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General support for Loyalist Parkway development - with concerns

General support for Loyalist Parkway development – with concerns

Picton’s business community members who responded to a survey generally support plans for a large development on Loyalist Parkway – but have concerns. The 65,000 square foot development, across the highway from No Frills, includes a new location for the Sobeys grocery store, a restaurant and two unconfirmed uses, but believed to be a dollar […]

Proposal to examine County's short-term rentals on planning agenda

Proposal to examine County’s short-term rentals on planning agenda

Consultations with county departments, external agencies and the public are proposed to explore short-term rental accommodations in Prince Edward County. Council will receive a report at its planning meeting Wednesday at Shire Hall asking staff to conduct public consultation and bring recommendations for amendments to the Official Plan or zoning bylaws, and considerations to the […]

Former Picton Town Hall discussion back to council Tuesday

Former Picton Town Hall discussion back to council Tuesday

A special Committee of the Whole Meeting Tuesday, Sept. 19 will hear concerns about listing the former Picton Town Hall/Fire Hall for sale, and alternatives for its use. The 2 Ross St., building is to be examined by council as part of an inventory of its vacant or unused municipal properties. A committee of the […]

Wind turbine project Road Users Agreement to be discussed

Wind turbine project Road Users Agreement to be discussed

Mayor Robert Quaiff has called a special Committee of the Whole Meeting for Tuesday, Sept. 19 to discuss an amended Road Users Agreement for the wpd White Pines industrial turbine project. The Environmental Review Tribunal reduced the wpd White Pines Wind Energy Project to nine turbines (originally from 29) all located north of Royal Road. […]

Town Hall on turbines Monday night in Milford

Town Hall on turbines Monday night in Milford

South Marysburgh councillor Steve Ferguson is calling a second meeting at the Milford Town Hall to provide an update about recent developments concerning the wpd Canada White Pines project. Mayor Robert Quaiff, CAO James Hepburn, Commissioner Robert McAuley and others will be in attendance. The first meeting drew an audience of approximately 150 people, resulting […]

Camp Picton (Loch Sloy) proposed for 'Heritage Inventory Listing'

Camp Picton (Loch Sloy) proposed for ‘Heritage Inventory Listing’

UPDATE: Property manager Jacqui Burley told committee of the whole Thursday they agree with heritage listings for buildings but that some parts of the property shouldn’t be listed – acerage available for future development, she said should not have any extra layers of red tape and at least six of the barracks should also not be […]

Beach Bum store sign issue back on agenda

Beach Bum store sign issue back on agenda

The issue of Picton’s Beach Bum store sign returns to council’s committee of the whole agenda Thursday with an eye to approval of adding a border to reduce the visual mass of the sign that falls outside heritage permit rules. The recommended modification, the council agenda states, has been rejected by the store’s owners. A […]

'Local Share' proposal to fund infrastructure seeks support

‘Local Share’ proposal to fund infrastructure seeks support

‘Local Share’ proposal adds one per cent tax to fund infrastructure JUNE 25 – A ‘Local Share’ plan for a one per cent increase to the HST is being proposed to municipalities from across the province to help fund critical services like roads, bridges and transit. The proposal was explained to regional heads of municipalities […]

Brighton road swing bridge closed Oct. 2

Brighton road swing bridge closed Oct. 2

The Brighton Road Swing Bridge, spanning the Murray Canal on Cty Road 64 connecting Prince Edward County to Quinte West, will be closed to traffic beginning Monday, Oct. 2 and will remain closed until May 2018. This closure facilitates the replacement of the existing swing bridge, built in 1947, with a new, two-lane swing bridge […]

SIU investigating Picton incident

SIU investigating Picton incident

The province’s Special Investigation Unit (a civilian law enforcement agency independent of the police) is investigating whether there has been criminal wrongdoing on the part of police during an incident in Picton Saturday, Sept. 9. At approximately 9:35 p.m. officers with the Prince Edward County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were dispatched to […]

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