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Garrett's Legacy Act passes second reading

Garrett’s Legacy Act passes second reading

Legislation to require all movable soccer goal nets in Ontario to be anchored received second reading in the legislature Thursday. The bill, put forward by MPP Todd Smith, received second reading last December but was put aside due to the election. Garrett’s Legacy Act was re-introduced by MPP Stan Cho as Smith, who is now […]

Army training near Point Petre

Army training near Point Petre

Throughout August and early September, the Canadian Army Advanced Warfare Centre will be conducting training in the vicinity of Point Petre. This training will involve marine exercises, including the use of small boats and swimming along the shoreline. “Boaters in the area are asked to keep well back from the training in order to ensure […]

Passionate community presses for open discussion on Quinte Isle expansion project

Passionate community presses for open discussion on Quinte Isle expansion project

Community residents attending an information session on the proposed new development for 337 park model trailer sites at Quinte’s Isle Campark forced an impromptu change from one-on-one chats with consultants to an open discussion where everybody could hear questions and answers. “Pardon me for being a rabble rouser,” said Wellington’s Jane Macdonald as she stood […]

Construction of Skyway Bridge begins this month

Construction of Skyway Bridge begins this month

Work on the Bay of Quinte Skyway Bridge on Highway 49 is set to begin this month and continue into late fall. Rehabilitation work underneath the bridge will be completed along with electrical work in preparation for installation of temporary traffic signals in 2019. Work at the intersection of Highway 49 and Old Highway 2 […]

Parking fees coming to conservation areas and boat launches

Parking fees coming to conservation areas and boat launches

Quinte Conservation is rolling out a new paid parking system at conservation areas and boat launches. “Our areas have been free to use, however, the cost to maintain these areas is increasing as aging structures and degrading roadways and parking areas need work,” said Terry Murphy, general manager. Starting Sept. 1 – visitors will be […]

100 People Who Care PEC present $11,000 to Glenwood Cemetery

100 People Who Care PEC present $11,000 to Glenwood Cemetery

The quest to right vandalized headstones and monuments got a healthy boost Tuesday as the 100 People Who Care PEC group presented $11,000 worth of cheques to Picton’s Glenwood Cemetery. Four times a year, each member of the group brings (or sends) a $100 cheque to a meeting and, if they wish, the name of […]

UPDATE: Meeting on trailer park development open to public

UPDATE: Meeting on trailer park development open to public

AUG. 1 – UPDATE: Ruth Ferguson Aulthouse, RFA Planning Consultant has notified us that the meeting is being hosted by the applicant ‘Fourward Holdings’, not the County, and all residents are invited to attend. “We invited all residents to this meeting that attended a statutory public meeting held under the Planning Act on May 16 […]

37 candidates seek positions on County council

37 candidates seek positions on County council

Thirty-seven candidates have come forward to have their names stand for election to County council in October. There are three candidates for mayor – following Paul Boyd’s decision to withdraw, and instead run to represent Ameliasburgh. The cast shows one acclamation – Bill Roberts, for Sophiasburgh. Mayor Robert Quaiff and councillors Lenny Epstein, Kevin Gale […]

New facilities approved for Ameliasburgh Park

New facilities approved for Ameliasburgh Park

Despite some concern about costs, councillors approved funds to move forward on the construction of new washroom facilities at Ameliasburgh Park. The previous facilities were destroyed by fire in May 2017. Three bids were received for construction ranging from $159,194 to $198,604, excluding HST. The low tender was approved, from Standard Paving Ltd. There was […]

Proposed partnership agreement on council table for seniors' housing project

Proposed partnership agreement on council table for seniors’ housing project

UPDATE: – Partnership document approved with unanimous support. A proposed partnership agreement for the LoveSong Seniors Housing and Community Hub project at the former Pinecrest school in Bloomfield is set to come before council Tuesday night. If the agreement moves forward, the municipality would hold the property for up to 18 months, sharing in the […]

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