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No guarantee 'it's in the mail'; expect delays

No guarantee ‘it’s in the mail’; expect delays

UPDATE Nov. 16 –  While Canada Post awaits an answer on a time-limited (Saturday) offer to the CUPW union in effort to resolve issues that will hamper holiday shopping, packages from international shippers will not be in the mail until the dispute has been resolved. Britain’s Royal Mail announced it is suspending shipments to Canada at […]

Apply to participate in second Daughters of the Vote

Apply to participate in second Daughters of the Vote

MP Neil Ellis encourages Bay of Quinte women to apply to participate in the second edition of the Daughters of the Vote (DoV) initiative. Equal Voice Canada launched its second edition initiative, providing an opportunity for 338 young women aged 18 to 23 from across Canada to take part in a once-in-a-lifetime multi-partisan political leadership […]

Thoughtful Christmas gifts support Prince Edward Point Bird Observatory

Thoughtful Christmas gifts support Prince Edward Point Bird Observatory

The perfect Christmas gifts – thoughtful, easy, they don’t take up a lot of space and they support the important work of the Prince Edward Point Bird Observatory. Start the holidays sending special holiday greeting note cards to mail out to family and friends! Buy your Christmas gifts from PEPtBO this year- for yourself, the grandkids, […]

PECI Senior Girls COSSA champions heading to OFSAA next week

PECI Senior Girls COSSA champions heading to OFSAA next week

For the second time in three years, the PECI Senior Girls Basketball team is the champion of Central Ontario. Coach Rob Garden reports the team defeated Holy Cross from Peterborough 64 – 45 in the championship game in front of a packed gym at PECI. “Mikayla Leavitt, Jesse Swackhammer and Vanessa Wilton all scored 14 […]

Liberal Association invites supporters to celebrate Ellis' nomination

Liberal Association invites supporters to celebrate Ellis’ nomination

The Bay of Quinte Liberal Riding Association will celebrate the nomination of MP Neil Ellis to carry the party’s banner in next year’s federal election. Party supporters are invited to celebrate his nomination Friday, Nov. 16 beginning at 7 p.m. at the Trent Port Marina in Trenton. Ellis was mayor of Belleville for eight years […]

Councillors agree with lower speed limits in several locations

Councillors agree with lower speed limits in several locations

Following up on citizen concerns, requests to lower speed limits came before council at its Committee of the Whole meeting Thursday. The Traffic Advisory Committee recommended a citizen request to reduce the speed limit to 40km/hr from 50km/hr on East Mary Street in Picton (a one way street between Bridge and York). It also recommends […]

Christmas Angel Campaign ready to give a hand to families in need

Christmas Angel Campaign ready to give a hand to families in need

With snow forecast to blanket the County, thoughts of a bright holiday season have begun to swirl at the Christmas Angel Campaign headquarters. Each year 250 to 300 Prince Edward County children and their families receive a hand up from the campaign as a generous community supports the work of bustling volunteer elves. Chief Angel […]

Laws and damage are roadblocks to getting farmers to market year-round

Laws and damage are roadblocks to getting farmers to market year-round

While the County wants to support its farming community needing to drive heavy truck loads of produce to markets year round; it must weigh current laws and protect its roads during the most damaging time of the year – spring thaw. Council had requested staff to investigate ways of maintaining access to markets for local […]

Survey would seek citizen opinion on private pot stores in Prince Edward County

Survey would seek citizen opinion on private pot stores in Prince Edward County

UPDATE: Committee of the Whole supported moving approval of the survey to council’s Nov. 27 meeting. Neil Carbone, Director of Community Development, noted benefits of a telephone survey as well as online and in hard copy, allow empirical results as well as polarized opinions expected, giving legitimate sentiments of the community. Discussion concerned whether spending […]

Municipality proposes studying new tax to be paid by visitors

Municipality proposes studying new tax to be paid by visitors

The municipality’s Community Development Department is recommending council direct staff to develop a proposal to introduce a Municipal Accommodations Tax (MAT) – which is levied on visitors, rather than locals. At Thursday’s Committee of the Whole meeting, staff will show that the projection of gross revenue from MAT in the County could translate annually to […]

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