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Picton among regional sites for pot production facility

Picton among regional sites for pot production facility

Toronto-based Neucrop Growers Canada, a pre-licensed Ontario cannabis producer, is scheduled to make a presentation to Prince Edward County’s committee of the whole Thursday. The company is seeking an answer to level of interest in a two-acre site, with or without a stand-alone building, to produce cannabis beverages, edibles and topical creams to meet the […]

Watermain break on Wellington Main

Watermain break on Wellington Main

Emergency repairs are under way as a result of a water main break on Main Street in Wellington between Conley Road and Belleville Street. Repairs began before noon on Wednesday and are expected to be completed by 6 pm. Lane restrictions may be in place for the duration of the repair. Motorists are asked to […]

Flood outlook statement remains in effect

Flood outlook statement remains in effect

UPDATE Jan 8 – Quinte Conservation’s Flood Outlook Statement for the potential of flooding remains in effect on the Moira, Salmon, Napanee, and Prince Edward watersheds. Quinte Conservation General Manager Terry Murphy says warmer temperatures this week should eliminate the formation of new frazil ice. “However, the rise in temperature combined with forecast rainfall may […]

Demand for propane in cold snap causes delays

Demand for propane in cold snap causes delays

Prince Edward County residents who rely on propane to heat their homes and businesses are looking forward to relief from record-breaking cold this week, and hoping deliveries of the fuel will get back on track. A few residents have reported they have been unable to get deliveries as quickly as usual due to increased demand, […]

County looks to move forward in 2018

County looks to move forward in 2018

Story and photos by Olivia Timm Prince Edward County Mayor Robert Quaiff said 2017 was a year to be celebrated despite two water emergencies and looks forward to progress in this new year. During what might be Robert Quaiff’s final year as Prince Edward County mayor, he, with council and staff, hosted the annual New […]

County opens two warming centres

County opens two warming centres

UPDATE: Mayor Robert Quaiff said arrangements were made through social services and the Salvation Army to provide overnight accommodations to anyone in need. “No one will be put out into the cold,” he said. The County of Prince Edward will operate two warming centres – today until 11 p.m. and Sunday, Jan. 7. Centres are […]

Search warrant results in drugs seized

Search warrant results in drugs seized

A search warrant this morning on the outskirts of Picton resulted in police seizing drugs and charging a 35-year-old woman. Friday, Jan. 5th members of the Prince Edward County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) detachment with the assistance of the Tactical Response Unit (TRU), Emergency Response Team (ERT), OPP Canine Unit (K9) and Community Street Crime […]

One licence suspension over New Year's

One licence suspension over New Year’s

A driver who appeared to try to avoid a RIDE check on the afternoon of New Year’s Eve ended up with a three-day licence suspension Prince Edward detachment OPP officers were conducting a RIDE check in Consecon, Sunday. Prince Edward OPP Constable Kim Guthrie reported that at 3:30 p.m., a vehicle appeared to turn around […]

Avoid eating romaine lettuce due to E. coli warning

Avoid eating romaine lettuce due to E. coli warning

Residents in Ontario and eastern provinces are advised to avoid eating romaine lettuce due to E. coli warning issued by Health Canada. As many as 40 cases of infections – one fatal – have been linked to contaminated romaine lettuce. More than a dozen people ranging in age from four to 85 have been hospitalized […]

It's looking like a white Christmas - but extreme cold on the way too

It’s looking like a white Christmas – but extreme cold on the way too

A white Christmas is looking like it’s going to be followed by a cold end to 2018. Today’s first full day of winter is expected to receive five to 10 cms of snow with a mix of freezing rain and ice pellets to follow early Saturday morning. A special weather statement is in effect and […]

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