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County's new mayor thrilled with public attendance at inaugural meeting

County’s new mayor thrilled with public attendance at inaugural meeting

Hosting the inaugural meeting of council at Picton’s Regent Theatre instead of the traditional Shire Hall setting was worth the effort, says Prince Edward County’s new mayor Steve Ferguson. He was “absolutely thrilled” so many members of the public attended, as Shire Hall would not have properly accommodated the 150 confirmed attendees, let alone additional […]

Two new faces to lead Hastings Prince Edward District School Board

Two new faces to lead Hastings Prince Edward District School Board

A new chair and vice-chair of the Board have been elected for the Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board. At its initial meeting Monday, Dec. 3 the new board of trustees elected Shannon Binder as chair and Lisa Anne Chatten as vice-chair. Binder expressed appreciation and looks forward to the challenges ahead. “Being nominated […]

County's world street luge champion says it’s about more than just speed

County’s world street luge champion says it’s about more than just speed

By Sarah Law Imagine laying on your back feet-first on a skateboard and rolling down a hill – at more than 100 kilometres an hour. For the 2018 Street Luge World Champion Kolby Parks, this is his idea of fun. Parks, a 33-year-old Picton resident who works as an education assistant at Prince Edward Collegiate […]

Lesley Lavender will lead County's Chamber of Commerce

Lesley Lavender will lead County’s Chamber of Commerce

Lesley Lavender, of Wellington, will lead the Prince Edward County Chamber of Commerce as its new Executive Director. Lavender has been the Director of Community Development and Special Projects at the Recreation Outreach Centre (ROC) for the past four years, helping to launch the Prince Edward County Youth Centre. The ROC is a local charity […]

Mrs. Claus joins Santa for festive parade in Picton

Mrs. Claus joins Santa for festive parade in Picton

Story and photos by Sharon Harrison Busy as their schedule is at this time of the year, Santa and Mrs. Claus made time for the County’s children at Picton Santa Claus Parade, Sunday. Floats and parade participants made their way from McFarland Drive, down the entire length of Picton’s Main street, finishing near the LCBO […]

South African delegation continues collaborations with the County

South African delegation continues collaborations with the County

A delegation from the Kouga Local Municipality in South Africa will work alongside County staff in the Community Development Department this month as part of the County’s ongoing participation in the Building Inclusive Green Municipalities (BIGM) program. The County welcomed delegates during a short reception in council chambers Monday morning. For more than a year, […]

Festival of Lights brings Christmas to Bloomfield

Festival of Lights brings Christmas to Bloomfield

By Sarah Law Bloomfield unveiled the Christmas season Friday night with its annual twinkle and sparkle filled Festival of Lights Santa Claus Parade. Chili and hot chocolate were served at the Town Hall, while horse-drawn carriage rides were offered before the parade which showed off the County’s rural charm. Many lining the route from Stanley […]

Councillor apologizes for offensive email

Councillor apologizes for offensive email

UPDATE NOV 27: Council accepted the recommendation of the Integrity Commissioner that councillor Bill Roberts is hereby reprimanded. Roberts addressed council noting most people appreciate that “I’ve worked pretty darn hard for Sophiasburgh and the County on some very crucial files”, he said noting several examples. “That said, I completely understand that this item is […]

OPP officer charged with assault

OPP officer charged with assault

The Ontario Provincial Police Professional Standards Bureau has arrested and charged a Prince Edward OPP officer as a result of a domestic related investigation into alleged incidents that occurred while the member was off duty. As a result of the investigation, an eight-year member has been charged with two counts of assault. The officer has […]

Picton Home Hardware's Back the Build tally now at more than $36,000

Picton Home Hardware’s Back the Build tally now at more than $36,000

Picton Home Hardware’s donation Thursday of $5,000 put its cumulative giving total to the Prince Edward County Memorial Hospital Foundation at $36,226.99. Home owners Adam, Chrissy and Mark Busscher are thanking the community for its support of initiatives that helped raise the money. The $5,000 comes from several electronic waste recycling events hosted throughout the year […]

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