casino w88_w88vn_w88 mobile app Sat, 11 Aug 2018 05:35:42 +0000 en-US hourly 1 149746872 Little progress in dialysis debate https:/48e/news/local-news/little-progress-in-dialysis-debate-2#respond Fri, 10 Aug 2018 23:15:48 +0000 https:/48e/news/local-news/little-progress-in-dialysis-debate-2 They’ve met face to face, but advocates for dialysis service in Trenton and those overseeing the program remain far apart on the issue, The Intelligencer has learned.

Members of Our TMH, the citizens’ group advocating for improved health services in Quinte West, met with health care officials July 9 in Kingston.

The meeting included staff of the Ontario Renal Network; the South East Integrated Renal Program, based at Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC); Quinte Health Care; and the South East Local Health Integration Network.

It had been planned for June 21 but was postponed at the request of Our TMH representatives,

After the first meeting was postponed by members of the Our TMH, a KHSC spokesperson said.

The meeting was closed to the public and media. The Intelligencer’s requests to attend were denied by renal program officials, saying patient information contained in the latest Ontario Renal Network could be discussed.

The parties met for more than an hour. It was the first meeting between the two groups most at odds over the Trenton dialysis issue: Kingston administrators of the renal program and executive members of

Our TMH, which chairman Mike Cowan said now has more than 21,000 members.

He said there’s an immediate need for dialysis services in Trenton. Our TMH is part of a push for dialysis and other kidney-care services to be established at Trenton Memorial Hospital, creating a specialized kidney-care centre.

But the Ontario Renal Network and its regional program staff, after this year’s biennial capacity review, have prioritized projects in Kingston, followed by Belleville and then Picton, with Trenton coming fourth in line.

That report summarizing the review was released in May. Four months later, the only change in the debate appears to be an agreement that communication between the parties is now established and open.

“It was wonderful to get everyone in the same room,” regional program director Lori Van Manen said.

Dr. David Holland, the program*s interim regional medical leader and KHSC*s nephrology chairman, said officials gave Our TMH*s Cowan and co-vice-chair Betty Clost more details from the report than could be shared publicly.

“It showed them that their access to that capacity review was not being denied because of any nefarious reasons but simply because it contained very granular data,” said Holland.

“They empathized with the conclusions that were reached … and understood the reasoning behind it,” he said.

“It was a very positive meeting.”

Holland said the meeting showed Our TMH and renal program staff have more shared goals than differences, mainly “our passion for good patient care and our desire to deliver renal replacement therapy, such as dialysis, as close to the patient’s home as possible.”

Our TMH’s Cowan and Clost agreed it was worthwhile to meet the other participants.

“As a preliminary meeting it was positive,” said Clost, who’s retired from work as a medical lab technician and as a program coordinator with the Victorian Order of Nurses. “I think we have more meetings yet to come.

“We listened to each other. We each learned something,” she said. But she said Our TMH’s lobbying for dialysis will continue.

“We’re not folding the tent.”

Cowan, a local real estate agent, was more blunt. He dismissed the renal network’s figure of 19 patients requiring dialysis in the Quinte West area.

“I don’t believe in their numbers,” said Cowan.

We’re still working on ours,” he said, refusing to disclose Our TMH’s findings but saying the group has identified more than 25 patients.

The renal network, he said, is “doing forecasts. They’re not looking at it as boots on the ground.

“I don’t think they’ve taken into consideration the movement that’s come into the Quinte area in the last while.”

But he also said he and Clost made no mention of Our TMH data.

“That was not the purpose of the meeting,” he said. “When we’ve got all of our numbers, we’ll have it completely available.”

The aim is to present those figures at a not-yet-scheduled Our TMH meeting to which renal network and program officials have been invited, Cowan said.

Philip Holm, the renal network*s director director of policy, planning and evaluation, told The Intelligencer in May a capacity review covers every patient on?dialysis and its 10-year projections of future demand are ※quite reliable.§

Cowan said the renal network should “ideally” give first priority to expansion of services in Kingston, followed by Trenton. He argued a Trenton clinic could offset demand for that in Belleville, a suggestion disputed previously by Van Manen and Holland.

Belleville and Picton’s clinics should share third place, Cowan said.

Back in Kingston, Holland again said a Trenton clinic was “within reasonable reach” and “not something that’s in the long-distant future.

“I think I will live long enough to see a satellite dialysis unit somewhere in the Trenton area,” said the doctor, who’s 55.

It could happen in as little as five years, Holland said, but warned strongly that it’s “contingent upon availability of resources … and how many patients are out there.”

Our TMH’s Clost acknowledged it wasn’t definitive projection.

“We don’t know what the new government’s going to do on health care,” she added.

Director Van Manen said the capacity report included Ontario Renal Reporting System data dating back to 2010 and Ontario Health Insurance Plan data dating back to 1999. That data, she said, “can be better.

“It didn’t necessarily take into consideration current population growth.”

She also said previous annual growth of less than one per cent has been recorded in the Trenton area by the LHIN.

In keeping with the review schedule, she said, the data will be revisited in 18 months.

Holland said the renal network recognizes there’s value in studying current population growth.

“In the meantime we agreed to explore and to hear from patients,” Van Manen said. That work will begin with KHSC social workers approaching patients now receiving kidney care, she said.

“What we got from the folks in Trenton was a better understanding of those personal stories,” Holland added.

They also said their told Cowan and Clost of the ability to provide feedback through the regional program council.

Van Manen said the debate with Our TMH – which had occurred largely in The Intelligencer – could perhaps have been tempered had the sides contacted each other. Cowan put the onus on Van Manen’s team, saying Our TMH had already been denied access to the capacity report and felt there was no value in reaching out.

“The channel is very open” since the meeting, Clost said.

Cowan said there’s now a greater understanding of the perspectives involved.

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B-Sens sign Chase Balisy https:/48e/sports/local-sports/b-sens-sign-chase-balisy#respond Fri, 10 Aug 2018 22:58:59 +0000 https:/48e/sports/local-sports/b-sens-sign-chase-balisy The Ottawa Senators announced this week that they have signed forward Chase Balisy to a one-year, two-way contract. The contract carries a value of $650,000 in the National Hockey League; $135,000 with the Belleville Senators in the AHL.

A native of Fullerton, CA, Balisy tallied 35 points (14 goals, 21 assists) over 67 games with the Florida Panthers AHL affiliate 〞 the Springfield Thunderbirds 〞 during the 2017-18 season. He was also recalled to the NHL for the first time while being held scoreless in eight games for the parent Panthers.

