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Tastes of Spring sprouting in Countylicious 2018

Tastes of Spring sprouting in Countylicious 2018

While spring may be off to a slow start, you can enjoy the tastes of the season – and support a local food program – dining at 11 Prince Edward County restaurants participating in Spring Countylicious. Chefs in Prince Edward County are rising to the task, preparing three-course meals designed to highlight seasonal fare at […]

Tree removal part of watermain project on the heights

Tree removal part of watermain project on the heights

Tree removal work in Picton Tree removal along County Road 22, starting south of London Avenue to Old Church Street and along Church Street (up to the intersection of Church and York streets) will limit parking and pedestrian traffic along these routes until Friday, April 6. Traffic control in these areas is in place. The […]

Traffic disruptions in Picton April 3-5

Traffic disruptions in Picton April 3-5

The County will be conducting geotechnical investigation to characterize subsurface soil conditions and existing pavement structures to determine optimal methods to rehabilitate the road between Church and London Avenue in Picton from April 3-5. This work will result in lane restrictions and traffic delays between the hours 7 am and 7 pm. Motorists are asked […]

QHC appoints interim Chief of Staff

QHC appoints interim Chief of Staff

Dr. Colin MacPherson has been appointed interim Chief of Staff with Quinte Health Care. He will officially begin the role when Dr. Dick Zoutman leaves the Chief of Staff position April 22. Dr. MacPherson is the Chief /Medical Director of Psychiatry at QHC. He has been with QHC since 2011 as a psychiatrist and currently […]

Youth invited to act it out with Academy for Young Actor training

Youth invited to act it out with Academy for Young Actor training

Prince Edward County youth interested in acting are invited to participate in a one-of-a-kind opportunity to hone skills. The Festival Players Academy for Young Actor Training is a two-week, professionally focused training program for participants aged 17 to 24 with preference given to those enrolled in, or currently attending a college or university level professional […]

Environmental challenge of 'beach closures' could be removed from impaired list

Environmental challenge of ‘beach closures’ could be removed from impaired list

Another environmental challenge identified for the Bay of Quinte is ready for a status change to “unimpaired”. The challenge of ‘Beach Closures’ has met scientific criteria for four area beaches. Now, the public is being asked for input. Is the environmental challenge Beach Closures ready for a status change to unimpaired? A 30-day public comment […]

Forum promises to spark dialogue about farmland viability

Forum promises to spark dialogue about farmland viability

A provincial organization with a focus on farmland preservation and viability will meet in Prince Edward County next week. The 14th annual Farmland Forum hosted by the Ontario Farmland Trust (OFT) is set to meet in Wellington April 4-5. “The Farmland Forum is an exciting opportunity to showcase our rich farmland and learn more about […]

Maypul Lane open for weekend, closed Monday due to turbine construction 'difficulties'

Maypul Lane open for weekend, closed Monday due to turbine construction ‘difficulties’

UPDATE FRIDAY: Maypul Layn will reopen by the end of day on Friday, March 23 and remain open through the weekend. The road will close again on Monday, March 26 to allow the industrial wind turbine contractor to complete the road repairs. UPDATE Thursday: Maypul Road remains closed through Friday due to construction difficulties related to […]

Turning challenge into innovative opportunity

Turning challenge into innovative opportunity

OPINION by PEC Mayor Robert Quaiff Political decision-making carries with it a constant challenge to balance reacting to today’s pressing issues while considering what is best in the medium and longer term. So complex and rapidly changing is the current scope of municipal government that local Councils can often struggle to be proactive in grasping […]

County charities benefit from United Way funding allocations

County charities benefit from United Way funding allocations

United Way Hastings & Prince Edward’s board of directors has finalized its funding decisions supporting support 75 local programs. The 2017 campaign raised $1.8 million – about $105,000 short of its $1.97 million goal. Over the past 60 years in the area, United Way has distributed more than $42 million in funding to local agencies […]

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