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Author: Stephen Petrick

Stephen Petrick is a freelance writer and communications specialist based in Belleville, Ontario.

Finding Home Base: Military Life in the Bay of Quinte

Air Show CFB Trenton 8 Wing

CFB Trenton is the largest air force base in the country and home to over 3,000 staff. Many end up captivated by this waterfront community. Here are three such stories: Rickie Smith: Military Spouse Rickie Smith and her family once had cold feet about coming to Ontario. Now they’re content in the Bay of Quinte region, where they enjoy the great outdoors year-round. She and her husband, Dean Smith, and kids Torrah and Peyton, moved to Batawa in July ...

Remembering Sonja Bata and the Legacy She Left Behind

Sure, she was famous for shoes, but Sonja Bata should be remembered for more than the founding of Toronto’s Bata Shoe Museum, particularly by people with connections to the Bay of Quinte region. She and her husband Thomas Bata, one of the patriarchs of the once-renowned Bata shoe empire, put the quaint Quinte West community of Batawa almost literally on the map. And Sonja’s devotion to the town remained apparent in the final years of her life. Sonja, whose ...

Mike Blunden’s hockey resume reads like the verse of a Johnny Cash song. He’s been through Erie, Rockford, Norfolk and Hamilton; Columbus, Chicago, Syracuse and Binghamton (just to name a few places). But the journeyman is now shooting pucks in the Bay of Quinte region with a new American Hockey League franchise, the Belleville Senators. The 31-year-old father of two kids is finding Belleville isn’t just a great place to play hockey; it’s also a great place to raise ...

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Bay of Quinte Region is an alliance of interdependent communities, bound together by a common history, shared economy, and the water that surrounds and defines us. We hope to welcome you soon.