In four professional seasons, the 5-11, 179-pound forward has scored 61 goals and earned 89 assists for 150 points in 285 AHL games, with the St. John*s Ice Caps (now Laval Rocket), Portland Pirates (now Springfield Thunderbirds) and Springfield.

Balisy, 26, was originally selected by the Nashville Predators in the sixth round (170th overall) in the 2011 NHL draft.

Junior hockey

The Ontario Junior Hockey League (OJHL) has released its 2018-19 regular season schedule 〞 while also confirming dates for the annual Governors* Showcase.

The defending Dudley Hewitt Cup Central Canada champion Wellington Dukes will help to usher in the new campaign as opening-night participants. As well, the Trenton Golden Hawks and Community Gardens have been named hosts of the 2018 Eastern Canada Cup All-Star Challenge.

The OJHL has voted to change the league*s Conference alignment to North-West and South-East Conferences from South-West and North-East this spring. Schedules have been more heavily weighted to intra-division games to increase local rivalries.

The OJHL schedule consists of 594 games featuring 22 member clubs with inter-conference play continuing after being introduced beginning with the 2012-13 season.

Each club will once again play a 54-game (26 home, 26 away) regular schedule, and two games at the Governors* Showcase.

The top four teams in each division will make the playoffs this season.

Following the success of hosting the annual Governors* Showcase in the U.S. the past three years, the Buffalo Jr. Sabres will once again host the event this year at the state-of-the-art HarborCenter in Buffalo, from September 24-26 2018:

Highlights of the 2018-19 schedule include:

? Opening night 〞 Friday, Sept. 7, 2018: The Wellington Dukes celebrate their 2017-18 Buckland Cup OJHL and Dudley Hewitt Cup Central Canada championships. The Dukes host the Cobourg Cougars at the Essroc Arena in Wellington.

? Annual Governors* Showcase will be held in Buffalo, for the fourth consecutive year, from Sept. 24-26 at the HarborCenter.

? The annual Eastern Canada Cup All-Star Challenge will be hosted in Trenton by the OJHL from Nov. 12-14, 2018.

? The 2018 World Junior &A* Challenge will be played from Dec. 9-15, 2017 in Bonnyville, AB.

? The 2019 Dudley-Hewitt Cup Central Canadian Junior &A* championship is to be hosted by the Cochrane Crunch (NOJHL) in Cochrane, ON, from April 30-May 4.

? The 2019 RBC Cup, national Junior &A* championship will be hosted by the Brooks Bandits (AJHL) in Brooks, AB from May 11-19.

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Berenson to be inducted in U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame https:/48e/sports/local-sports/berenson-to-be-inducted-in-u-s-hockey-hall-of-fame#respond Fri, 10 Aug 2018 22:56:15 +0000 https:/48e/sports/local-sports/berenson-to-be-inducted-in-u-s-hockey-hall-of-fame Gordon (Red) Berenson, who played for the Belleville McFarlands when they won the IIHF world championship in 1959 in Prague, will be inducted into the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame on Dec. 12.

Berenson is among five inductees, also including Nashville Predators GM David Poile, retired NHL referee Paul Stewart, three-time American Olympian Natalie Darwitz and fellow former NHLer, Leland (Hago) Harrington.

Born in Regina, Berenson, 78, was a Montreal Canadiens prospect when he was added to the McFarlands roster in 1959 after they had won the *58 Allan Cup as national Senior A champions in an exciting seven-game series against the Kelowna Packers 〞 all in Kelowna. At that time, the former Canadian Amateur Hockey Association (CAHA) was allowed to &beef-up* the previous year*s Allan Cup winner, which automatically qualified to represent Canada at the next year*s world championship tournament.

Seeing action in all eight games Belleville played at the *59 Worlds in Prague, Berenson finished tied for second in team scoring with 11 points and led the Macs in goals with nine. Only player-coach Ike Hildebrand (six goals, six assists, 12 points) earned more points; while future Toronto Maple Leafs GM-coach John McLellan shared the team points lead with Berenson wth 11 (four goals, seven assists).

Finishing his amateur playing career at the University of Michigan, Berenson was an All-America selection and Wolverines* MVP in his junior and senior seasons, from 1960-62. He scored 43 goals and totalled 70 points in just 28 games in his final college campaign at Michigan.

Turning pro in the Canadiens system, Berenson was part of a Stanley Cup championship in 1965, then was traded to the New York Rangers. Berenson*s greatest professional break came when he was dealt to the expansion St. Louis Blues just seven weeks into the 1967-68 season.

Berenson went on to become the first bona fide star of the fledgling Blues and entered the NHL record books with a six-goal game 〞 on the road 〞 against the Philadelphia Flyers on Nov. 7, 1968. Only Joe Malone, in 1920, had scored more goals in one NHL contest.

Berenson*s sterling NHL career included being part of the 1972 Team Canada Summit Series squad and six appearances in the league*s All-Star Game. Retiring after 17 big-league seasons, he had scored 261 goals and totalled 658 points in 987 games.

His playing days behind him, Berenson returned to his alma mater where he coached the Wolverines for 33 seasons 〞 guiding Michigan to 11 appearances in the NCAA Frozen Four and two championships. He won 848 games against 426 losses and 92 ties, while taking the Wolverines to 22 NCAA tournaments 〞 including a record 22 in a row from 1991-2012.

Berenson coached briefly in the NHL, winning the Jack Adams Award as Coach of the Year in 1980-81, but says going back to Michigan proved to be ※a great thing.§

Upon learning of his upcoming induction into the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame, Berenson said: ※I never thought I*d be a college coach, but after my career I look back and going back to Michigan was a great thing. It was college hockey that prepared me for this situation and I hope I*ve helped college hockey grow.§

Need to know: Berenson was inducted into the Saskatchewan Hockey Hall of Fame five years ago.

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Taking a walk in the Garden of Remembrance https:/48e/news/local-news/taking-a-walk-in-the-garden-of-remembrance#respond Fri, 10 Aug 2018 22:47:29 +0000 https:/48e/news/local-news/taking-a-walk-in-the-garden-of-remembrance In the heart of Stirling lies a Garden of Remembrance.

Where once stood an empty lot, a garden is slowly growing, piece by piece.

The Garden of Remembrance is a project that was begun by Helen Wright of Stirling, as a way for those who have lost loved ones to keep a record of the ones who have moved on.

