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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 […]

Search and Rescue tests real skills in mock air disaster at Mountain View

Search and Rescue tests real skills in mock air disaster at Mountain View

Search and Rescue was in the air and on the ground at Mountain View Monday morning using real training and skills in response to a mock air disaster. The annual National Search and Rescue Exercise (SAREX) began Sunday in Hamilton and continues aerial and ground searches, medical responses, parachute accuracy and rescues all week. Just […]

No lack of energy in desire to keep turbines out of Prince Edward County

No lack of energy in desire to keep turbines out of Prince Edward County

A standing-room-only crowd that filled the Milford Town Hall Tuesday night heard no stone will be left unturned in effort to stop industrial turbines from affecting South Marysburgh. Delays in paperwork, approvals, permits and threats of legal action loom as the municipality, its legal team and citizen groups seek ways to navigate the Ontario government’s […]

Plans for controversial shipping port include keeping salt out of Picton Bay

Plans for controversial shipping port include keeping salt out of Picton Bay

Plans to construct covered buildings to store salt may go a long way toward solving concerns about dangerous levels of chlorides leeching into Picton Bay. The plan for the “coveralls” was explained to Picton Rotarians Tuesday as Picton Terminals’ Ben Doornekamp gave a presentation to the club about the family’s various businesses, and the future […]

County connections bring world-class magician/mentalist to the Regent Sunday

County connections bring world-class magician/mentalist to the Regent Sunday

Through typical who-knows-who connections in Prince Edward County, world-class magician and mentalist Bobby Motta will tap into illusions of the mind Sunday, July 16 at Picton’s Regent Theatre. As Canada’s master of the unknown, Motta has earned celebrity props – astounding stars such as Russell Crowe, Nelly Furtado and Al Pacino – and is hailed […]

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