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Tribute honours community making a difference at the County's hospital

Tribute honours community making a difference at the County’s hospital

Giving is not just about making a donation – it’s about making a difference,” said Shannon Coull, executive director with the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation. The Foundation, Wednesday afternoon, honoured individuals, corporations and community organizations for supporting ongoing fundraising efforts for medical equipment purchases and the move toward a new hospital in Prince […]

County's Master Gardeners encourage children to grow forward

County’s Master Gardeners encourage children to grow forward

Prince Edward County Master Gardeners who cultivated a new crop of growers this summer report they all blossomed. PEC Master Gardeners invited children ages eight to 12 to tend gardens this summer and keep a journal of their progress. Saturday, at the Picton branch library, participants were honoured for their work and presented certificates by […]

Short-term accommodation regulations approved

Short-term accommodation regulations approved

The County of Prince Edward adopted regulations guiding the location and operation of short-term accommodations (STAs) within the municipality during council’s meeting at Shire Hall Oct. 9. “With these regulations, we aim to strike a balance between the interests of our communities and neighbourhoods, housing affordability, and economic growth,” said Mayor Robert Quaiff. “As we […]

Community Safety and Well-Being plan seeks approval

Community Safety and Well-Being plan seeks approval

UPDATE: Motion passed unanimously. County council will be asked to approve a Community Safety and Well-Being plan to be presented at Shire Hall Tuesday night. The plan, developed over the past three years, seeks to anchor municipal safety and well-being policies, initiatives and activities to stimulate higher levels of civic engagement in a more positive […]

Loyalist and VIVO begin research for cannabis oil commercialization

Loyalist and VIVO begin research for cannabis oil commercialization

VIVO Cannabis Inc., through its wholly-owned subsidiary ABcann Medicinals Inc., and Loyalist College’s Applied Research Centre for Natural Products and Medical Cannabis (ARC) have entered into an applied research agreement to investigate and develop innovative processes for the extraction and formulation of cannabis oil for commercialization. By partnering with Loyalist, Napanee-based VIVO aims to develop […]

Picton gamer faces charges stemming in US for 'swatting' incident

Picton gamer faces charges stemming in US for ‘swatting’ incident

A 17-year-old Picton male is facing charges of public mischief and uttering threats following a ‘swatting’ incident. Prince Edward County police were asked to assist in an investigation Monday, Oct. 8 regarding a ‘swatting’ call received by the Gardner Police Department in Kansas, USA. “Swatting is a harassment tactic of deceiving an emergency service into […]

Vital Signs 2018 shows a complicated snapshot of life in Prince Edward County

Vital Signs 2018 shows a complicated snapshot of life in Prince Edward County

Story and photo by Sharon Harrison A snapshot of the Prince Edward County community showing its ‘Vital Signs’ points to the need for awareness of community successes and challenges and what is needed to address them. The County Foundation released findings of its second report before a full house last week at St. Andrew’s Church […]

Look. Listen. Learn. Tour County fire halls Oct 7-13

Look. Listen. Learn. Tour County fire halls Oct 7-13

Prince Edward County Fire and Rescue is urging everyone to look, listen, and learn about fire safety during Fire Prevention Week Oct. 7-13. “Everyone has a responsibility to protect their family and home from fire,” said Scott Manlow, the County’s Fire Chief. “Prevention is always the best course of action. Identify potential fire hazards in […]

Public invited to flock to events for the birds

Public invited to flock to events for the birds

Fall migration is well under way as the colourful warblers of spring have donned drab migration gear and visit the County to rest and feed before taking off on their long journey south. During fall migration, the Prince Edward Point Bird Observatory is in full operation. Bird banding has been taking place daily in the […]

All roads lead to a healthy hospital

All roads lead to a healthy hospital

It was clear sailing with no bumps along the road for the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation Thursday as the organization was the grateful recipient of a $5,000 gift from the Association of Ontario Road Supervisors (AORS) District 8. The funds were raised at the Ontario Road Supervisors Tradeshow, held in Belleville this past […]

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