Cremation has become the norm,§ said Wright. ※but there is often no lasting memorial or moniker left for future generations to come and honour their family roots.§

This is just like a book of records, of life, that*s all it will be. There is no internment here.§

The area where the garden lies is a former Pioneer graveyard that had long been buried.

Pieces of some of the marble headstones had been found on the property and now rest in a memorial wall in the garden.

All through my time at St. Johns Anglican Church, this was just a lot,§ said Wright. ※Weedy, the town tried to keep it cut but it didn*t look very nice.§

Several years ago after that housing thing fell though, at another Parish Council meeting we talking about creating a friendship circle just to start.§

From there, the idea blossomed, the gardens and foundations were added, and the Garden of Remembrance was born.

A crushed stone path leads into a small fountain area surrounded by two, currently, slabs of pink Ontario granite.

On this granite, anyone may have the names of loved ones or friends engraved, along with their date of birth, and death date, for a small nominal fee.

It would serve anyone,§ said Wright. ※There is no limit to race, creed, location. Any place on Earth, if you got a friend you want to add on to the stone as a reference, that*s quite acceptable.§

As the garden continues to grow, Wright says she is even thinking of putting in an area for people to honour their lost pets.

Currently in its third year since conception, Wright said she would like to have the project done within five years of having started it.

Eventually, Wright said, they hope to be able to hold small simple services in the garden.

The garden is open to everyone, even just to visit and enjoy the peace and quiet.

The garden has been been built around the hard work of Wright and St. Johns Anglican Church, and through donations from the community.

It*s just been sort of a community thing,§ said Wright.

As the garden grows though, Wright said she would like to keep the garden simple.

Not ornate. I hope to keep it more the Pioneer look. That*s why it*s rather casual.§

Anyone interested in making donations to the garden or anyone interested in having a loved one honoured at the Garden of Remembrance can contact Helen Wright or St. John*s Anglican Church.

Donations can be made to St John*s Anglican Church in Stirling, by contacting Helen Wright at 613-398-7573 or though e-mail

Anyone looking for further information can contact Helen Wright through the listed channels.


The Garden of Remembrance is a project started by Helen Wright of Stirling. The project began as a friendship circle and eventually blossomed into what is now, a place for people to come and have the names of their loved ones and friends engraved on monuments as a way to remember and honour them. Shot on Friday, Aug 10, 2018 in Stirling, Ont. Jonathan Ludlow/Belleville Intelligencer/Postmedia Network

The Garden of Remembrance is a project started by Helen Wright of Stirling. The project began as a friendship circle and eventually blossomed into what is now, a place for people to come and have the names of their loved ones and friends engraved on monuments as a way to remember and honour them. Shot on Friday, Aug 10, 2018 in Stirling, Ont. Jonathan Ludlow/Belleville Intelligencer/Postmedia Network

The Garden of Remembrance is a project started by Helen Wright of Stirling. The project began as a friendship circle and eventually blossomed into what is now, a place for people to come and have the names of their loved ones and friends engraved on monuments as a way to remember and honour them. Shot on Friday, Aug 10, 2018 in Stirling, Ont. Jonathan Ludlow/Belleville Intelligencer/Postmedia Network

The Garden of Remembrance is a project started by Helen Wright of Stirling. The project began as a friendship circle and eventually blossomed into what is now, a place for people to come and have the names of their loved ones and friends engraved on monuments as a way to remember and honour them. Shot on Friday, Aug 10, 2018 in Stirling, Ont. Jonathan Ludlow/Belleville Intelligencer/Postmedia Network

