Belleville bike lane banter

New proposals for Belleville Bike Lanes (Photo: City of Belleville)


The City of Belleville is getting set to approve changes to bike lanes throughout the city.

The following proposals are what council will look to approve.


Proposed locations for bike lanes (City of Belleville)


There were some concerns and changes to original proposals, which had lanes on Station Street from Cannifton Road to Farley Avenue, however traffic volume brought this proposal back to the drawing board.

Some complaints over the bike lane proposals included the loss of parking spots.

Council needs to re-open the bylaw to remove some parking spots.


Belleville Council will pore over the proposal Monday at Council at 4 p.m.

Thurlow ward road work

Belleville City Council will look at approving a tender for more than one million dollars in road work.

Staff has recommended that Greenwood Paving out of Pembroke be approved for the work, with the lowest bid of $1.12 million plus HST.

The repaving is more than 16 kilometres in Thurlow ward and includes five kilometres of Thrasher Road, and all of Scuttlehole Road.

Belleville Council meets at 4 p.m. Monday at Bellevlle City Hall.

Deputation discussion for Belleville Council

Belleville Council will have three deputations before them Monday afternoon.

Chamber CEO Jill Raycroft will update council of 2018 events, which include Canada Day, Waterfront, Flavours of Fall and the Santa Claus Parade.

Richard Hughes, with the Hastings County Historical Society, and Maryann Post with the Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Advocacy Group will also talk to the horseshoe.

Council meets at 4 p.m. at Belleville City Hall.


Getting verbal about Veridian

(Photo: Tim Durkin/ Quinte News)


Belleville residents will get a chance to discuss hydro, and a possible merger, involving the city’s electrical supplier.

Veridian Connections, which the City of Belleville has a 13 percent stake in, will be up for discussion during a public portion Monday afternoon.

Residents are invited to discuss the merger with Whitby Hydro.

Veridian President and CEO Michael Angemeer told city council the merger would mean Belleville’s profit share would go from 13 percent to 9 percent, but the increase in the number of customers to 165,000 would increase the profit to $21.9 million, for a similar 17 year period.

If approved by all partners, the new energy services company could go into effect in 2019.

Belleville Council meets at 4:00 pm, at Belleville City Hall

Belleville city hall (File photo: Mary Thomas/Quinte News)

$1 million White smile

A Stirling-Rawdon man is celebrating with a seven figure cheque.

Gary White won $1 million in the April 7th Lotto 6/49 draw.

The winning ticket was purchased at Pro One Stop on North Street in Stirling.

Time for trash bash

The Quinte Trash Bash is this weekend.

It takes place Saturday around the Quinte region.

See full details below.

Township of Tyendinaga

Municipal Office, 859 Melrose Rd. 
Pick up supplies and drop off collected litter from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.  There will be a free BBQ, hosted by the Foxboro Melrose Lions Club, beginning at 11 a.m.

Supply kits are also available for advance pickup at Tyendinaga Township Office

Township Rep: Raeanne McGuinness

(613) 396-1944

Quinte West & Batawa

NEW LOCATION for Quinte West

Public Works Consolidated Operations Centre, 177 North Murray St, Trenton
Pick up supplies and drop off collected litter from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Enjoy a free pancake breakfast at 8:30 a.m. and BBQ beginning at 11 a.m.

Bata Shoe Factory Site, Plant St. 
Pick up supplies and drop off collected litter from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. A free BBQ lunch will follow.

Supply kits will also be available for advance pickup at Quinte West City Hall and the Frankford Office.

City Rep: Jeff Shortt

(613) 392-2841 ext. 4484


City of Belleville

Pick up supplies from 9 a.m. to 1 .pm. at the following locations:

  • Quinte Exhibition & Raceway (corner of Bridge St. and Sidney St.)
  • Quinte Secondary School (front entrance)
  • Cascade Park (on Cascade Blvd. off Sidney St.)

Drop off collected litter from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Quinte Exhibition & Raceway grounds (corner of Bridge St. and Sidney St.).

Supply kits will also be available for advance pickup at City Hall and Public Works (75 Wallbridge Cres).

City Rep: Taylor Dall

(613) 967-3200 ext. 3219



Prince Edward County

Pick up supplies and drop off collected litter from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the following locations:

  • Ameliasburgh/Roblin Lake Park
  • Sandy Hook Rd. Public Works/Sand Dome – 75 County Rd. 1
  • Milford Town Hall – 3076 County Rd. 10

Supply kits will also be available for advance pickup at Shire Hall.

