By Andrew Heliotis
With increasing needs at the local food bank, a Loyalist grad is continuing an unusual idea to collect 4,000 pounds of goods this week.
It’s called Fill-That-Bus, and without it, Gleaners Food Bank may struggle to make it through summer.
As part of her Public Relations class, Erica Holgate pitched the Fill-That-Bus idea to teachers and students in 2010.
“That particular year was when Jim Parkhurst passed away and they used to…
Story and photos by John Moodie
Bellville city council voted 7-2 Monday to put off an Ontario Provincial Police costing giving Belleville’s municipal police time to reduce operating costs.
“We can do our due diligence and do our homework, before we make substantial decisions,” said councillor Jack Miller at the meeting.
Miller said he firmly believes Belleville’s police service is the city best option and that the OPP should be brought in as a last…
Services that protect the rights of animals are constantly struggling for funds. Especially in the Quinte area this need for funding is substantial. Although the OSPCA (Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) currently employs an animal cruelty preventions officers in our area, 600 cases a year and counting can be overwhelming. The OSPCA and affiliated services are legislated by the government, however, operate solely on the basis of donations and fundraisers.
Heavy rains and temperatures hovering at the freezing point caused icy conditions early Friday morning. Police and fire department officials said there were numerous accidents throughout the Quinte Region. QNetNews reporters were out today capturing some of the more dramatic results of the unexpected ice storm.…
By Amanda Lorbetski
Belleville resident Mike Wilcox called on council recently to recognize the historical significance of the Moira Street West community’s buildings and its people.
It was 1987 when he and his wife moved into a quaint wartime dwelling on Purdy Street, said Wilcox. Twenty-six years later and the couple still calls it home.
The community featured wartime houses, those made accessible to veterans returning home from World War 2, he said. The small,…
By Andrew Heliotis
At 16 years-old, Daniil Zharkov, left the Russian metropolis of St Petersburg. Like most Russian hockey players, Zharkov traveled across the world to pursue his dream of playing professional hockey.
Technically still a child, he boarded a plane and set off for Kearney, Nebraska. The population there was quite different from the five million inhabitants Zharkov was used to while living in a large city back home.
“I was shocked because I’m…
As the Belleville Bulls continue their post-season battle in the second round against the Sudbury Wolves, another kind of turmoil boils underneath related to the future of the franchise in the city.
Bulls owner and governor Gord Simmonds and Mayor Neil Ellis signed a new lease agreement at the Yardmen Arena last month, but there is still talk about new building.
Meanwhile, empty seats exist despite the team’s success this season.
Should the city be…
Turtles in the Quinte area are under threat. This live blog on Wednesday April 10, 2013 at 7 p.m. will focus largely on the issue of turtle conservation in the region, what are the kinds of efforts currently in process and what action do people want to take.
This will also be an opportunity to share tips and stories about saving turtles and why it is so important for people to actively participate in their…
This live blog will focus on discussion about the new police facility proposed for Belleville. For background on the facility read this story….
Do we need it? Why? How much should be spent?
Members from Belleville City Council and Belleville Polices Service, as well as the members of the committee overseeing the new facility, will be invited to participate in the discussion.
Members of the community of Belleville are encouraged to voice their opinions