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Community Listings (Aug. 11) https:/48e/news/local-news/community-listings-aug-11-2#respond Fri, 10 Aug 2018 21:09:49 +0000 https:/48e/news/local-news/community-listings-aug-11-2
  • 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 每 www. w88Việt nam and Continue to send your listings e-mails to their usual e-mail locations. They will continue to run in our three print editions.
  • VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Belleville General Hospital Auxiliary seeks volunteers at least 16 years of age in a variety of hospital settings during the daytime Monday to Friday and some weekends. Call the BGHA Volunteer Office at 613-969-7400 ext 3376 to set-up an information session with Volunteer Liaison Jay Moxness. Free Parking while you volunteer.
  • VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: The Canadian Cancer Society is holding its annual Belleville Relay for Life at Mary Ann Sills Park on June 16th from 4pm to midnight (various shifts are available). The community office is seeking Volunteers that will help with various duties on event day to create a successful event. Volunteer must feel comfortable interacting with the general public. Please contact the community office by June 6th . High School Students are welcomed to participate in order to complete their volunteer hours.
  • Cancer Society Needing Volunteers: The Canadian Cancer Society is seeking volunteers. For data entry and general reception duties Monday to Friday.??Two available shifts 每 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. or 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.??Training and orientation are available.??Requirements include but not limited to 每 comfortable with Microsoft Office, friendly,?reliable and courteous. For more details contact April McCann at the Belleville?Branch by e-mail? or By Phone; (613) 962-0686.
  • MAY-OCT.: CODRINGTON FARMERS* MARKET EVERY SUNDAY 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 每 MAY THROUGH OCT. Fresh produce, frozen meat, baked items, flowers, much more. Live music, snacks, picnic tables, free coffee.? Artisan Mkt last Sunday of each month. Playground eq*t; walking trail; Library branch open.
  • MAY 18-OCT. 5: Join us every Friday afternoon from 2-6 pm at the Warkworth Mews to celebrate and support the very best of local homegrown and handmade in the village of Warkworth.
  • JULY 10-SEPT. 8: The Belleville Art Association presents its eighth annual One by One Fine Art Show and Sale, featuring talented works, in a wide variety of styles and mediums, all 12§ x 12§ paintings. The Show runs from July 10 to September 8, at 392 Front St., Belleville. Opening Reception will be held July 19, from 4:00每7:00 pm., 613-968-8632.
  • JULY 11-AUG. 8: Urban Poling Walking Program in the Trenton community, led by a trained instructor. Walking poles will be provided for use during the 5-week program. Wednesday evenings, July 11 to Aug. 8 ?from 6:00-6:45 pm. Call Belleville and Quinte West Community Health Centre at 613-962-0000, ext. 233.
  • July 19 -Sept 25: Operating Large Scale Garden Railway in Belleville is looking for operators, Tuesday mornings through September, 10 am-noon. No charge admission charge.? You will get to operate a train, just like the real thing.? All ages 12 and up.?The key word is ※fun.§ Contact Barry at, or 613-967-0497.
  • AUG. 1-SEPT. 8: Original art work displayed at our gallery at 392 Front Street August 1??to September 8 all 1 ft by 1 ft pieces priced at $100. Hours Tues 每 Sat 11am -2 pm except Wed 10 am 每 4 pm. Come join us and purchase a $5 ※Artsy Grab§ bag to win original pieces of art, jewelry and other hand crafted prizes. Celebrating our 60th anniversary, come explore our artistic creativity. Check out our facebook page:? our website:?
  • AUG. 10 -11: ※Classic Rock & Smokin* Blues in The County§ at the Milford Fair Grounds in Milford, Ontario. This Friday/Saturday family-friendly celebration of music is in its first year, but what a lineup! ?Performances by Lee Harvey Osmond (featuring Tom Wilson of Junkhouse and Blackie & The Rodeo Kings), The Wild T. Experience (featuring former David Bowie guitarist performing a special tribute to Jimi Hendrix), Chris Antonik, Newfoundland*s Beauwater, fast-rising Crown Lands and many more. Day and weekend passes available at? at the gate if still available. With on-site camping, a ※Kids 12 & Under FREE§ policy and tons of food and craft vendors, the Milford Fair Grounds will be rockin*. For more info visit?
  • AUG. 10-12: The three-day Classic Country Music Festival returns to the Centreville Fairgrounds August 10-12.??Come out and enjoy the great country sounds of the Country Sky band, Cheryl and Harry Adrain, Tammy Wood and Steven Drinkwater, Jim and Cindy Dixon, Jamie McMunn, Douglas Connection, Barry and Sheila Calthorpe, Jessica Wedden and Reilly Donnelly, Randy and Dallas Arney, Old Habits, Kiley Joe Masson, White Brothers, Grassy Fiddle Time, Dan Paul Rogers.??Many of these entertainers are members of the Ottawa Valley Hall of Fame.??Charlie Kitts will return as the MC and Unwound returns as the house band.??The event offers a silent auction, vendors, a farmer*s market and a fish fry supper on Saturday (tickets to be pre-sold).??Come out and enjoy a weekend of great entertainment and fun.??Call 613-379-9972 or visit our web site? Festival is presented by the Newburgh-Camden Lions Club.
  • AUG. 11: Rubber Ducky Race at Hasting*s Bridge starting at 11:00 am. There will be 3 races with three prizes each race of $100., $50. and $25. Proceeds going to Campbellford Hospital, Hasting*s Library and St. George*s Building Fund. Tickets $5.00 each.? For more information call 705-696-2451.
  • Aug. 11: 1PM- 4-PM Trenton Lions Club, 77 Campbell Street, Vision and Hearing Screening Clinic for children ages 4-8yrs old. Drop In 每 no appointment necessary. A series of simple, age appropriate tests are conducted to identify any potential problems that need referral to a professional. Free Screening.
  • AUG. 11: Brighton Garden Club 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. Annual Flower & Vegetable Show. King Edward Community Centre, 81 Elizabeth St., Brighton Admission $3.00 to include Afternoon Tea?+ Door Prizes Info? 613-475-4009 or 613-475-9563
  • AUG. 11: St. James Fellowship, 15 South St. Trenton, Yard Sale & BBQ, 8?am to 2 pm, free coffee & lemonade.
  • AUG. 11: The Auxiliary to Campbellford Memorial Hospital is holding a bottle drive on Saturday August 11th from 10am to 5pm at the Beer Store on Center St. in Campbellford. Doations can be made there or be picked up on or before the date. All donations go to purchasing much needed equipment for the hospital. Call Betty at 705-632-1023 for pick up.
  • AUG. 11: Stirling Club 55 and Over is holding a Moonshot euchre in Springbrook hall at 1:00. Refreshments available, all welcome.
