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Councillors support efforts to bring back Basic Income Pilot Project

Councillors support efforts to bring back Basic Income Pilot Project

Mayor Robert Quaiff sought support of a resolution to urge the provincial government to continue the Basic Income Pilot Project, its planned evaluation, and to create policies to encourage good jobs with regular hours and benefits. Quaiff, in conversation at the recent AMO Conference with the mayor from Kawartha Lakes, learned the program appeared to […]

Full house for marathon session on County's short-term accommodations

Full house for marathon session on County’s short-term accommodations

UPDATE OCT 9 – Motion passed. Following a marathon session at Thursday’s Committee of the Whole – featuring four deputations and 23 speakers from the public – council approved Official Plan and zoning amendments related to regulating short-term accommodations (STAs) in Prince Edward County. The licensing bylaw is to be brought forward in the first […]

Historical Society updated on Glenwood Cemetery's touchstones to the past

Historical Society updated on Glenwood Cemetery’s touchstones to the past

Story and photos by Sharon Harrison Work to right Glenwood Cemetery’s ‘Touchstones to Picton’s Past’ is under way – but will take up to three years to complete. The Prince Edward Historical Society met for its annual meeting at the Glenwood Cemetery chapel Sunday and members heard updates on progress of restoration work following extensive […]

Promising young ballerina died in cycling incident Sunday

Promising young ballerina died in cycling incident Sunday

The Quinte Ballet School of Canada, in Belleville, today shared the news of the sudden passing of 17-year-old Sara Holton, a long-time student in its professional division program. Holton died in the bicycle accident Sunday in Prince Edward County. Highway 62 was closed most of Sunday afternoon and evening while Prince Edward OPP investigated the […]

Municipality presents plan to cut high cost of snow plowing by taking back routes

Municipality presents plan to cut high cost of snow plowing by taking back routes

UPDATE: Motion carried Council, meeting tonight at Shire Hall, will receive a plan to handle snow plowing in the County that involves a move toward doing the work with its own trucks and drivers. At its meeting August 28, council did not approve a $1.7 million contract tender from Drew Harrison Haulage for winter plowing […]

Hwy 62 re-opened; fatality investigation continues

Hwy 62 re-opened; fatality investigation continues

UPDATE: – Highway 62 re-opened late Sunday night and Prince Edward OPP officers are continuing their investigation into the circumstances surrounding the collision around the noon hour involving a cyclist and a motorist. Cst. Kim Guthrie reports  family members of the cyclist have been notified and no further details will be released with regards to their […]

MPP Smith pleased government moving to repeal Green Energy Act and expand natural gas access

MPP Smith pleased government moving to repeal Green Energy Act and expand natural gas access

Following the cancellation of hundreds of renewable energy projects – including the industrial wind turbines that were being built in Prince Edward County – the Ontario government has introduced legislation to repeal the Green Energy Act. If passed, it will fully strike the Green Energy Act from the province’s books – including provisions that stripped […]

Reduce water use due to Level 2 low water condition

Reduce water use due to Level 2 low water condition

Quinte Conservation and the Low Water Response Team have declared a Level 2 Low Water Condition due to lack of rainfall and low flows throughout the Quinte Watershed. “The long range forecasts do not show much rain and it looks as though the warm and dry conditions will continue into the fall,” said Lynette Lambert, […]

Bong vs bear spray as clerk fends off attempted robbery at cannabis store

Bong vs bear spray as clerk fends off attempted robbery at cannabis store

  A surveillance video from a Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory business made it to The Late Show with Stephen Colbert this week as the “Most Canadian Marijuana Story Ever”. Tyendinaga police report three males entered the Recreational Cannabis Farmers Market about 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 6 brandishing canisters of bear spray and were met with great […]

Road closed while police investigate fatality

Road closed while police investigate fatality

An investigation into the death of an Athol resident continues tonight. Prince Edward OPP were dispatched to a collision involving a truck and an E-bike Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018 at approximately 4:50 p.m. “The collision occurred on County Road 8 near County Road 25, when an eastbound truck collided with a westbound E-bike,” said Cst. […]

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