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Province directs conservation authorities to 'wind down' programs

Province directs conservation authorities to ‘wind down’ programs

Water quality monitoring, tree planting and woodlot management programs may be at risk as the Ford government suggests the province’s conservation authorities ‘wind down’ programs not related to their ‘core mandate.’ Conservation authorities and member municipalities received the request in letters from Jeff Yurek, Minister of Environment, Conservation and Parks (MECP), addressed to ‘whom it […]

County brings list of concerns to municipalities' conference

County brings list of concerns to municipalities’ conference

Prince Edward County Mayor Steve Ferguson and members of council have a list of concerns to discuss with higher levels of government attending this week’s Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) conference. The County delegation is among about 2,000 participants in Ottawa from August 18-21. For more than a century, Ontario’s largest municipal conference has […]

Additional charges laid in roofing scam

Additional charges laid in roofing scam

As their investigation continues, OPP Prince Edward detachment officers have laid charges related to fraud in an alleged roofing scam amounting to about $29,700. The investigation began July 16, 2019 when two people reported they had paid for work on their roofs, but the work had not been initiated. As of July 29, 2019 five […]

Alert delivery drivers may have saved a life; home destroyed by fire

Alert delivery drivers may have saved a life; home destroyed by fire

An eagle eye by two Home Hardware delivery drivers who spotted smoke coming from the back of a home may have saved the life of a County resident sleeping inside when fire broke out. Deputy Fire Chief Robert Rutter said some 30 firefighters from three stations arrived to a fully-engulfed fire at 313 Gilead Road, […]

Fundraiser honours community icon struck by car

Fundraiser honours community icon struck by car

The community is showing its love for Don Stanton Sr., of Picton who was struck by a car while crossing the town hill, Tuesday. Stanton, 87, is fine and in good spirits, reports grandson Evan Nash of Wellington, who started a Go Fund Me campaign page – not to raise funds for Stanton, but to […]

Changes at County's nursing home affecting care: family council

Changes at County’s nursing home affecting care: family council

H.J. McFarland Home’s Family Council is troubled by recent management changes at the County-owned nursing home and fears they may be impacting current care, and the status of the home’s accreditation. Joy Vervoort introduced family council members at Thursday’s committee of the whole meeting, outlined their purpose and implored council to fill the vacancies as […]

Pilot not injured in glider crash

Pilot not injured in glider crash

 Prince Edward OPP are investigating a glider crash at Airport Lane off of County Road 22, in Hallowell. OPP, Prince Edward Fire Department and Hastings EMS attended the scene. Preliminary OPP investigation has determined that a 16 year old female operating a glider crashed on Airport Lane into wooded area as a result of a […]

Pedestrian struck at Picton town hill

Pedestrian struck at Picton town hill

An 87-year-old has minor injuries after being struck by a vehicle on the town hill, at Main and Bridge streets Monday. At approximately 10:40 a.m. OPP officers and Hastings EMS were called to the scene. The victim was crossing the road. He was transported to hospital  into minorbe treated for minor injuries. A 34-year-old Prince […]

Council supports rescinding ban on second unit STAs; will review after one year

Council supports rescinding ban on second unit STAs; will review after one year

UPDATE AUG 13: The motion to rescind the ban on short-term rentals in second units was supported by council. Councillor Jamie Forrester explained his original intent was not to ban existing second units, or those in the works, but to look to exclude future use, especially in light of new provincial legislation that basically eliminates […]

Council supports tree line and fence-bottom policy wording - with an addition

Council supports tree line and fence-bottom policy wording – with an addition

UPDATE AUG 13: Councillors supported proposed policy wording for the Office Plan regarding tree lines and fence bottoms – but added an amendment to allow for discussion of a farming compensation program should it become necessary. Councillor Janice Maynard proposed the amendment to the section of wording that describes tools that could be used to […]

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