  • AUG. 11: WARKWORTH CHURCH COMMUNITY END OF SUMMER & BACK TO SCHOOL YARD & GARDEN SALE at St. Andrews Church, Mill St. Across from park 8 am 每 2 pm 每 Mission chair and Desk, Children and Adult clothing, dishes, toys and a LARGE assortment of perennial plants.
  • AUG. 12: Hastings Legion # Sunday August 12th # Jam Session with Norm and the Boys & Girls opens at noon , jammin begins at 2 p.m.
  • AUG. 12: 10am to 4pm Farmtown*s ※Stirling Art in the Park§ Arts and Crafts from local artists, also enjoy live music at Heritage Village by Norma Jeanne & Greg. BBQ provided by Stirling Lions. Admission by donation to Farmtown Park 437 West Front St. Stirling, 613-395-0015. Artists interested in participating please contact Hazel at ?613-403-2819.
  • AUG. 13: The next meeting of the MONARC WLS support group will be held Monday, August 13th, 2018 in the 2nd Floor Boardroom at Trenton Memorial Hospital from 7:00pm 每 8:30pm for those who have had weight loss surgery, are pre-surgical or are thinking of having surgery.
  • Aug. 14: At 5:30 p.m. 每 Unveiling of the Final Historical Plaque (Marmora) 每 Ths hastings County Historical Society invites everyone to the unveiling of the seventh and final bronze historical plaque dedicated throughout Hastings County over the summer months. This plaque celebrates Marmora as Ontario*s first Irontown, and the bravery and hard work of the many miners who worked throughout this mineral rich area.? The unveiling will take place in Memorial Park, and a reception will follow.
  • AUG. 14: CARP Greater Bay of Quinte Chapter 39 invites you to attend our monthly Coffee&Chat 每 At Quinte Sports and Wellness Centre, 265 Cannifton Rd.? Tuesday August 14 from 2-4. In 50+room.
    This month*s speaker- Shelley Franklin- Canadian Cannabis Clinic.
  • AUG. 14, 26: Madoc Foot Care Clinic: Tuesday, August 14, 2018 and Thursday, August 26, 2018 每 Community Care for Central Hastings, 108 Russell Street. Contact Community Care for Central Hastings at (613) 473-9009, option #7 to pre-register if you are not already a registered client of the clinic.
  • AUG. 15: Please join us for our VON Diners Lunch at the Knights of Columbus on Wednesday Aug 15 at 12:00pm. Hot meal cost $8.00. Tickets can be purchased at the Knights of Columbus at 57 Stella Crescent or at the VON office at 80 Division Street Trenton, and free transportation can be arranged. Please bring own plate, mug, and utensils. Call 613-392-4181 to reserve your spot by Wednesday Aug 8, 2018. Special guest servers will be past volunteer groups. Come out and join us for some great food and fellowship.
  • AUG 15: Trenval Small Business Centre is hosting a free Starter Plus workshop at 7 Creswell Drive in Trenton (library) from 11:00am 每 12:00pm. If you are 18+ years and thinking of starting/expanding a fulltime business, you may be eligible for the Starter Plus grant.? For info, email or call 613-961-0590.
  • AUG. 15-17: GREAT ANNUAL YARD SALE: August 15th to 17th 每 10 am to 3 pm- August 18th- Bag Sale- 10 am to 12 noon- Knox PRESBYTERIAN Church- 15 George Street East- HAVELOCK. Something for Everyone!
  • Aug. 16: 6 pm. Trenton Horticultural Society monthly meeting and pot luck dinner. Vegetable competition. Exhibits to be placed between 5-530 pm for judging. Trenton United Church, 85 Dundas St. East Trenton.
  • AUG. 16-27: Kids* Cooking Program for Ages 9 to 12. Learn kitchen safety and food preparation skills, make recipes, and enjoy recipes you*ve made together. Registration: Thurs. Aug. 16 at 1pm. ?Five afternoon classes beginning Aug. 27. Limited Space. Call Belleville and Quinte West Community Health Centre at 613-962-0000, ext. 233.
  • AUG. 17: Tweed Foot Care Clinic: Friday, August 17, 2018 每 23 McCamon Avenue. Contact Community Care for Central Hastings at (613) 473-9009, option #7 to pre-register if you are not already a registered client of the clinic.
  • AUG. 17: SmithfieldCarman United Church Corn Roast & Live Talent Auction, Friday August 17th. Auctioneer Keith Smith.? Corn available from 5:30 p.m. onwards (donations accepted for corn & drinks). To be held at Carman location 854 Carman Road, Brighton Township. For further info call 613-922-1007. All welcome to attend!
  • AUG. 18: Brighton Legion, Club Room,? Saturday August 18th. 7:00 to 11:00 p.m. Karaoke evening with host Mr. Karaoke Terry Randall. Gather family and friends to have a fun night sing, dancing and listening to great local talent.
  • AUG. 18: There will be a book sale at the Cordova Mines Library from 10am until 1pm. It is located at 55 Alfred St E Cordova Mines. For more information please call 705-778-2721.
  • AUG. 18: Just a reminder that Hillier Park Day is Saturday, August 18, 2018 from 11 to 3 in Jack Taylor Park on Station Road in Hillier. This year the Strong men are back for the Hillier Highlander Challenge. Lots of fun and games for the whole family, wagon rides, petting zoo. And don*t forget the dunk tank.
  • AUG. 19: ※SUMMER IN A COUNTRY CHURCH§ at?Hazzard*s Corners Church,?3080 Queensborough Road, Madoc? ?a non-denominational historic community church. ?SUNDAY AUGUST 19, 2:00. OLD-FASHIONED HYMN-SING AT 2:00 SERVICE AT 2:30. Refreshments and social hour to follow A WARM WELCOME AWAITS YOU.
  • AUG. 20-24: FREE Kids* Cooking Program for Ages 9 to 12. Learn kitchen safety and food preparation skills, make recipes, and enjoy the recipes you*ve made together. Mon, Aug 20 每 Fri, Aug 24, 2-4pm. Call Belleville and Quinte West Community Health Centre at 613-962-0000, ext. 233.
  • AUG. 20-24: Babylon VBS is coming to Quinte Alliance Church from August 20-24!? 9-noon each day, kids from JK to grade 5 are invited to experience life as Daniel knew it. Only $10 per child or $20 per family. Registration form available at or at QAC, 373 Bridge St. W. Belleville 613-969-4473 for more info.
  • Aug. 23: The Ladies Auxiliary of the tweed Legion offers another of their Thursday night Bingo sessions. Games start at 7 pm and the canteen will be open. Information 613-478-1865.
  • Aug. 24: Belleville club 39 presents the music of? Hallman Swing Band (Fall Ball Dress up please) , From 8 pm? to Midnight. At Belleville Legion Br. 99 132 Pinnacle St Belleville Ont.(upstairs)Singles and Couples are welcome. Members $10 NonMembers $15 Lunch will be served for info 613-392-7450 or 613-966-4757 .
  • AUG. 24: Wally Hoard will be in the club room to entertain at 7:00 p.m. Fish and Chip are being served at 4 till 6.? 2 pieces of fish and chips for $10.00. Horse Races, Meat Rolls and 50/50 will be happening at starting at 4:30.
  • AUG. 24-25: 2 days of LIVE RODEO action returns to the Roseneath fairgrounds. It*s Bulls, Broncs and Cowboys from Five Countries, plus the World*s most Dangerous sport, BULL RIDING Rodeo starts Friday evening at 7 followed by ※Tyler Cochrane§ LIVE in concert at 9. Saturday enjoy the pre show-, the Highway School Rodeo competition, Kids Activity Zone and Nashville singer songwriter Dean James on stage starting at 12:30 pm. For tickets information, visit
