortly after.

Donaldson says he is looking forward to being a part of a large, busy community and working with a larger, professional department.

Belleville Police Briefs- Sept. 10/17

(Photo: John Spitters/ Quinte News)

The Belleville Police Service responded to 72 calls for service between September 9th, 2017 at 5:00 a.m. and September 10th, 2017 at 5:00 a.m.

Wanted Male-Arrested

Belleville, Ont – On the 9th of September at 9:20 p.m. members of the Belleville Police Service Street Crime Unit located a wanted male in the Bleecker Ave. and Station Street area. An 18-year-old male was arrested on the outstanding warrant and further charged with breaching a probation order. He will be held for a bail hearing on the 11th of September 2017.

Impaired driver

Belleville – Ont. On the 9th of September shortly before midnight police stopped a vehicle on Moira St. E. with regards to a traffic violation. The investigating officer detected the odor of an alcoholic beverage on the male driver’s breath and issued him a roadside demand resulting in a fail. The 32-year-old Belleville resident was arrested and taken to The Belleville Police Service where he was later released on a promise to appear with a September court date charged with driving while over the legal limit.

Breach of Undertaking

Belleville, Ont. – On the 10th of September 2017 shortly after midnight, police responded to a disturbance call at a north end business where a male was being subdued by staff for causing a disturbance while inside the establishment. The 19-year-old Belleville resident was arrested by police upon their arrival. Investigation revealed that the male was on an undertaking for current charges before the court and was in violation of his conditions with regards to his curfew and non-alcohol consumption. He is being held for a bail hearing on the 11th of September 2017 on charges of two counts of breach of his undertaking.


Belleville, Ont. – On the 10th of September 2017 at approximately 1:20 a.m. police responded to a call of an assault at a Cannifton Rd. address where one male assaulted another male in a parking lot. As a result of their investigation, police arrested a 40-year-old Belleville resident who is being held for a bail hearing on the 11th of September on charges of assault and breach of probation for not keeping the peace and being of good behaviour.

Public intoxication

Belleville, Ont. – At approximately 2:00 a.m. on the 10th of September police responded to a disturbance call at a north end establishment where two males were arrested for public intoxication. Both males were released in the morning with fines for being intoxicated in a public place.

Dukes comeback falls short in double OT loss

Wellington Dukes captain Colin Doyle notched three points in his team’s first game of the season Saturday, a 6-5 double overtime loss to the Burlington Cougars.
(Photo by Kevin Sousa / OJHL Images)

Despite a four-goal third period to erase a three-goal deficit, the Wellington Dukes fell just short to the Burlington Cougars in a 6-5 double-overtime thriller Saturday afternoon.

The Dukes got a pair of goals and an assist from captain Colin Doyle, a goal and an assist from returnee Mitchell Martan and single tallies from newcomers Jeffrey Burridge and Teddy McGeen. Former Quinte Red Devil Daniel Panetta added two assists, with other helpers coming from Eric Uba, Andrew Rinaldi, Declan Carlile and Alec Tiley.

Goaltender Creed Jones stopped 31 of 37 shots in the Dukes crease in the loss.

The Dukes had a strong day on special teams, scoring three times on the powerplay and once shorthanded.

Shots favoured Wellington 55-37.

The Dukes are back in action on the road Sunday afternoon at 3:30 p.m. versus the Milton Icehawks.