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Submitted photo The family of former library staff member Janet Thompson, who died last year, has made a $20,000 donation to the Belleville Public Library. The funds will be used to provide new technology, furniture and more to the children’s area of the library.

Library receives $20,000 donation

The children’s area of the Belleville Public Library will be getting a facelift thanks to a generous donation.Library CEO Trevor Pross announced the family of the late Janet Thompson, a library staff member from 1986 to 2005, have made a donation of $20,000 to support the renovation of the children’s areas of the library.Library staff were sorry to

TIM MEEKS/THE INTELLIGENCER Garnet Thompson is seeking a fourth term on Belleville city council and feels his experience is what's needed for continuity in the city's governance over the next four years.

Thompson seeking fourth term

Garnet Thompson loves Belleville and is eager to serve his community for another four years.The veteran city councillor announced Wednesday he’s seeking a fourth term in this October’s municipal election.“I love this community,” Thompson said. “I understand it as well as anyone. I want to keep on working for Belleville to help our city retain its c

TIM MILLER/THE Intelligencer Ian Sutherland, head of United Syrian Family Support (USFS), updates Quinte West council Monday on the group's efforts to bring in and settle Syrian refugees to the Quinte area.

‘A future without explosions and danger’

While the plight of Syrian refugees no longer dominates the headlines as they did a few short years ago, the stories of those who have fled their war-torn country have quietly continued.Close to five million Syrians have been displaced since the conflict began there. Twenty-four of those now reside in the Quinte area having been sponsored by United

VIQ: Volunteer centres key access points

Volunteer centres provide guidance and support to students by matching them with organizations and groups that need assistance organizing awareness events, collecting items for baby food drives, food banks, humane societies and shelters, gardening programs, conservation events and numerous other volunteer activities.Volunteer centres across Ontario

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Licence suspended; theft charge

Licence suspendedA 25-year-old city man can’t drive for three days after his licence was suspended.City police report officers saw a man sitting behind the wheel of a vehicle in the Northeast Industrial Park at approximately 9 p.m. on Tuesday. The man, police report, had an open bottle of vodka in the passenger seat.The man was issued a three-day s

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Community Listings (June 19)

LISTINGS NOTE: We are combining community listings from this point forward for The Intelligencer, Community Press and Trentonian to streamline the process. You can find a complete listing Monday to Friday at our websites – www. w88Việt nam www.gusmacmillan.com www.trentonian.ca and communitypress.ca. Continue to send your listings e-mails to their usual e-mail loca

Luke Hendry/The Intelligencer Jacquie Morris holds a button encouraging people to register as potential organ donors while campaigning for the Trillium Gift of Life Network. The provincial agency overseeing the process reports people often don't register because misinformation causes them to believe they're ineligible.

The killer wait for organs

More people in Ontario are both giving and receiving organs and tissue for transplant, but many more could be saved if more registered to donate.And in the meantime, someone waiting for a transplant dies every three days because someone else didn’t register.Registering takes less than five minutes and can be done online.“Registering consent is givi

Luke Hendry/The Intelligencer Double lung transplant Jacquie Morris of Frankford gets a hug from Emily Maracle, one of her three children, while with husband Todd Daley in Belleville. A month after her surgery, Morris is doing well and asking more people to register as organ donors.

New lungs, new life for nurse

Jacquie Morris’ world changed overnight.Back in May, the 47-year-old Frankford nurse was waiting for the transplant of one or two donated lungs. An autoimmune disease made her short of breath, forcing her to stop working and putting limits on her activity and daily life.She said doctors told her she was on “borrowed time.”If she’d even contracted a

Submitted photo Amber Darling, executive director of Trenval (left) presents Quinte West physician recruitment and retention coordinator Paula Mason with a $5,000 Community Economic Development Grant.

Physician committee receives $5,000

The Quinte West physician recruitment and retention committee is the recipient of a Community Economic Development Grant of $5,000 from Trenval. The grant was provided to assist with the purchase of marketing materials and resources that will support the committee’s recruitment efforts.“Trenval is pleased to assist the Quinte West physician recruit

Jonathan Ludlow/The Intelligencer The second annual Banker's Bed Races in support of Leon's Buy-A-Bed Campaign is set to take off on July 21 during the Festival on the Bay. Local banks, Trenton Rotary, and the Canadian Forces Health Services Centre will each be entering a team. Kathi McBride of TD, left, Kim Lee from Quinte 1st Credit Union, Michelle Mackay of Scotia Bank, Laura-Lee Bradie of TMHF, Brad Hedges from Leon's, and Captain Shaun Goodfallow from CFB Trenton gathered Tuesday to talk about the fundraiser.