  • AUG. 24-26: Aug. 24 每 26 每 The 8th annual Tweed Levis Festival is happening at the Fair Grounds in Tweed. Weekend passes are $70 and day passes are $25. There are 25 Elvis Tribute Artists booked to perform as well as local talent, Matt Cage on Friday night and food and souvenir vendors.
  • Aug. 25: Yard Sale & Bake Sale at St. George*s Church, Hastings, 9 am 每 2 pm. Rental tables available. $5.00 per table. For more information call 705-696-2451.
  • Aug. 25: Grab your chair and drop into the Tweed Legion Elvis Lot Party! We will have 5 of the Tribute Artists on the stage starting at 1 pm. There is no admission fee and there will be a BBQ and draws throughout the afternoon. This is a licensed event. Information 613-478-1865.
  • Aug.27: Healing Circle Meditation, 37 Forsyth Street, Marmora beginning at 6:30pm. A night of meditation, Reiki and Messages from Spirit led by Rev. Janice of Mindful Journey. Everyone welcome, no charge.
  • AUG. 29: ?Albert College Pre-K to Grade 6 Open House?每?Wednesday, August 29?from 3:30 每 5:30 p.m. This afternoon provides an?opportunity?to learn more about the Early Primary Learning Centre and Junior School programs at?Albert College. All welcome.
  • AUG. 29 每 SEPT. 1: Belleville Theatre Guild presents an Evening of One-Act Plays. This annual event showcases short original works by local talent and has become an audience favourite. ?The writing is fresh, relevant, and intense. You never know what you*re going to get, but you know you won*t be bored! Performances from August 29 to September 1. (Not part of our subscriber season.) Tickets are $10 at the door or contact?
  • AUG. 31: Hastings Legion # Friday August 31st # Karaoke ft. Karaoke Krooner John Coburn# Doors open at 8:30 dancing? begins at 9. $3.00 cover# Age Of Majority # Security on premise.
  • SEPT. 1: The New to You Shoppe located at St. Andrew*s United Church Marmora is having a sale on Saturday September 1 from 8;30 to noon.? At the same time there will be a bake sale and the Deloro UCW coffee party.
  • SEPT. 5: Belleville Public Library is pleased to announce that award winning mystery writer Gail Bowen will be giving a book talk and reading on Wed. Sept. 5 at 6 pm. Ms. Bowen is the author of the wildly popular Joanne Kilbourn series, and the winner of multiple awards for this series including the Derrick Murdoch Award from the Crime Writers of Canada. She has also been recognized with the Crime Writers of Canada Grand Master Award. She will be speaking about her newest release, A Darkness of the Heart, and selling and signing books. Ms. Bowen*s talk is free and requires no registration. For more information call 613-968-6731 x2037.
  • SEPT. 7: Turkey dinner at St. George*s Church, Hastings. 5 p.m. Only 60 tickets available.?Cost $15.00. Call 705-696-2451 for tickets.
  • Sept 7 : First Friday Open Mic 7 PM at Marmora and Area Curling Club, 2 Crawford Drive. Come & join the great line-up of musicians or just enjoy the entertainment. No cover charge.
  • SEPT. 8: Trenton Legion is proud to welcome back by popular demand Bruce Andrew Stewart as Elvis.? Sat. Sept 8 at 8 pm.? Advance tickets only, $12.00 Legion and Ladies Aux. members and $15.00 for non-Members.? For more details or tickets call 613-392-0331 or visit?
  • SEPT. 8: Hastings Legion # Saturday September 8th # Ladies only dart tournament# Registration 10am 每 1045 play at 11:00 am. $40.00 per team doubles extra time permitting.
  • SEPT. 9: Fifty years of nursing! Come celebrate with Pat Culhane*s family and friends as we honour this remarkable achievement. For several years,? Pat has been a board member of the Quinte Humane Society, and, in lieu of gifts,? would appreciate donations to the society. Join us at the Masonic Lodge, Sept. 9th, from 2 p.m 每 5 p.m., with a short program at 3: 30 p.m.
  • SEPT. 9: Bay of Quinte Harley Owners Group Toy Ride. All Motorcycles wanted. Trenton Town Centre is the place to be (McDonald*s Plaza) registration between 10-11 am, ride leaves at 11:00am.? Following the ride there is a lunch at the Lion*s Club Hall, 77 Campbell St. Trenton. Bring a Toy or a donations for the Salvation Army Toy Drive. Contact Clarence @ 613-395-2933 for more information or?
  • SEP 10: Trenval Small Business Centre is hosting a free Business Start-up workshop at 284B Wallbridge-Loyalist Road in Belleville from 9:00am 每 10:45am. If you have ever thought about starting your own business, here is an opportunity to explore your idea! To register, email or call 613-961-0590.
  • SEP 10: Trenval Small Business Centre is hosting a free Starter Plus workshop at 284B Wallbridge-Loyalist Road in Belleville from 11:00am 每 12:00pm. If you are 18+ years and thinking of starting/expanding a fulltime business, you may be eligible for the Starter Plus grant.? For info, email or call 613-961-0590.
  • SEPT. 12: Christian Women*s Connection Luncheon, Wednesday, September 12th, 12 每 2pm at 290 Bridge St W Belleville $13.?Featuring ※Collaborative Care Massage Therapy ※, Violinist Ginnette Huang and Special guest speaker Janey Walker from Brampton. ?Reservations please call Darlene @ 613-961-0956 Free nursery please reserve. Affiliated with RSVP Ministries.
  • SEPT. 12: Trenval Small Business Centre is hosting a free E-Commerce workshop at 284B Wallbridge-Loyalist Road in Belleville from 10:00am 每 3:00pm. If you are considering selling your product or service online, this workshop is for you.? For info, email or call 613-961-0590.
  • SEPT. 12, 19: ?Quinte Twirlers open house. ?Join us for 2 nights of FREE modern square dancing lessons.? Fun way to get some daily steps, meet new friends and be introduced to a great dance club.?? Singles and couples welcome.? If you can walk, you can dance ! Harmony Public School, 626 Harmony Road, Belleville, ON? 7 每 9 pm Call 613-403-2882 or email? more info.
  • SEPT. 14: 7:30 p.m. Barney Bentall, with the Mayhemingways 每 Ontario Festival of Small Halls.??The Tweed & Area Arts Council*s is one of the hosts for the 2018 Ontario Festival of Small Halls.??We will also be featuring Potter Settlement Artisan Winery!?The Festival is in its fifth year of bringing incredible talent to cherished community venues across Eastern Ontario.? Tickets $25 online ( or phone (613-402-1425).?Marble Arts Centre, 13 Bridgewater Road, Actinolite.?w88Việt nam
  • SEPT. 15:?St. Paul*s United Church, Warkworth is proud to present A NORTHUMBERLAND TALENT SHOW, a fund raiser for the church, featuring the talents of local singers, poets, bards, rockers and trumpeters from 6 to 70 years of age!? This will be held at the Warkworth Town Hall Centre of the Arts at 40 Main Street in Warkworth @ 7:00 p.m..?? Tickets are $10.00 per person and you can purchase them at St. Paul*s United Church office, metaphorhome, The Natural all located on Main Street.? You can also contact Elizabeth Heon at
