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Free classes to help understand 'digital' literacy

Free classes to help understand ‘digital’ literacy

Digital literacy, the ability to use and understand technology and programs including cloud-based apps and social media, can be challenging. One of the easiest and most fun ways to learn, however, is to apply the tools available to a real life project. The Prince Edward Learning Centre’s is hosting a new Digital Literacy Summer School. […]

Temporary water restrictions in Consecon and Carrying Place

Temporary water restrictions in Consecon and Carrying Place

The County’s Water and Wastewater Department is notifying municipal water customers connected to the Consecon/Carrying Place drinking water system of the potential for coloured water and fluctuating water pressure on Saturday, June 23 as a result of planned water distribution work in the Trenton drinking water system. Customers may experience coloured water and intermittent pressure […]

New salmonella cases cause updated warning for No Name chicken burgers

New salmonella cases cause updated warning for No Name chicken burgers

Health Canada has issued an updated warning for consumers about No Name brand chicken burgers related to 68 cases of salmonella illness across the nation. Nine new cases have been included since earlier this month. “Based on the investigation findings to date, exposure to poultry, including frozen raw breaded chicken products, has been identified as […]

Friends of Sandbanks celebrate silver anniversary

Friends of Sandbanks celebrate silver anniversary

The Friends of Sandbanks gathered for a picnic Saturday to celebrate 25 years of dedicated volunteer service to Sandbanks Provincial Park. Founded in 1993 by a group of local residents, its motto is simply “Working with the park to make it a better place to visit”. Neil Ellis Bay of Quinte MP congratulated the group […]

County Students honored at Albert College Convocation

County Students honored at Albert College Convocation

Thirty-three students representing 12 countries graduated from Albert College Saturday, June 16, including two students from Prince Edward County. Fraser Moodey, of Carrying Place, and Brooke Busscher, of Bloomfield joined families of graduates from the local area and from around the world including Barbados, Kazakhstan, Nigeria, Russia, Brazil, Mexico and Hong Kong. Moodey and Busscher […]

PEC Junior Farmer to Edinburgh’s Royal Highland Show

PEC Junior Farmer to Edinburgh’s Royal Highland Show

Story by Sharon Harrison Photos provided by Danielle Teefy With her bags packed, Danielle Teefy left Canada Saturday to embark upon a journey across the Atlantic ocean to a land far, far away. Travelling some 5,100 kilometres from the place she calls home in Kingston, she will land in Glasgow where she will spend the […]

Road and sidewalk work this week on Picton Main

Road and sidewalk work this week on Picton Main

Expect traffic disruptions at the intersection of Picton Main and Bridge streets on Thursday, June 21 while work crews complete asphalt repairs. Lane closures will be in effect, which may cause delays. Flag persons will be used to direct traffic. Removal of the top asphalt surface, and resurfacing, is set to take place between the […]

Revitalized Benson Park now open

Revitalized Benson Park now open

Benson Park in Picton is now open to the public following several months of revitalization work. The project, which began in late 2017, included the replacement of the existing staircase, pathways, pathway lighting, site furnishings and new signage. The municipality also reconstructed the tennis court to be a multipurpose court, which now accommodates tennis, pickleball, […]

Bay of Quinte Youth Council 'showers' foodbanks with donations

Bay of Quinte Youth Council ‘showers’ foodbanks with donations

MP Neil Ellis’ Bay of Quinte Youth Council showered local foodbanks with donations of more than 3,200 toiletries and hygiene products. Donations were collected for the ‘Spring Showers Toiletries Drive’ in April and May for those who use the services of the Wellington Storehouse Foodbank, along with Gleaners in Belleville and the Care and Share […]

Slight increase in listings, decrease in home sales for May

Slight increase in listings, decrease in home sales for May

The past couple of months have shown a slight increase in available residential real estate listings, but with fewer sales for May over last year. “May had a modest increase of 6.9 per cent new residential listings over last year, with the current year coming in with 618 new units compared to 578 for last […]

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