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Council douses fire department's plan for new pumper truck

Council douses fire department’s plan for new pumper truck

In a recorded vote at Tuesday’s council meeting, six councillors and the mayor opposed the $352,491 purchase of a pumper tanker for the fire department. (see story below) Four councillors voted in favour. Two were absent. Opposed were councillors Prinzen, Bailey, Bolik, Forrester, McNaughton, Nieman and mayor Ferguson. In favour were councillors St. Jean, Hirsch, […]

100 People Who Care PEC helps the healing begin

100 People Who Care PEC helps the healing begin

When the Heal with Horses Therapeutic Centre was named this quarter’s recipient of $11,800 from 100 People Who Care PEC, the membership was thrilled. “When the vote was counted and announced, there was a big cheer in the room,” said founding member Richard Byers noting many of the group’s 118 contributors knew about Heal with […]

Centennial tea honours 100 years of community support for County's hospital

Centennial tea honours 100 years of community support for County’s hospital

While much has changed over the past 100 years in Prince Edward County, one thing that remains constant is the community’s support for its hospital. Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital staff, physicians, volunteers, board members and local politicians met Wednesday to mark the centennial of the opening of the County’s original nine-bed hospital, on Hill […]

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 […]

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