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Council supports community proposal to build 'A Hall for All'

Council supports community proposal to build ‘A Hall for All’

Council supported citizens in their bid to keep the Picton Town Hall as a community asset during Tuesday’s council meeting which spilled over into the wee hours of the morning. Following more than five hours of deputations, comments from the audience and discussion, Mayor Steve Ferguson implored his council to move forward to honour the […]

Community thanks Prince Edward District Women's Institute for generous support

Community thanks Prince Edward District Women’s Institute for generous support

A likeness of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth presided over the County celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Federated Women’s Institutes of Ontario and Canada Tuesday, in Ameliasburgh. Wilma deWolde, one of the organizers of the anniversary tea, noted the life-sized cardboard stand travels around to various institutes, honouring the Queen’s membership in Sandringham W.I. […]

100 People Who Care PEC support Wellington Auxiliary Rescue

100 People Who Care PEC support Wellington Auxiliary Rescue

The 100 People Who Care Prince Edward County organization has sent its quarterly nod to those who help save lives. Doug Monk, treasurer with The Wellington Auxiliary Rescue Association, received $12,000 Wednesday from two founders of 100 People Who Care PEC, Mark Davis and David Fox. The funds will go toward continued renovations of an […]

Infrastructure remains County's biggest budget challenge

Infrastructure remains County’s biggest budget challenge

Prince Edward County’s Chief Administrative Officer told council the biggest challenge moving forward on the 2019 budget will be addressing infrastructure in a meaningful way. “It does continue to be our greatest fiscal challenge,” said James Hepburn during his presentation of the budget overview Monday morning. The week has been set aside at Shire Hall […]

PECI students pledge to 'Be Sharp Behind the Wheel'

PECI students pledge to ‘Be Sharp Behind the Wheel’

Prince Edward Collegiate Institute students were proud to ‘take the wheel’ to promote safe driving. Students were asked to sign a banner presented by Prince Edward OPP Constable Pat Menard in December pledging to ‘Be Sharp Behind the Wheel’. Menard received the banner from the Quinte Region Traffic Coalition, whose goal is to reduce the […]

Festival of Trees raises $50,000 for County's hospital

Festival of Trees raises $50,000 for County’s hospital

Organizers of the County’s unofficial kick-off to the Christmas season delivered a $50,000 gift for equipment needs at the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital. The Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Auxiliary members were in the festive spirit Friday morning as they presented proceeds from the 25th annual Festival of Trees event (11th for the auxiliary), […]

County's new mayor thrilled with public attendance at inaugural meeting

County’s new mayor thrilled with public attendance at inaugural meeting

Hosting the inaugural meeting of council at Picton’s Regent Theatre instead of the traditional Shire Hall setting was worth the effort, says Prince Edward County’s new mayor Steve Ferguson. He was “absolutely thrilled” so many members of the public attended, as Shire Hall would not have properly accommodated the 150 confirmed attendees, let alone additional […]

County dairy producers present a 'bo-fine' gift to Back the Build of PECMH

County dairy producers present a ‘bo-fine’ gift to Back the Build of PECMH

Prince Edward County Dairy Farmers put out a “moo-ving” plea for community support – of the dairy industry and a new hospital – when they presented $18,000 (and counting) donation to ‘Back the Build’ Friday morning. A group of County dairy farm families brightened a hospital meeting at Huff Estates Inn Friday morning bringing out […]

Mayor Quaiff ready to retire from 'best job I've ever had'

Mayor Quaiff ready to retire from ‘best job I’ve ever had’

Prince Edward County Mayor Robert Quaiff closed the final meeting of the current council thanking his family, councillors, staff and the community, for what he has often called ‘the best job’ he’s ever had. On his first day on the job, he recalls arriving in the Shire Hall parking lot with his wife, Susan, and […]

Swans end up in the back of a police cruiser

Swans end up in the back of a police cruiser

Two injured Mute Swans found on Loyalist Parkway in the the County Monday made their way into the back of an OPP cruiser and are now in the caring hands of Sandy Pines Wildlife Centre near Napanee. The two appeared to have hit hydro lines near Consecon and made a crash landing on the Loyalist […]

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