PC candidate talks sex ed, seniors and Patrick Brown

Ontario PC Leadership candidate Tanya Granic Allen talked with Conservative Jodie Jenkins (Photo: Tim Durkin/ Quinte News)


Ontario PC Candidate Tanya Granic Allen made a stop in Belleville Wednesday afternoon.

The President of Parents of First Educators visited supporters and restaurant goers at Slapshot Bar and Grill.

She talked with Quinte News about numerous topics, including her main focus, the Liberal Sex Ed Curriculum.

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PC Leadership candidate Tanya Granic Allen talks with to supporters at Slapshot Bar & Grills (Photo: Tim Durkin/ Quinte News)


She did not pull any punches when talking about former leader Patrick Brown.

She says Brown should not be sitting as an MPP.

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Her full interview with Quinte News is below.

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PC Leadership candidate Tanya Granic Allen talks with to supporters at Slapshot Bar & Grills (Photo: Tim Durkin/ Quinte News)

PC candidate Allen visits Belleville

On the heels of the recent visits by Christine Elliott and Doug Ford, another candidate for the Ontario Progresssive Conservative Party stops in Quinte Wednesday

Tanya Granic Allen will stop by Slapshot Bar and Grill.

She will meet with supporters and those in the restaurant from 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm.

G-Hawks honour the RCAF Golden Hawks

Wednesday evening, the Golden Hawks and the City of Quinte West welcome the RCAF Golden Hawks Team for a special ceremony which will include a presentation of game jerseys to the attending members of Hawk One by Quinte West Mayor Jim Harrison, followed by a puck drop.

(1959-60) Wing Commander Fern Villeneuve was to have come, however has been hospitalized. Other dignitaries expected at the event include; 8 Wing Trenton Base Commander Col. Mark Goulden, retired Lt. Col. Dan Dempsey from Victoria, British Columbia, retired Maj. Mike Woodfield from Ottawa, retired Captain Pierre Clement from Gatineau, Quebec, all Hawk One Pilots and Mr. Dave O’Malley, Team Graphic Artist and designer of the Hawk One logo from Ottawa.

This event will be co-hosted by the Golden Hawks organization and the City of Quinte West.

The game will feature the Trenton Golden Hawks and the Stouffville Spirit, 7:20 p.m. on CJBQ, presented by Need-A-Car.

A record year for the Pond Hockey Classic

(l-r) Board Treasurer Amanda Berndt, Wounded Warriors National Program Director Phil Ralph, Event Organizer Jeffrey Moorhouse, Board Member Jay McArthur, Fundraising Coordinator Mike Berhing, Lieutenant Colonel of 436 Spencer Selhi, CWO of 436 Pete Kowalchuck and Trenton Scotiabank Branch Manager Michelle McKay hold a cheque for $70,000 (Photo: Tim Durkin/ Quinte News)


The CFB Trenton Pond Hockey Classic is another resounding success.

At a wrap up event Tuesday morning in Batawa, officials announced that $70,000 was raised from the dinner gala, and the 40-team Pond Hockey Tournament.

The money will be split evenly between Wounded Warriors Canada and the Trenton Memorial Hospital Foundation.

TMHF Executive Director Wendy Warner says the support continues to grow.

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Phil Ralph is the National Program Director for Wounded Warriors Canada, one of the two charities the event supports.

He tells Quinte News it is one of the best events of the year, that helps them support soldiers and their families.

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Jeff Moorhouse, the event organizer, tells Quinte News the community and the charities come together to create a great result.

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This year’s sold out dinner featured a talk by former Minister of Defence Peter MacKay.

Former Minister of Defence Peter MacKay (Photo: Tim Durkin/ Quinte News)

What to expect at Rogers Hometown Hockey!

The City of Belleville and the entire Quinte region is going to see the national spotlight in just over a week.  The Friendly City was selected as one of 24 cities for a broadcast of Rogers Hometown Hockey.

Next Saturday and Sunday (24th/25th) will be filled with events throughout the downtown.

It begins on Saturday at 12 p.m., with the majority of events and activities across from city hall in the Rogers Site.  The Belleville Armouries will have activities as well, including a warming station, food trucks and parking across the road in the former Hotel Quinte lot.  Free shuttle buses will also run downtown from the Quinte Mall (outside the former Sears store).

The Rogers Hometown Hockey Festival includes the Rogers Fan Hub.  There will be interactive experiences, a Zamboni video game, autograph signing with Andrew Raycroft (other NHL Alumni could be named), with free hot chocolate also available.

There is a Hockey Circus Show, the Scotiabank Community Locker Room, the Dodge Family Zone (a chance to win $5,000), the Tim Hortons Ball Hockey Rink, free pizza from Dr. Oetker, the Playmobil Kids Zone, OK Tire Zamboni Pit Stop, live local entertainment and of course the Rogers Hometown Hockey broadcast Sunday night at 7:30 p.m.

The broadcast itself will feature a performance by the Canadian musical group Trans Canada Highwaymen (Steven Page former lead singer for the Barenaked Ladies) Moe Berg (The Pursuit of Happiness), Chris Murphy (Sloan), and Craig Northey (Odds).

The broadcast will be hosted by Tara Sloan and Ron MacLean.  Features on the broadcast will include The Subban Family and their time in Belleville, living with billets Amy McMillan and her son John.  The other feature titled “My Hometown Must” will look at the newly renovated Yardmen Arena, home of the Belleville Senators of the American Hockey League.

More details are expected to roll out over the coming days.


Stabbing in Cobourg

Cobourg Police are looking for a suspect after a stabbing overnight.

