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Councillors support waive of kitchen costs for Food to Share

Councillors support waive of kitchen costs for Food to Share

Council showed continued support for food security initiatives approving a request to waive costs this year for use of Picton and Wellington community centre kitchens by the local Food to Share program. Council turned over a County staff recommendation to deny the request and direct the group to apply to the municipal community grants program […]

Skyway Bridge construction update to council

Skyway Bridge construction update to council

Councillors received an update on construction at the Bay of Quinte Skyway Bridge on Hwy 49 during today’s Committee of the Whole meeting. Quin Mieske and Muhammad Waseem made a presentation at the 1 p.m. meeting on behalf of the Ministry of Transporation. Mayor Steve Ferguson and council requested details be forwarded back on how […]

Free community drop-in art making space opens on Family Day

Free community drop-in art making space opens on Family Day

The Art Kitchen, a place where everyone can gather and make art, friends, meet neighbours and build community, will unfold free of charge in Picton. “Art making, especially with our neighbours, has been proven to contribute to physical and mental wellbeing and strengthening communities,” says founder Christine Renaud. “It’s a simple, low cost way to […]

Police seek information related to second claim of being drugged

Police seek information related to second claim of being drugged

Ontario Provincial Police, Prince Edward Detachment Crime Unit investigated allegations on Oct. 18, 2018 that a female had been unknowingly drugged. As a result of the ongoing investigation, search warrants were obtained and evidence was seized relating to the occurrence including computers and cellphones. A 64-year-old male residing in Ameliasburgh was arrested and charged with: […]

Travel tricky with ice and freezing rain - recycle cancelled; students dismissed from schools

Travel tricky with ice and freezing rain – recycle cancelled; students dismissed from schools

UPDATE: Recycling routes will not be collected as of 11 am on Feb. 6th, 2019 due to the worsening road conditions. Instead, recycling will be collected on Saturday, February 9th. The impacted areas are as follows: Centre Thurlow, Cannifton, North Centre Hastings, Sidney Ward and Murray Ward (South of the 401) in Quinte West, and Picton and […]

Crerar competes with 911 built in the back of a kayak shop

Crerar competes with 911 built in the back of a kayak shop

In performance rally it’s supposed to be the stage roads that deliver the rollercoaster thrills. But for the Canadian privateer team competing in the 2019 Rallye Monte Carlo from Jan. 23-27th it was the road to the starting line that provided the challenges and bumps. After successes in the World Rally Championship (WRC) at Corsica […]

Community ‘Cheers for Grampy’ with donations to hospital and hospice

Community ‘Cheers for Grampy’ with donations to hospital and hospice

Story and photos by Sharon Harrison Community effort in support of Team Campbell saw $16,000 raised for Hospice Prince Edward and the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation. When Prince Edward County resident and Maple Leaf fan, biker, optician, family man and grampa, Mark Campbell received a diagnosis of terminal lung cancer on Jan. 10, […]

First directors appointed to County's new Affordable Housing Corporation

First directors appointed to County’s new Affordable Housing Corporation

County council has appointed nine members of the public and two councillors to serve as directors for the Prince Edward County Affordable Housing Corporation. “I congratulate the highly qualified people selected to serve on the board. This group of directors has the skills and experience necessary to address the issue of affordable and attainable housing […]

Three County schools closing today due to snow squall warnings

Three County schools closing today due to snow squall warnings

Thursday, Jan. 31 – Three schools in Prince Edward County are closing due to a snow squall warning issued by Environment Canada. “A snow squall over Lake Ontario is shifting slightly northward this morning, and is expected to affect the southern portion of the region today. The most impacted area is expected to be south […]

Police advise drivers to stay off County roads; schools closing

Police advise drivers to stay off County roads; schools closing

UPDATE 2p.m.: County Road 10 reopened. OPP continue to advise motorists to staff of roads if possible due to blowing snow.   Prince Edward Ontario Provincial Police are advising motorists to stay off the roads due to white out conditions reducing visibility to zero at times. Constable Patrick Menard says emergency vehicles were on the […]

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