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Tough decisions, tricky issues on the table for council's budget talks for 2018

Tough decisions, tricky issues on the table for council’s budget talks for 2018

Despite setbacks faced by the municipality, its residents and businesses this year, Prince Edward County Mayor Robert Quaiff said there’s economic optimism for 2018 along with resolve to tackle tricky issues surrounding affordable housing and rebuilding infrastructure. He predicts tough decisions are going to made when council meets for budget talks next month. Quaiff was […]

100 People Who Care PEC presents its first big donation

100 People Who Care PEC presents its first big donation

The power of the people produced nearly $10,000 in less than an hour to support adult literacy programs in Prince Edward County. The new “100 People Who Care PEC” group handed over 93 $100 cheques on Thursday to the Prince Edward Learning Centre – voted by members at their first gathering to receive the windfall. […]

Couple ordered to pay wpd costs in turbine appeal - despite concern for citizens who try to challenge government

Couple ordered to pay wpd costs in turbine appeal – despite concern for citizens who try to challenge government

Two County residents have been ordered to pay wpd Canada $75,000 in costs in the loss of their appeal of a judicial review decision they had hoped would deny industrial wind turbines due to cultural heritage impacts. South Marysburgh residents Liz Driver and Edwin Rowse challenged the approval of the turbines based on the adequacy […]

Canada's most famous racing boat set world speed record at PEC 60 years ago Nov. 1

Canada’s most famous racing boat set world speed record at PEC 60 years ago Nov. 1

The first banner to be hung in more than two years since Picton Main Street’s reconstruction project, will be hoisted by Dan Claxton Electric in commemoration of Canada’s most famous racing boat – Miss Supertest – setting the World Water Speed Record on Nov. 1, 1957. The Unlimited Class Hydroplane ‘Miss Supertest II’, and driver […]

Interpretation of zoning for Picton Terminals adjourned to 2018

Interpretation of zoning for Picton Terminals adjourned to 2018

An answer as to whether Picton Terminals is allowed to continue operations under “legal non-conforming agreement” zoning won’t come until next year. The citizens’ group Save Picton Bay has engaged environmental lawyer Eric Gillespie to challenge language in an old zoning bylaw to see if it allows the business to continue shipping and storing salt, […]

Council unanimously supports legal challenge of Green Energy Act

Council unanimously supports legal challenge of Green Energy Act

Before a full gallery at its Committee of the Whole meeting Thursday, council unanimously showed support to CCSAGE (Concerned Citizens for Safe and Appropriate Green Energy) in its early stages of legal proceedings. CCSAGE seeks a Judicial Review in Divisional Court to challenge the Green Energy Act and how it relates to the Renewable Energy […]

Exchange program with South Africa focuses on solutions to common challenges

Exchange program with South Africa focuses on solutions to common challenges

Prince Edward County is more than 13,400 kilometres (8,300 miles) and a 17-hour flight away from the Kouga region in South Africa, but there will be similarities, and differences, noted in discussions this week, as the County hosts a delegation of six from the Eastern Cape. The County is one of six municipalites from across […]

'Year of the Suddenly' shows how funny can help soothe sharp edges of tragedy

‘Year of the Suddenly’ shows how funny can help soothe sharp edges of tragedy

In the shadow of the news Wednesday of Canadian singer-songwriter Gord Downie’s death from an invasive brain tumor, Deborah Kimmett felt great tenderness as she took the stage for her show ‘Year of the Suddenly’ in Toronto and Picton this week. “This show deals with my brother Kevin’s Gliobastoma brain tumour journey and how he […]

Prince Edward County boy weighs Canada's heaviest watermelon at Pumpkinfest

Prince Edward County boy weighs Canada’s heaviest watermelon at Pumpkinfest

Pumpkins were well off the mark for world record weigh-ins, but a young Prince Edward County farmer has grown the heaviest watermelon Canada has seen this year. In his first showing at Wellington Pumpkinfest, soon-to-be 11-year-old Carter Black, of Ameliasburgh, was proud of his 152-pound watermelon at the Pumpkinfest weigh-in Saturday in Wellington. His was […]

County seniors will be making waves of memories for stage and radio

County seniors will be making waves of memories for stage and radio

Prince Edward County seniors will be making waves on shore and on the air as 99.3 County FM launches a new radio play and live stage performance series. The series “Seniors Making Waves” is a special project funded by the federal New Horizons for Seniors program. It features four plays written by seniors, acted by […]

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