  • SEPT. 15: Hastings Legion # Saturday September 15th # Nicholls / Britton cribbage tournament # $1000.00? guaranteed in prize money Prize structure as follows# 1st 每 $400. 2nd 每 $300. 3rd 每 $200. 每 4th 每 $100. Registration from 11:00 am 每 11:45 play commences at noon sharp. Cost is $25.00 per two person team . Because of the overwhelming turn out last year where we had to turn people away i strongly recommend that you register early . you can register early by emailing me at
  • Sept 15:?TURKEY DINNER at?College Hill United Church, Belleville 4:30 每 6pm Tickets $15 for adults, $8 children. Full turkey dinner with all the trimmings. Tickets available at the church office 962-4147
  • SEPT. 15: Fashion Show and Tea at St Thomas Parish Centre, 201 Church St. Belleville. Enjoy glimpses of fashions from our past two centuries as we celebrate our?Bicentenntenial. Static displays by Hastings & Prince Edward Regiment and Belleville?Guide Scout Muesum. 1:00 每 4:00 p.m. Tickets $15.00?available for purchase at Church office?613-962-3636. Monday 每?Thursday 9:00am 每 12:00 pm.
  • SEPT. 18: Victorian Order of Nurses Serving Hasting Northumberland Prince Edward Community Corporation, announces AGM, taking place on Tuesday September 18th 2018 at 4:30 pm located at 80 Division Street, Trenton, ON K8V 4W5.
  • SEPT. 18: Hastings County Historical Society presents Past President and journalist, Orland French, speaking on ※Early Methodism in the Quinte Region§.? This free public presentation takes place at 7:30 p.m. at Maranatha, 100 College St West, Belleville.? Ample parking and level access from the rear of the building.? Bring a friend and enjoy refreshments, conversation and displays following the presentation. For more info go to
  • SEP 19: Trenval Small Business Centre is hosting a free Business Start-up workshop at 7 Creswell Drive in Trenton (library) from 9:00am 每 10:45am. If you have ever thought about starting your own business, here is an opportunity to explore your idea! To register, email or call 613-961-0590.
  • SEP 19: Trenval Small Business Centre is hosting a free Starter Plus workshop at 7 Creswell Drive in Trenton (library) from 11:00am 每 12:00pm. If you are 18+ years and thinking of starting/expanding a fulltime business, you may be eligible for the Starter Plus grant.? For info, email or call 613-961-0590.
  • SEPT. 21-22: Rummage Sale at St. George*s Church, Hastings. Come by Friday or Saturday, 9 am 每 2 pm both days.
  • SEPT. 26: BGH Auxiliary OPEN HOUSE Celebrating 80 years of Time Well Spent 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Education Centre, WCA2 Wing at Belleville General Hospital, 265 Dundas Street East. Learn all about our Auxiliary Volunteering Opportunities at BGH. Check out our displays? 每 Talk to our Members. Parking will be validated for the Open House Visitors. Refreshments and Door Prizes.
  • SEPT. 28-29: Rummage and Bake SaleSt. Thomas Anglican Church Belleville Friday September 28th 5:00 每 7:00 pm & Saturday September 29th 9:00am 每? 12:00 p.m. at?St Thomas Parish Centre, 201 Church St. Belleville. Rummage and Bake Sale, Clothing, Household Items, Books, Toys, Games, etc.Home Baking. Something for Everyone!!
  • SEPT. 29: Poetry Reading by author Karen Dack at Belleville Public Library from 1pm to 3pm, on 3rd floor meeting room to recognize Mental Illness Awareness week.?She will read highlights from 3 poetry books, written since 2008, including 2 poems from 2 major Fundraisers, 1 for CMHA-HPE and 1 for Community Living Belleville and Area. Also she will read from 2018 edition of Belleville Strong Heroes and other Poems. A portion of book sales also will help Belleville Poppy? Fund and Alfred Frederick Community Builders. There will be CD*s of the Butterfly Song by Heather & Safron, inspired by the poem ※Lesson*s of a Butterfly§, written by Karen, a portion of sales?to benefit Community Living Belleville and Area. Karen was nominated by CMHA-HPE in 2012 for the Transforming Lives Award. She?received the 2017 / 2018?Volunteer of the Year?Award by CLBA.
  • OCT. 16: Hastings County Historical Society presents Film-maker Sean Scally who will speak about and show his film ※Playing with Fire§, based on the Great Trenton Explosion in 1918.? This free public presentation takes place at 7:30 p.m. at Maranatha, 100 College St. West, Belleville.? Ample parking and level access from the rear of the building.? Bring a friend and enjoy refreshments, conversation and displays following the presentation.? ?For more info go to
  • Oct. 11-27:??Belleville Theatre Guild presents ※A Murder Is Announced,§ directed by Lise Lindenberg. Amateur detective Miss Marple reads an advertisement in the local paper announcing that a murder will occur at a specific time and place. Shocking! The usual suspects (the batty, the beautiful, and the brawny) are no match for the pure genius of our heroine as she peels away the layers of deception. October 11 to 27 at the Pinnacle Playhouse, 8:00pm on select evenings and 2:00pm on Sundays. Adults $20, Seniors $18, Students $10. For tickets, visit? call 613-967-1442.
  • Oct. 18: 7 pm. Trenton Horticultural Society monthly meeting presents a floral presentation by Rose Odell and Lezlie Miller. Learn how to create simple designs with fresh flowers. Guests $5. Trenton United Church, 85 Dundas St. East Trenton.
  • OCT. 26-27: Kali-Con 2018 will be held at Travelodge Hotel on Bay Bridge Rd. in Belleville. An anticipated 200-500 fans are expected to attend the two day event. See for signup and more information.
  • Nov. 15: Annual AGM and Potluck Dinner for Trenton Horticultural Society at 6 pm. Potluck at 6 pm followed by elections and social time. Proceeds to Christmas Sharing project. Trenton United Church, 85 Dundas St. East, Trenton
  • Nov. 16-17:?The Belleville Weavers & Spinners Guild presents its annual Fibre Arts Sale on Friday, November 16, from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Saturday, November 17, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at St. Thomas* Church Hall at 201 Church St. in Belleville (corner of Bridge & Church Streets). Come see what*s new in one-of-a-kind creations 〞 exciting textured yarns, cozy shawls, warm mittens, felted bags and purses 〞 all handcrafted and unique.?Free admission & parking, wheelchair accessible. Payment by cash, cheque, or major credit cards. For more information, contact?
  • NOV. 20: Hastings County Historical Society presents Retired Major William March speaking about the end of WWi in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the cessation of fighting in the Great War. This free public presentation takes place at 7:30 p.m. at Maranatha, 100 College St. West, Belleville.? Ample parking and level access from the rear of the building.? ?Bring a friend and enjoy refreshments, conversation and displays following the presentation. For more info go to www.,
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    Barbeques are on, ribs are grilling https:/48e/news/local-news/barbeques-are-on-ribs-are-grilling-2#respond Fri, 10 Aug 2018 19:38:24 +0000 https:/48e/news/local-news/barbeques-are-on-ribs-are-grilling-2 It*s going to be another finger lickin* weekend.

