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'Paws' for thanks at County hospital

‘Paws’ for thanks at County hospital

There was a ‘paws’ for celebration Tuesday when long-time Hospital Foundation supporter, and retired X-ray Technologist Fran Renoy and her trusty sidekick Nikita stopped by the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation office to give a donation on behalf of Nikita’s dog mom, Andie Wiens. Andie raised $100 for the Foundation’s medical equipment fund selling […]

Postal workers legislated back to work; struggle continues

Postal workers legislated back to work; struggle continues

UPDATE Nov. 26 – The senate approved a Canada Post back-to-work bill (53-25 with four abstaining), ending the rotating strikes. Postal workers expected to be back on the job Tuesday, Nov. 27 in the afternoon. Canada Post states it is stabilizing operations and due to an unprecendented backlog, asks customers to expect delivery delays for the […]

Hydro volunteers light up hospital's trees

Hydro volunteers light up hospital’s trees

The weather outside was frightful but the lights will be delightful. CHEERS! from the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital to Hydro One volunteers who braved torrential rain Saturday afternoon to restring the lights on the trees in front of the hospital. “Every year these volunteer hospital helpers make our lights shine bright,” said Briar Boyce, […]

Audio drama of Halifax Explosion and Boston Tree - second show added

Audio drama of Halifax Explosion and Boston Tree – second show added

The premiere screening of Suzanne Pasternak’s audio drama “The Story of the 1917 Halifax Explosion and the Boston Tree” is set for Dec. 2 at 2 p.m. at the Festival Players Theatre in Wellington. UPDATE: This show is full. A 7 p.m. show has been added. December is the 100th anniversary of the first 55-foot […]

Avoid eating romaine lettuce due to E. coli concerns

Avoid eating romaine lettuce due to E. coli concerns

Health officials in Canada and the U.S. are telling people to avoid eating romaine lettuce while they investigate an outbreak of E. coli infections. The Public Health Agency of Canada says the outbreak has sickened 15 people in Quebec and three in Ontario – with six requiring hospitalization. The agency says the cases were reported […]

Arts, entertainment, recreation sector focus of County's next business study

Arts, entertainment, recreation sector focus of County’s next business study

The County’s Community Development Department is extending the Business Retention and Expansion (BR+E) program to the local arts, entertainment and recreation sectors. BR+E, a program supported by the Ontario government, allows the municipality to collect and analyze industry-specific information through interviews and surveys. County staff study the results, then develop goals and an action plan […]

New grant program promotes heritage conservation

New grant program promotes heritage conservation

The County is supporting rehabilitation and restoration of designated heritage structures through a new grant program. “As a council, we made a commitment to explore progressive policies that promote the rural and historic character of Prince Edward County,” said Mayor Robert Quaiff. “Through the Heritage Property Grant Program, we are encouraging property owners to take […]

RCAF in Brazil for multinational exercise

RCAF in Brazil for multinational exercise

Members of the Royal Canadian Air Force have landed for CRUZEX FLIGHT 18, a key South American multinational exercise hosted by the Brazilian Air Force. Two CC-130J Hercules aircraft and more than 35 members of the RCAF from 8 Wing Trenton, 1 Canadian Air Division and RCAF headquarters will be participating until Nov. 30. Members […]

Liberal Association invites supporters to celebrate Ellis' nomination

Liberal Association invites supporters to celebrate Ellis’ nomination

The Bay of Quinte Liberal Riding Association will celebrate the nomination of MP Neil Ellis to carry the party’s banner in next year’s federal election. Party supporters are invited to celebrate his nomination Friday, Nov. 16 beginning at 7 p.m. at the Trent Port Marina in Trenton. Ellis was mayor of Belleville for eight years […]

Public welcome to cheer PECI in COSSA basketball bid

Public welcome to cheer PECI in COSSA basketball bid

Girls Basketball COSSA championship games are Thursday, Nov. 15. The JR girls team plays Cobourg Collegiate in Lindsay at IE Weldon at 12pm. Championship game is at 4pm. The bus leaves at 8:15am. Parents are invited to ride the bus. The SR girls team plays Adam Scott at PECI at 10am. Championship game is at […]

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