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Market Hopping in the Bay of Quinte Region

It’s time to put on your short sleeves, get out the sunglasses and pick up your shopping baskets. It’s time to tell all of those bland, wintry hothouse fruit and veggies to step aside. There’s a new tomato in town: fresh, delicious and straight off the vine! Wellington Farmer’s Market 243 Main St., Saturdays from Victoria Day to Thanksgiving Looking for a bit of everything? Head straight for Prince Edward County and Wellington Farmers’ Market, where you’re sure to find “must-­have” items you didn’t even know ...

Bay of Quinte company helps keep workers around the world safe from injuries

Impacto Protective Products is considered to be a world leader in anti-impact and anti-vibration protection. Items, such as these gloves and many other models, are sold to some of the biggest manufacturing companies in the world. – Photo courtesy Impacto Protective Products By Jim Barber Workers at some of the largest and most prestigious manufacturers in the world are able to do their jobs more safely and with a much lower chance of repetitive stress injury thanks to the ...

Bay of Quinte Living – Interview with Andy Geertsma of Geertsma Homes Ltd

Above, the team at Geertsma Homes Ltd., a family-owned home-building business that has flourished in the Bay of Quinte Region. – Photo courtesy Geertsma Homes Ltd. By Jim Barber BOQ: How did your family get started in the homebuilding business, and why? AG: My father, Marten Geertsma, owned a masonry contracting business and also built a few homes. So I basically grew up in the building business.  After working for my father for a few years after high school ...

Legendary tasty treat has made Bay of Quinte Region its home for 66 years

One of Canada’s most popular and iconic snack foods, Hawkins’ Cheezies, is made right here in the Bay of Quinte Region. – Wikipedia photo By Jim Barber You know that you have created an iconic brand when all similar products come to be called the same thing by millions of people. Much in the same way as people say Kleenex when asking for facial tissue, or Ski Doo when they are talking about snowmobiles, ‘Cheezies has come to be ...

Local Food: Bay of Quinte

Farm to Fork is not just an expression used in the Bay of Quinte Region, it’s a way of life.  From Prince Edward County Wineries, to breweries, farmers markets, and farms, to orchards and cheese factories, our local food in the Bay of Quinte Region just can’t be beat year round. Watch as some of our most famous local chefs talk about locavorism in the Bay of Quinte Region through the 4 seasons. Watch Episode #1 Watch Episode #2 ...

Greater Napanee is a town on the rise

Greater Napanee Mayor Gord Schermerhorn was re-elected to a fourth term in the October municipal election. – Jim Barber photo By Jim Barber Greater Napanee is in the midst of a true economic revitalization, particularly in its downtown core. And the town’s long-time mayor Gord Schermerhorn is happy to continue playing a part in the community’s growth and prosperity. Schermerhorn faced a tough test in the October municipal election, winning a fourth-consecutive term by just three votes, but he ...

BOQ Living’s interview with new Belleville Mayor Taso Christopher

New Belleville Mayor Taso Christopher talked about the City’s community and economic development plans for the next four-year term of council in his chat with BOQ Living. – Photo courtesy City of Belleville By Jim Barber BOQ Living: I know it’s still early days, but has the full gravity and reality of your election victory hit you yet? TC: Well it is certainly an exciting time for me personally, for the City and for the region. The election process ...

Marina and improved infrastructure helping spur Quinte West’s growth

By Jim Barber Bay of Quinte Living is interviewing all of the mayors elected or acclaimed in the Oct. 27 municipal election to talk about their economic and community development plans for the new four-year term of their councils. After nearly a quarter of a century serving Murray Ward on Quinte West city council, Jim Harrison has pretty much seen it all around the council table. So when Mayor John Williams chose not to run again in the recent ...

Lifestyle makes Tyendinaga a great place to live says Phillips

By Jim Barber Bay of Quinte Living is interviewing all of the mayors elected or acclaimed in the Oct. 27 municipal election to talk about their economic and community development plans for the new four-year term of their councils. Residents of Tyendinaga Township were obviously satisfied with the job Rick Phillips had done as their reeve over the previous four years – there was no great uproar to unseat him from his post to the point where he ran ...

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.

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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.