Around 1 a.m. Wednesday, a victim walked into Northumberland Hills Hospital, suffering from multiple stab wounds.

The suspect is described as white, mid 20s, unshaven, sandy brown hair, a dark blue toque, wearing glasses.

If you have any information, you are asked to contact Cobourg Police or Crimestoppers.

QW feeds students

Food for Learning Executive Director Maribeth deSnoo and QW Mayor Jim Harrison (Photo: John Spitters/ Quinte News)


Another day, another cheque presentation benefiting the Hastings and Prince Edward Learning Foundation’s Food For Learning’s Feed the Meter Campaign.

On Wednesday, mayor of Quinte West Jim Harrison and others gathered to donate $8,468 collected from parking meters over the Christmas period.

The money will be used to purchase breakfasts and snacks at schools, so students in Quinte West do not go hungry.

Tuesday, the City of Belleville gave the Foundation $13,000.

The Feed The Meter Campaign in downtown Picton continues until the end of this month.

Sandhu Crescent helps The Childrens Foundation

The Children’s Foundation Executive Director Connie Reid, Reenu Sandhu, Kuldeep Sandhu, Belleville Mayor Taso Christopher (Photo: Tim Durkin/ Quinte News)

The owners of a local dental office are hoping a recent act of charity will help their family smile for years to come.

Reenu and Kuldeep Sandhu, owners of Picton Dental Centre, purchased an auction item at the 2016 Children’s Gala fundraiser.  It was to have a street named after them in a west end development in the City of Belleville.

On Tuesday, officials with the municipality, The Children’s Foundation, and the Sandhu’s were on hand to unveil Sandhu Crescent.

Kuldeep Sandhu tells Quinte News it helps his family feel like they belong.

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Mayor Taso Christopher says it is great for the city to team up with the developers and The Children’s Foundation.

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Connie Reid with The Children’s Foundation explains how it all got started.

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The couple donated $5,000 for the naming privileges.

From pockets, to meters, to stomachs

(l-r) Community Development Coordinator Vicki Struthers, Food for Learning Coordinator Kelly Brace, Executive Director Maribeth deSnoo, Mayor Taso Christopher, Food and Logistics Coordinator Sherry Hardie, Don Udall of Vision Transportation at Belleville City Hall (Photo: Tim Durkin/ Quinte News)


It looks like hundreds of local children will be getting food in their stomachs, thanks to change from local parking meters.

Tuesday morning at Belleville City Hall, dignitaries were on hand to unveil a cheque for $13,000 for Food for Learning’s Feed the Meter campaign.

Program Executive Director Maribeth deSnoo.

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She says it helps the program get going each school year.

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Don Udall is with Vision Transportation and says the reason the company donated to the cause was simple.

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Wednesday, Food for Learning will be in Quinte West to announce how much their feed the meter campaign raised.

The County is running their meter campaign until March.

Kelly not only Belleville connection in Pyeongchang

Bjorn Krupp (Photo: Aaron Bell/ OHL Images)

Things around the Belleville Senators have been abuzz about Chris Kelly being named captain for Team Canada’s men’s hockey team at the Pyeongchang Olympic games.

He is not the only connection for Belleville in South Korea however.

Bjorn Krupp played for the Belleville Bulls between 2008 and 2011.  He got in 155 regular season games, picking up 26 points.  Krupp is currently in the German hockey league, playing for Grizzlys Wolfsburg.  He will play for Germany.

Meantime, Jan Mursak spent time with the Bulls during their Memorial Cup year in 2007-08.  The former Detroit Red Wing had 38 points in 31 regular season games for the Bulls.  The Slovenian is with HC Frolunda in the Swedish Elite League.  He will play for Slovenia.

Jan Mursak (Photo: Aaron Bell/ OHL Images)

Sens surpass six figures for local charities

(l-r) The Children’s Foundation Board Chair Colin Mclean, The Children’s Foundation Executive Director Connie Reid, and Belleville Senators COO Rob Mullowney at the Sens game December 1,2017 (Photo: Jason Scourse/ Belleville Senators)


A void was left with the departure of the Belleville Bulls in April 2015.  Not only hockey at a high level, but community support and sponsorship.

The Belleville Senators have not only filled that void, they have exceeded it.

At Friday night’s sold out game against the Toronto Marlies, the team announced they surpassed $100,000 donated to local charities, through the Sens Foundation 50/50 draw.

COO Rob Mullowney says $100,000 was the goal at the start of the season.

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Mullowney says it has exceeded expectations

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The Belleville General and Trenton Memorial Hospital Foundations, the United Way of Quinte and The Children’s Foundation have all benefited from the 50/50.

On Friday February 9th, the 50/50 passed $10,650, for the winner and that same amount to The Sens Foundation.  That works out to just under $5.00 per person spent in the draw.

Mullowney says helping the food bank, local hockey teams, school visits and the upcoming Fan Fest are all different ways the Sens are supporting the Bay of Quinte.

The full talk Mullowney had with Quinte News is below.

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Members of the Canadian Forces pose with the Belleville Senators, on Military Appreciation Night at Yardmen Arena, November 10, 2017. (Photo: Jason Scourse / Belleville Senators)

Stirling LCBO B&E


There was a break and enter at the LCBO in Stirling-Rawdon Sunday morning.

Around 5 a.m., two suspects broke into the building on North Street and stole around $600 worth of alcohol.

The first suspect is short, wearing black skinny jeans, a hoodie and gloves, a ball cap and white leather sports shoes.

The second suspect wore a black sweater, black pants and black shoes.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Central Hastings OPP or Crimestoppers.


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