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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 […]

Community helps OPP keep County kids warm this winter

Community helps OPP keep County kids warm this winter

The Prince Edward OPP’s Reema Abdo, John Hatch, Michelle LaMorre and Patrick Menard with more than 50 bags of new winter coats, boots, hats and mitts to keep children in the County warm this winter. More than 50 children will be warmer this winter thanks to the community’s support of the ‘Keep Kids Warm’ campaign. […]

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 […]

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