The Municipality of Tweed is a small rural community located 35 km’s north of Belleville, ON. The financial costs to access Belleville’s facilities, travel restraints and costs for many families in the Tweed area, and lack of accessibility restricts local Tweed residents from being able to enjoy programs and equipment which would positively affect not only our local residents, but residents in neighboring communities.
The Municipality has recognized the importance of having recreational facilities that help support a vibrant, strong and socially healthy community. The size of the municipal tax base does not generate enough financial resources to be allocated for recreational facilities without support from volunteers, volunteer groups, work in kind, and financial donations. A splash pad will not only provide hours of safe water fun for young children, families and persons with disabilities, it will also play a much broader role in the health, fitness and well being of the residents of this community.
The Municipality of Tweed is the largest municipality in Hastings County. Tweed is a central location to several hamlets and surrounding communities. Having the splash pad in a central location will also greatly benefit the residents of these communities by being able to have access to the free splash pad.
The Municipality of Tweed has 2 elementary schools’ from grades JK to 8. Having free access to the splash pad will enhance the schools day trip programs. The Municipality of Tweed has over 300 children under the age of 4, and 1,100 school-aged children. Tweed also has an adult autistic housing complex that will benefit from the use of the pad.
In the summer of 2014, Emily Trudeau (7yrs) was the victim of a tragic farm accident and lost her life.The creation of the “Emily Trudeau Splash Pad” is precisely the type of project that will help the entire community heal. The community is eager to have a place that will allow young children to play, have a place for families to be socially interactive, and honor the memory of Emily Trudeau. It will also be a place that will be cherished for years to come. This splash pad will create many positive memories for the users, and foster an environment of happiness and active living.
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One of Justin Bieber’s childhood homes is on the market, with the singing sensation’s Toronto Maple Leafs-themed bedroom still intact.
The three-bedroom, two-bathroom bungalow at 288 Willow St. in Stratford can be yours for only $279,900, says Re/Max Canada realtor Maria Walsh.
She says the house was placed on the market by Bieber’s grandparents nearly two weeks ago but has yet to attract any buyers.
Janet and Councillor Ron Hamilton receive a retirement gift from Mayor John Williams and his wife Heath (photo: Quinte News/ Tim Durkin)
Mix97 Morning Show Hosts Sean Kelly and Orlena Cain speak with Williams the day before his roasting here. LISTEN TO AUDIO
It’s going to get hot when the community gets together to roast John Williams.
Master of Ceremonies for the event Ted Reid says Quinte West’s out going mayor is putting himself in the line of fire to raise funds for the Trenton Memorial Hospital Foundation.
Reid says one of the highlights will be four former 8 Wing Trenton base commanders doing a group roast of Williams.
It’s on November 20 at the National Air Force Museum of Canada.
There are 400 tickets available and it’s first come first serve. They go on sale at the Quinte West Chamber of Commerce offices in Trenton beginning Oct. 15.
Two Nova Scotia students are being praised across North America for the way they turned the tide against the bullies who picked on a fellow student for wearing pink.
David Shepherd, and Travis Price (shown in this photo) decided to spread word of their ‘sea of pink’ campaign on the internet. ((CBC))
Bullies harassed the boy, called him a homosexual for wearing pink and threatened to beat him up, students said.
Two Grade 12 students— DavidShepherd and Travis Price—heard the news and decided to take action.
“I just figured enough was enough,” said Shepherd.
They went to a nearby discount store and bought 50 pink shirts, including tank tops, to wear to school the next day.
Travis Price takes the message of Anti-Bullying across Canada.
Sean Kelly and Orlena Cain of the Mix97 Morning Show speak to Travis as he wraps up his presentation in our area today before heading to Edmonton.
Principal of Quinte Secondary School, Lianne Woodley joins Mix97 as well.
Snow fell early in Batawa last night. First it came from the skies and then from machines. A drop in temperatures brought a snow squall through the area and then provided the first opportunity for the cutting-edge snow-making technology to be turned on at the Ski Hill. 15 snow guns operated from about 11:00p.m. to 9:00a.m. to start the first layer of snow for the ski and snowboard season. The snow guns will operate again on Friday night and cooler temperatures are forecasted to return mid next week so the guns will make snow once again.
“We’re getting excited,” said Outside Operations Manager Danny MacDuffie. “The guys have been looking forward to getting the new snow grooming machine on the slopes. It won’t be long now.”
MIC-see you real soon…..KEY….why? Because we love you.
MICKEY MOUSE BIRTHDAY IS TODAY!
Two different people have taken credit for giving Mickey Mouse his first name. History has it that Walt Disney’s wife Lillian came up with it because she thought his original name, Mortimer, was too pompous. But child-star-turned-movie-star Mickey Rooney frequently claimed that it was his meeting with Walt in 1920 that provided the inspiration. Walt, being a very smart man, sided with his wife on that one.
Whether it was Lillian Disney or Mickey Rooney, it doesn’t matter: to this day, Mickey Mouse is one of the most well-known characters around the globe, surpassing even Santa Claus in recognizability here in the United States. He’s also the most frequently used write-in candidate in American local elections, still topping the list as recently as November of 2014. (Cohort Donald Duck is a close second.) By 1987, the state of Georgia actually had to make it illegal to vote for Mickey, and Wisconsin is apparently considering similar legislation. Good luck! Despite his tiny size and falsetto voice, Mickey Mouse is an unstoppable force.
Sean Kelly and Orlena Cain of the Mix Morning Show highlight the lovable, big-eared, three fingered mouse. MICKEY~!