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Weekly Blue Box pick-up will return for 2018

Weekly Blue Box pick-up will return for 2018

County residents exasperated with the every two week Blue Box off-season schedule will be pleased to hear weekly pick up will stay in place this year after it starts up again in May. Councillors at Thursday’s Committee of the Whole meeting approved the Centre and South Hastings Waste Services Board’s $578,091 levy for 2018. While […]

PECI site plan shows exterior changes to accommodate public school students

PECI site plan shows exterior changes to accommodate public school students

A site plan agreement for changes to Prince Edward Collegiate Institute lands on the horseshoe at Shire Hall Thursday in preparation for the high school to become a Kindergarten to Grade 12 school this fall. The development includes expansions to the crescent access along the front of the high school for better bus flow off […]

Council tackles election 'sign pollution'

Council tackles election ‘sign pollution’

UPDATE: The County’s new election bylaw will be kept simple as councillors expressed interest in keeping restrictions to a minimum. Option ‘C’ will move forward to the March 1 council meeting. It restricts the number of election signs per candidate on private property to no more than two per candidate on any one piece of […]

Council to consider making County Food Hub a project of community interest

Council to consider making County Food Hub a project of community interest

Council, at its Committee of the Whole meeting Thursday, will examine declaring the County Food Hub at Sophiasburgh School a project of community interest for the purpose of issuing official income tax receipts to donors for the project. All fundraising proceeds and donations received for the County Food Hub would be used for expenditures on […]

Council wrangles with funding community grant requests

Council wrangles with funding community grant requests

Some tempers flared at Shire Hall Tuesday night in a fevered attempt by council to support community organizations seeking grants. Councillors had 18 requests totalling $512,797 but a budget of just over 291,700 to spend. A detailed process of straw and majority votes in stages followed to eliminate, approve or seek further discussion on reduced […]

15-year-old missing County girl located

15-year-old missing County girl located

UPDATE 5:30p.m.: LOCATED: Moriah MOSSEY of Prince Edward County has been located. OPP thank the public for their assistance. The Ontario Provincial Police are seeking public assistance to locate Moriah Mossey, missing from Prince Edward County. She is 15-years-old, 5’7″ tall, weighing about 140lbs, with straight brown hair and green eyes. She is possibly wearing an […]

Discount stays on charges to develop homes in Prince Edward County

Discount stays on charges to develop homes in Prince Edward County

Prince Edward County council supports extending a discount on development charges for the next 18 months. Council hosted a public meeting Wednesday night as it must update and adopt a new bylaw before the current one expires in March. The 50 per cent reduction for residential development was due to phase out Jan. 1, 2019. […]

Pets allowed with new mandatory lease form for tenants

Pets allowed with new mandatory lease form for tenants

Ontario is introducing a new, simple standard lease that will be mandatory for private residential leases signed on, or after, April 30, 2018 – including tenancies in single and semi-detached houses, apartment buildings, rented condominiums and secondary units (such as basement apartments). Currently there is no standardized form for rental agreements between landlords and tenants […]

Drugs, weapons seized in seaches

Drugs, weapons seized in seaches

Prince Edward County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) with the assistance of the Belleville and Kingston Police Services, executed four search warrants simultaneously at different locations, Thursday. Police report a large amount of controlled drugs and substances were seized including, but not limited to, approximately four ounces of crystal meth, 15 grams of cocaine and a […]

Public invited to comment on proposed development charges bylaw

Public invited to comment on proposed development charges bylaw

The public will have another opportunity to comment on the development charges background study and proposed bylaw at a public meeting Wednesday. “We are committed to hearing from the public and considering all stakeholder viewpoints before setting the development charges,” said Mayor Robert Quaiff. “We encourage members of the public to learn more and plan […]

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