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New Adopt a Trail program seeks volunteers

New Adopt a Trail program seeks volunteers

Adopt a Trail is Quinte Conservation’s newest volunteer program that aims to bring like-minded individuals together to help maintain hiking trails at some of Quinte’s 23 conservation areas. “We have such a diverse trail system throughout our watershed,” said Maya Navrot, Quinte Conservation Education and Stewardship Co-ordinator. “Trails are always in need of some kind […]

Master Tasters train in the County

Master Tasters train in the County

Niagara College’s wine education programming is pouring out beyond the region’s borders and into Prince Edward County. The college’s Canadian Food and Wine Institute (CFWI) launched its Master Taster program today with the first course, Sensory Evaluation of Wines 1, at Huff Estates Winery in Bloomfield. Huff’s in-house sommelier Brian Hanna explained Prince Edward County […]

Flooding concerns worsen due to hillside clear cutting

Flooding concerns worsen due to hillside clear cutting

Letter to the editor: A great wide swath of hillside has been clear cut at the end of Owen St., behind John St. in Picton and leading in a giant curve down towards Glenora Road. The road allowance to the end of Low Street has also been denuded. Community gossip is that there will be […]

Library's new Saturday Series focuses on animals

Library’s new Saturday Series focuses on animals

Where do the creatures of the forest get help when they need it? Wildlife experts from Sandy Pines Wildlife Centre will discuss the work that happens at the centre, the type of animals they treat and what to do if you find an injured or distressed wild animal. Be at the Picton Branch Library, Saturday, […]

Snow melt, rain and mild temperatures could cause nuisance flooding

Snow melt, rain and mild temperatures could cause nuisance flooding

Runoff snow melt, rain and mild temperatures in the forecast could cause localized or nuisance flooding as water levels increase throughout area watersheds. Quinte Conservation has issued a ‘Water Safety Statement’ which covers Prince Edward County, while the Lower Trent Conservation Authority advises a ‘Flood Outlook Statement’ for the area stretching from Grafton to Quinte […]

New telephone scam in the County

New telephone scam in the County

The Prince Edward County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is warning the public about a telephone-based scam after several people in the County were recently defrauded of thousands of dollars. The scheme involves the victim receiving a phone call from someone posing as a retailer and alerting them that their credit card account […]

Your popcorn may contain bugs - recall

Your popcorn may contain bugs – recall

Great Value popping corn sold by Walmart has been recalled due to a possible presence of insects. The Canadian Food Inspection set the recall Tuesday for 1kg products with best before dates purchased on or before Dec. 28, 2017. Check the UPC code 6 81131 76007 2. It is unclear what the package looks like. […]

Downward trend makes now a good time to list your property

Downward trend makes now a good time to list your property

The new year opened with a challenging month for real estate, continuing the downward trend in available listings and sales. “The positive factor within these numbers is the average sale price, up 19.3 per cent for residential units and also up 17.7 per cent for all property types,” said Natasha Huizinga, President of the Quinte […]

Yacht Club sails in with a hearty donation for Hospice

Yacht Club sails in with a hearty donation for Hospice

Prince Edward Yacht Club’s recent pancake breakfast raised $1000 for Hospice Prince Edward. Pictured, from left, are: Karen Moore – Executive Director HPE, Brian Scuffham – Past Commodore, Kevin Simmons – Commodore, and Deb MacDonald – Hospice Residential Manager. Get your tickts now for Hospice Prince Edward’s Valentine Gala Saturday, Feb. 10 at Highline Hall, […]

Traffic delays in Picton Tuesday

Traffic delays in Picton Tuesday

Heavy equipment will occupy a portion of Picton Main Street as part of the re-development of the Royal Hotel Tuesday. Traffic lanes will be shifted around the site and minor delays may be experienced from 7 am – 7 pm between Bridge Street and Ross Street. Drivers are asked to avoid the area if possible. […]

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