Purdy celebrated

Stirling poet Martin Durkin reads from his latest book SteelTown for Mary during a celebration of Al Purdy last weekend on Roblin Lake.

Purdy celebrated with poems, beer

With its first writer in residence calling the iconic Al Purdy A-Frame home, the second annual Al Purdy Picnic attracted a large crowd of...

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YMCA Lifeguards tread water for 24 hours

Tiffany Ward, Carissa Lewis, Maddy and Emma Whaley tread water as part of the 24-hour Treadathon. Photo: Kate Everson

YMCA Lifeguards tread water for 24 hours in the pool

They weren’t swimming, but YMCA staff and volunteers were showing how to keep their heads above water without drowning.

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Businesses stuff the bus for Good Backpack

Volunteers for the Stop! & Stuff the Bus event pose for a group photo at Staples before heading off to collect supplies from businesses. Photo: Stephen Petrick

Businesses stuff the bus for Good Backpack

Local businesses have stuffed a bus and the beneficiaries of this gesture will be local school children.

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Art on Main launches

Part of the committee working to make Art on Main a success are, from the left, Connie Howell, Sheryl Delorme and Elaine Poot. Missing from the photo are Sherry Hamilton, Sandy Pasko and Emily Rowley. Photo: Ray Yurkowski

Art on Main launches in two weeks

In two weeks, downtown Brighton will rival the galleries of Europe as the Downtown Business Improvement Association (DBIA) presents Art on...

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Rockfest - The Trews

The Trews’ lead singer, Colin MacDonald, belts out a tune during the early Friday night performance at Rockfest. Photo: Stephen Petrick

Empire Rockfest draws big crowds to downtown

The Empire Theatre hosted Rockfest last weekend; a summer tradition that brings internationally renowned musicians to downtown Belleville to...

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Avengers need super fundraising push for BGHF– Image 1

(From left) Lindsay Hannah, Char-Lynn Hannah, Wynand Bekker and Dylan Hannah served hot dogs and hamburgers at a fundraising BBQ at the Dundas Street East Shopper's Drug Mart on Saturday, July 19. The proceeds went to the Avengers' campaign to raise $100,000 for Belleville General Hospital.

Avengers need super fundraising push for BGHF

Wynand Bekker says he's just about ready for the run for his life. He just needs the fund-raising component of his mission to catch up.

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Basketball teams train at Loyalist for Indigenous Games– Image 1

Suki Hogaluk guards Kean Niptanatiak during a practice at the Loyalist Sports Dome on July 15. The two athletes are representing Nunavut at the North America Indigenous Games.

Basketball teams train at Loyalist for Indigenous Games

Loyalist College has some new fans from up north.

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Local bodybuilder places second at national competition– Image 1

Jenna Reid is seen here competing at the Canadian Bodybuilding Federation championships in Edmonton earlier this month. She placed second in the physique competition.

Local bodybuilder places second at national competition

Bodybuilding isn't just about lifting weights and gaining muscle. The sport also requires athletes to flex their mental strength.

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Crash partly closes Hwy 401 near Belleville

Fatal crash closes westbound lanes of Highway 401 near Belleville, Ont.



DND considers anti-missile defence system

National Defence looking to protect VIPs from heat-seeking missiles


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Events In Belleville Region

Art in the Park

Sat Aug 2 | 10:00 AM

History Weekend at Presqu'ile Park

Sun Aug 3 | 10:00 AM

Rockhound Gemboree

Sun Aug 3 | 10:00 AM

Write for Rights

Tue Aug 5 | 9:30 AM

Belleville Toastmasters Club 1617

Tue Aug 5 | 7:00 PM

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Felicity & Fritz

Felicity & Fritz

Fri Jul 18, 2014 - Mon Aug 18, 2014

The Great Waterway

The Great Waterway

Thu Jul 17, 2014 - Sun Aug 17, 2014

Riverside Ford

Riverside Ford

Thu Jul 17, 2014 - Thu Jul 31, 2014

Mino's Take Out

TakeOut West End

Tue Jul 15, 2014 - Fri Aug 15, 2014

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