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Belleville and Quinte West added to burn ban list

Things have been drying up around the Quinte Region over the weekend, which has led to a number of early-season burn bans. Most municipalities surrounding Belleville and Quinte West already had...

 
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Boaty McBoatface may be sunk

Britain’s science minister has indicated that the country’s newest polar research vessel is unlikely to be christened with the name Boaty McBoatface, which topped an online poll. The Natural Environment Research...

 
 
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Bakelite project moves ahead in 2016

Some new steps are expected to be takenthis year in the ongoing preparation for a residential development on the former industrial Bakelite property in Belleville’s east end. A major portion of...

 
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The Quinte Mall is going green Saturday

The Quinte Mall is getting a head start on Earth Day. On Saturday, the mall is hosting an E-Collection and Environment Day. Mall Marketing Director Matt Higgs encourages everyone to bring their...

 
 
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Blanding’s Turtles awaken during site clearing

The Ontario Court of Appeal will hear new evidence in opposition to the clearing of vegetation at 27 industrial wind turbine sites by WPD Canada in Prince Edward County Wednesday. The...

 
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#Rooting4Trees with Earth Day Canada

Help fight climate change and grow a global forest this Earth Day. Join Earth Day Canada’s #Rooting4Trees campaign on April 22 and together we’ll commit to planting 25,000 legacy trees for...

 
 
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Spring Gardening Tips for Eager Green Thumbs

MILTON…. (April 4, 2016) With the arrival of spring, many are eager to start planting their gardens. But when faced with the decision of what to plant and when you should...

 
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Female polar bears suffering from fewer hunt days

The world’s southernmost population of polar bears has already lost significant amounts of body weight after decades of shrinking sea ice. And new research from the Ontario government says breeding females...

 
 
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Flood warning update

The Moira River is running high through Tweed, and the Foxboro area will see rising water levels over the next couple of days. As a result, Quinte Conservation has issued a...

 
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Cleaning up apartment recycling

Recycling at local apartment buildings should soon see some improvements. Quinte Waste Solutions has received 50% funding, up to an upset limit of $15,000 from the Continuous Improvement Fund to...

 
 

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