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Significant interest in County's short-term accommodation issue

Significant interest in County’s short-term accommodation issue

Story and photo by Sharon Harrison Two public open houses this week were hosted by the municipality to discuss issues, and  recent surveys regarding short-term accommodations within Prince Edward County. Almost every seat in one half of Wellington’s Highline hall was filled for the first presentation and information session. A similar event followed Wednesday evening […]

Two men arrested in relation to Glenwood Cemetery vandalism spree

Two men arrested in relation to Glenwood Cemetery vandalism spree

Prince Edward OPP arrested two young men Wednesday in relation to the extensive vandalism to gravestones and monuments at Glenwood Cemetery in Picton last month. On Thursday June 20 around 8:30 p.m., officers were notified of the toppling and breakage of about 200 stones, and the permanent destruction of some monuments, including a 100-year-old Celtic […]

Pedestrian struck by vehicle on Picton Main

Pedestrian struck by vehicle on Picton Main

A female crossing Main Street Picton, near Bridge Street, was struck by a vehicle Wednesday, July 18 at around 11:50 a.m. She was taken to the hospital in Picton with non-life threatening injuries. Prince Edward OPP are continuting their investigation. Police urge pedestrians to use posted crosswalks and to watch out for vehicle traffic.

Police officer butts out potential fire

Police officer butts out potential fire

A Prince Edward OPP officer on routine patrol of Main Street Picton butt out a potential fire Tuesday, after noticing smoke rising from the base of a tree. The officer stomped out the smoldering mulch at the base of the tree that had started to burn after a cigarette butt was carelessly discarded into it. […]

Soap box racers find their thrills on Mill Street hill

Soap box racers find their thrills on Mill Street hill

Nearly 50 soap box racers tested their mettle on the Mill Street Hill in Bloomfield Saturday. The annual Hallowell and Bloomfied Recreation derby brought County residents and visitors to the competition. Will Prinzen and Benjamin Runions won the age 5-7 cateorgy. Ava Cronk was tops in the age 8 group, while Colton Knock led the […]

Traffic disruptions in three Picton spots Thursday

Traffic disruptions in three Picton spots Thursday

Minor traffic disruptions are scheduled to occur in Picton on Thursday, July 19 to allow the municipality to install three flow monitors into the Picton sewer system. Work is expected to take place between the hours of 11:30 am and 3 pm. at the following locations: o King Street between Centre Street and Paul Street […]

Carrie Underwood and Mike Fisher attend wedding at Waupoos Winery

Carrie Underwood and Mike Fisher attend wedding at Waupoos Winery

Not only does Elvis frequent Waupoos Estates Winery, but there was a sighting of singer songwriter Carrie Underwood there on Saturday. Sunday, she shared a photo on Instagram with her husband, NHL hockey player Mike Fisher. “Wedding weekend vibes…” she said of the photo taken in front of the vineyard. Fisher’s sister Meredith Kirk, confirmed […]

First reading of bill to terminate turbines passes in legislature

First reading of bill to terminate turbines passes in legislature

The termination of nine industrial wind turbines in Prince Edward County began today at Queen’s Park with the introduction of a bill that includes the White Pines Wind Project Termination Act. The bill passed first reading and is subject to two more reading before it is on its way to becoming a new law. The […]

Learn what to do when life gets worrisome

Learn what to do when life gets worrisome

Medieval fun took over the Ameliasburgh Public Library Friday as Robert from Ironwood Sword School hosted a workshop and introduction to German Longsword martial arts. Participants learned footwork, sword moves, made their own practice swords to take home and finished the day with a battle between students and teacher. Meanwhile, there was a lot “growing […]

County workforce partners bring on the HEAT

County workforce partners bring on the HEAT

Those who have a passion for tourism and hospitality have an opportunity to learn skills they need. HEAT, or Helping Employers Acquire Talent, is an innovative labour market improvement project being undertaken by the County Workforce Partnership – a coalition of local employers, the Prince Edward County Chamber of Tourism and Commerce, municipality of Prince […]

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