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General support for Loyalist Parkway development - with concerns

General support for Loyalist Parkway development – with concerns

Picton’s business community members who responded to a survey generally support plans for a large development on Loyalist Parkway – but have concerns. The 65,000 square foot development, across the highway from No Frills, includes a new location for the Sobeys grocery store, a restaurant and two unconfirmed uses, but believed to be a dollar […]

Proposal to examine County's short-term rentals on planning agenda

Proposal to examine County’s short-term rentals on planning agenda

Consultations with county departments, external agencies and the public are proposed to explore short-term rental accommodations in Prince Edward County. Council will receive a report at its planning meeting Wednesday at Shire Hall asking staff to conduct public consultation and bring recommendations for amendments to the Official Plan or zoning bylaws, and considerations to the […]

Monarch butterfly release events celebrate lives of loved ones

Monarch butterfly release events celebrate lives of loved ones

By Sharon Harrison Two hundred monarch butterflies were released Sunday in open-air celebrations of the lives and memories of loved ones. The Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation’s inaugural ‘Celebration of Life Monarch Butterfly Release’ was held simultaneously at Wellington Park and at the Whattam Funeral Home garden in Picton on a warm and still […]

'Neighbourhood Greeting Events' to spread the latest work on County's hospital

‘Neighbourhood Greeting Events’ to spread the latest work on County’s hospital

Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation (PECMH Foundation) wants to share information about on-going plans to build a new hospital in the County. The foundation is establishing a network of friends willing to host informal gatherings of family, neighbours and friends. A foundation connection or board member would attend the event for a brief period […]

Corvette club cruises the County

Corvette club cruises the County

Eight Corvette owners from the Capital Corvette Owners Club in Ottawa toured the County this weekend with various stops. John Ferguson photographed these cars stopped at Sandbanks winery. He notes the oldest car was a 1963 Split window coupe, the newest a 2018.

Former Picton Town Hall discussion back to council Tuesday

Former Picton Town Hall discussion back to council Tuesday

A special Committee of the Whole Meeting Tuesday, Sept. 19 will hear concerns about listing the former Picton Town Hall/Fire Hall for sale, and alternatives for its use. The 2 Ross St., building is to be examined by council as part of an inventory of its vacant or unused municipal properties. A committee of the […]

Wind turbine project Road Users Agreement to be discussed

Wind turbine project Road Users Agreement to be discussed

Mayor Robert Quaiff has called a special Committee of the Whole Meeting for Tuesday, Sept. 19 to discuss an amended Road Users Agreement for the wpd White Pines industrial turbine project. The Environmental Review Tribunal reduced the wpd White Pines Wind Energy Project to nine turbines (originally from 29) all located north of Royal Road. […]

Police taking aim at pocket 9-1-1 calls

Police taking aim at pocket 9-1-1 calls

Ontario Provincial Police forces have received more than 142,130 9-1-1 calls in the first six month of this year, 299,100 in 2016. In 2016 the OPP was able to confirm more than 2,000 were pocket dials and more than 30,000 remained as unknown wireless calls. Ontario’s unintentional calls have decreased over the last few years, […]

Town Hall on turbines Monday night in Milford

Town Hall on turbines Monday night in Milford

South Marysburgh councillor Steve Ferguson is calling a second meeting at the Milford Town Hall to provide an update about recent developments concerning the wpd Canada White Pines project. Mayor Robert Quaiff, CAO James Hepburn, Commissioner Robert McAuley and others will be in attendance. The first meeting drew an audience of approximately 150 people, resulting […]

Milford marks 71 years of fall fair fun

Milford marks 71 years of fall fair fun

Photos and Story by Sharon Harrison Known locally as “Mr. Milford”, Bruce Dowdell, a long-time fair volunteer, refers to the Milford Fair as a “big family picnic”, but is quick to add he personally hasn’t attended all 71 fairs. The theme of this year’s fair, held at the Milford Fairgrounds Saturday, was “Come Celebrate With […]

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