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Where you can park, pay and free parking  - in Picton

Where you can park, pay and free parking – in Picton

New ‘pay and display’ parking meter in downtown Picton will continue to collect donations for Food for Learning’s ‘Feed the Meter’ campaign this month. The municipality has installed 22 pay and display parking stations in the downtown to replace 74 single parking meters. The machines are active, and all money deposited will help provide nutritional […]

Missing man found

Missing man found

A 72-year-old man reported missing from the Cherry Valley area has been found. On Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018 members of the Prince Edward County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) detachment received a report of a 72-year-old man that had not returned home after leaving in his vehicle earlier in the day. Const. Patrick Menard On Friday […]

Todd Smith puts family first over cost-prohibitive bid for PC leadership

Todd Smith puts family first over cost-prohibitive bid for PC leadership

Prince Edward Hastings MP Todd Smith has announced he will not seek leadership of the Progressive Conservative Party. Announcing on Facebook late Thursday afternoon, Smith said costs are prohibitive and his priority remains with his family. “Leadership campaigns often result in candidates assuming a substantial burden of personal debt that takes years to pay off. […]

Judgment reserved in dispute over turbine contract

Judgment reserved in dispute over turbine contract

Justice Stanley Kershman has reserved judgment following final submissions from the Alliance to Protect Prince Edward County (APPEC) in its case against wpd Canada’s industrial wind turbine project. The case was moved to a larger courtroom, Monday in Belleville, to accommodate about 75 Prince Edward County residents attending – including mayor Robert Quaiff, councillor Steve […]

OPP report five collisions were weather-related

OPP report five collisions were weather-related

The Prince Edward County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to five weather-related vehicle collisions Tuesday, morning as overnight snowfall turned the landscape and roads white again. “Only minor injuries were reported and all collisions were a result of the weather conditions,” said Const. Patrick Menard. “Motorists are reminded to drive accordingly to the weather conditions. […]

Picton BIA bids farewell to long-time manager Lyndsay Richmond

Picton BIA bids farewell to long-time manager Lyndsay Richmond

Picton’s Business Improvement Association will bid farewell to its long-time manager during Wednesday’s annual general meeting, and welcome a new face to the helm. After 13 years with the BIA, Lyndsay Richmond will be focusing on her young family and balance that with operating two business from home. “I have literally grown with the association […]

Criminal charges following search at Sophiasburgh residence

Criminal charges following search at Sophiasburgh residence

A 54-year-old Sophiasburgh man is facing several charges following an OPP search at a residence on Bethel Road. Prince Edward OPP Const. Patrick Menard said the warrant was executed Wednesday, Jan. 24 by members of the OPP detachment with the assistance of the Tactical Response Unit (TRU), Emergency Response Team (ERT), and the Community Street […]

LHIN expected to approve stage one of plan for new hospital

LHIN expected to approve stage one of plan for new hospital

The Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) is expected to approve stage one of the process for the new hospital in Prince Edward County – which could be open in 2025. The South East LHIN is meeting in Belleville Monday with the “major step of approval” on the agenda. Stage one of the capital development process […]

Council at standstill over how to help farmers without shifting tax burden

Council at standstill over how to help farmers without shifting tax burden

Prince Edward County councillors have just over two weeks to mull over how to support agriculture and farmers without adding hardship on residential taxpayers. At the Committee of the Whole meeting Thursday, several farmers joined John Thompson, president of the Prince Edward Federation of Agriculture in telling councillors how a 25 per cent increase in […]

Municipal Community Grant requests top $450,000

Municipal Community Grant requests top $450,000

Council is hearing from several applicants applying for Municipal Community Grant Requests over $5,000 during a special Committee of the Whole meeting Thursday morning. Seventeen groups are making deputations. There are 18 requests, totalling $451,000. The Prince Edward County Arts Council seeks $15,500 in cash and $3,000 in-kind. Funds are to be used for County […]

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