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Municipal election advance voting begins

Municipal election advance voting begins

Advance voting to for the municipal election to elect a mayor, County councillors, and school board trustees begins Saturday, Oct. 13. You can register and vote online from Saturday, Oct. 13 until noon on Monday, Oct. 22. Register at https://www.intvoting.com/PECounty2018. You can cast your ballot at any one of the following advance poll locations on […]

Council moves forward to enhance public consultation

Council moves forward to enhance public consultation

Councillors will move forward with a request to direct staff to provide a report on how to enhance the public consultation process on issues of broad public interest. Councillor Steve Ferguson opened the discussion at Thursday’s Committee of the Whole meeting, citing recent examples where the public expressed its concerns there was not enough time […]

Short-term accommodation regulations approved

Short-term accommodation regulations approved

The County of Prince Edward adopted regulations guiding the location and operation of short-term accommodations (STAs) within the municipality during council’s meeting at Shire Hall Oct. 9. “With these regulations, we aim to strike a balance between the interests of our communities and neighbourhoods, housing affordability, and economic growth,” said Mayor Robert Quaiff. “As we […]

Community Safety and Well-Being plan seeks approval

Community Safety and Well-Being plan seeks approval

UPDATE: Motion passed unanimously. County council will be asked to approve a Community Safety and Well-Being plan to be presented at Shire Hall Tuesday night. The plan, developed over the past three years, seeks to anchor municipal safety and well-being policies, initiatives and activities to stimulate higher levels of civic engagement in a more positive […]

Picton gamer faces charges stemming in US for 'swatting' incident

Picton gamer faces charges stemming in US for ‘swatting’ incident

A 17-year-old Picton male is facing charges of public mischief and uttering threats following a ‘swatting’ incident. Prince Edward County police were asked to assist in an investigation Monday, Oct. 8 regarding a ‘swatting’ call received by the Gardner Police Department in Kansas, USA. “Swatting is a harassment tactic of deceiving an emergency service into […]

Painting of large Indigenous outdoor mural brings 'Wisdom of the Universe' to St. Andrews

Painting of large Indigenous outdoor mural brings ‘Wisdom of the Universe’ to St. Andrews

St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in Picton will soon be home to the largest Indigenous mural on a church in Canada. The congregation has been given permission by award-winning Metis artist Christi Belcourt, to reproduce her Art Galley of Ontario-commissioned pice ‘Wisdom of the Universe’ on the north exterior wall of the church. The work will […]

Call about suspicious person at school bus stop leads to charges

Call about suspicious person at school bus stop leads to charges

On September 26, 2018, officers from the Prince Edward County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a report of a suspicious person hanging around a school bus pick up point in Bloomfield. As a result of the ongoing investigation, a 68-year-old Picton man faces charges related to criminal harassment and assault. He […]

Save Picton Town Hall working group updates community on proposal

Save Picton Town Hall working group updates community on proposal

Story and photo by Sharon Harrison The future of Picton Town Hall took another step forward as Save Picton Town Hall Working Group (SPTH) attracted a full house at Saturday’s public meeting to share plans and receive feedback. Dubbed ‘A Hall for All’ by the SPTH working group, its hope is for the structure at […]

Picton man soars to victory in 15th County Marathon

Picton man soars to victory in 15th County Marathon

Story and photos by Sarah Law For the first time in its 15-year history, the annual County Marathon saw a Picton resident bring in the win. Matthew Bird Loreto defeated last year’s winner, John Bauer of Hamilton, with a time of 2:44:53.1. Bauer came in with a time of 2:49:43.6, followed by Corey Turnbull of […]

Councillors support efforts to bring back Basic Income Pilot Project

Councillors support efforts to bring back Basic Income Pilot Project

Mayor Robert Quaiff sought support of a resolution to urge the provincial government to continue the Basic Income Pilot Project, its planned evaluation, and to create policies to encourage good jobs with regular hours and benefits. Quaiff, in conversation at the recent AMO Conference with the mayor from Kawartha Lakes, learned the program appeared to […]

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