Belleville City Council has announced the selection of Matt MacDonald as the replacement for the current Chief Administrative Officer (CAO), Rod Bovay, who is set to retire later this year. MacDonald currently serves as the city clerk and director of corporate services, bringing over 25 years of experience in the municipal sector to his new
Belleville police responded to two collisions over the weekend, one involving a vehicle colliding with a business, and another that led to a careless driving charge for local a teen. Just after 4:30 a.m. on Feb. 24, the Belleville Police Service responded to a call reporting a vehicle collision with a business establishment on North
The County of Prince Edward has advised that a significant roadwork project will begin on Monday, Feb. 26. The work will take place on County Road 22 in Picton, with the goal of facilitating the installation of water and sanitary infrastructure. The affected stretch spans from London Avenue to Airport Lane. This project, slated for
The Belleville Police Service is investigating a suspected fraud scheme targeting seniors in the area. Police say that on Feb. 22, an 87-year-old resident of Belleville scheduled an appointment with what he believed to be a government-subsidized company offering home efficiency rebates. However, the encounter took a disturbing turn when a male individual, purporting to
After a ‘Safe on Seven’ traffic safety campaign earlier this week, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have released details on the over 50 charges laid. The one-day campaign took place on Thursday, Feb. 22, 2024, and included the Ministry of Transportation of Ontario (MTO), Quinte West OPP, Madoc OPP, L&A County OPP, and Frontenac OPP.
One person is dead following a residential fire that took place in Quinte West on Thursday, Feb. 22. The Quinte West Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and Ontario Fire Marshal’s Office are both investigating this incident. . In a media release, OPP say that their officers, along with Quinte West Fire and Emergency
Residents without a primary care provider in Prince Edward County now have a new option for urgent health care needs with the launch of the Community Clinic by the Prince Edward Family Health Team (PEFHT). Scheduled to open on Feb. 27, this clinic aims to offer problem-specific primary care to unattached residents, addressing a pressing
Police in Belleville are appealing to the public for information and witnesses following a hit-and-run collision involving a pedestrian. Police responded to an incident at the intersection of Dundas Street East and Foster Avenue on Tuesday, Feb. 20 at about 4:35 p.m., where they say a vehicle struck a 61-year-old pedestrian. Belleville Fire and Hastings-Quinte
Joe Cannatella says if you want to hear an amazing story, talk to a stranger. And that’s just what the Loyalist College film student did to win the prestigious spotlight to show his student-made documentary at this year’s DocFest in downtown Belleville. “We’re like barbers or bartenders where people want to open up to you
A Belleville resident already in custody on a murder charge is now also accused of stealing approximately $50,000 worth of vehicles and equipment across Central Hastings, Prince Edward County and Lennox and Addington. In a Feb. 22 media release, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) state that on Feb. 7, members of the East Region Community
OPP report that there has been yet another dangerous close call in eastern Ontario involving people venturing onto ice. This one happened shortly after 5 p.m. on Feb. 21 in Prince Edward County. In a media release, police say four men had been out fishing on the ice of Wellers Bay, nearly a kilometre from
After receiving multiple complaints about a silver hatchback travelling on the wrong side of Cannifton Road, the Belleville Police Service arrested a 20-year-old local resident. At about 3:15 p.m. on Feb. 21, witnesses observed the hatchback, later identified with a flat tire, striking curbs and disregarding stop signs in the east end of Belleville. Police
Quinte West Council has approved a sidewalk build on 2nd Dug Hill Road, but Diane Lyndon says it’s not coming fast enough. “Last week in the good weather a lot of people were walking up and down 2nd Dug Hill. Now there’s a roadhouse and there’s going to be increased traffic,” she told council on
A Belleville woman is facing assault charges after allegedly wielding an unusual weapon against household members. The Belleville Police Service states in a media release that just after 8 p.m. on Feb. 20, officers responded to a disturbance call at a residence in the city’s east end. Upon arrival, officers discovered that a female resident
Stirling-Rawdon’s council approved a 50 per cent interim tax levy for the municipality in their Feb. 20 council meeting. According to the Municipal Act, 2001, councils have the right to implement an interim levy of up to 50 per cent of the previous year’s taxes. This will help meet the financial needs of the community
