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‘We’re here to solve problems we didn’t create’: Brockville Railway Tunnel receives additional funding for repairs

At their Tuesday, April 23 meeting, Brockville City Council authorized funding for the purchase and installation of additional equipment to return the Railway Tunnel to a fully functional condition, ideally in time for peak tourism season.  The historic Brockville Railway Tunnel is the oldest of its kind in Canada and

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Representatives from Deseronto, Napanee, Belleville, Lennox and Addington, and the Government of Ontario came together to celebrate an investment in the area's new transit program through Ontario's Municipal Gas Tax Funding, announced by Ric Bresee, Member of Provincial Parliament (MPP) for Hastings---Lennox and Addington on Tuesday, Apr. 23, 2024. Submitted photo.

Ontario invests over $670K in Hastings–Lennox & Addington transit

Transit in Hastings–Lennox & Addington has received a funding boost after an Ontario government investment of $677,337 from the 2023-24 Gas Tax program. According to a release from MPP Ric Bresee’s office, the funding can be used to expand service hours, increase routes, purchase new vehicles, and improve accessibility to

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau addresses members of the Canadian Armed Forces and the media Monday April 8, 2024. Photo by Michelle Dorey Forestell.

Trudeau announces billions in military spending during visit to Trenton’s 8-Wing

Billions in new military spending announced Monday, April 8, 2024, is intended to protect Canada’s Arctic sovereignty and better the lives of Canadian Armed Forces members. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Deputy Prime Minister Chystia Freeland and Defence Minister Bill Blair announced that Canada will invest $8.1 billion over the next

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau addresses members of the Canadian Armed Forces and the media Monday April 8, 2024. Photo by Michelle Dorey Forestell.

Trudeau announces billions in military spending during visit to Trenton’s 8-Wing

Billions in new military spending announced Monday, April 8, 2024, is intended to protect Canada’s Arctic sovereignty and better the lives of Canadian Armed Forces members. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Deputy Prime Minister Chystia Freeland and Defence Minister Bill Blair announced that Canada will invest $8.1 billion over the next

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The 2017 solar eclipse as seen from Cerulean, Kentucky, USA. Photo by Jongsun Lee.

Belleville emergency services urge traffic, safety cooperation in advance of eclipse

City staff, along with the Belleville Police Service, Belleville Fire, and Hastings-Quinte EMS, are urging the public’s cooperation during the total solar eclipse on April 8. In a media release, authorities stress that their focus is on ensuring safety and accessibility throughout the city amidst anticipated increased traffic flow, potentially

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Left to Right: Michael Barrett, Mark Gerretsen, Shelby Kramp-Neuman, Scott Reid and Ryan Williams

How did your Eastern Ontario MP vote on ‘An act to develop a national framework to establish a school food program’?

Welcome to the second instalment of the Hometownist/Kingstonist feature How did your Eastern Ontario MP/MPP vote? We follow how our elected representatives voted on key issues and offer them the opportunity to explain why. Is there an upcoming vote you’d like to see coverage on? Let us know at hollie@hometownist.com.

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