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Wellington Pharmacy fills prescription for hospital’s healthy future

Wellington Pharmacy fills prescription for hospital’s healthy future

The Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation’s Back the Build Campaign got a healthful boost from a friendly village pharmacy on Wednesday. Christa Smith and Gail Wilson, owners of Wellington’s PharmaChoice Pharmacy stepped forward with a five-year, $10,000, pledge to the Back the Build fundraising campaign for the County’s new hospital. The two said supporting […]

Put your garbage out again - North and South Marysburgh

Put your garbage out again – North and South Marysburgh

MARCH 20 – Garbage and green bin collections are delayed again due to mechanical breakdowns of Waste Management trucks – Wednesday in North and South Marysburgh. If your garbage or green bin are not collected on March 20, put the material back out for collection before 7 am on Thursday, March 21. MARCH 19 – Due […]

Drugs in region test positive for Carfentanil

Drugs in region test positive for Carfentanil

The presence of carfentanil in the Hastings Prince Edward region has been confirmed. Hastings Prince Edward Public Health reports two drug seizures made by Belleville police have tested positive for the drug and there have been at least two confirmed overdoses, as well as an increase in hospital visits related to opioid overdoses over the […]

New book and garden centre embrace spring with ideas to grow forward

New book and garden centre embrace spring with ideas to grow forward

Story and photos by Sharon Harrison Excitement for a new growing season is building for Carson Arthur with with the opening of a new garden centre and the launch of his newest book. Arthur is best known from his HGTV and CityTV television appearances, radio broadcasts and many news and magazine columns over his illustrious […]

Two County crime writers launch new books

Two County crime writers launch new books

Two Prince Edward County crime writers will launch their newest books this week. Someone is following saddlebag preacher and sometime detective Thaddeus Lewis. Someone is sending him money. Someone is trying to kill him. Learn more about the seventh book in County author Janet Kellough’s Thaddeus Lewis series of mysteries – The Untoward Assassin which […]

Answers to parenting questions - by texting

Answers to parenting questions – by texting

Hastings and Prince Edward Public Health is making it easier for parents to connect with a Public Health Nurse through texting. “We really want young families and new parents to be comfortable reaching out for help and for everyone to be able to receive support from our PHNs,” said Shelly Brown, Healthy Families Program Manager. […]

Skyway Bridge to be closed for two, two-hour periods April 1 and 2

Skyway Bridge to be closed for two, two-hour periods April 1 and 2

The Skyway Bridge on Hwy 49 is to be closed for two, two-hour periods next week as part of ongoing reconstruction work. Aecon Construction notes no traffic will be permitted to pass over the bridge from 9-11 p.m. Monday, April 1 and from midnight to 2 a.m. Tuesday, April 2. Emergency services have been notified […]

Public health offers cannabis information sessions for parents of teens

Public health offers cannabis information sessions for parents of teens

Over the coming weeks, Hastings Prince Edward Public Health, together with community partners, is offering information sessions for parents and caregivers of teens. “With the recent legalization of cannabis, this is a very important time to discuss teenage drug use with parents and caregivers,” said Dr. Piotr Oglaza, Medical Officer of Health and CEO at […]

Expect delays on Picton Main Thursday

Expect delays on Picton Main Thursday

Heavy equipment will occupy a portion of Picton Main Street as part of the re-development of the Royal Hotel Thursday, March 21. Traffic lanes will be shifted around the site and minor delays may be experienced from 6 am – 3 pm. There may be minor traffic delays on Picton Main Street between Bridge Street […]

Citizens with smart phones invited to help monitor Eagles and Ospreys

Citizens with smart phones invited to help monitor Eagles and Ospreys

The Bay of Quinte Remedial Action Plan is looking for volunteer citizen scientists to help locate and monitor Osprey and Eagle nests around the Bay of Quinte. The goal is to establish a long-term monitoring program to ensure the Osprey and Eagle populations remain healthy and abundant. “Last year, the environmental challenges related to fish/wildlife […]

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