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County resident scammed warns to beware unsavory contractors

County resident scammed warns to beware unsavory contractors

Letter to the Editor As more and more people are purchasing and improving properties in the County, I feel it is important for the public to be aware when there are unsavory contractors out there ripping people off. I recently had an encounter with a local contractor who provided a quote for repair work to […]

Helen (Nelson) Snider recalls delightful school memories including plane at Pinecrest and Lou Leverton's roses at QE

Helen (Nelson) Snider recalls delightful school memories including plane at Pinecrest and Lou Leverton’s roses at QE

I was delighted to hear of plans for the Queen Elizabeth School and Pinecrest School Reunion to be held on June 8th, 2019, and congratulate Kathy Reed and her QEMA Committee for this very special initiative. I have many fond memories of my 33 years as an educator with the Prince Edward County Board of […]

Kids and teachers at schools got along - for the most part

Kids and teachers at schools got along – for the most part

Dear Editor, Two schools, Pinecrest Memorial Public School and Queen Elizabeth Public School, closed in the last two years and I have fond memories of both. I started teaching at Pinecrest in 1983. Wow, that was a long time ago. It was like a family. The staff was very close. We didn’t have 40-minute lunch […]

Fond memories of both QE and Pinecrest schools

Fond memories of both QE and Pinecrest schools

Letter to the Editor : Although Queen Elizabeth and Pinecrest schools aren’t old buildings, they hold many memories for all who walked through their doors. The Saturday, June 8 alumni reunion at Prince Edward Community Centre will give all of us a chance to remember. When I came to Picton to teach Grade 4 in […]

OPINION: Bay of Quinte residents deserve better health care

OPINION: Bay of Quinte residents deserve better health care

Whether I’m in hockey rinks or grocery stores, people around the Bay of Quinte stop and tell me stories of their experiences with Ontario’s public health care system. This year, Quinte Health Care hospitals have already seen several days of gridlock with no staff or beds available. People are laying on stretchers for hours or […]

Use your vote to help the environment

Use your vote to help the environment

LETTER: Council of Canadians Quinte would like to remind voters that this is your opportunity to have a voice in choosing the municipal representatives who will be making decisions that will affect you for the next four years! Please take the opportunity to question and meet your local candidates face-to-face at all candidates’ meetings. Two […]

New government's environmental decisions reckless and short-sighted

New government’s environmental decisions reckless and short-sighted

Open letter to Premier Ford and Ministers Rickford, Smith, and Phillips The terrible environmental decisions being made by your party since being elected by only 23 per cent of all eligible voters in our province, are reckless, dangerous, short-sighted and show no regard for the health and welfare of this and future generations. There are […]

wpd CEO says cancellation unfair and costly for company

wpd CEO says cancellation unfair and costly for company

Open letter to Ontario Premier Doug Ford wpd AG is a German developer, owner and operator of wind farm projects, which has, through its Mississauga based office, been developing the White Pines project for years and is now realizing it as an investor. We employ over 600 people in 20 different countries. As a medium […]

Citizens concerned about 5,000-person concerts in Cherry Valley

Citizens concerned about 5,000-person concerts in Cherry Valley

This is the latest example of madness in the County! Cherry Valley, South Marysburgh, and Athol residents have recently learned of a proposal for the rezoning of prime agricultural land in Prince Edward County – previously the Cherry Vale farm property (1927 County Road 10) – that backs onto the village of Cherry Valley. The […]

Turning challenge into innovative opportunity

Turning challenge into innovative opportunity

OPINION by PEC Mayor Robert Quaiff Political decision-making carries with it a constant challenge to balance reacting to today’s pressing issues while considering what is best in the medium and longer term. So complex and rapidly changing is the current scope of municipal government that local Councils can often struggle to be proactive in grasping […]

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