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Picton Terminals can continue operations under non-conforming use: Judge

Picton Terminals can continue operations under non-conforming use: Judge

In a decision released Monday by the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, Picton Terminals can continue to operate as it has been. The Save Picton Bay citizens’ ground challenged the municipality’s old zoning bylaw to examine if the Picton Terminals shipping port can continue operating under the County’s current bylaw. Hearing were held in Picton […]

County's public transit plan moving forward with $500,000 grant

County’s public transit plan moving forward with $500,000 grant

The County has received $500,000 in provincial grant funding over the next five years to get moving on a new public transit plan and business case. The public transit plan is expected to roll out over the next five years in partnership with existing transportation providers including County taxi cab companies as well as Deseronto […]

County may move forward on designating Salmon Point lighthouse

County may move forward on designating Salmon Point lighthouse

The municipality is ready to forward yet another letter to the owner of the Salmon Point Lighthouse – this time notifying of the intention to recommend it be designated as being of significant cultural heritage value. Council is expected to review the letter and the notice at its Committee of the Whole meeting Thursday. The […]

Stark Family Fund awards $55,450 to nine charities

Stark Family Fund awards $55,450 to nine charities

Nine Prince Edward County charities will move forward with projects and updates thanks to the Stark Family Fund presenting grants totaling $55,451 Monday in Bloomfield. The grants were awarded a the Bloomfield Town Hall, near the former home of the Stark sisters. In 2002, the Stark Family Fund was created at the Community Foundation for […]

Merits of a municipal 'water buggy' before councillors, Thursday

Merits of a municipal ‘water buggy’ before councillors, Thursday

Councillors are expected to discuss the merits of buying a “water buggy” at Thursday’s Committee of the Whole meeting. A staff report from the CAO’s office outlines financial and scenario implications of purchasing a mobile water distribution system. The subject was pitched in March by Robin Lunn and Lynne Rochon, local members of the Council […]

Staff report recommends boost in support for new hospital

Staff report recommends boost in support for new hospital

Municipal staff, at Thursday’s Committee of the Whole meeting, are recommending council commits a maximum of $4.5 million to the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation and the financial plan be determined during the 2019 budget process. In April, Foundation Executive Director Penny Rolinski and chair Monica Alyea asked the municipality to up its $1.25 million […]

County's Shannon Coull is hospital's new executive director

County’s Shannon Coull is hospital’s new executive director

County resident Shannon Coull has been appointed as the new Executive Director of the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation. “We did an extensive search and had some high quality candidates,” said Monica Alyea, Chair of the Foundation. “Given the capital campaign we are entering into for a new hospital build, we will become a […]

County welcomes new doctors, salutes retirees

County welcomes new doctors, salutes retirees

While many Prince Edward County residents are still without a family physician – including the acting mayor – the municipality and Prince Edward Family Health Team (PEFHT) officially welcomed six of most recently recruited doctors at a gathering Thursday evening and spoke of continued efforts to recruit. Doctors Sara Arul, Laura Arul, Sarah LeBlanc, Negine […]

County invites proposals for Picton Town Hall and former fire hall

County invites proposals for Picton Town Hall and former fire hall

The County’s Community Development Department is inviting proposals for ongoing use and operation of the current Picton Town Hall and former Picton Fire Hall. Proposals are open for the downtown Picton property’s use, operation and ownership. The County’s application document states the overall value of the proposal will be considered in the context of the […]

Citizens concerned removing hedgerows is destroying County's natural protectors

Citizens concerned removing hedgerows is destroying County’s natural protectors

Two Ameliasburgh residents concerned about the practice of removing tree lines and hedgerows are asking the municipality to consider ways to better conserve the County’s natural protectors. Elizabeth Blomme and Bill Bonter told committee of the whole members Thursday they have found documentation of serious effects on the environment, however unintended, when the hedgerows are […]

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