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New scams cashing in on victims

New scams cashing in on victims

Scammers are taking advantage of holiday goodwill in attempts to cash in on potential victims. The Prince Edward County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is warning the public after reports of new scam techniques being used in the area. Prince Edward OPP Cst. Patrick Menard states one scheme involves the victim receiving an […]

Cutting red tape will help create jobs: MPP Smith

Cutting red tape will help create jobs: MPP Smith

Bay of Quinte MPP Todd Smith says new legislation introduced Thursday will cut red tape to make it easier for businesses to create jobs — and for people to find them. “We have a real problem in Ontario with red tape, which is a big part of the high cost of doing business here,” said […]

$230 million contract in support of 'Strong, Secure, Engaged' defence policy

$230 million contract in support of ‘Strong, Secure, Engaged’ defence policy

A five-year contract extension for the continued maintenance of the Royal Canadian Air Forces’ fleet of five CC-150 Polaris aircraft was announced today at 8 Wing, CFB Trenton. Bay of Quinte MP Neil Ellis welcomed Marco Mendicino, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Infrastructure and Communities for the announcement to provide up to $230 million […]

County invites feedback on retail sale of cannabis

County invites feedback on retail sale of cannabis

The County of Prince Edward is seeking input from residents on the retail sale of cannabis in the community. A third-party firm is currently conducting a random telephone survey of County residents. The municipality would also like residents to complete a brief survey by 4 pm on Friday, Dec. 21. “Before making this important decision, […]

Two new faces to lead Hastings Prince Edward District School Board

Two new faces to lead Hastings Prince Edward District School Board

A new chair and vice-chair of the Board have been elected for the Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board. At its initial meeting Monday, Dec. 3 the new board of trustees elected Shannon Binder as chair and Lisa Anne Chatten as vice-chair. Binder expressed appreciation and looks forward to the challenges ahead. “Being nominated […]

Lesley Lavender will lead County's Chamber of Commerce

Lesley Lavender will lead County’s Chamber of Commerce

Lesley Lavender, of Wellington, will lead the Prince Edward County Chamber of Commerce as its new Executive Director. Lavender has been the Director of Community Development and Special Projects at the Recreation Outreach Centre (ROC) for the past four years, helping to launch the Prince Edward County Youth Centre. The ROC is a local charity […]

Mrs. Claus joins Santa for festive parade in Picton

Mrs. Claus joins Santa for festive parade in Picton

Story and photos by Sharon Harrison Busy as their schedule is at this time of the year, Santa and Mrs. Claus made time for the County’s children at Picton Santa Claus Parade, Sunday. Floats and parade participants made their way from McFarland Drive, down the entire length of Picton’s Main street, finishing near the LCBO […]

South African delegation continues collaborations with the County

South African delegation continues collaborations with the County

A delegation from the Kouga Local Municipality in South Africa will work alongside County staff in the Community Development Department this month as part of the County’s ongoing participation in the Building Inclusive Green Municipalities (BIGM) program. The County welcomed delegates during a short reception in council chambers Monday morning. For more than a year, […]

Festival of Lights brings Christmas to Bloomfield

Festival of Lights brings Christmas to Bloomfield

By Sarah Law Bloomfield unveiled the Christmas season Friday night with its annual twinkle and sparkle filled Festival of Lights Santa Claus Parade. Chili and hot chocolate were served at the Town Hall, while horse-drawn carriage rides were offered before the parade which showed off the County’s rural charm. Many lining the route from Stanley […]

Councillor apologizes for offensive email

Councillor apologizes for offensive email

UPDATE NOV 27: Council accepted the recommendation of the Integrity Commissioner that councillor Bill Roberts is hereby reprimanded. Roberts addressed council noting most people appreciate that “I’ve worked pretty darn hard for Sophiasburgh and the County on some very crucial files”, he said noting several examples. “That said, I completely understand that this item is […]

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