Province commits $5,946,200 to expand Hastings-Quinte community paramedicine programming

This morning, Hastings-Lennox and Addington MPP Daryl Kramp and I announced $5,946,200 over four years for Hastings-Quinte Paramedic Services to provide community paramedicine to those in our community awaiting long-term care beds.  We also had the opportunity to thank our local paramedics for the great work they've been doing with testing and vaccinations during the COVID-19 pandemic.


From left are Quinte West Mayor Jim Harrison, Prince Edward County councillor Janice Maynard, Belleville Mayor Mitch Panciuk, Hastings County Warden Rick Phillips, myself, MPP Kramp, and Chief Doug Socha. 



Province provides $200,000 for CCTV system in Quinte West

Quinte West will be receiving a $200,000 Ontario CCTV grant to upgrade video surveillance systems.  The funding will allow the local OPP detachment to expand its network beyond the downtown core to help promote a safe community.  Joining me are Inspector Christina Reive and Mayor Jim Harrison.  For more, please see my news releases page.


MPP Smith presents QDAR Small Businesses, Big Hearts Award



I was pleased to visit the Quinte & District Association of Realtors today to present a Small Businesses, Big Hearts Award on behalf of the province. The award honours small businesses who have stepped forward to show generosity and community spirit during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Joining me, from left, are executive director Lisa Comerford, president Don McColl, and past-president Heather Plane.  For more information, see my news releases page.