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High cost of snow plowing 'unacceptable': council

High cost of snow plowing ‘unacceptable’: council

UPDATE: Feeling snowed under at paying a 256 per cent increase, council did not approve a $1.7 million contract tender from Drew Harrison Haulage for winter plowing of six routes and directed staff to negotiate again – asking the company to “bear in mind the overall commercial relationship” it has with the County. Though some […]

Partial burn ban in Prince Edward County

Partial burn ban in Prince Edward County

Due to high winds, Prince Edward County Fire and Rescue has issued a partial burn ban. Under a partial ban, burning is restricted to a container with a screened top or a small campfire. Prince Edward County Fire and Rescue reminds residents that a burning permit is required for all open air burning. Residents can […]

Special meeting on short-term accommodations

Special meeting on short-term accommodations

Prince Edward County Mayor Robert Quaiff has called a special Committee of the Whole meeting to discuss short-term accommodation regulations. Public comments and questions are to be received along with a presentation and review of draft recommendations. The meeting is be held at the Wellington and District Community Centre, 111 Belleville Street, Wellington, Monday, Sept. […]

PEC OPP attend to 225 incidents, calls and collisions

PEC OPP attend to 225 incidents, calls and collisions

The Prince Edward County of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) dealt with 225 incidents this past week. Officers investigated 17 accidental 911 calls, 10 motor vehicle collisions, and 34 traffic related incidents. Four RIDE programs were also conducted during this time period. Aug 26 Extensive damage at an Inkerman residence under renovations after unknown suspects […]

Bay of Quinte Conservative candidate calls national convention 'positive' experience

Bay of Quinte Conservative candidate calls national convention ‘positive’ experience

The issue of party unity unfolded at the Conservative party national convention this weekend in Halifax as leader Andrew Scheer faced his former rival for top job and delegates who want to ban abortion. Bay of Quinte Conservative candidate Tim Durkin was on the scene among 3,000 delegates. He stated it was a positive experience. […]

Accidental 911 calls, collisions, vandalism, fraud among 213 PEC OPP incidents

Accidental 911 calls, collisions, vandalism, fraud among 213 PEC OPP incidents

Prince Edward County Ontario Provincial Police officers dealt with 213 incidents this past week – including calls related to collisions, vandalism, fraud, alcohol, thefts and accidents involving deer. Prince Edward OPP Community Safety Officer Patrick Menard reports several of the incidents among 17 accidental 911 calls, 10 motor vehicle collisions, and traffic related incidents. Eight […]

Residents asked to reduce water use by 20 per cent

Residents asked to reduce water use by 20 per cent

Despite localized rain over the last few weeks, Prince Edward County remains in a Level I Low Water Condition. Quinte Conservation is asking all residents to reduce water usage by 20 per cent to help preserve surface and groundwater resources. A Level 2 condition has been issued for the Salmon River Watershed. The Moira and […]

Unique ad-hoc committee ready for council approval to move forward on Millennium Trail rehabilitation

Unique ad-hoc committee ready for council approval to move forward on Millennium Trail rehabilitation

Volunteers under a unique ad-hoc committee could be taking over the rehabilitation of the Millennium Trail, cancelling an over-budget tender. Commissioner of Engineering, Development and Works Robert McAuley said establishment of an ad-hoc committee could bring the project closer to fruition. McAuley said the group has already demonstrated it can put an equal number of […]

Process under way to get new steps for Bloomfield Town Hall

Process under way to get new steps for Bloomfield Town Hall

Bloomfield’s Town Hall may see its crumbling entrance stairs replaced as an application for repair makes its way through the approval process. An application for a permit is making its way to the County’s Heritage Advisory Committee Thursday, as required under the Ontario Heritage Act and County bylaw as the Bloomfield Town Hall is designated. […]

Partial burn ban lifted for PEC

Partial burn ban lifted for PEC

Fire Chief Scott Manlow has lifted the partial burn ban for the County of Prince Edward – in place since July. Open air burning is now permitted. Prince Edward County Fire and Rescue reminds residents that a burning permit is required for all open air burning. Residents can apply for an annual burning permit by […]

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