Bed races returning to raise cash for hospital

Tuck yourselves in because the Banker’s Bed Race is right around the corner.The second annual Banker’s Bed Race in support of Leon’s Buy-A-Bed Campaign is returning on Saturday, July 21. The Banker’s Bed Race is a fundraiser that first began in 2017 to help with the purchase of new hospital beds for the inpatient unit at Trenton Memorial Hospital.

BRUCE BELL/THE INTELLIGENCER Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board director of education Mandy Savery-Whiteway addresses trustees on Monday night during deliberations to change the name of Moira Secondary School. The board unanimously agreed to Eastside Secondary School.

Trustees endorse Eastside Secondary School name

When exams end next week, the last graduating class of Moira Secondary School will walk out the front doors of the 59-year old building.When school resumes in September, the first ever students of Eastside Secondary School will walk in through those same front doors.The Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board voted unanimously Monday night

Tim Miller/The Intelligencer Mayor Jim Harrison and Deputy Mayor Jim Alyea speak during a council meeting Monday in Quinte West.

Wastewater project breaches budget

While the cost of a new pumping station/river crossing/forcemain will likely be more than $2 million over budget, the city’s mayor says it’s money well spent.On Monday council approved the tender for the wastewater project to Peak Engineering and Construction Ltd. in the amount of $16.2 million. The initial total for the construction project was bu

BRUCE BELL/THE INTELLIGENCER Members of CUPE Local 1022 were out in full force at Monday’s Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board meeting to hear the presentation of the 2018-19 budget.

Budget gets board approval

The Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board passed its 2018-19 budget Monday night and not everyone was happy – at least those in the gallery.Local union members listened as Nick Pfeiffer, the board’s superintendent of business services, outlined a budget allocating $201.5 million for operations and almost $18 million in capital expenses.P

Tim Miller/The Intelligencer Councillors Don Kuntze (left) and Bob Wannamaker were two of four councillors that voted against an increase in councillor salary Monday to offset an increase in federal taxes slated to being in 2019.

QW council approves gross salary increase

An increase in how much tax will be levied on mayor and council’s salary will be passed on to the residents of Quinte West.Currently one-third of council salary is exempt from federal taxing but, with the 2017 federal budget, that exemption will be no longer after the end of this year.Council was faced with the decision to allow future councils to

ANAF: Leo Ross letters offer glimpse of war

As mentioned in the last column, I received a request from one of our Comrades, Bob Ross, to write his uncle’s story. He was killed April 30, 1915 at the age of 18 in combat in the battle of Ypres. Here is Uncle Leo’s story.Leo Ross was only 17 when he joined the efforts overseas during the First World War. He was a Gunner for the 34th Battery who

Belleville Police cruiser / The Intelligencer

Public intoxication; vehicles entered

Public intoxicationA 38-year-old city man who was asking to be given merchandise from a Front Street business was arrested for his own protection.City police report officers were called to the business Monday afternoon in regards to a suspicious person. The man, police stated in a release, was intoxicated and was arrested under the Liquor Licence A

Luke Hendry/The Intelligencer Lois Foster of Belleville points out a relative in a 1909 photo of her husband's family as Susanne Quinlan listens Monday at Gleaners Food Bank in Belleville. The photo was found among items donated for the food bank's July yard sale. Foster learned of its discovery after Quinlan contacted The Intelligencer in an attempt to find descendants of those in the picture.

Family claims photo

Lois Foster returned home from cruising Ontario’s waterways just in time for some unplanned time travel.The Belleville resident, Hastings County Historical Society volunteer and Intelligencer subscriber said she’d been on vacation last week when she discovered a photo of her husband’s ancestors in The Intelligencer.“I had a pile of Intells to look

Luke Hendry/The Intelligencer Hercules, a facility dog working at the Trenton Military Family Resource Centre, pulls a tissue from a box Monday at the centre at Canadian Forces Base Trenton. While the tissue move is intended to lighten the mood, Hercules is adept at recognizing signs of anxiety and stress and then comforting the client.

The many labours of Hercules

Like the mythical hero and the aircraft that share his name, Hercules the dog is used to heavy lifting.He is a two-year-old black Labrador retriever who works as a facility dog at the Trenton Military Family Resource Centre, helping to ease people who are feeling anxious or distressed.And he’s extremely popular.“He actually has his own sign on the

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