Wednesday, May 15th, 2013
By Shelby Wye
The LCBO workers may be walking off the job this Friday, leaving customers dry this Victoria Day weekend.
LCBO and the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) have been holding contract negotiations since their previous four-year contract ended on March 31.
Sheila Keenan, media relations officer for OPSEU in Toronto,said that the two organizations are negotiating the settlement every day, even using weekend hours to try and come to an agreement.
Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013
By Shelby Wye
A local Belleville company has been awarded a $3.6 million contract from the federal government to make parachutes.
The business is made up of 35 people, and there was no confirmation on whether or not this new contract will allow the hiring of more people.
Airborne Systems will be working with the Canadian military to make 600 T-11 parachutes and their accessories. These new parachutes will replace the ones currently in use.…
Tuesday, March 26th, 2013
This past weekend, QNet News reporter Suzy Coolen noticed drug paraphernalia littered at the shore of the Moira River. The items are located by the foot bridge, in easy sight from the trail. Small kids, dogs and wildlife all explore this shoreline, and so these biohazardous waste material is a major concern. Needles, a crack pipe and an emptied biohazard waste container were all left at the site. Seeking out answers for why this is…
Monday, March 4th, 2013
By John Moodie
His dad taught him how to ride a bicycle at age six. It was an orange Kent BMX bike. He had been watching an older neighbourhood kid bunny hopping off a speed bump and he yearned to do the same. “I wanted to do the tricks. That was the point,” says bicycle enthusiast Adam Tilley.
As a kid Tilley became interested in customizing bicycles. In the second grade he purchased a Raleigh…
Thursday, January 31st, 2013
By Dan Cannataro
The second annual Pond Hockey Classic kicked off last Saturday in Batawa to raise money for the Military Family Fund. The event really capitalized on Canada’s past time.
All the money goes to help injured members in the military who have lost limbs or had other serious injuries.
The Military Family Fund fundraiser skyrocketed from $6,700 to just over $30,000. This was surprising correspondent and event organizer, Troy White.
“I didn’t expect…
Monday, January 28th, 2013
By Kristen Oelschlagel.
Jennifer Nicholls has been involved in helping animals for years, but her latest project is the icing on the cake.
“National Cupcake Day is actually an initiative put out by the SPCA of Canada. They approached local SPCA’s and humane societies and asked if they want to participate,” Nicholls said.
Participants in National Cupcake Day can sign up as a team or individual and fundraise by baking cupcakes for people who donate…
Thursday, January 24th, 2013
By John Boldrick
Courtesy of: Hastings Health Source…
Imagine spending a dark winter night on the streets with nothing but a cardboard box to keep you warm.
This is a reality for people living without homes. On Friday night, it will become a reality for another 150 Belleville residents.
It marks the sixth annual Sleep out so others can sleep in event. Hosted by the Canadian Mental Health Association, the event sees participants collect donations
Tuesday, November 20th, 2012
By: Kristen Oelschlagel
Decoding messages and planning missions might sound like something out of a movie, but for Cpt. Sophia Polwin it was real.
“I’ll remember lots of planning. Having to get up in the middle of the night and plan missions and decoding some messages we got,” said Polwin.
“They’re called tasking order, like ATO is an air tasking order. We’d have to decode that and go and fly the mission based on the…
Wednesday, November 14th, 2012
By: Kristen Oelschlagel
Sharon Gosling never expected to use her CPR training, but she found out you can never tell when an emergency is going to happen.
“There was a car accident in the states and we were second on scene. I had set up everything to do CPR,” Gosling said.
She said CPR wouldn’t help in that situation because the victim had a collapsed lung, but having the knowledge of how to do CPR…
Monday, November 5th, 2012
By April Lawrence.
The traffic on Bleecker Avenue suddenly became a bigger concern for Marlene MacKenzie two weeks ago.
A mix of the sounds of birds, dogs and cats with cars driving by recently made the fear of not seeing her cat again a big concern.
Mackenzie, who works at Bay Regional Veterinary Hospital, started a search for her cat Daisy on October 12 when she went missing from her home on Bleecker Avenue. …