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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 […]

Call to preserve Salmon Point lighthouse in absence of approval from owners

Call to preserve Salmon Point lighthouse in absence of approval from owners

In absence of approval by its private property owner, a long-standing wish by the Prince Edward County Heritage Advisory Committee to designate the Salmon Point lighthouse as historically significant will soon be presented to council. Marc Seguin, past chairman of the committee, local historian founding member of the heritage organization Save Our Lighthouses, told council […]

Significant workload expected in taking over property standards enforcement downloaded from province

Significant workload expected in taking over property standards enforcement downloaded from province

A new responsibility for the County to handle complaints, inspections and enforcement services related to residential interior maintenance standards is expected to result in a significant workload increase. Effective July 1, the province will no longer be investigating complaints or enforcing standards, resulting in the re-writing of the County’s current Property Standards bylaw to be […]

Candidates square off at first debate in Wellington

Candidates square off at first debate in Wellington

Citizens who have no political party alliance, and those who may be looking to change, may or may not have heard key words that will help direct their provincial election vote next month. Close to 150 people made their way to the first debate of the campaign Tuesday night in the Wellington Community Centre. The […]

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