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Bay of Quinte MPP Smith named to cabinet and Government House Leader

Bay of Quinte MPP Smith named to cabinet and Government House Leader

Bay of Quinte MPP Todd Smith has been named Minister of Government and Consumer Services, and accepted the Great Seal of Ontario, this morning as Queen’s Park’s new Government House Leader. Smith took his oath of office this morning after Doug Ford was sworn in as Ontario’s 26th premier at Queen’s Park. The ceremony was […]

Municipality wants to move on Wellington's water woes

Municipality wants to move on Wellington’s water woes

The muncipality wants to get Wellington’s water system flowing sooner than later. In response to recent concerns about low water pressure and the ability to handle future development, the report of the Engineering Development and Works Commission recommends growth related capital works be brought to the 2019 capital budget for further discussion The 1960s water […]

Councillors request report on parking problems in Picton

Councillors request report on parking problems in Picton

Council is requesting municipal staff provide a report on parking issues. Councillor Gord Fox made the request at Thursday’s Committee of Whole meeting, following several conversations with citizens and business owners. He noted several business owners do not have parking behind their stores and wondered if a monthly parking fee schedule could help them, as […]

Affordable Housing Network to present business plan for Wellington Country Village

Affordable Housing Network to present business plan for Wellington Country Village

A business plan for affordable housing at a ‘Wellington Country Village’ will be brought before councillors at Thursday’s committee of the whole meeting. Barry Davidson and Anthony Lemke, on behalf of the Prince Edward County Affordable Housing Network, will present a plan that requests the former arena be demolished, and land at Niles and Maple […]

Dianne O'Brien seeks mayor's seat

Dianne O’Brien seeks mayor’s seat

Dianne O’Brien, who just finished duties as acting mayor, has created a race for the mayor’s seat in Prince Edward County, adding her nomination papers Monday. “I did enjoy my time as acting mayor very much, but my deciding factor was the support and encouragement I received from the public in general,” O’Brien said on […]

Financial support key to restoration of vandalized tombstones

Financial support key to restoration of vandalized tombstones

Community members are rallying to help the Glenwood Cemetery Board face what will could likely be tens of thousands of dollars to repair damage by vandals to about 200 headstones and monuments last week. “I am horrified by the extent of the destruction,” said Sandra Latchford, Glenwood Cemetery board chair. “It will take thousands of […]

Worker seriously injured in industrial accident

Worker seriously injured in industrial accident

A man who had fallen from a scaffold at a construction project on County Road 8 in Picton is in Kingston hospital with life-threatening injuries. On Thursday, June 20 around 7 a.m., officers with the Prince Edward Detactment OPP were notified by Picton Fire of the accident. A 56 year old male from Tyendinaga Twp. […]

Renowned winemaker apologies for 'troubling' behaviour

Renowned winemaker apologies for ‘troubling’ behaviour

  Following a Globe and Mail newspaper investigation published yesterday that reveals a ‘troubling picture’ of a renownd Canadian winemaker’s behaviour, Norman Hardie has issued a public apology. “To all those who felt marginalized, demeaned or objectified while working for or alongside me, I am truly very sorry,” Hardie wrote in a letter posted to […]

Purple Heroin linked to local overdose

Purple Heroin linked to local overdose

Purple heroin laced with fentanyl and other purple-coloured additives, has been reported in the Belleville and Quinte West areas and linked to at least one known overdose. Hastings Prince Edward Public Health advises emergency medical response teams have also reported a recent increase in opioid overdose calls and as such public health is warning people […]

Picton Terminals can continue operations under non-conforming use: Judge

Picton Terminals can continue operations under non-conforming use: Judge

In a decision released Monday by the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, Picton Terminals can continue to operate as it has been. The Save Picton Bay citizens’ ground challenged the municipality’s old zoning bylaw to examine if the Picton Terminals shipping port can continue operating under the County’s current bylaw. Hearing were held in Picton […]

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