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Patients evacuated due to fire at BGH

Patients evacuated due to fire at BGH

Quinte 5 Medicine Unit at Belleville General Hospital was temporarily closed Tuesday night due to smoke damage following a small, contained electrical fire At approximately 8:45pm a fire code was called due to a small, contained electrical fire on Quinte 5 Medicine Unit. The Belleville Fire Department and EMS helped staff and physicians relocate 44 […]

Todd Smith opens Conservative campaign office in the County

Todd Smith opens Conservative campaign office in the County

With the writ expected to be dropped Wednesday heralding the official start of the June 7 provincial election, Progressive Conservative supporters and interested others officially opened incumbent Todd Smith’s County campaign office Saturday, at 6 Talbot St., Picton. A former Conservative MPP, and first mayor of an amalgamated Prince Edward County, James Taylor, and wife […]

Suspicious Fire at Fish Lake

Suspicious Fire at Fish Lake

An early morning fire at Fish Lake is deemed suspicious by Prince Edward County OPP. Just after 6am Saturday, May 5, officers were dispatched to Fish Lake Road to assist the Prince Edward Fire department at the scene of a structure fire. The structure, a house located between Norton Road and Robinson Road was abandoned […]

Accidents resulted in road closures

Accidents resulted in road closures

Early this morning, officers were despatched to single motor vehicle accident on Church St. in Picton where a vehicle struck a hydro pole. A 19 year old male from Picton has been charged with careless driving contrary to Highway Traffic Act section 130. Church St. was closed while crews cleared the road. PEC OPP Cst. […]

Steve Ferguson to run for PEC mayor

Steve Ferguson to run for PEC mayor

South Marysburgh councillor Steve Ferguson has filed his intention to seek the mayor’s seat in the County’s municipal election Oct. 22. Ferguson filed his papers Wednesday morning with the clerk’s office. Nominations opened Tuesday, and remain open until July 27. “I love the councillor role and I love PEC and think I can do more,” […]

Former CAS executive director charged

Former CAS executive director charged

The former executive director of the Children’s Aid Society of Prince Edward County is facing 10 counts each of Criminal Negligence Causing Bodily Harm and Fail to Provide the Necessaries of Life. The Ontario Provincial Police charged William Sweet, 67, of Picton, following allegations of wrongdoing in connection with the operation of the agency between […]

Fire Chief issues partial burn ban

Fire Chief issues partial burn ban

UPDATE: Burning permitted Due to high winds and dry conditions, Fire Chief Scott Manlow has issued a partial burn ban for the County of Prince Edward. Under a partial ban, burning is restricted to a container with a screened top or a small campfire. Prince Edward County Fire and Rescue reminds residents that a burning […]

Mayor's last day in office brings mixed emotions

Mayor’s last day in office brings mixed emotions

Mayor Robert Quaiff honoured County residents for their commitment to fitness Monday, in his last official duty before taking steps on his own new journey. Quaiff begins his leave from office Tuesday to allow him to focus on his campaign to become the member of provincial parliament for the new Bay of Quinte riding in […]

Resident who 'walked to PEI' feted with congratulations and cake

Resident who ‘walked to PEI’ feted with congratulations and cake

More than 100 Prince Edward County residents who donned their sneakers to accept a 1,530 km walking challenge promoting exercise and the indoor track at the Wellington arena were honoured Monday. The equivalent distance of walking to PEI (7,463 laps of the track) was in honour of the Canada 150 celebration, and the third walking […]

Motion to stay turbine construction withdrawn

Motion to stay turbine construction withdrawn

A community action group has withdrawn its motion to seek a stop to construction at the White Pines industrial wind turbine project in South Marysburgh. The Alliance to Protect Prince Edward County (APPEC) appeared before theOntario Divisional Court in Toronto Friday, seeking to stop construction during the active movement period for the Blanding’s turtle – […]

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