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Director of Education to retire

Director of Education to retire

Mandy Savery-Whiteway, Director of Education with Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board (HPEDSB) has announced her retirement. Savery-Whiteway has dedicated her professional life to education for 35 years, with the last 12 as a member of the HPEDSB leadership team. She will retire Aug. 30, 2019. “Education is a people business, focused first and […]

Inquest date set for man killed on construction site in the County

Inquest date set for man killed on construction site in the County

An inquest will be held into the death of a Napanee man working at a construction site in Prince Edward County. Dr. Paul Dungey, Regional Supervising Coroner for East Region, Kingston Office, announced Monday the inquest will be held March 19 at the Quinte Courthouse. An inquest is mandatory under the Coroners Act. Matthew Robert […]

County set to begin budget week

County set to begin budget week

The County’s municipal departments and funded external agencies begin budget presentations to council next week. Monday morning the process begins with CAO James Hepburn providing an overview of the budget. Council will be presented with the 2019 operating budget of $54.5 million and a capital budget of $14.3 million. It must also consider water and […]

Quinte Humane Society seeks $250,000 from County toward new shelter

Quinte Humane Society seeks $250,000 from County toward new shelter

The Quinte Humane Society wants Prince Edward County to grant $250,000 toward its campaign to build a new shelter on Loyalist Wallbridge Road in Belleville. “We are in urgent need to secure a new shelter for our animals,” Frank Rockett, the QHS executive director told council at Committee of the Whole Thursday. The existing Avonlough […]

$100,000 annually from municipality would help battle food insecurity in the County

$100,000 annually from municipality would help battle food insecurity in the County

Glen Wallis represented interests of several organizations fighting food insecurity in the County when he asked councillors at Thursday’s Committee of the Whole meeting to consider a $100,000 grant every year in the budget to deal with food insecurity. “We are collectively working with the two food banks in the county toward the goal of […]

Council to consider expression of interest for QE school

Council to consider expression of interest for QE school

Council will review a request at today’s Committee of the Whole meeting to submit an expression of interest to acquire the now closed Queen Elizabeth Public School in Picton. A report of the Community Development Department will be received at today’s 1p.m. meeting in Shire Hall. The Hastings Prince Edward District School Board declared the […]

New contract for HJ McFarland nurses

New contract for HJ McFarland nurses

The municipality and the Ontario Nurses’ Association, representing nurses at the County-run H.J. McFarland Memorial nursing home, have renewed a collective agreement. Highlights include a wage increase of 1.4 per cent effective April 1, 2018, and 1.75 per cent effective April 1, 2019; benefit improvements for vision care as well psychologist, registered psychotherapist, or social […]

17 young and new farmers to receive grants

17 young and new farmers to receive grants

The first round of funding under the County’s new Farming Assistance Grant Program has been determined. Seventeen young and new farmers will receive a total of $11,399 during the initial funding cycle. The County is notifying the successful applicants this week. “Agriculture has played an important role in our local economy, and we want to […]

Survey says - County should allow retail cannabis stores

Survey says – County should allow retail cannabis stores

With survey results showing 63 per cent of County residents support legal and tightly regulated cannabis in the municipality, County staff are recommending council permit retail locations within Prince Edward County. The municipality’s Community Development Department report indicates support was wide-spread despite significant generational differences, and that 54 per cent of County residents have used […]

Two impaired charges following dry December

Two impaired charges following dry December

After recording zero impaired incidents in the month of December, the first full weekend of the new year saw two separate incidents where drivers were charged with impaired driving. On Jan. 4, around 2:30 pm, Prince Edward OPP responded to a report of a vehicle that had struck a residence on Burns Ave in Picton. […]

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