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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 […]

This changes everything - march and movie

This changes everything – march and movie

After last week’s horrific attacks, the French government announced the Paris Global Climate Conference will go ahead as planned and so will the global day of action on Nov. 29th in Ottawa. But out of fear or sadness, many in Paris itself – the biggest march planned – may stay home. That makes it more […]

County residents invited to show support at Trenton hospital rally

County residents invited to show support at Trenton hospital rally

On Friday, Nov. 13th the advocacy group for Trenton Memorial Hospital, ‘Our TMH’ is holding a rally in Centennial Park in Trenton, beginning at noon. Bus loads of supporters are expected to be coming in from all over eastern and central Ontario. This rally is being held in conjunction with the Ontario Health Coalition’s ‘Days […]

Power boat racing record stands on 58th anniversary Nov. 1

Power boat racing record stands on 58th anniversary Nov. 1

This coming Sunday – Nov. 1, 2015 – will be the 58th anniversary of Jim Thompson’s ‘Miss Supertest II’, with Art Asbury at the helm, setting the Canadian Water Speed Record of 184.494 mph, out on Picton Bay. This is still the Canadian record – the only sanctioned record witnessed and recognized by the official […]

Thanks - in this season of Thankgiving

Thanks – in this season of Thankgiving

  In this season of thanksgiving…my thanks I have been reminded by recent events how very fortunate I have been to share a deep passion with some of the most wonderful people. As you are aware, I am no longer with the Hospice organization but when I was, I had the distinct honour and privilege […]

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