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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 […]

PEC mayoral candidates face questions from Picton Rotarians

PEC mayoral candidates face questions from Picton Rotarians

While the Ontario Court of Appeal today sided with Premier Doug Ford to allow cutting Toronto’s city council seats almost in half to align to provincial and federal boundaries (without using the constitution’s nonwithstanding clause), two of three candidates vying to lead Prince Edward County council as mayor, would not agree to re-opening the issue […]

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 […]

Visitors Wild About Wildlife in Wellington

Visitors Wild About Wildlife in Wellington

Families gathered in Wellington Friday to meet Stephen Hawking, Dante the falcon, learn about native reptiles and maybe hold or touch a snake. They were also invited to learn about water, bugs and native flowers. The event was the final of six in the region hosted by Quinte Conservation staff and summer students focusing on […]

Premier Ford in the County to announce 'buck a beer' is back Aug. 27

Premier Ford in the County to announce ‘buck a beer’ is back Aug. 27

Beer for a buck will be available by the end of this month and brewers will be given incentives to drop their prices. Premier Doug Ford announced the return of ‘Buck a Beer’ Tuesday morning at Barley Days Brewery on Loyalist Parkway, with Bay of Quinte MPP Todd Smith, Government House Leader; and Vic Fedeli, […]

Passionate community presses for open discussion on Quinte Isle expansion project

Passionate community presses for open discussion on Quinte Isle expansion project

Community residents attending an information session on the proposed new development for 337 park model trailer sites at Quinte’s Isle Campark forced an impromptu change from one-on-one chats with consultants to an open discussion where everybody could hear questions and answers. “Pardon me for being a rabble rouser,” said Wellington’s Jane Macdonald as she stood […]

100 People Who Care PEC present $11,000 to Glenwood Cemetery

100 People Who Care PEC present $11,000 to Glenwood Cemetery

The quest to right vandalized headstones and monuments got a healthy boost Tuesday as the 100 People Who Care PEC group presented $11,000 worth of cheques to Picton’s Glenwood Cemetery. Four times a year, each member of the group brings (or sends) a $100 cheque to a meeting and, if they wish, the name of […]

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