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Quinte West

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.In addition to Trenton and Frankford, the district of Quinte West, also includes the communities of Barcovan Beach, Batawa, Bayside, Chatterton, German's Landing, Glenn Miller, Glen Ross, Halloway, Johnstown, Lovett, Madoc Junction, Maple View, Mount Zion, Oak Lake, River Valley, Roseland Acres, Spencers Landing, Stockdale, Tuftsville, Twelve O'Clock Point, Wallbridge and Wooler.Frankford was first settled by Europeans in the 1820s when settler Abel Scott built a grist mill along the Trent River. The settlement went under a number of names, including Scott's Mills, Cold Creek and Manchester. The settlement was named Frankford after Sir Francis Bond Head, the Lieutenant-Governor of Upper Canada. Frankford was incorporated as a village in 1920.Quinte West is home to 8 Wing Trenton, the Canadian Forces primary air transportation hub. Many of Canadian Forces operations in Afghanistan are carried out from this base. It also serves as the area's biggest employer. 8 Wing CFB Trenton is Canada's largest Canadian Forces Air Base and is available for commercial flights for passenger and cargo uses, by prior arrangement with DND. There is a Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) office located on site for international flights. Airport facilities include snow removal, crash response, fire fighting and rescue services, 24 hour a day air traffic control tower, fully equipped airfield navigational and visual approach and two paved runways, one of which is 10,000 feet and can accommodate 747 and C5A classes and another runway which is 3,025 feet. Quinte businesses can use 8 Wing CFB Trenton as a convenient way to access customers, head office officials, suppliers and other business contacts.

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