Wednesday, July 24, 2024

Author: Emma Persaud

The members of local CUPE local 1842 group march in front of the new Hastings-Quinte Paramedics Services building in Stirling during its opening ceremonies on June 24. - Emma Persaud photo

CUPE marches for paramedic wellness at opening of new Stirling-based facility

The new Hastings-Quinte Paramedic Services building in Stirling spent its opening ceremonies with a ribbon of CUPE paramedic workers marching for better wages out in front. Rob Cunningham, president of CUPE group, said their consultations on receiving better working conditions have stalled. He said this led CUPE members and their

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Trenton High School is one of the lowest ranking schools in Ontario based on literacy and mathematics test results among students. - Emma Persaud photo

‘Put in proper perspective’: Hastings-Prince Edward District School Board responds to high school rankings

A Trenton high school is among the top 100 secondary schools in Ontario, according to the Fraser Institute. The institute’s Report Card on Ontario’s Secondary School, released on May 23, put Marc-Garneau High School in 87th place out of 689 schools. The Fraser Institute said these rankings will help parents

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Apiarist David VanderDussen set up a hive for a honeybee swarm to turn into a home, and the early swarm took an unusually long time to settle due to weather. - Emma Persaud photo

What’s the buzz? Why Quinte’s honeybee swarms are behaving differently this year, and what to do if you see one

In all his 43 years of beekeeping in the area, Stirling beekeeper David VanderDussen has never seen a year like this one. “This is the earliest swarm I’ve ever seen,” the apiarist said on May 3 in a video he sent to his family and has shared with Quinteist. “This

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The Stirling Festival Theatre’s exterior maintenance was budgeted as part of this Stirling-Rawdon’s 12.6 per cent tax increase this year. - Emma Persaud photo

Stirling-Rawdon’s tax increase set to 12.6 per cent

After a long debate period, Stirling Rawdon’s council has set their budget to a 12.6 per cent increase. This will lead to an increase of roughly $40 on a home worth approximately $260,000. During Monday’s council meeting, the council shared letters from community members concerned about the increase, and listened

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Madision and her daughter choose a few pine trees to plant for free as part of Quinte West’s seedling giveaway held on May 4, 2024. - Emma Persaud photo

Bringing greenery to Quinte West: Residents come out in droves for seedling giveaway

1,000 trees have new homes thanks to a Quinte West initiative. The municipality held a seed giveaway Saturday at the Duncan Memorial Arena. The doors opened at 9 a.m. with a line of hopeful gardeners winding out the door and through the parking lot, buckets and bags in hand. Colleen

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Trenton Junction has been left off the list of stops for the new VIA Rail morning commute train launching on May 27. Photo: Emma Persaud/Quinteist

‘A bit asinine’: A new VIA train is coming down the tracks and chugging right past Trenton Junction

A new morning commuter train is coming to VIA Rail, and some of the members of Quinte West’s council want it to stop. At Trenton Junction, that is. The addition to the VIA Rail schedule, train 641, is going to run from Ottawa to Toronto with stops in Farrowfield, Smith

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