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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 […]

Mayor's last day in office brings mixed emotions

Mayor’s last day in office brings mixed emotions

Mayor Robert Quaiff honoured County residents for their commitment to fitness Monday, in his last official duty before taking steps on his own new journey. Quaiff begins his leave from office Tuesday to allow him to focus on his campaign to become the member of provincial parliament for the new Bay of Quinte riding in […]

Resident who 'walked to PEI' feted with congratulations and cake

Resident who ‘walked to PEI’ feted with congratulations and cake

More than 100 Prince Edward County residents who donned their sneakers to accept a 1,530 km walking challenge promoting exercise and the indoor track at the Wellington arena were honoured Monday. The equivalent distance of walking to PEI (7,463 laps of the track) was in honour of the Canada 150 celebration, and the third walking […]

Tribute launches 'Kait's Kit' to help others face the worst days of their lives

Tribute launches ‘Kait’s Kit’ to help others face the worst days of their lives

An equally heart-breaking and heart-warming tribute to a young life gone too soon showcased love and strength inside Picton United Church on Sunday as community members rallied around the family of Katie Shannon – and launched a “kit” to help others. While the 23-year-old battled the ravages of cancer in the final few months of […]

New findings of 'lethal levels' of contaminants adjourns Picton Terminals court case

New findings of ‘lethal levels’ of contaminants adjourns Picton Terminals court case

New information on “lethal levels” of contaminants in Picton Bay has adjourned a legal case examining if Picton Terminals can continue operating under the County’s current bylaw. Citizen group ‘Save Picton Bay’, and more than two dozen supporters were in the Superior Court in Picton Wednesday morning, along with legal representatives for the municipality and […]

County's rich heritage in the spotlight this week

County’s rich heritage in the spotlight this week

Showcasing Prince Edward County’s rich heritage could become an economic driver for the immediate future. Saturday, representatives from several groups behind the the organization of activities and events this week in the County, launched ‘Flashback February Heritage Week’. “We’ve all come together this year to celebrate heritage, said Peter Lockyer, historian and filmmaker from History […]

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. […]

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