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Quinte Conservation cancels flood outlook

Quinte Conservation cancels flood outlook

With Lake Ontario water levels returned to a normal seasonal high for this time of year, Quinte Conservation has cancelled its flood outlook. Levels are expected to continue declining over the next few weeks with sustained high outflows. “The International Joint Commission will continue releasing high outflows from Lake Ontario while considering all the interests […]

County seeks another bid for QE school in Picton

County seeks another bid for QE school in Picton

The County is asking the school board to reconsider a joint expression of interest for the former Queen Elizabeth School property. “Our vision for this property offers the greatest potential benefit for the community,” said Mayor Steve Ferguson. “We want the opportunity to make our case for the property to the local school board so […]

Acting CAO announces retirement

Acting CAO announces retirement

Prince Edward County Acting Chief Administrative Officer Robert McAuley announced earlier this week that he will retire at the end of 2019. “I have enjoyed my 30 years in local government. In particular, I have welcomed the opportunity over the past 10 years to serve the County and my community,” he said. “The time has […]

Council to consider costs, options to 'tree the County'

Council to consider costs, options to ‘tree the County’

Council would like to expedite the planting of trees on public lands but must further examine several branches of logistics. In two deputations at Thursday’s Committee of the Whole meeting, Tree Policy Ad-Hoc Committee members Susan Banks and Lise Bois updated council on progress and presented an Adopt-a-Tree petition. Tree planting, both noted, “is part […]

Improvements should help 'Proud Mary' neighbours' flooding

Improvements should help ‘Proud Mary’ neighbours’ flooding

UPDATE OCT. 10: Council is recommending the municipality proceed with spending about $3,000 on Marsh Creek drainage improvements. A flood gate will be replaced, a culvert removed and a portion of a levee raised where it has sunk. Municipal staff have reviewed the area of Marsh Creek and East Mary Street properties. Quinte Conservation (QC) […]

Teens found guilty in Glenwood Cemetery vandalism spree

Teens found guilty in Glenwood Cemetery vandalism spree

Court cases have finished for two teens arrested in relation to the extensive vandalism in 2018 to gravestones and monuments at Glenwood Cemetery in Picton. Yesterday, the then 15-year-old Kingston resident, who maintained innocence, was found guilty. The young offender was given 12-months probation and community service hours. The second accused, a then-17-year-old, of Picton, […]

Clear garbage bags coming curbside in Wellington

Clear garbage bags coming curbside in Wellington

Clear garbage bags could begin appearing curbside in Wellington during November and December if residents participate in a pilot project aimed at diverting more recycling and hazardous waste from landfill. Proposed by councillor Mike Harper in July, the volunteer-driven test project tests research showing clear garbage bags create an obligation with residents to ensure more […]

Schools will be open to students Monday; tentative deal struck

Schools will be open to students Monday; tentative deal struck

UPDATE SUNDAY: With a tentative deal reached between the province and CUPE, schools will be open to Hastings Prince Edward District School Board students on Monday. Schools closed Monday if provincial agreement isn’t reached Friday, OCT. 2 – Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board schools will be closed to students on Monday, Oct. 7 […]

IJC seeks citizen input on high water impacts

IJC seeks citizen input on high water impacts

The International Joint Commission (IJC) through the Great Lakes – St. Lawrence River Adaptive Management Committee is now calling on residents impacted by flooding events in 2019 to express their concerns by sharing comments and photos through the organization’s online survey. “It is really important for residents who experienced Lake Ontario or Bay of Quinte […]

Public Health seeks more restrictions for vaping

Public Health seeks more restrictions for vaping

The Hastings Prince Edward Public Health Board is seeking strong regulations on vaping products. At its meeting Wednesday, the board stated it will be asking the Ministry of Health to amend regulations under the Smoke Free Ontario Act to prohibit the promotion of vaping products, and will work to determine what municipalities can do to […]

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