Quinte West is a city, formerly part of Hastings County, but now a separated municipality in Southern Ontario, Canada, . It is located on the western end of the Bay of Quinte on Lake Ontario. The Lake Ontario terminus of the Trent-Severn Waterway is located in the municipality.
Quinte West was formed through the amalgamation of the city of Trenton, the village of Frankford and the townships of Murray and Sidney on January 1, 1998. Trenton is the largest community and serves as the administrative and commercial centre. French explorer Samuel de Champlain followed the Trent Severn passing through Trenton in 1615. The area around the mouth of the Trent River was first settled by Europeans in the 1780s. Assorted settlements and town plots in the area went under a number of names, until the Village of Trenton was incorporated in 1853.
Trenton was also an important film production centre. In 1917, a film studio was built in the town and a number of productions were filmed there. In 1923, the Trenton Film Plant was purchased by the Ontario government to house the studio and laboratory of the Ontario Motion Picture Bureau. The advent of talkies and 16mm film made the equipment at the film plant obsolete and the facility closed in 1934.
Trenton is the starting point for the Trent-Severn Waterway, which continues northwest to Peterborough and eventually Port Severn on Georgian Bay. Trenton is located on the Lake Ontario Waterfront Trail. Surrounding Trenton, there are numerous conservation areas, a state of the art YMCA, campsites, picnic grounds, and marinas. The area boasts nine golf courses, three ice hockey rinks, numerous soccer fields, bowling, many kilometres of walking trails, a dog park, curling rinks, baseball diamonds, amongst many other recreational activities.
Quinte West is home to 8 Wing Trenton, the Canadian Armed Forces primary air transportation hub. Many of Canadian military operations in Afghanistan are carried out from this base. Trenton is the site of the National Air Force Museum of Canada. It features an original RAF Halifax Bomber, the 75th RCAF time capsule, a Lockheed CC-130E Hercules, and many other aircraft and exhibits.
City of Quinte West – http://www.quintewest.ca/en/
Newspaper – Trentonian – http://www.trentonian.ca/
Quinte News – http://www.quintenews.com/
The Community Press – http://www.communitypress.ca/
Quinte West Public Library – https://www.library.quintewest.ca/en/index.asp
Hastings Prince Edward School Board http://www.hpedsb.on.ca/
Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board http://www.alcdsb.on.ca/
Trenton Christian School http://trentonchristianschool.com/
Albert College University Preparatory School http://www.albertcollege.ca/
Sir James Whitney School for the Deaf http://www.psbnet.ca/eng/schools/sjw/
Colleges & University
Loyalist College http://www.loyalistcollege.com/
Academy of Learning College http://www.academyoflearning.com/
Maxwell College of Advanced Technology http://www.maxwellcollege.ca/
Health Care Connect
Health Care Connect helps assist Ontarians in finding a family doctor. People who are without a family doctor are referred to medical professionals such as nurse practitioners who are accepting new patients within the community. Register by phone at 1-800-445-1822
Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP)
http://www.health.gov.on.ca/en/public/programs/ohip/ or call their info line at 1-866-532-3161
Medical Centres & Clinics
Hospital – Quinte Health Care http://www.qhc.on.ca/
Brighton Quinte West Family Health Team http://www.bqwfht.ca/index.php