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Picton Terminals ordered to cover salt piles

Picton Terminals ordered to cover salt piles

Picton Terminals has been ordered by the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change to cover salt piles on the property by Nov. 24. The company has also agreed all salt currently stored at the site be removed prior to spring and to a delay of all further salt shipments to the White Chapel Road […]

Tough decisions, tricky issues on the table for council's budget talks for 2018

Tough decisions, tricky issues on the table for council’s budget talks for 2018

Despite setbacks faced by the municipality, its residents and businesses this year, Prince Edward County Mayor Robert Quaiff said there’s economic optimism for 2018 along with resolve to tackle tricky issues surrounding affordable housing and rebuilding infrastructure. He predicts tough decisions are going to made when council meets for budget talks next month. Quaiff was […]

Soldiers on exercise will be carrying unloaded weapons - County residents are invited to engage

Soldiers on exercise will be carrying unloaded weapons – County residents are invited to engage

About 40 soldiers from 4th Canadian Division Reserve units in Ontario will be conducting a military training exercise in Prince Edward County this weekend and next. Members of the public may notice small teams of soldiers in uniform carrying unloaded weapons in the town of Picton (including the airport and the fairgrounds) and the village […]

Tuition refunds, assistance to be available to college students

Tuition refunds, assistance to be available to college students

The Ontario government is offering full tuition refunds to students who withdraw from this semester due to the five-week long college strike. The Ministry of Advanced Education says students will have two weeks from the resumption of classes Tuesday to decide whether they want to continue with a condensed semester. The province has required colleges […]

Liberals pass back-to-work legislation to end college strike

Liberals pass back-to-work legislation to end college strike

UPDATE NOV 19: College students are expected to be back in class Tuesday after the provincial government passed back-to-work legislation Sunday, to end the five-week strike by the Ontario college faculty. Loyalist College faculty are returning to the school Monday to use the day for meetings and preparation for the return of students Tuesday. All Ontario’s […]

Farm 911 project hopes to fix flaw in system that cost seven-year-old her life

Farm 911 project hopes to fix flaw in system that cost seven-year-old her life

Getting 911 service is not always smooth for those who live in remote or rural locations – and a flaw has been found in the system. Resi Walt and Mark Slack, of Ontario Federation of Agriculture, are to address Prince Edward County Council Thursday regarding Farm 911, the Emily Project – designed to help improve […]

Kingston hospitals seek continued support from the County

Kingston hospitals seek continued support from the County

County council will learn the importance of supporting services at Kingston’s hospitals that were visited 13,029 times in 2015 by residents of Prince Edward County. Shannon Coull, Director Leadership Philanthropy, University Hospitals Kingston Foundation, will pitch a support request of $61,797 per year, based on a fair share calculation from PEC statistics. The County’s pledge […]

Wild Zoo Parties seeks permanent exemption to bring creatures to the County

Wild Zoo Parties seeks permanent exemption to bring creatures to the County

Following a summer of Wild Zoo Parties in Prince Edward County, proprietor of the Belleville business, Marc Cunningham, is seeking a permanent exemption to the County’s Exotic Animal bylaw – instead of seeking permission every three months. Cunningham appeared before council several times this year requesting an exemption for a period of time rather than […]

Farm tax ratio recommendations will help PEC agriculture: Thompson

Farm tax ratio recommendations will help PEC agriculture: Thompson

John Thompson, president of the Prince Edward Federation of Agriculture, is returning to council to address the Farm Tax Ratio. His detailed deputation illustrates the effect of the tax shift on a typical family farm and notes implementing tax ratio recommendations would be positive for retention and growth of agriculture and associated businesses. His deputation: […]

Walkway out, multi-sport court and basketball pad in, for Benson Park reno

Walkway out, multi-sport court and basketball pad in, for Benson Park reno

UPDATE NOV 14 – Enhancement of the Confederation Walkway has been removed for now, but the multi-sport tennis court and a basketball pad remain for Picton’s Benson Park rehabilitation project. Council voted 12-2 Tuesday night for a revised tender of $237,934 to be awarded to Scott Wentworth Landscape Group, along with a $94,137 tender for […]

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