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Public meeting to discuss new connecting road in Picton

Public meeting to discuss new connecting road in Picton

The public is invited to review preliminary designs, ask questions, and provide comments during a public information session on the proposed design and construction of part of a new connecting road in Picton. The County is working with Jewell Engineering to undertake a municipal class environmental assessment for the design and construction of part of […]

New council hears PEFAC is a County success story

New council hears PEFAC is a County success story

Susan Mathieu, board member with the Prince Edward Fitness and Aquatic Centre, told   councillors at Thursday’s Committee of the Whole meeting that PEFAC is a County success story now ready to dive into big plans over the next four years. “The growth in our members and our use has resulted in increased earned revenue – […]

Avoid Bridge Street if possible

Avoid Bridge Street if possible

Emergency repairs are under way to fix a water main leak on Bridge St., Picton. The Water and Wastewater Department is working on Bridge, east of Phillip Street. Lane restrictions may be in place for the duration of the repair. Motorists are asked to avoid the area if possible.

Apply to serve on a County board or committee

Apply to serve on a County board or committee

The municipality is seeking citizens who want to volunteer skills and knowledge serving on one of the many County of Prince Edward boards or committees. “We value our residents and the important contributions they make to our municipality,” said Mayor Steve Ferguson. “We encourage people to get involved and share their expertise, knowledge, and enthusiasm.” […]

Challenging real estate sales for 2018; more homes now available

Challenging real estate sales for 2018; more homes now available

December sales reflected a challenging month, ending a challenging year, for local real estate. Quinte District Association of Realtors President Natasha Huizinga said December monthly sales for all property types comes in at $31,927,300, a 27.0 per cent decrease from 2017, which was $43,722,990. “The year-to-date numbers also reflect a decrease of 13.3 per cent […]

County to receive $118,000 in provincial gas tax funding

County to receive $118,000 in provincial gas tax funding

Prince Edward County is to receive $118,007 from Ontario’s gas tax program – higher than last year’s allocation of $97,980. The Ontario government is paying out $364 million to 107 municipalities across the province to expand or improve their public transit systems. Among neighbouring municipalities, Belleville receives $737,657; Deseronto (Greater Napanee, Hasting County, Tyendinaga) receives […]

Traffic disruption in Picton Wednesday

Traffic disruption in Picton Wednesday

Due to preliminary work for upgrades to water and wastewater infrastructure, a minor traffic disruption will occur at the intersection of Picton Main and Fairfield streets on Wednesday, Jan. 9. The traffic disruption is expected between the hours 8 am and 2 pm. Heavy equipment may limit visibility in the area and noise levels will […]

Nominations open for PEC Heritage Awards

Nominations open for PEC Heritage Awards

The Prince Edward County Heritage Advisory Committee will continue to honour individuals who have contributed to the preservation and promotion of heritage with Prince Edward County Heritage Awards. “Committing oneself to heritage preservation is rarely an easy undertaking, so it’s important to recognize true champions who work passionately to preserve the buildings and culture that […]

Ice Box - art in the heart of winter

Ice Box – art in the heart of winter

On the heels of the successful Firelight Lantern Festival is the Department of Illumination’s inaugural Ice Box – art in the heart of winter. Ice Box is a new public art event set for Feb. 2-10, produced by the artist collective in partnership with Macaulay Heritage Park. Ice Box is free of charge, but donations […]

Tree at Shire being removed

Tree at Shire being removed

A tree in front of Shire Hall is being removed today. Mark Kerr, the County’s Media and Communications co-ordinator stated this morning that an arborist recommended removal because the tree is in severe decline and the deteriorating structural conditions posed a risk to the public. Access to Shire Hall will not be impacted during the […]

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