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New trees worth every cent

New trees worth every cent

Our trees, our town. “I can’t think of a better investment toward the attractiveness and future economy of Picton. We rightly have great concerns about heritage properties but what could be more inviting than a street with dappled sunlight in summer, a wind break in winter and a soft look to complement the older buildings. […]

County hydro bills at least double rest of Canada

County hydro bills at least double rest of Canada

How do Ontario’s electricity bills compare with the rest of Canada? Using Ontario’s average monthly consumption of 750 kWh, I calculated post-tax electricity bills for several areas of Ontario, and for the nine other provincial capitals. In Ontario: Ottawa $134 monthly, Toronto $150, Hydro One medium-density areas (e.g. Picton) $161, Hydro One low-density areas (e.g. […]

Drought draining funds at Sandy Pines Wildlife Centre

Drought draining funds at Sandy Pines Wildlife Centre

Letter To the Editor: This severe drought has had an impact on our local wildlife and Sandy Pines Wildlife Centre is feeling the strain. Our native wildlife are struggling to find food and water which leads them to be hit by vehicles, and easier prey for cats and dogs. We have exceeded the number of […]

Celebrate County's Biodiversity

Celebrate County’s Biodiversity

The United Nations has proclaimed May 22 the International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB) to increase understanding and awareness of biodiversity issues. In 2016, the theme is: mainstreaming biodiversity; sustaining people and their livelihoods. Biodiversity is the foundation for life and for the essential services provided by ecosystems. It therefore underpins peoples’ livelihoods and sustainable […]

County charging more for water, than LCBO is for wine

County charging more for water, than LCBO is for wine

Over the past 10 years, my husband and I have spent thousands of dollars on water-conserving appliances and fixtures in an effort to not only conserve water, but save on our water bill. The last time water prices were raised, we saw an increase in our water bill by $50-$100. For a family of five, […]

Big-city bright LCBO gives wrong message

Big-city bright LCBO gives wrong message

  Last spring I wrote a Letter to the Editor in response to an 11th hour notice received pertaining to zoning by-law relief for the proposed new Picton LCBO store. In the letter, I expressed that regardless of façade, at the proposed zero setback the building would “stick out like a sore thumb”. Now with […]

QHC board meets in Picton March 22

QHC board meets in Picton March 22

The Quinte Healthcare Board of Directors holds six meetings per year on a bi-monthly basis. Three meetings are held in Belleville, and one each in Trenton, Picton and Bancroft. The next meeting for Picton is to be held in the board room at Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital on Tuesday, March 22 at about 5:30 […]

Hospital's cafeteria to be reduced to two vending machines

Hospital’s cafeteria to be reduced to two vending machines

On March 7th the lights will go out on yet one more service at Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital. For that is the day that the cafeteria will close. This means that food services will no longer be available to staff and visitors. Compact Group Canada will continue to supply meals to patients. Last December, […]

PEC mayor asks QHC board not to support cuts

PEC mayor asks QHC board not to support cuts

November 23, 2015 Tricia Anderson Chair, Board of Directors Quinte Health Care QHC Corporate Headquarters QHC Belleville General Hospital 265 Dundas Street East Belleville, Ontario K8N 5A9 Dear Ms Anderson, Following Quinte Health Care’s recent announcement of more cuts to Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital, we are headed for a health care crisis in the […]

Will PECMH stakeholders speak up for their hospital?

Will PECMH stakeholders speak up for their hospital?

In a recent letter (Them and US) to the local media I stated the damage to PECMH would probably be minimal in the latest round of cuts as there was very little left for QHC to take. I was wrong and I apologize for that statement. Quinte Healthcare has managed to find six more positions […]

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