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Communication will be key for new mayor and all at Shire Hall

Communication will be key for new mayor and all at Shire Hall

There was no debate at Wednesday’s meeting for mayoral candidates and for the most part, the three vying to lead the horseshoe at Shire Hall were in agreement on the importance of major issues presented before a full house at the Regent Theatre. The meeting, hosted by the Prince Edward County Chamber of Commerce and […]

Full house for marathon session on County's short-term accommodations

Full house for marathon session on County’s short-term accommodations

UPDATE OCT 9 – Motion passed. Following a marathon session at Thursday’s Committee of the Whole – featuring four deputations and 23 speakers from the public – council approved Official Plan and zoning amendments related to regulating short-term accommodations (STAs) in Prince Edward County. The licensing bylaw is to be brought forward in the first […]

PEC mayoral candidates face questions from Picton Rotarians

PEC mayoral candidates face questions from Picton Rotarians

While the Ontario Court of Appeal today sided with Premier Doug Ford to allow cutting Toronto’s city council seats almost in half to align to provincial and federal boundaries (without using the constitution’s nonwithstanding clause), two of three candidates vying to lead Prince Edward County council as mayor, would not agree to re-opening the issue […]

Milford honours community and rural roots at this year's fair

Milford honours community and rural roots at this year’s fair

It was hot as blazes for merriment at Milford’s Fall Fair but during this year’s ‘celebration of rural roots’, it was taken in stride – with plenty of water, coveted shady spots and gentle breezes. “I think it’s rained maybe three times on the Milford Fair over the past 72 years,” said Bruce Dowdell, long-time […]

Community celebrates partnership, innovation and keeping a school open

Community celebrates partnership, innovation and keeping a school open

A community’s vision, innovation and partnerships were celebrated Thursday morning on the front steps of an elementary school destined for closure. A five-year lease is now in place between the Hastings Prince Edward District School Board and the County Food Hub for use of the west wing at Sophiasburgh Central School – keeping its doors […]

Non-profit corporation "long overdue" to fight County housing crisis

Non-profit corporation “long overdue” to fight County housing crisis

Several community members expressed support and appreciation to council for taking the next step to move toward creating a County Not-for-Profit Housing Corporation. Councillors at Thursday’s Committee of the Whole meeting heard from several members of the public hoping to see the establishment of the corporation approved at council’s meeting in September, and enacted by […]

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 […]

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