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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...

 

E-Waste collection at Quinte Mall

  The school year has begun and you may find yourself with old laptops, tablets and cell phones around the house. This weekend, the Quinte Mall is holding an E-Waste Collection day. On...

 
 

Testing continues in Oak Lake

  There is some good news regarding the quality of water in Oak Lake in Quinte West. Residents living on the lake sounded the alarm after there was a large spill of...

 

Save the trees

For the last few years, I’ve been getting more homeowners questioning the large trees in their yards. After ice storms, hurricane force winds, and now record snowfalls, the trees on...

 
 

Humid, then a happy holiday

We are going to be looking at a nice long weekend, however getting there is a struggle. Until sometime Thursday, it will not only be hot, with showers, and thundershowers possible,...

 

Brighton Swing Bridge work affecting operations at Carrying...

A photo of ongoing work on the Brighton Swing Bridge, as of August 22, 2018. (Photo: Submitted / Parks Canada) Work is continuing on the Brighton Road Swing Bridge and that...

 
 
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