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Missing people, near drownings, assaults, crowd control and traffic offenses among 303 OPP incidents in past week

Missing people, near drownings, assaults, crowd control and traffic offenses among 303 OPP incidents in past week

Prince Edward County Ontario Provincial Police officers dealt with 303 incidents over the past week – on land and water. Community Safety Officer Patrick Menard has provided a wrap-up of some of the events on the past week – ranging from incidents of a missing child and youth to near-drownings, traffic incidents and a protest. […]

Fermentation Festival promoting what's good for your gut

Fermentation Festival promoting what’s good for your gut

Story and photos by Olivia Timm All things said to be good for the gut drew a large crowd Saturday at Picton’s Crystal Palace. In similar style to last year’s inaugural event, Ontario Fermentation Festival visitors toured the building to test and buy fermented products like sauerkraut, kimchi, kombucha, cheese, kefir, tempeh, kvass, pickles, vinegar, […]

Premier Ford in the County to announce 'buck a beer' is back Aug. 27

Premier Ford in the County to announce ‘buck a beer’ is back Aug. 27

Beer for a buck will be available by the end of this month and brewers will be given incentives to drop their prices. Premier Doug Ford announced the return of ‘Buck a Beer’ Tuesday morning at Barley Days Brewery on Loyalist Parkway, with Bay of Quinte MPP Todd Smith, Government House Leader; and Vic Fedeli, […]

Royal Canadian Air Force crew assists stranded sailor and dog

Royal Canadian Air Force crew assists stranded sailor and dog

A Royal Canadian Air Force Griffon helicopter crew assisted a stranded boater and dog off the shore of Prince Edward County Monday morning. Assistance from Canadian Coast Guard Cape Hearn and Coast Guard Auxiliary Wellington Rescue was initially requested when the sailboat first ran around. The vessel refloated and was able to continue on its […]

Premier Ford expected to announce 'buck and beer' in the County

Premier Ford expected to announce ‘buck and beer’ in the County

Premier Doug Ford is expected to announce the return of buck a beer Tuesday at Barley Days Brewery in Prince Edward County. He is to be joined by Finance Minister Vic Fedeli and local MPP and Government House Leader Todd Smith. The minimum price of a bottle or can of beer is to be lowered […]

Whiten third and final candidate seeking mayor's seat

Whiten third and final candidate seeking mayor’s seat

By Olivia Timm Richard Whiten, owner and operator of Picton Lube, is the third and final candidate running for for the position of mayor of Prince Edward County. The Picton resident filed his nomination papers July 26, just before the deadline, making it a three-way race with Ameliasburgh councillor Dianne O’Brien, who filed in June, […]

Heavy downpours cause localized flooding

Heavy downpours cause localized flooding

UPDATE AUG 8 – Unforecasted heavy downpours Wednesday caused unexpected localized flooding on roadways, low-lying areas, and on small creeks and streams. There were reports of roadway flooding around the Hwy 401 corridor. More rain forecast for overnight and into Thursday could cause nuisance flooding in some areas. Low water conditions throughout the region AUG […]

Garrett's Legacy Act passes second reading

Garrett’s Legacy Act passes second reading

Legislation to require all movable soccer goal nets in Ontario to be anchored received second reading in the legislature Thursday. The bill, put forward by MPP Todd Smith, received second reading last December but was put aside due to the election. Garrett’s Legacy Act was re-introduced by MPP Stan Cho as Smith, who is now […]

Army training near Point Petre

Army training near Point Petre

Throughout August and early September, the Canadian Army Advanced Warfare Centre will be conducting training in the vicinity of Point Petre. This training will involve marine exercises, including the use of small boats and swimming along the shoreline. “Boaters in the area are asked to keep well back from the training in order to ensure […]

Passionate community presses for open discussion on Quinte Isle expansion project

Passionate community presses for open discussion on Quinte Isle expansion project

Community residents attending an information session on the proposed new development for 337 park model trailer sites at Quinte’s Isle Campark forced an impromptu change from one-on-one chats with consultants to an open discussion where everybody could hear questions and answers. “Pardon me for being a rabble rouser,” said Wellington’s Jane Macdonald as she stood […]

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