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Existing agricultural advisory members to be core of committee to support young farmers

Existing agricultural advisory members to be core of committee to support young farmers

The County’s existing Agricultural Advisory Committee will form the core of the ad hoc committee looking into assistance methods for young, or new farmers in the municipality. Councillors at Thursday’s Committee of the Whole meeting discussed the creation of a new ad hoc committee, its members and mandate for more than an hour. The municipality, […]

Foundation seeks a boost in municipality's support for new hospital

Foundation seeks a boost in municipality’s support for new hospital

Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation is asking the municipality to up its $1.25 million pledge to $4.5 million in support of the new hospital campaign. Foundation Executive Director Penny Rolinski told councillors at Thursday’s Committee of the Whole meeting the funds would represent about 27 per cent of the $16.5 million the foundation is […]

Fire chief lifts County burn ban

Fire chief lifts County burn ban

Fire Chief Scott Manlow has lifted the total burn ban issued on Friday, March 23. Open air burning is now permitted. A burn permit is required for all open air burning. Burn permits cost $15 and expire at the end of the calendar year (Dec. 31, 2018). Residents can apply for an annual burn permit […]

Municipality recommends no reduced load exemption for wpd Canada

Municipality recommends no reduced load exemption for wpd Canada

The municipality is recommending council does not grant a reduced load exemption sought by wpd Canada to deliver cement for its nine industrial wind turbine project near Milford. In a report submitted for council’s Committee of the Whole meeting Thursday, Robert McAuley, Commissioner of Engineering, Development and Works notes other municipalities contacted do not grant […]

County Food Hub expected to gain $90,000 from OMAFRA

County Food Hub expected to gain $90,000 from OMAFRA

The County Food Hub at Sophiasburgh school project is expected to receive $90,000 from the Ontario ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA). Mayor Robert Quaiff told council Tuesday night there are a couple simple conditions that still need to be addressed, but he was pleased the Hub project will be receiving the full […]

County honours man for helping save a life

County honours man for helping save a life

Prince Edward County council honoured Mike Bond at Tuesday night’s meeting. Mayor Robert Quaiff thanked Bond, and presented him with a Civic Recognition Award for his actions helping to save a life. Bond, dislodged food and resuscitated Norene Pulver at the Wellings in Picton, on Dec. 15, 2017. “Right place, right time,” said Bond, accepting […]

One person dead in fire Sunday morning

One person dead in fire Sunday morning

UPDATE: The deceased has been identified as 80-year-old George Arnell, of Athol. A post mortem was conducted Monday. OPP report the death is not considered suspicious. APRIL 9 – One person is dead and another was taken to hospital for smoke inhalation in a fire Sunday morning at Quinte’s Isle Campark. Prince Edward County firefighters […]

Community helps hospital exceed its equipment fundraising goal

Community helps hospital exceed its equipment fundraising goal

Donations from a big-hearted community have brought several pieces of medical equipment to the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital, marking an over-the-top goal for the Picture of Health Campaign. The Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation ECMH Foundation Board of Directors learned the $319,000 goal set last April for the Picture of Health and Re-Imagine […]

County scientists among winners at Quinte Regional Science Fair

County scientists among winners at Quinte Regional Science Fair

Prince Edward County scientists were among those honoured at the 58th Quinte Regional Science and Technology Fair. About 200 students from the Quinte area took home more than $10,000 in awards and gold medals at this year’s fair held at Loyalist College in Belleville, Saturday. They discussed everything from Biogas – a cow’s superpower, to […]

Shoreline damage possible due to high winds

Shoreline damage possible due to high winds

Quinte Conservation is warning shoreline residents on the Bay of Quinte and Lake Ontario of the high winds expected to hit the region tomorrow. “It is predicted that the wind could reach 80 kilometres per hour which may cause wave action to reach heights up to two metres, potentially resulting in shoreline damage and erosion,” […]

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