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May warm and dry

The months of April and May in the Quinte region were mirror opposites. April was colder and much wetter than is usual while last month was warmer and much drier than...

 

Solar arrays proposed for Centre Hastings

Two more solar panel installations are being planned for Centre Hastings. Both of the proposed ground mounted solar facilities are classified as small by the provincial government. One would be located at the...

 
 

Urban heat islands

For the last 100 years, scientists have been exploring the reason why temperatures are so much warmer in the city compared to the rural areas surrounding them. This phenomenon, called...

 

New strategic plan sets 10-year goals for LTC

Lower Trent Conservation CAO Glenda Rodgers overlooking the Trent River at Potts Island. (Photo: Submitted / Lower Trent Conservation) As it celebrates its 50th year, Lower Trent Conservation is releasing a...

 
 

Williams predicting Goldilocks summer

We are feeling summer like temperatures already this spring, and as we get set for the hot weeks ahead, we reached out to find out what is going to happen...

 

“Prime time” for Lyme disease

The heath unit that serves Northumberland County is warning people that this is “prime time” for Lyme disease. The Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge heath unit is urging people to avoid blacklegged...

 
 

Trent-Severn Waterway open for 2018 season

Parks Canada announces that the Trent-Severn Waterway’s 44 lock stations located between Trenton and Port Severn are now open for the 2018 navigation season. Last year, the Trent-Severn Waterway saw an...

 

No new record in downpour

The Quinte region got a nice soaking on Tuesday. According to readings taken at CFB Trenton, 22.4 millimetres of rain fell, or close to one inch. However, that amount was nowhere near...

 
 

wpd Community Liaison Meeting brings residents up to date

  A small crowd listened in at a White Pines Community Liaison Meeting at the Essroc Arena on Tuesday night. Johnathon Clifford is the Operation Manager and says the meeting was to...

 

More of everything you thought was recyclable…. but...

Recycling can seem complicated, especially with mixed information coming from all different directions. Let’s focus on our municipal recycling service in Quinte to take a look at what we don’t...

 
 
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