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Upgrades to Millennium Trail continue

Upgrades to Millennium Trail continue

Volunteers gathered Saturday at the parking lot at County Traders and Pedego in Bloomfield to prepare for brush clearing. Councillor Steve Ferguson was among them and said “it was another example of the strength and passion of PEC’s volunteer network.” Barry Davidson, leading the Millennium Trail Rehabilitation Ad-Hoc Committee, provided training, including information about poisonous […]

All-way stop may be coming to Paul and Barker intersection near PECI

All-way stop may be coming to Paul and Barker intersection near PECI

An all-way stop is one step closer to being created at the intersection of Paul and Barker streets (near Prince Edward Collegiate Institute). A request from a resident last fall was reviewed by the County’s Traffic Advisory Committee. The Engineering, Development and Works Commission brought the recommendation to Committee of the Whole Thursday. It will […]

Scholarship honours loving care at County nursing home

Scholarship honours loving care at County nursing home

The family of the late Jean Lynch presented a scholarship Wedneday in honour of the care she received at the County’s nursing home. Lynch was a resident at H.J. McFarland Memorial Home for nine years and the family established the The Jean Lynch Scholarship Award after her death in 2016 in honour of the care […]

Wellington park wall repairs under way

Wellington park wall repairs under way

Construction to stabilize the Centennial Wall in Wellington Park is now under way after being delayed due to high water levels on Lake Ontario. Construction is expected to continue for approximately four weeks. The contractors are to make structural repairs, including capping the footing along the entire length of the wall, carrying out corrective repairs […]

Mercury rises as golfers 'Tee Up Fore Health Care'

Mercury rises as golfers ‘Tee Up Fore Health Care’

Supporters of the fourth annual Teeing Up Fore Health Care golf classic held in June scored a hole-in-one raising $27,696 for the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation. Realtors at RE/MAX Quinte Ltd. in Prince Edward County teed up support to improve care patients receive at Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital by directing the proceeds […]

County man delivering on the family tradition

County man delivering on the family tradition

Jeremy Sills is carrying on the family tradition of delivering Meals on Wheels to seniors. His parents, Herbert and Fallie Sills were featured in the Ottawa Citizen as long-time volunteers for the program in that community. Jeremy proudly carries a Meals on Wheels basket similar to the one his parents used over 20 years ago. […]

Province freezes driver fees

Province freezes driver fees

The provincial government is freezing a number of driver fees that were set to increase on Sept. 1, 2018. The freeze will cost the provincial treasury about $1.6 million in lost revenue. “People are fed up with paying more and more every time they need to renew their licence or take a driving test,” said […]

Health Canada expands recall for blood pressure medications

Health Canada expands recall for blood pressure medications

Health Canada has announced that drug manufacturers are expanding their previous recall for several medications as a precautionary measure. The recall now includes eight more blood pressure medications that contain the ingredient valsartan, due to a possible impurity linked to an increased risk of cancer. The drugs being recalled are used to treat patients with […]

Late model rookie claims first win at speedway

Late model rookie claims first win at speedway

The Action Sprints invaded Brighton Speedway for round 8 of the 2018 tour on Saturday night. A large crowd filled the stands to welcome 18 action sprints for their first trip to Brighton along with a full racing card. Rayner roars to victory lane No. 9 Bryan Sudsbury looked like he was well on his […]

Kiwanis, St. Andrews 'Back the Build'

Kiwanis, St. Andrews ‘Back the Build’

Two healthy donations were presented this week to ‘Back the Build’ of Prince Edward County new hospital. The Kiwanis Club of Picton collected fees for parking at the popular Waupoos Estates Winery Elvis Festival earlier this month and in turn, decided to turn over proceeds to the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation’s Back the […]

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