Quinte


Quinte

The Quinte ("Kwin-tee") Region of the Canadian province of Ontario is comprised of several communities situated along the Bay of Quinte. Belleville, Ontario is the largest city in the Quinte Region, and represents a mid-point between Montreal, Ottawa and Toronto.

The Bay of Quinte is an arm of Lake Ontario, one of the five Great Lakes. It is close to the mouth of the Saint Lawrence River that connects the Great Lakes trade routes to the Gulf of Saint Lawrence, gateway to the Atlantic Ocean.

Communities

* Belleville, Ontario
* Quinte West, Ontario (formerly known as the city of Trenton and the surrounding Village of Frankford, Murray Township and Sidney Township)
* Shannonville, Ontario
* Deseronto, Ontario
* Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory, Ontario
* Foxboro and Thurlow Township (now part of Belleville)
* Rossmore, Ontario
* Ameliasburgh, Ontario
* Consecon, Ontario
* Carrying Place, Ontario

Education

Belleville is home to a small college known as "Loyalist College of Applied Arts and Technology." Other post-secondary schools in the region include; "Maxwell Technology Institute," "CDI College," "Clarke College," "Ontario Business College," and "Quinte Literacy." Secondary Schools in the region include "Albert College" (private school) and "Sir James Whitney" (a school for the deaf and severely hearing-imparied).

Industry and Employment

Quinte's major industries are call centres, farming, dairy, manufacturing and freight. Major employers include:

*CN Rail - Railroad Freight
*Cooney/Lingar - Highway Freight
*Decoma Autosystems - Exterior Automotive Lighting
*DMC - Customer Service/Tech Support.
*Domtar - Paper Products
*Donini Chocolate - Chocolate
*General Mills Pillsbury - Frozen Foods
*Halla Climate Control Corp - Air Conditioners for Automobiles
*Ivanhoe Cheese - Cheese
*Lipton - Processed Foods.
*Maxwell Paper - Paper Supplies
*MCCI - Customer Service.
*Mobil Chemical - Oriented Polypropylene Film
*Mosaic Logistics - Highway Freight
*NCO Financial - Collections/Customer Service.
*Nestle - Chocolate
*Parmalat Black Diamond - Cheese
*Procter & Gamble - Feminine Hygiene
*Reid's Dairy
*Sears Canada - Warehouse/Sales Call Centre.
*Stream International (Canada) - Tech Support.
*TransForce Highland - Highway Freight
*Trenton Cold Storage - Cold Storage Warehouses
*Tyco - Adhesives

External links

* [http://www.quinte.on.ca/] - official Quinte region website
* [http://www.city.belleville.on.ca/] - official website of Belleville
* [http://www.city.quintewest.on.ca/] - official website of Quinte West


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