Wednesday, July 24, 2024


Stirling community members came out in droves to question Liberty Power on their choice to consider the village for a battery energy storage system. Photo: Emma Persaud

Stirling-Rawdon council votes ‘no’ to battery energy storage system facility

Stirling-Rawdon council has voted against building a battery energy storage system in the village. The council listened to community member Michael Thompson and to Liberty Power regarding a BESS facility being built on Hoards and Bedford road. Such facilities are being recommended by the Independent Energy System Operator to begin

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Belleville City Hall. - Photo by Hollie Pratt-Campbell/Hometownist

‘Devastating’: Belleville council issues urgent plea for action on homelessness

Belleville council thoroughly discussed the pressing issue of homelessness in the community at a recent council meeting, concluding in a motion urging the provincial government to recognize homelessness as a social, economic, and health crisis in Ontario. On Tuesday, Nov. 14, Mayor Neil Ellis presented the motion to council, stating,

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Live bands will play throughout the weekend, organized by Dave Bush, organizer of Stirling’s annual Front Porch Shenanigans. Photo by Emma Persaud

Stirling’s Farmtown Park sparkles brightly with the Festival of Trees underway

If you’re looking to launch into the festive cheer, Stirling’s Farmtown Park has turned into a Christmas wonderland for the weekend. The agricultural museum, which looks like a blast of Stirling’s past with wooden porches, an old general store and an antique gas pump inside its main hall, filled its

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Benji’s Coffee and Patisserie is the first to leave the pop-ups on the bay and move to a permanent home in the new Memorial Marketplace. Photo: Emma Persaud

From pop-op to permanent, Benji’s Coffee and Patisserie finds a new home in Belleville’s Memorial Marketplace

Benji’s Coffee and Patisserie moves from pop-up to permanent as the first business in the new Memorial Marketplace in Belleville. Benjamin Batelaan, 23, has been running his bakery and coffee shop as a pop-up shop at Zwicks Park for the past three years, and says that it was finally time

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