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Slow and steady sets record

We received a nice easy soaking rain on Tuesday in the Quinte region, and lots of it. In the process, we now have a new rainfall record for a September 25. According...

 

Quinte Conservation issues Level 2 low water condition

Quinte Conservation has declared a Level Two Low Water Condition. That means a “potentially serious water supply problem” could be on the way if we don’t get some precipitation. The bulletin has...

 
 

Lower Trent Conservation protects feathered friends

Lower Trent Conservation has taken initiative to protect our feathered friends by preventing birds from unnecessary injury, or death, due to bird-window collisions. As thousands of birds take flight this...

 

Ontario government moves to scrap Green Energy Act

TORONTO – The Ontario government has introduced legislation to scrap the Green Energy Act, which aimed to bolster the province’s renewable energy industry. Premier Doug Ford promised to repeal the act...

 
 

Belleville implements cigarette recycling program

Partnering with TerraCycle Canada’s Cigarette Recycling Program, Belleville will ensure cigarette butts are properly disposed of and are given a second life through recycling. Belleville is keeping cigarette butts off the...

 

Record heat on Sunday

It was a scorcher yesterday (Sunday) and we have a new high temperature record to prove it. The mercury climbed to a sweltering 29.6 degrees celsius according to Environment Canada and...

 
 

Belleville property not seriously polluted

Coal tar contamination area in Belleville’s Foster ward. (File photo: John Spitters/Quinte News) There’s good news regarding a worrisome piece of land off of South Front Street near Jane Forrester Park...

 

Three water quality challenges restored

BELLEVILLE, ONTARIO- AUGUST 1, 2013- South George Park. photo by Simon Wilson/ Canadian Press Images The Bay of Quinte Remedial Action Plan Restoration Council is pleased to announce that three water...

 
 

New record followed by rain warnings

It was hot last Wednesday in the Quinte region. So hot in fact that we now have a new high temperature record for a September 5. According to readings taken at...

 

New blue box and more

Quinte Waste Solutions is holding an event in Madoc this weekend with two opportunities involving recycling. All residents will have a chance to exchange their broken blue box for a new...

 
 
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