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County delegation at rural Ontario conference

County delegation at rural Ontario conference

Prince Edward County Mayor Steve Ferguson and municipal representatives are discussing several top issues in the municipality at this week’s Rural Ontario Municipal Association (ROMA) conference in Toronto. “It has been a packed two days, full of interesting presentations and well-attended meetings,” Ferguson said. The group has joined more than 1,000 officials from across the […]

Police seek federal offender known to frequent area

Police seek federal offender known to frequent area

The Repeat Offender Parole Enforcement (R.O.P.E.) Squad requests the public’s assistance to locate a federal offender wanted on a Canada Wide Warrant as a result of breaching both his statutory release and long-term supervision Order. Richard Roddell Jamieson is described as an Indigenous male, 51 years of age, 6’3″ (191cm), 209 lbs. (95kg) with black […]

County gains $500,000 toward transit plans

County gains $500,000 toward transit plans

Prince Edward County will receive $500,000 from the province’s Community Transportation Grant Program. Bay of Quinte MPP Todd Smith made the announcement Friday, noting Quinte West will receive $303,135. “This investment will improve the quality of life for many people in our communities that are currently under served by transit,” Smith said. “Whether it’s seniors, […]

OPP arrest four, seize drug, money and firearm

OPP arrest four, seize drug, money and firearm

  Four Picton residents were arrested following a search at a York Street address in Picton Thursday. Members of the Prince Edward County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) East Region Community Street Crime Unit (CSCU), Emergency Response Team (ERT), and OPP Canine executed a search warrant as a result of an investigation by the CSCU unit. […]

'We really need to keep Loyalist Humane going': shelter president

‘We really need to keep Loyalist Humane going’: shelter president

Loyalist Humane Society president Gail Robinson wasn’t looking for money from council, but did want the municipality to know the shelter is doing a good job, and would gladly accept any assistance should it be offered. Robinson spoke to council Tuesday night in response to a quarter million dollar funding request heard earlier this month […]

County supports putting Ontario wines first in provincial changes to alcohol sector

County supports putting Ontario wines first in provincial changes to alcohol sector

Rob Peck, winery owner and local director with the Grape Growers of Ontario, asked for council’s support of the local grape, wine and beer industry as it faces changes related to the Ford government’s modernization of rules impacting the alcohol sector in the province. The Ford government has invited public consultation online until Feb. 1 […]

Public Health cold weather warning helps residents identify complications

Public Health cold weather warning helps residents identify complications

Hastings Prince Edward Public Health is issuing a cold weather health warning for this weekend to remind residents to take precautions as the temperature drops. Cold temperatures can lead to health complications such as wind burn, frostbite and hypothermia. A cold weather health warning is issued when the temperature is predicted by Environment Canada to […]

County sets budgets and levies for 2019

County sets budgets and levies for 2019

Prince Edward County Council approved its 2019 municipal budgets today following four days of special meetings. The impact of the budget is an annual municipal tax increase of approximately $44.39 for each $100,000 in assessed MPAC property value. “We are committed in 2019 to maintaining service levels and investing in key priorities like roads and […]

Man dies in ice boat incident on bay

Man dies in ice boat incident on bay

A 78-year-old male from Ameliasburgh lost his life in an ice boaing incident Tuesday afternoon on the Bay of Quinte. Prince Edward OPP and emergency services were called to the scene at about 3:40 p.m. Jan. 15 on the Bay of Quinte near Rednersville Road in Ameliasburgh. “Prince Edward Fire and EMS were on scene […]

PEC councillors 'opt-in' for cannabis retail locations

PEC councillors ‘opt-in’ for cannabis retail locations

UPDATE JAN 15 – Council in a four-minute special meeting Tuesday night, adopted the motion from last week’s special Committee of the Whole meeting to permit retail cannabis locations as licensed and regulated by the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario, within Prince Edward County and that this decision be reported to the appropriate authorities […]

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