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Update on widening of 401 and proposal to twin Belleville bridge

Update on widening of 401 and proposal to twin Belleville bridge

Council is to hear about widening of Highway 401 and the possibility of twinning the Norris Whitney Bridge during Thursday’s Committee of the Whole meeting. Glen Higgins, project manager, planning and design, Ontario Ministry of Transportation, is set to make a presentation on the planning and environmental assessment work for improvements to the Hwy 401 […]

County delegation interacts with provincial leaders at ROMA

County delegation interacts with provincial leaders at ROMA

Mayor Robert Quaiff, and municipal staffers were among about 1,000 heads of municipalities attending the Rural Ontario Municipal Association conference in Toronto this week – the last major meeting before this year’s municipal election. Nearly 50 sessions and workshops were organized covering the topics of fiscal sustainability, rural infrastructure, economy, emergency services costs, social vitality […]

Council to hear update on cannabis businesses in the County

Council to hear update on cannabis businesses in the County

Council is scheduled to hear a report tonight from Todd Davis, Community Development Co-ordinator, on the implications and opportunities associated with cannabis businesses in Prince Edward County. Earlier this month, Paul Gillespie, of Toronto-based Neucrop Growers Canada, a pre-licensed Ontario cannabis producer, made a presentation about interest in locating at the Picton Industrial Park – […]

QHC chief of staff resigning

QHC chief of staff resigning

Dr. Dick Zoutman, Quinte Health Care’s Chief of Staff, will be leaving QHC in late April, having accepted a position with the newly amalgamated Scarborough Rouge Hospital as its inaugural Chief of Staff. “While we are very pleased that Dr. Zoutman has been provided this exciting new opportunity, he will certainly be missed at Quinte […]

Food Hub project town hall meeting moved to Wednesday

Food Hub project town hall meeting moved to Wednesday

Tonight’s town hall meeting updating progress of the Sophiasburgh Food Hub project has been cancelled due to today’s freezing rain forecast. The meeting has been rescheduled to Wednesday, Jan. 24 at 7 p.m. in the Sophiasburgh Town Hall. The committee, earlier this month, updated the Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board on its efforts […]

Food bank earns windfall from 100 People Who Care PEC

Food bank earns windfall from 100 People Who Care PEC

100 People Who Care PEC is giving a hand up to those who need to use the services of the Picton United Church Food Bank. The charity will receive a windfall in excess of $12,000 after being selected as the second recipient of the group’s no-fuss funding program. More than 120 members of 100 People […]

LoveSong shares community housing vision for former Pinecrest School

LoveSong shares community housing vision for former Pinecrest School

Story and photos by Sharon Harrison A full house turned out to Bloomfield Town Hall Tuesday night to hear about a potential redevelopment of the former Pinecrest Memorial Elementary School site into an affordable housing and community hub for seniors. LoveSong Seniors Housing and Community Hub held its first public meeting to gauge interest on […]

Cellular network, economic development among priorities for 2018

Cellular network, economic development among priorities for 2018

Prince Edward County Mayor Robert Quaiff passed the reins of the Eastern Ontario Wardens’ Caucus (EOWC) to this year’s chairman, Robin Jones, warden of the counties of Leeds and Grenville and the mayor of the village of Westport. The annual leadership change over was held in Kingston. Jennifer Murphy was elected as the 2018 vice-chair. […]

Flood outlook remains in effect

Flood outlook remains in effect

With warmer temperatures expected in the Quinte region later this week, Quinte Conservation continues its ‘flood outlook statement’ watching for snow melt and an increase in water flow which may cause nuisance flooding in some areas. Residents are also reminded to be cautious around local waterways and to stay off all ice covered water bodies […]

Investigation into suspicious fires results in arrests

Investigation into suspicious fires results in arrests

Two Napanee men have been charged in connection with suspicious fires in Napanee and Prince Edward County. On Jan. 2, emergency services responded to a fire at Palace Market, an antique and collectibles store on Palace Road and deemed it suspicious. In September 2017, the Napanee OPP detachment commenced an investigation into a number of […]

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