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Thank you, from Hospice Prince Edward

Thank you, from Hospice Prince Edward

An open letter to the residents and friends of the Prince Edward County community. The volunteers of Hospice Prince Edward give a heartfelt thank-you to the many who have responded over the past two years to our concerns. We also thank retired board members Birgit Langwisch and Mary Camp and the newly-formed Foundation Board, now […]

The high cost of water and heat in the County

The high cost of water and heat in the County

The Times did some research into the affordability of County waterworks, which showed that, at the end of 2015, 12 per cent of the County’s residential customers were overdue on their bills. This comes as no surprise. An analysis that I did a few years ago showed that the County’s water and wastewater charges combined […]

We are fortunate to have an MRI machine close to home

We are fortunate to have an MRI machine close to home

Quinte Healthcare is replacing its MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) machine this winter and I hope County residents will show their support. MRI is an imaging technique to scan anatomy and physical processes of the body. It was installed at QHC Belleville in 2008. As a point of interest, 9,290 images were taken in 2015 with […]

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 […]

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