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Beach Street and Wellington Beach re-opened

Beach Street and Wellington Beach re-opened

Beach Street and Wellington Beach have reopened to the public.  The bulk water hauling station on Beach Street is now accessible as well. The boat launch at Wellington Beach remains closed. Flooded section of County Road 28 makes it third road closed JUNE 14 – Following council’s support last night of Mayor Steve Ferguson’s resolution […]

Draft STA bylaws to council June 25 for final approval

Draft STA bylaws to council June 25 for final approval

Prince Edward County’s short-term accommodation (STAs) bylaws will come to council at month end for final approval. Neil Carbone, Director of Community Development and Strategic Initiatives, presented the draft licencing, administrative penalties and property standards, fees and charges bylaws to a special committee of the whole meeting Thursday night. Council in 2017 asked staff to […]

Farm 911 rollout to return to council horseshoe

Farm 911 rollout to return to council horseshoe

A representative from the Ontario Federation of Agriculture is concerned a bid to get Farm 911 rolling in her home town is not moving forward. Resi Walt told Committee of the Whole Thursday that she first addressed council in November 2017 regarding Farm 911 – the Emily Project – designed to help improve emergency services […]

Plastics Free PEC suggests residents take 30-day challenge, then keep it up

Plastics Free PEC suggests residents take 30-day challenge, then keep it up

The County’s new Plastic Free PEC group hopes residents will take on a 30-day challenge to eliminate using five everyday plastics. “Every piece of plastic ever produced, still exists,” said Julie Miller, Plastic Free PEC member with Debbie Rankin presenting their challenge idea to council’s Committee of the Whole meeting Thursday afternoon. The group of […]

Resident trapped by flooding calls fire department; water snakes appearing at front doors

Resident trapped by flooding calls fire department; water snakes appearing at front doors

UPDATE: Council supported Mayor Ferguson’s resolution and several councillors commented on ways this year’s flooding is affecting residents. The mayor said he is receiving daily calls from constituents about their current circumstances and feels it’s council’s responsibility to County residents to request the inquiry into 2017 and 2019 flooding. That morning, he said a woman […]

MP Ellis motion to end veteran homelessness supported in the House

MP Ellis motion to end veteran homelessness supported in the House

A private members’ motion by Bay of Quinte MP Neil Ellis to end veteran homelessness has been was supported in the House of Commons. M-225 was first brought to the House for debate on Tuesday, June 11, 2019. Although that process was unsuccessful, Thursday, when MP Karen Vecchio brought it forward again on a Point […]

Beach Street Wellington closed

Beach Street Wellington closed

UPDATE JUNE 11 – Due to elevated water levels and high winds, Beach Street in Wellington is closed to all but local traffic. The bulk water hauling station on Beach Street is also closed. Large volume haulers can use the Picton bulk water hauling station at 15 MacSteven Drive. Those with smaller volume hauling needs can […]

Apartments heavily damaged in fire at Mary Street

Apartments heavily damaged in fire at Mary Street

  JUNE 10- An overheated power bar in a bedroom is suspected to have caused the fire Saturday at 113 Mary Street. The apartment complex was evacuated with people from 12 apartments displaced as of Saturday night. Two of the building’s 69 units were destroyed in the blaze. Other units had minor smoke and water […]

Government pouring out plans for more booze on more shelves

Government pouring out plans for more booze on more shelves

Nearly 300 more stores in Ontario – including some in the Quinte area – will be selling wine, cider and beer by next spring Bay of Quinte MPP Todd Smith said Thursday that new local LCBO Convenience Outlets locations in the riding and neighbouring areas of Carrying Place, Wooler, Shannonville, Bayside, Foxboro, Roslin and Kaladar […]

Local Board of Health opposes province's increased access to alcohol

Local Board of Health opposes province’s increased access to alcohol

The Hastings Prince Edward board of health is asking the provincial government to reconsider policies that increase access to alcohol. “The evidence is clear,” states a letter to be sent to Premier Doug Ford. The board approved sending the letter at its meeting Wednesday in Belleville. It shares information that confirms increasing access to alcohol […]

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