Killaloe OPP report that a Trenton snowmobile operator received injuries after a collision in Hastings Highlands. Police say that on Feb. 19, just after 12:30 p.m., members of the Killaloe OPP Detachment, assisted by members of the Bancroft OPP Detachment, responded to a single-vehicle collision involving a snowmobile on the OFSC B106E trail, west of
Prince Edward County long-term care facility H.J. McFarland Memorial Home is set to benefit from an infusion of $383,271 in additional one-time funding allocated by the Ontario Ministry of Long-Term Care. The funding aims to bolster the quality of care and services residents receive. The investment, facilitated through the Ontario government’s Local Priorities Fund, earmarks
Ainsley White of Deseronto is $100,000 richer thanks to a stroke of luck playing the lottery. White matched the last six of seven ENCORE numbers in exact order in the Jan. 19 LOTTO MAX draw to hit the jackpot. White says he’s been playing the lottery regularly for the past 10 years. “This is my
An open house for the Leeward House project at 1133 County Road 5 in Sophiasburgh Ward is scheduled for Monday, February 26. The event will be held at the Sophiasburgh Town Hall located at 2771 County Road 5, Demorestville, running from 5-7 pm. The format will be drop-in, with municipal staff present to offer information
The Belleville Police Service recently charged a Shannonville resident with impaired driving. On Feb. 16, at about 9:45 p.m., officers responded to a report of a suspected impaired driver on Harmony Road. Following a search, police located the vehicle at a business on North Front Street. Upon interaction with the driver, police believed the individual,
In a post to X, OPP reported that two men on snowmobiles plunged through the ice on Stoco Lake in Tweed on Saturday, Feb. 17. “Thankfully, they were wearing floater coats” and are safe,” police said, adding that “it’s a busy weekend in the area with the Tweed Winter Carnival.” Police encourage everyone stay off
Looking for something to do this snowy Family Day weekend? Here are five ideas to add to your weekend plans. Waffle pop-up at the Grind and Vine Grab the kids and head to The Grind and Vine coffee shop on Saturday for morning waffles. Served with locally-produced maple syrup, it’s a great way to start
The City of Belleville has enlisted Paradigm Transportation Solutions Limited to undertake a comprehensive parking analysis of the downtown area. A media release from the city explains that this initiative stems from the recognition of the necessity for a parking evaluation outlined in Belleville’s Transportation Master Plan in 2014. Given the evolution of the city
On February 14, 2024, the Prince Edward County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) apprehended three individuals suspected of being involved in a door-to-door scam. In a media release, police say the arrest came following a report received by officers detailing an incident where a resident had been approached on the previous day by
OPP reported over X on the morning of Friday, Feb. 16 that officers are investigating a two-vehicle collision involving a school bus and a van. The collision took place in Foxboro at Highway 62 and Ashley Street shortly after 8 a.m. Friday morning. Two children from the bus were taken to hospital to be checked,
A traffic stop for speeding on Highway 401 in Tyendinaga resulted in a litany of charges for three Quebec residents. According to a release from the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), a Traffic Incident Management Enforcement (T.I.M.E.) team officer was conducting traffic patrol on Highway 401 in the Township of Tyendinaga just before noon on Wednesday, Feb.
Seven individuals are facing charges related to drug possession and trafficking following a search warrant executed at a residence in Belleville’s east end on Thursday. The operation, led by members of the Project Renewal drug enforcement team, in conjunction with the Belleville Police Emergency Response Unit and K9, took place at a residence on Herchimer
A hit-and-run collision on North Front Street, near Grove Street, Thursday evening has prompted a police investigation into the responsible motorist. The Belleville Police Service reports that at approximately 9 p.m., authorities received reports of a collision on the heavily trafficked road. Upon arrival, officers discovered one vehicle at the scene, while the other involved
by Michelle Dorey Forestell, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
All five people accused in the murder of 17-year-old Kiean Stoddard last month appeared before Justice of the Peace Leona Dombrowskie in Belleville’s Ontario Court of Justice Thursday, Feb. 15, 2024. It was a packed docket and Dombrowsky warned there would be little to no time for break-out rooms or phone calls between the legal
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Public Services and Procurement Charles Sousa was in Belleville Thursday, Feb. 15 to announce an investment of nearly $16 million to create 38 new homes in Belleville. The Belleville Affordable Housing Project will see the transformation of the second and third floors of a former Service Canada office into new homes intended
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