    With summer comes Quinte Ribfest, hosted by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hastings and Prince Edward Counties, is back again for another year.

    It*s day one of Quinte Ribfest in Centennial Park and things are rolling, the barbeques are on, ribs are grilling, food vendors are sizzling and the kid zone is bouncing,§ said Arlene Coculuzzi, Executive Director of Big Brothers Big Sisters.

    The 12th annual Quinte Ribfest, starting Friday, will continue over the weekend, ending Sunday.

    Historically, the festival of ribs and barbeque sauce has been held in Zwick*s Park in Belleville, this being only the second year the festival has been in Trenton.

    Coculuzzi said that even though the festival has moved, they still see a great turnout.

    So far, so good. I have packed this park with so many fun activities and entertainment and food.§

    The Quinte Ribfest boasts some of the best ribbers in the circuit.

    This year five well-known ribbers have returned to the park to feed the crowds with their ribs and barbeque sauces.

    Returning to the park are Ribs Royale, Fat Boys Barbeque, Jack the Ribber, Camp 31, and Hawgs Gone Wild.

    To wash down those ribs, Billybob*s Blooming Onions, a Lemonade stand, Funnel Cakes, or any one of the eight other food vendors would be happy to oblige.

    All proceeds from the Quinte Ribfest goes back towards the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hastings and Prince Edward County.

    Coculuzzi said that they are hoping they will be able to surpass last years total.

    We came in at around $62,000, so definitely more than that,§ said Coculuzzi. ※With the weather being so awesome and the people are so supportive of this event we feel like we*re going to surpass that.§

    Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hastings and Prince Edward County serves ※approximately 200 kids with our mentoring programs, and it*s for all of Hastings and Prince Edward Counties,§ explained Coculuzzi.

    We are always looking for adults to come out and volunteer. An hour of their time is all it takes to be a positive ro

    ll model in a kids life.”

    While enjoying all the food the festival has to offer, you can also check out the numerous activities going on in the Belleville Lions Club Family Fun Zone.

    Inflatable bouncing castles, face painting, and the TELUS Connected Playground are just a little bit of the enjoyment.

    Live music will also be part of the backdrop for the weekend, and the Trenchtown Wake Park will also be open during certain times over the weekend.

    Throughout the festival attendants will also be able to vote for their favourite ribbers, who will be awarded with trophies during the People*s Choice Awards on Sunday.

    The Quinte Ribfest will run Friday from 11:30am 每 11:30pm, Saturday same times, closing off on Sunday from 11:30am 每 5pm.

    For a full schedule of the event you can check out

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    Doctor denies allegations https:/48e/news/local-news/doctor-denies-allegations#respond Fri, 10 Aug 2018 19:16:21 +0000 https:/48e/news/local-news/doctor-denies-allegations A Belleville doctor is refuting allegations levied against him by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario.
    The college claims Dr. Mile Savic violated several of its regulations. The allegations include those claiming he committed misconduct, ordered unnecessary diagnostic tests and broke regulations governing billing.
    A disciplinary hearing is scheduled for Aug. 14 to Aug. 17 in Toronto.
    “I deny all allegations and will not appear at the hearing, Savic said Friday in his Sidney Street office.
    He declined to comment further, saying he wanted to prepare a more detailed response.

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    Man disputes Kingston's 'bicycle friendly' claims https:/48e/news/local-news/man-disputes-kingstons-bicycle-friendly-claims-2#respond Fri, 10 Aug 2018 19:10:17 +0000 https:/48e/news/local-news/man-disputes-kingstons-bicycle-friendly-claims-2 When he sees the “bicycle friendly community” sign on Johnson Street, Jon Pharoah chuckles.

    He’s unsure how Kingston bike lanes came to be considered friendly. Between the faded lane symbol paint and road disrepair, it’s possible these existing routes are glimpse into the future of the near-completed bike lanes on Bath Road and route expansion into the west end.

    “When the paint was fresh in the first year, it was better,” he said, mentioning the bikes and chevrons painted onto busy routes like Brock Street are faded away and difficult to spot. Without being repainted, he said, “they just disappear.”

    Bill Linnen, Public Works Operations Manager, said the lanes lines are repainted annually but the actual symbols are repainted when needed. Similarly, there’s a citywide street clean following each winter, but physical maintenance and debris clearing are then performed based off residents’ requests and a rotating schedule.

    In those cases, Public Works would identify a spot needing attention and dispatch a sweeper. Linnen added residents make requests infrequently.

    Like many cyclists, Pharoah has close calls on his bike regularly. It’s not always severe, but the brush of a passing car is a reminder of the risk he faces. The debris collecting along the gutter of the bike lane pushes him deeper into the road; vehicles parked in his way cause him steer even closer to passing cars

    According to the City’s Vision Zero project data, the city’s cycling collisions are grouped around downtown and Williamsville, where Pharoah directed his complainants.

    “You need to ride very close to the edge, and then you can see people are feeling more aggressive because you’re not properly in it,” he said. “But you can’t be properly in it.”

    Other municipalities he’s biked in benefit from placing their bikes routes on secondary and residential streets. In contrast, he would often be stuck behind the exhaust of express bus on Brock Street, which is “not fun,” according to Pharoah.

    He added it’s not uncommon to see Utilities Kingston, police and other city vehicles parked in the lanes. He’s even heard of bylaw vehicles blocking the lanes.

    According to Greg McLean, the city’s policy and program coordinator, vehicles are allowed to stop temporarily in a bike lane, as long they’re dropping off or picking up passengers or merchandise. If they’re conducting municipal business, city vehicles can also stop in the lanes, whether it’s emergency services or Utilities Kingston.

    Other municipalities’ bylaws have complete no-stop bike lanes, but Maclean said this would be impractical in Kingston.

    Marissa Mascaro, the city’s manager of parking operations said there isn’t any data on reports of vehicles parked in bike lanes. The infraction falls under parking in no-park areas, making it difficult to spot a pattern in bike lanes specifically.

    If enforced, all the tickets would fall under the same umbrella.

    An avid cyclist, Pharoah still wants a more active implantation of the city’s bylaws, comparing his bike lane difficulties to reports of city vehicles being left on despite an anti-idling bylaw.

    Pharoah recently took his concerns to Twitter, addressing councillor Jim Neil about a sunken manhole cover on Division Street approaching Railway Street. The manhole was eventually repaired. But Pharoah said there were three covers in a row, and only the middle one was fixed.

    “The culture’s pretty messed up,” he said. “These [lanes] feel very strongly like a box has been checked. They don’t work, but they’re there.”

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