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Pan Am Games

Games medals contain metals from around Pan Am world

They’re made in Canada, but the material was extracted from mines around the Pan Am world.


Pan Am Games

U.S. announces strong Pan American team

U.S. announces strong Pan American team with 20 Olympic champions

With the cup

Andrew Shaw speaks to fans from a podium, standing next to Belleville City Councillor Jack Miller, the emcee for the event.

Andrew Shaw brings Stanley Cup to Belleville

The City of Belleville has won the Stanley Cup. Well, not exactly, but it sure seemed that way when hometown hero Andrew Shaw brought Lord...

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Comfy and cozy

Of course I'm sleeping in a teacup! Where else would I be?

20 cats who sleep on their own terms

Because anywhere that prevents humans from being productive is a productive place for a cat to be.

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Good Baby Box

Bev Heuving stocks a shelf full of baby jars at the Community Development Council of Quinte office in Belleville. The CDC doubled its goal of collecting 5,000 baby food jars.

Community Development Council overjoyed with support for Good Baby Box program

The Community Development Council of Quinte not only met but doubled its goal of collecting 5,000 baby food jars for its Good Baby Box...

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150 years

Bishop Michael Oulton, with children of the congregation of St. John the Baptist Anglican Church, planted a red maple in front of the historic church recently, commemorating 150 years in Madoc.

Madoc's St. John the Baptist celebrates 150 years

Madoc - The cornerstone for St. John the Baptist Anglican church in Madoc was laid August 29 of 1865, in what was described as “an...

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Chrome on the Canal

Adding some buzz to the event John and Rosalind Watkins of Campbellford drove to Chrome on the Canal in their 1976 Sebring Vanguard Citi Car which can do 50 kilometres an hour and can go about 25 kilometres on a full charge. “I like this vehicle because it’s all electric. It’s one of the first I’d call production vehicles built,” said John.

Campbellford's Chrome on the Canal almost doubles in size

Campbellford - Bright red and yellow cars and trucks added bursts of colour to what may be the longest lineup of vehicles yet at the popular...

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Final class

History teacher Norm Vandenberg sits in a DeLorean surrounded by the final class he taught at NDHS. The award-winning teacher retired after teaching at the school for 27 straight years.

Inspiring Norwood teacher exits the historical stage

Norwood - A generation of students can thank the slow wheels of justice for the emergence of Norm Vandenberg as one of the area’s finest...

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Beef Day

Kirby Haakesteegt and his wife Arlene, along with their son Bryce and his wife Dana, hosted the 21st annual Northumberland Cattlemen’s Association Beef Day held July 2. The event raises money to support 4-H programs and community events such as the Surf and Turf Relay Race at CFB Trenton, giving out between $6,000 and $10,000 a year to the community, Haakesteegt said. It’s also an opportunity for tradespeople to showcase their goods and services–more than 25 took part in this year’s event.

Good times for beef producers, “far cry” from mad cow days

Brighton - “Business is really good” for beef producers these days, with “record high prices” across North America, says the first...

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Hadfield opens field house

Field house of dreams opens in Hastings By Bill Freeman News - Hastings - Hastings’ field house of dreams officially “launched” Friday and the wow factor was off the charts with over 1,000 people, including celebrated Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield, at the grand opening of the $4.8-million multi-purpose facility. The field house includes a 30-by-60-metre artificial turf soccer pitch, a walking track, an 18-metre extension beyond the field for racket sports, basketball and community events as

Field house of dreams opens in Hastings

Hastings - Hastings’ field house of dreams officially “launched” Friday and the wow factor was off the charts with over 1,000 people,...

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