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Wind warning continues with gusts expected to diminish in evening

Wind warning continues with gusts expected to diminish in evening

Trees and branches are coming down and Blue Boxes and debris are appearing on roads and dooryards as powerful wind continues Wednesday afternoon. There are power outages to more than 10,000 Prince Edward County residents. Hydro One’s outage map estimates restoration after 5 p.m. though some have already been restored. A wind warning continues with […]

A sweet treat for County's hospital

A sweet treat for County’s hospital

The sweet goodness of maple syrup trickled onto the fundraising stack at Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital this morning. LOHA Farms on Lucks Crossroad, participants in the Maple in the County festivities last week, opened up their property and sugar bush to hundreds of visitors who enjoyed a pancake breakfast and as part of the […]

Sun shines on Easter fun in Milford

Sun shines on Easter fun in Milford

Story and photos by Sharon Harrison Whether it was Easter bonnet decorating, a colourful parade or the Easter egg hunt, it could all be found in the pretty village of Milford Saturday. The day began with a traditional pancake breakfast at the town hall. The annual Milford Easter Parade and festivities put together by the […]

Community brainstorms on what affordable housing in Wellington would look like

Community brainstorms on what affordable housing in Wellington would look like

Story and photo by Sharon Harrison Wellington residents concerned about the lack of affordable housing in Prince Edward County met Tuesday to share ideas, options and to brainstorm. Led by Wellington resident and businessman Barry Davidson, the meeting at Wellington Pentecostal Church drew several dozen citizens interested in hearing options – including co-op housing, town […]

County Clippers U12 capture silver at Ontario Cup Provincial Championship

County Clippers U12 capture silver at Ontario Cup Provincial Championship

The under-12 County Clipper’s girls basketball team had an impressive finish to their rep season this past weekend at Newmarket to participate in the Ontario Cup Provincial Championships. Their first game was against a familiar team, the Belleville Spirits. “Our team played strong from the start and earned themselves a 21-16 win to begin their […]

Sweetest County harvest welcomes spring

Sweetest County harvest welcomes spring

Story and photos by Sharon Harrison Warm days and cold nights make for perfect maple syrup production and the crowds that poured in for Maple in the County celebrations were pleased with what they tasted. Now in its 17th year, Maple in the County featured 12 sugarbushes and 23 other businesses including wineries, breweries and […]

Community invited to join initiative to protect County's south shore

Community invited to join initiative to protect County’s south shore

County residents and supporters of the protection for public lands and off-shore waters along South Shore are invited to the inaugural meeting of the new South Shore Joint Initiative (SSJI) Saturday in Bloomfield. The SSJI received support of County council earlier this month in the passing of a motion supporting the group’s goals and objectives […]

Bay of Quinte youth launch 'Spring Showers' toiletries drive for foodbanks

Bay of Quinte youth launch ‘Spring Showers’ toiletries drive for foodbanks

Local youth will be collecting toiletries in a ‘Spring Showers’ drive to be donated to three local foodbanks. MP Neil Ellis and the Bay of Quinte Youth Council introduce the community project Wednesday to make contributions to help support people in need. “I am very happy with the Spring Showers idea that the Bay of […]

At home paramedicine and fire prevention proactive solutions

At home paramedicine and fire prevention proactive solutions

  Story and photos by Sharon Harrison A move to ‘paramedicine’ services may be a proactive solution to treating Prince Edward County’s older, sicker population. Seniors attending a special ‘Know your Emergency Providers’ event at the new Fire and Rescue Station on McDonald Drive in Picton learned the Hastings-Quinte Paramedic Services is looking for innovative […]

Welcome first day of spring

Welcome first day of spring

The first day of spring brings mainly sunny skies and a bit of chill in the air. Spring officially begins today at 12:15 p.m. Following a snowy, bone-chilling cold winter, County residents will likely to have to wait a little longer for the first day that feels like spring. The highest temperature forecast for the […]

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