County Rep: Tanya Delaney

(613) 476-2148 ext. 4004

High School Students – Need Volunteer Hours?

Participating in Quinte Trash Bash counts!  Students can register for Trash Bash in Belleville, Prince Edward County, Quinte West or Tyendinaga Township, and log their time for volunteer hours. Collect litter on the day of the event and contact your City/Township Rep following the event to arrange signing any necessary paperwork.


Glanmore off to The Thunderdome!

The staff at Glanmore National Historic Site in Belleville once again are Canadian champions.

They are competing in the International Museum Dance Off Thunderdome

This is the second time they have been Canadian champions.

On May 14th, you can vote for them to help find a world champion


(Photo: Glanmore National Historic Site)

B-Sens business is good

The Belleville General Hospital Foundation, The Children’s Foundation, United Way of Quinte, Trenton Memorial Hospital Foundation, and The Learning Foundation each accept cheques for $25,000 from The Senators Foundation (Photo: Jason Scourse/ Belleville Senators)


The 2017-18 season is being hailed a success on the business side of things for the Belleville Senators.

In a post season wrap-up, Quinte News talked with Sens COO Rob Mullowney.

He says everything started with great attendance.

Rob Mullowney 1

The average attendance for the season was 3,608, or about 83.5 percent capacity.

He says the school visits, community events, and Fan Fest were all ways of supporting the community, but nothing greater than the 50/50.

Rob Mullowney 2

He says the team enjoys Quinte.

Rob Mullowney 3

Players, staff, volunteers and fans gather for a final picture to wrap (Photo: Matt Tidcombe/ Belleville Senators)


2,101 years of volunteerism honoured

John Thompson received a Volunteer Service Award from MPP Todd Smith (Photo: Ashley Harnden)


2,101 years of service was honoured Wednesday, as the province handed out Volunteer Service Awards.

John Thompson was honoured for 50-plus years community service. He says he began his time with the Lions, but he was needed elsewhere.

John Thompson 1

Paul Deryaw was honoured for 40-plus years with The Scouts. He says he remembers exactly why he got into it.

Paul Deryaw 1

The event took place at the Banquet Centre and included winners from numerous different fields.

A list of winners is available by CLICKING HERE



Hitting the ground on America’s Funniest Videos

A local family got on America’s Funniest Videos this past weekend.

In September 2016, the Prinzen family from Prince Edward County headed to Grundy Lake Provincial Park.

Alyssa Prinzen tried to break right before the water.

The above video hit ABC’s airwaves.

New programs looking to the soul

A new local program is being launched, with the aim of community fellowship and faith development.
It is called Love Your Soul Wednesdays, and it launches this week at Eastminster United Church in Belleville.
The program is called Choosing Love, and it’s presented by Andy Forgie and Allyson Willisom Williams.
It will be paired with music, faith discussion and a bite to eat.
It starts at 5:30 p.m.

Ryan Williams, alongside his wife Allyson, Church Staff Reverend David McMaster, and Program Director Sherrie Tipper and her husband Adam Tipper created Love Your Soul to deconstruct how we look at traditional church, and what we are trying to achieve.

“Who is this event geared towards?” asks Allyson Williams. “Honestly, all are welcome and all are encouraged to join us. We will be unplugging, connecting with each other and listening to live music and a super short but inspiring talk. Who doesn’t love seeing their kids sing and dance, feel safe and accepted with other children? What parent doesn’t like a night off from cooking?”

“It is time we invest in ourselves. Come join us. It isn’t just for families. Anyone who wants to share space with others, connect, and feel more peace in their life is invited. Even if you don’t want any of that and like free pizza and free live music than you are also invited.”

Quarry proposal off to tribunal

After years of waiting in the wings, it appears an application for a quarry license will be going to a tribunal.

A license application by CH Demill Holdings Inc, is headed to the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal, formerly known as the Ontario Municipal Board.

Melrose Quarry is a 60-acre site, northeast of Long’s Quarry, east of Shannonville Road, north of Melrose Road in Tyendinaga Township.

Zoning needs to also be approved before the project goes forward.

Sue Munro with the Citizens Against Melrose Quarry says the proposal has been in the hands of the Ministry of Natural Resources for years.

Citizens Against Melrose Quarry are against the proposal, over concerns regarding the water table

No date for the tribunal has been set.

Tyendinaga Township Clerk Steve Mercer says they have been listed as an objector to the site for now, stating they do not want the project to go forward, until it receives license and zoning approval.


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