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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Motion to stay turbine construction withdrawn

Motion to stay turbine construction withdrawn

A community action group has withdrawn its motion to seek a stop to construction at the White Pines industrial wind turbine project in South Marysburgh.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 – […]

Young cyclist in collision, speeders charged

Young cyclist in collision, speeders charged

An 11-year-old boy was struck riding his bicycle was sruct by a motor vehicle while he attempting to cross the road Friday in Picton. Prince Edward County OPP was dispatched to King Street at about 2:47 p.m. The youth went to Picton Hospital with minor, non-life threatening injuries. No charges were laid. Const. Patrick Menard […]

Neighbourwoods Tree Inventory branching out in Bloomfield

Neighbourwoods Tree Inventory branching out in Bloomfield

Members of several citizen groups will branch out in Bloomfield this summer to identify, measure and note the urban tree canopy. Volunteer co-ordinator Gerry Jenkison, a member of Tree the County and the Prince Edward County Field Naturalists, and project manager Patrick Howe, explained the ‘Neighbourwoods Tree Inventory Project’ to council members at Thursday’s Committee […]

Builder worried about lack of water pressure in Wellington

Builder worried about lack of water pressure in Wellington

Conrad Guziewicz, of Sandbanks Homes, said a lack of water pressure in Wellington is putting the squeeze on new home building, for his company, and at least four other builders. This recent development, if not fixed, he said, will not only affect the County’s bottom line, “but businesses like mine will not be able to […]

Wellington brings traffic concerns to councillors

Wellington brings traffic concerns to councillors

Wellington’s business association chairman Evan Nash brought traffic concerns to council’s Committee of the Whole meeting Thursday. The community, he noted, is so concerned about excessive speeding through the downtown, that the association will pay for radar signs if it has to. Narrowing roads at the entrances to the town, or speed bumps to encourage […]

County Food Hub at Sophiasburgh gains extension from school board

County Food Hub at Sophiasburgh gains extension from school board

The County Food Hub at Sophiasburgh project to save the school from closing has received an extension from the Hastings Prince Edward District School Board to have funding in place. Following a presentation Monday by organizers Mike Farrell and Todd Foster, the HPEDSB approved a motion Monday to keep Sophiasburgh Central Public School open subject […]

County serves Food for Learning programs with parking proceeds

County serves Food for Learning programs with parking proceeds

Food for Learning programs in Prince Edward County were fed more than $4,000 in donations Tuesday. Earlier today Mayor Robert Quaiff presented$4,084.20 to the Food for Learning program during a visit to Queen Elizabeth Public School. The funds were raised during the annual Feed the Meter campaign in Picton. Each holiday season, the County joins […]

Trash dashed in County bash

Trash dashed in County bash

More than 300 people pitched in to beautify the County of Prince Edward during the annual Quinte Trash Bash event Saturday, April 21. “It’s unfortunate that this problem persists across the Quinte region, but I am heartened that so many County residents are willing to do something about it,” said Mayor Robert Quaiff. “I am […]

Loyalist rolls out Cannabis applied science program

Loyalist rolls out Cannabis applied science program

In response to the burgeoning cannabis job market, Loyalist College has launched an eight-month Cannabis Applied Science post-graduate certificate program. With funding approval by the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development, the program is the first of its kind in Canada to allow students to build on their degree or Ontario College diploma with […]

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