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On destruction at Glenwood Cemetery: 'I can't believe what I'm seeing'

On destruction at Glenwood Cemetery: ‘I can’t believe what I’m seeing’

A Carrera marble angel with a sheaf of lillies clasped in her hands now rests in pieces in the vault at Glenwood Cemetery. It was just one of at least 200 headstones and monuments damaged and destroyed by vandals over the past few weeks – most notably late Wednesday afternoon when the bulk of the […]

County welcomes new doctors, salutes retirees

County welcomes new doctors, salutes retirees

While many Prince Edward County residents are still without a family physician – including the acting mayor – the municipality and Prince Edward Family Health Team (PEFHT) officially welcomed six of most recently recruited doctors at a gathering Thursday evening and spoke of continued efforts to recruit. Doctors Sara Arul, Laura Arul, Sarah LeBlanc, Negine […]

Applause at all-candidates' meeting for audience members as well as candidates

Applause at all-candidates’ meeting for audience members as well as candidates

The most thunderous applause at Wednesday night’s all-candidates’ meeting at Picton’s Regent Theatre was not in support of any party – but rang out whole-heartedly in support of Picton residents Keith and Valerie Taylor. “My wife and I are the happiest, most grateful parents in the County right now,” he said as applause erupted from […]

Citizens concerned removing hedgerows is destroying County's natural protectors

Citizens concerned removing hedgerows is destroying County’s natural protectors

Two Ameliasburgh residents concerned about the practice of removing tree lines and hedgerows are asking the municipality to consider ways to better conserve the County’s natural protectors. Elizabeth Blomme and Bill Bonter told committee of the whole members Thursday they have found documentation of serious effects on the environment, however unintended, when the hedgerows are […]

Call to preserve Salmon Point lighthouse in absence of approval from owners

Call to preserve Salmon Point lighthouse in absence of approval from owners

In absence of approval by its private property owner, a long-standing wish by the Prince Edward County Heritage Advisory Committee to designate the Salmon Point lighthouse as historically significant will soon be presented to council. Marc Seguin, past chairman of the committee, local historian founding member of the heritage organization Save Our Lighthouses, told council […]

Significant workload expected in taking over property standards enforcement downloaded from province

Significant workload expected in taking over property standards enforcement downloaded from province

A new responsibility for the County to handle complaints, inspections and enforcement services related to residential interior maintenance standards is expected to result in a significant workload increase. Effective July 1, the province will no longer be investigating complaints or enforcing standards, resulting in the re-writing of the County’s current Property Standards bylaw to be […]

Candidates square off at first debate in Wellington

Candidates square off at first debate in Wellington

Citizens who have no political party alliance, and those who may be looking to change, may or may not have heard key words that will help direct their provincial election vote next month. Close to 150 people made their way to the first debate of the campaign Tuesday night in the Wellington Community Centre. The […]

Mayor's last day in office brings mixed emotions

Mayor’s last day in office brings mixed emotions

Mayor Robert Quaiff honoured County residents for their commitment to fitness Monday, in his last official duty before taking steps on his own new journey. Quaiff begins his leave from office Tuesday to allow him to focus on his campaign to become the member of provincial parliament for the new Bay of Quinte riding in […]

Resident who 'walked to PEI' feted with congratulations and cake

Resident who ‘walked to PEI’ feted with congratulations and cake

More than 100 Prince Edward County residents who donned their sneakers to accept a 1,530 km walking challenge promoting exercise and the indoor track at the Wellington arena were honoured Monday. The equivalent distance of walking to PEI (7,463 laps of the track) was in honour of the Canada 150 celebration, and the third walking […]

Tribute launches 'Kait's Kit' to help others face the worst days of their lives

Tribute launches ‘Kait’s Kit’ to help others face the worst days of their lives

An equally heart-breaking and heart-warming tribute to a young life gone too soon showcased love and strength inside Picton United Church on Sunday as community members rallied around the family of Katie Shannon – and launched a “kit” to help others. While the 23-year-old battled the ravages of cancer in the final few months of […]

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